The VA420 is an HDMI 19 male to DVI female straight adapter. This adapter can transform the connection of a DVI cable to HDMI for monitors, projectors or tv's where only a HDMI input is available
The connectors that are fitted with gold plated contacts have the advantage of preventing oxidation and maintain performance after years of use. Another great property of gold is that it is an excellent electrical conductor. For comparison, if pure copper has a relative conductivity of 100 then gold is only 31% lower than copper, while nickel is 76% lower than copper.