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DVI Cable suggestions?

Discussion in 'TAG McLaren Audio Owners' Forum' started by PhilB1234, Jul 12, 2004.

  1. PhilB1234

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    Having lost out on the AV192+PSM (damn-you last second eBay bidders) that I was after I have bought a DVD32+PSM and wanted to see if anyone could suggest a DVI cable that works well......
    My questions are:
    -Is it worth spending the extra ££s on Wireworld or Monster versions,
    -I'm looking for 10m, at 576p/50Hz is there likely to be any issue?
    -What are others using?
    -Do I need to choose between Dual Link and Single Link, DVI-I and DVI-D, or does it not matter?

    Any help would be appreciated!
     
  2. roversd1

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    If I remember correctly:

    DVI-I (Integrated - analog and digital)

    over certain lengths the signal can deteriorate (looks like the Matrix has taken over your screen!)
     
  3. babaroga

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    Phil,

    I had a bit of the play with DVI cabling. I originally needed 15m and I was able to get it in UK for some ludicrous price tag (around £300) and no guaranty that it would work at that distance. DVI cabling is specifying cable length of max 7.5m. What you would probably need to get is a DVI repeater. I myself got Gefen and imported it directly from USA http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1207 . Next, I got some DVI-I cables from www.lindy.co.uk. This set up makes sure that it will work100% and should be future proof when 1080i comes into UK. Total cost for me was under £300.

    Hope that this answers your question, if you need more info, just ask.

    PS
    If you try to get Gefen Repeater from UK dealers they would try to charge you £280 + VAT for it. So much about rip off Britain….
     
  4. PhilB1234

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    Hi, Many thanks.
    If you bought the Lindy cable it is DVI-D, not DVI-I, and by the sounds of it you got good results. I suspected the output from the PSM would be Digital only, so I think I'll try this cable.... it's certainly not overpriced!!
    Any other comments you would make? Easy to set-up, any issues with getting the two to 'talk'?
     
  5. kallenby

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    Hi Guys,

    I purchased a RAM Electronics DVI-D Dual Link cable from the US - 50ft for US$250; obviously cheaper for shorter lengths. I chose the dual link over single link to future proof myself for future higher grade signals. :thumbsup:

    You can see their website at www.ramelectronics.net

    The output from my DVD32R / PSM goes into an NEC HT1100 Projector - the picture is really good; excellent on DVD, i'd recommend these cables but am not so sure on a DVI Repeater - never seen one but would be v.interested to hear from anyone on results since none exist here to view.

    Cheers,
     
  6. PhilB1234

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    Just to add an update: I did indeed get the Lindy DVI-D cable as mentioned above (under £40!!!) and have just connected it up with marvelous results! So no problem with a 10m run, and once I'd realised that the PSM needed to be told to output RGB not component (thanks Barry!!) results were instant and very pleasing!!
     

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