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Infocus M1-DA to HDMI adapter

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by HouseofMu, Dec 8, 2004.

  1. HouseofMu

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    Does anyone know where I can get hold of one of the these adapters.
    It allows a HDMI cable to connect to the 'M1-DA' socket found on the back of a Infocus 7200/7205 projector.

    Official part no. is SP-HDMI-ADPT

    Anyone bought one recently?

    where&price would be very helpful.

    thanks
     
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    thats for DVI to M1-DA , I'm after a HDMI to M1 adapter. It like this this

    The HDMI/DVI cable to that adapter is my other option as you say.

    The Infocus part seems to be quite rare in this country, costing ~ £40.

    I've found it in stock in NewZealand though (~£24)....
     
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    What a pain :thumbsdow you would have thought that infocus would have included it with the pj
     
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    Infocus believes the M1 socket, which can accept DVI-D , DVI-I and USB and VGA etc is a more flexable socket than either DVI or HDMI. Its just proving an expensive pain in the ar#e!

    To be fair, they did include a D5 to Scart adapter. but, that sockets another story in itself!
     
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    mark,

    In my eagerness to figure out the correct M1 connection to the projector, I'd forgotten I'd bought a M1-DA DVI adapter about 18months ago, when I bought a Lindy DVI cable. I'm just glad i've manage to find the 'safe-place' I put it in.

    My options are;
    a) replace DVI/DVI cable with a HDMI/DVI cable - This would eliminate the need for a 2nd adapter at the player end. Molex make a suitable 5m cable for £18

    b) Buy a HDMI/DVI adapter for connecting at player end. (Lindy £12.99)


    Are HDMI sockets on the back of players male or female ?
    Would having an extra adapter at player end impact on signal ?

    I'm not bothered about the small cost difference, just want to supply the best signal.
     
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    HouseofMu
    The HDMI sockets on the back of players are female. With regards to having an extra adapter. I would have though that the less adapters that you use the better, but I'm not sure if it would have a negative impact on the signal.

    p.s where did you see the Molex 5m hdmi to dvi-d for £18 thats a great price
     
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    here's my current list of 5m HDMI-DVI cables;

    ('SoR' = Sale or Return)

    £18 cpc
    Pro: Cheapest, SoR
    Con: Unbranded

    £35 SoR 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 ?
     
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    I got my M1 Adaptor from hifix, its not displayed on the web site but if you gve them a bell then they will get you one no problem

    Ive just sent them an email and they have replied saying they have one in stock and its £40, aint i nice :clap: :thumbsup:
     

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