Why no DVI-HDMI video?

So I recently bought a new monitor for my Pine64 that has a DVI in. HDMI and DVI are both digital, so I bought a converter cable to connect my pine to the monitor. It doesn't work unfortunately (black screen.) I just googled it today and found on the wiki that...

"Do not use a DVI-HDMI adapter. If you want video output, use a HDMI cable direct to a HDMI monitor or TV. This may change as development continues."

Why is this? Would it work if I installed a different flavor of linux on my card instead of using the image given?

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Why no DVI-HDMI video? - by Sequence - 04-28-2016, 02:08 PM
RE: Why no DVI-HDMI video? - by Luke - 05-03-2016, 12:23 PM

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