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DVI:HDMI Digital connection options

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Mark Ward, May 4, 2004.

  1. Mark Ward

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    Just sold my CRT so am now PJ'-less.

    I'm considering, for use with my HTPC, the HS20 as the best bang-for-bucks option right now at under £1500Incl.VAT.

    I know there's a 7M lenth limit to get any decent performance out of a DVI lead, but is there a way around this using HDMI?

    Is there a DVI to HDMI converter dongle, the similaer to the DVI to VGA connector supplied with many modern GFX cards.

    I reckon I'd really need to go nearer 10M as I have very tall ceilings.

    Any solutions out there?

    Cheers,

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    I'm using a 9m Better Cables Display Magic from Joe@Media Factory with a Panny AE500 without any probs it blew the 10m Lindy away.I was getting sparklies etc with the Lindy so I reckon you should be OK with the Better Cables DVI-D.
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  3. Mark Ward

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    Thanks Rob,

    Do you have link to where I can buy this?

    Cheers,

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    You could do a search for The Media Factory, Romano Bridge, Edinburgh.

    HDMI receivers have noise cancellation built in to them so going DVI out of a device in to an HDMI connector should allow longer transmission lenghts before sparklies start. I've done 35foot of joined hdmi and dvi bettercables from a Lumagen scaler in to a Pioneer plasma with no probs.

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    I use a 10m DVI from Cobalt Cables with my HTPC, DVD32/PSM192, and Crystalio scaler all via DVI into a HDMI PJ with no problems at all.
     
  6. Mark Ward

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    Thanks Gordon & CJ.

    In order to keep my options open for the future, I want to run an HDMI lead all the way to the back of the HTPC and either short DVI to the DVI:HMDI adaptor or even better a DVI:HDMI donglo to go on the back of the HTPC. Do these "Dongles" exist?

    If not, atr DVI to HDMI adaptors powered devices, or merely pic re-allocation conrtaptions?

    Cheers,

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    Joe is the man for the wee adaptors. He knows what is and isn't available. I'm not clued up on that part yet. He's off to the Pioneer plasma launch though so we wont hear from him for a couple of days.

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  8. Mark Ward

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    I've tried ringing The Media Factory, but it's always the answerphone so I emailed yesterday.

    I'm a little concerned that there doesn't seem to be any HDMI leads longer than 5M listed anywhere. No reply yet.

    I need a 10M HDMI Lead and a DVI to HDMI adaptor and I need them by next Wednesday latest.

    Anyone any ideas?

    Cheers,

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  9. Mark Ward

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    Got a mail from Joe at the Media Factory today. All sorted!

    Going to run a 5mDVI into a DVI-to-HDMI adaptor then 5M HDMI to the PJ.

    It works out quite well actually and it turns out that I can run this lead along one beam in front of the PJ and the power lead along a different beam behind the PJ.

    Do these digital leads benefit from being kept away from the Mains Power leads?

    Cheers,

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    Mark,

    can i ask how much your solution is going to cost you :)

    once again, i'm finding that i'm being drawn to the exact same equipment as you - don't think i can reject the hs20 at such a good price despite still wanting the benq! have to hope one shows up second hand or something if its gonna have a chance :E

    tis also v handy having you asking all the questions that i'm gonna want answered in the next couple of months too :)

    cheers,

    Ben
     
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    9M cables are due anytime now from geffen,

    In the states bettercables are already selling 10m cables so i guess there due here soon as well
     
  12. Mark Ward

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    1 x Molex HDMI2HDMI 5m cable - £43.68
    1 x Molex DVI2DVI 5m cable - £51.01
    1 x Gefen HDMI2DVI adapter - £35.25
    1 x UK delivery - £7.20

    I just couldn't justify the extra cost for the BenQ. Either of these PJs is a stop-gap for me whilst technology improves over the next year or 2, and at under £1500 the HS20 is an easy.

    Yeah! how about YOU make the leap next time and I learn from YOUR mistakes!!!;)

    Mark.
     

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