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Long DVI cable and short Coaxial for audio or visa versa?

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by Kane D Williams, Nov 26, 2003.

  1. Kane D Williams

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    Want to connect a DVD player to projector via DVI, but this means either using a 10-11 meter DVI cable or Coaxial for DD and DTS. I know that an 11 meter DVI is pushing it, but is this fine for DD and DTS via Coaxial?

    The alternative is to try to move all my kit around and get a 2-3 meter Coaxial and DVI, but this is the biggest pain in the arse!
     
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    10m is long for coax, but the cheaper option (depending on whos cable you buy!!!) so give it a go.
     
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    I doubt you will get 10+m DVI to work, the other route is cheaper and easier and will work. :) 9m yes but 11, you need to be lucky :)
     
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    So 11 meter coaxial will be fine for DD and DTS then? Just a little worried about RFI at this length, although I currently use BNC's at this length for component! Maybe I should see what the 'cheapest' Kimber cable is, as their 'weave' supposedly eliminates RFI?
     
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    quality coax cables are well screened re RFI generally with two 'defenses', foil and braid, Elliot Belden 1505 and Mark G Belden 1694 are stunning in this regard, 10m, no problems, trust me I have spent several hours putting a portable RFI analyser over coax cables today, sad ain't it :)
     
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    Mr Beekeeping person, where can I check out these Elliot Belden 1505 and Mark G Belden 1694 cables? Are they expensive?

    Cheers
     
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    Mark G on this site is doing a power buy of a stunning cable, a quick dearch will reveal his threads
     
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    I was having the same problem, so I moved house, that sorted it. :) lol.
     
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    the myth that dvi wont go past 10m should of been squased by now.

    ram electronics garentee there dvi cables will work up to 50 ft with minimal loss.

    a pal of mine uses a dvi cable @20ft with no problems at all depends on the quality of cable. but a few USA firms seem to have it to a fine art now so it may be worth importing a cable from the usa

    www.ramelectronics.net/html/DVI_cables.html
     
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    I am not sure it a myth, I have DVI cables to 10m here but they do vary loads, some cable constructions are certainly better than others and the bandwidth you drive these things at makes huge differences but certainly things are changing for the better but the norm is still MUCH less than 10m with only these 'better' cables approaching these longer lengths reliably. Most cables sold aren't these 'premium' DVI leads. TMS do one of these cables, one of the reason they are better is that they generally use a single channel and thus have more room for better quality construction. Personally I prefer dual links, not because they are any better, they are not, but simply because I don't want to buy new cables in two years time. Currently virtually no electronics support dual channel, they don't need to. I can't see the point of have DVD I, we all use DVI for the digital bit, not the analogue bit
     
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    ok myth was the wrong term as in the early days it was a problem
    i gess i meant things have moved on now companies relize there is a need or a market for longer cables.

    there not expensive so i dont have a problem changing cables but i take the point if u need to bury them behind a wall etc
     

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