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Can I use a vga cable to send dvi signal?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by dekoded, Jan 31, 2005.

  1. dekoded

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    Hi everyone, can anyone tell me if it's possible to send a dvi signal through a vga cable, 10mtrs long?

    I already have a 10mtr vga cable connected to my PJ via a vga-dvi adapter as the PJ only has a dvi socket, but I would like to upgrade the signal to dvi, can I just use another vga-dvi adapter on the source end of the vga cable and if so would the signal be inferior to a straight through dvi connection :confused:
     
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    DVI-What? DVI-A is VGA DVI-D isnt and wont work over VGA cable as far as i know....
     
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    A dvi video signal from a pc graphics card dvi socket.

    Oh..I think I get it now :suicide:

    Even if I use a pc graphics card with a dvi output in an attempt to get a better quality image, I will still only be getting an analogue signal through the dvi output if I connect a vga cable (using a vga-dvi adapter) to it, is that right?

    Do all dvi pc graphics cards output both an analogue and a digital signal from the same socket (the white one) ?
     

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