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DVI cable..need your input

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by Gordon @ Convergent AV, Jan 17, 2003.

  1. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    OK guys,

    Not sure if this is best place to post this but expect many of you will be the early adoptors for this format. You'll be seeing DVD players with DVI sockets on them coming out middle of this year/begginning of next season I expect. These will have HDCP DVI outputs and those lucky few with HDCP equipped displays will be able to make use of them.

    One of my suppliers is bringing out a range of very high quality DVI cables. You may know that DVI comes in a variety of forms and it would be uneconomical for me to stock all varients and lengths. So I was wondering if those of you who have DVI equipped displays could tell me what type of socket it is

    DVI-D dual link:
    DVI-D single link
    DVI-I
    DVI-A

    and what sort of length it would be to the display from your source. Hopefully this will ehlp not just me but also all the other suppliers who read the forums

    Cheers everyone.

    Gordon
     
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    What's a DVI socket, and what does it look like :confused:
     
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    DVI socket is a multi-pole socket that can carry many types of signals.

    Here's a DVI-D one
     

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    DVI-D single link is what you need.

    DVI-D dual link will also work but has more conductors for the superfluous second link and so may be chunkier/less flexible/more expensive. Dual link is only needed for the multi-megapixel LCDs

    DVI-I will also work and has analogue RGB connections but the same comments apply re bulk/cost.
     
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    My new graphics card comes next week, along with new plasma. I'll have to sort that out then. Panasonic plasmas, incidentally, appear to use a dvi lead to connect their tuner boxes. Whether the pins are industry standard is an interesting question.
     

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