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HDMI to DVI cable

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by HouseofMu, Dec 9, 2004.

  1. HouseofMu

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    (I posted this as a reply to another thread in a different area, but I feel its better in this cable section; Admin please delete the other if you like)

    I'm trying to complie a list of 'reasonably priced' (< ~£100) 5m HDMI-DVI cables;

    Here's my current list;

    ('SoR' = Sale or Return)

    £18 cpc
    Pro: Cheapest, SoR
    Con: Unbranded

    £35 Maplin
    Pro: SoR, Cheap
    Con: Mentions DVI-A (analogue) in the decription, so this might be unsuitable?

    £35 TMFSolutions - Molex
    Pro: Price, Its from that nice man Joe, SoR
    Con: Basic, unknown quality ?

    £42 Unbranded
    Pro: price
    Con: unbranded

    £45 nexnix
    Pro: Price
    Con: Unbranded

    £46 Lindy
    Pro: Price
    Con: unknown quality

    £75 ProfiGold PGV1105
    Pro: Known brand, gold connectors, triple shielding etc
    Con: Its getting dearer

    £91 Wireworld Chroma 5
    Pro: Supposed to be a quality brand
    Con: Price, bottom of their range

    £102 DispayMagic
    Pro: Well respected brand, From Joe, SoR
    Con: Price


    From USA;
    $42 PacificCable
    Pro: Known brand
    Con: imported


    Can anyone add to that list ?
    Or offer reasons as to which might be a preferred cable?
    If the maplin is a suitable DVI-D cable, it offers the same features (99% OFC, Triple shielding, gold connectors) shouldn't this perform aswell as the same specc'd ProfiGold ?

    tmf has the advantage of allowing sale or return on a £35 and £102 cable to try out, to see if a difference can be seen.

    I suspect thou that the higher quality cables might not show their worth untill higher rex signals are passed down them?

    I'm really looking for ppl wh've had chance to try any of these in a comparison ?

    thanks
     
  2. Paulholio

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    Why not go for a CHORD HDMI to DVI converter then you have the choice of HDMI cables aswell. I'd get it from hifix
     
  3. HouseofMu

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    Well, primarly cost;

    A Chord adapter will be £40+ (?) & Chord 5m cable is £109.

    The cables I've listed range from £18 to £102, I'm hoping to demo a selection inorder to see for myself what a difference 'if any' an expensive cable makes over the lower ones.

    Has anyone done such a comparison themselves yet, or know of a thread that has done something simlair?

    I currently have a DVI/DVI cable connected into my pj, so I could simply get a HDMI/DVI adapter inorder to connect it to a player. They cost about £40 which is is about the same price as one of the above cheaper cables.

    So, my quandry is;

    1) just use a HDMI/DVI adapter (male / male I think)
    2) swap out the cable to get a more direct HDMI/DVI cable. Using either
    a) One that would cost the same as the adapter (£18 - £45)
    b) Dearer, branded (£75 - £100.)

    ?

    One thing I have learned is that the advent of digital cables hasn't made any easier.
     

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