DVI to HDMI or VGA cable

Bagger

Well-known Member
I want to connect my PC to my Panasonic TH42PX70 Plasma. To do a bit of big screen PC gaming, watch a few downloaded HD episodes from the newsgroups

Thing is my PC is across the other side of the room and will need to use a 5 Meter cable. Whether it be VGA or DVI to HDMI.

Anyone have any experience with cables runs of this length and which would be the better to go for picture quality wise?

Thanks
 

Curly99

Distinguished Member
Not had any personal experience but think of HDMI as dvi with sound so there is no conversion of the signal needed, also I'm thinking that HDMI cables are sold in longer lengths than vga cables and I'm not sure what the maximum length for a vga cable can be.

Curly
 

Bagger

Well-known Member
I was hoping some one may have tried it and have a definitive answer.
But like most things in life you just got to " suck it and see "

I suppose a digital cable (DVI -D to HDMI) would be less prone to pick up interference over a longer than standard run.

See what I can find on fleebay :)
 

Curly99

Distinguished Member
I was hoping some one may have tried it and have a definitive answer.
But like most things in life you just got to " suck it and see "

I suppose a digital cable (DVI -D to HDMI) would be less prone to pick up interference over a longer than standard run.

See what I can find on fleebay :)
I was hoping the same really as I want to connect my computer to my tv and I have the same dilemma.

Curly
 
My experience has been the opposite, but it is probably to do with my particular make of tv, and having no seperate audio equipment.. I made the mistake of going HDMI, and now you have no screen scaling options, and the sound on my tv is not working because the pc does not send any sound down the cable, and my tv switches off the audio cables because it expects HDMI audio.

My best option would be to get the VGA, and the picture is the same anyway, plus I would have scaling options, and sound options, and on my tv it's the only way to get Picture in Picture options.
 

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