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DVI output HDMI input

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by goldy777, May 24, 2005.

  1. goldy777

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    I have a DVD player (Samsung HD748) with a DVI output and I want to connect it to a projector Panasonic AE700E which has a HDMI input. Do I need any special cables or any adaptors ?
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello goldy777

    'Special cable' - no not really all you require is a properly designed/constructed DVI to HDMI cable; lots of options these days.

    The length of cable required may have some bearing on which cable you want to consider for your install - DVI has limitations on cable length.

    Best regards

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    Joe thanks for the reply. The length of connecting cable involved will be about 16 - 17 feet. From what I've read this would seem to be short enough to ensure that no limitations are met or signal loss occurs. Would you agree ?
     
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    Hello goldy777

    At 5m (16.4') we've had very few problems - though step up another couple of meters and it can be a quite different story.

    You could consider a budget Molex or higher quality BetterCables at 5m - others may have alternative solutions.

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