DVI-I or DVI-D

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  1. aliman

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    I would like to connect my Panny Pae-500 PJ to my Yamakawa 365 DVD Player but I am confused as to whether I need a DVi-D to DVi-D or a DVi-I to DVi-I cable.I am not aware of the difference between these 2 types so would be grateful if someone could kindly shed some light on this.I would also be grateful if you point me in the direction of where I could buy the best quality cable.
    Many thanks in advance. :lease:
     
  2. Dutch

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    Hi,

    I think you need to check the manuals for your player and projector. DVI-I will carry digital DVI and analogue VGA signals over 4 extra pins, whereas DVI-D only carries digital signals. Try www.lindy.com/uk for suitable cables. Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
  3. Nic Rhodes

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    Stick with digital
     
  4. SamirP

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    dvi-d for Yamakawa 365 & AE500 :)
     
  5. aliman

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    Thanks for all your help guys.
     
  6. Joe Fernand

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    aliman

    As others have said DVI-D should serve you well - next questions is how far apart are you planning on having the DVD and your Projector? Not all DVI cables work well over long signal runs.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  7. aliman

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    joe,
    The distance between my dvd player and the pj is going to be between 4-5 metres as I'm not going to mount it.SoI'll have the freedom of moving it around but never more than 5 metres away.I'm going for the Bettercable 5m Dvi lead.Please advise if I'm going about in the right direction.Thanks for your feedback.
     
  8. Joe Fernand

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    Aliman

    The BetterCables Display Magic DVI-D cables will serve you well - we've supplied a fair few of these in recent months and only had one return so far.

    Be careful if your moving your projector around with chunky cables attached - both the cable and the projector sockets are at risk if you overstrain them.

    Best regards

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    I'm looking to connect a Yamakawa 365 via DVI to a Pioneer 433MXE, Am I right in thinking I need a DVI-D to DVI-D cable?

    Thanks, Simon
     
  10. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Simon

    DVI-D will do the trick for you - keep in mind you'll need to ensure your DVD player outputs at resolutions and refresh rates that match the DVI Input on your Display and you also need to ensure your DVD player is NOT outputting an HDCP encrypted signal.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  11. Dutch

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    Simon,

    A custom resolution of 1024x768 would do nicely!

    Steve
     

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