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DVI Cables

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by ian_guinan, Dec 5, 2002.

  1. ian_guinan

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    Could anyone explain DVI in a concise newbie fashion?

    I'm a bit confused about the differences of the various connectors/cables, and I'm keen to try a link between HTPC (with Radeon 7500) and a Panasonic AE300 and a Toshiba MT8.

    Can anyone tell me what cables I need, and where might be the best place to get them?

    Thanks!

    Ian Guinan
     
  2. Nic Rhodes

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    ian

    have a peek at the recent post on the tag web site.
     
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    Ian,

    What size cable do you need?

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    This sounds like a stupid answer, but it depends on how long the cables can be and what form they take (how thick/what colour etc).

    Thinking around 10m if that is feasible...light and neutral in colour if possible.

    What worries me is;
    - what is the difference between DVI-D and DVI-I?
    - I've read the Infocus has a different sort of DVI compatible connector (M1-D)..where do you buy an adaptor?

    Do you have a supplier in mind (or just a spare one kicking around!)

    Ian Guinan
     
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    I have a 5M dual link DVI-I cable that I don't need anymore, it worked fine as a digital link between a radeon and a projector with DVI. PM me if you are interested.

    Jeff
     
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    Thanks Jeff..that could get me started..I'll PM you my email address.

    I found this supplier who gives quite a good description of the connector types;

    Kayye Consulting

    Hope this helps someone.

    Regards,

    Ian Guinan
     

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