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I need a DVI > HDMI cable

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Scotty Boy, Aug 24, 2005.

  1. Scotty Boy

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    After reading that at longer lengths (around 10m) DVI cables can sometimes lose signal and stuff. So, would it be wise for me to buy a DVI>HDMI converter, then a 10m HDMI lead?

    It's for my denon 1910, I wanted to test the digital output on it with 720p and 1080i over component which i'm currently using.

    Ideally didn't want to spend *too* much, as it may not make a blind bit of difference..

    Any good retailers that I could get something from?

    Cheers
     
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    Maplins...
     
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    If you use a HDMI-HDMI cable, you'll push a HDMI signal down it..............but, once you use a DVI adapter/converter it will then revert to a DVI signal, so the issue your trying to avoid rear's it ugly head and your back to square one. :mad:
    On the 5th of September, Supra are going to release a new version of their HDMI and DVI cables which have been tested for 720p/1080i upscaling at longer lengths. If your already using good quality component, the difference probably won't be massive anyway :(
     
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    Hi

    I've been trying to find a good DVI-HDMI cable for my PC-Sanyo Z3 projector. I've been told that losing the signal is as much to do with where the signal comes from as it does the cable inbetween.

    I think that the circuitry behind pushing the signal out of a DVI connector is the reason why it degrades over distance. HDMI connectors can "push" the signal further without degradation. So ultimately if your source has a DVI connector, I don't think it matters whether you use a DVI-HDMI or HDMI-HDMI cable, the distance it can go without degrading is limited by the DVI interface on your source. Of course a "better" quality cable will make the most of the signal.

    So I suggest get a DVI-HDMI now and an adapter to make it HDMI-HDMI if you ever need that at a later date.
     

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