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Long DVI Cable?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by aramil2003, Jun 13, 2005.

  1. aramil2003

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    Hi

    I'm connecting my Mac to my wall-mounted LCD. Because the computer is on the other side of the room, I purchased a 10m long DVI-I cable to cover the length. Now I've heard that due to signal attenuation, the longest DVI cable you should use is 7.5m max!

    Have I made a mistake? Will I experience problems?

    Thanks in advance for any help...
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    aramil2003

    You'll have to wait until you install the cable before you can say for sure if it will work in your installation or not.

    Some DVI cables will work at 7.5m+ others wont - even the cables we know work at 7.5m+ in one installation are not guaranteed to work in every installation.

    If you have problems you have two options - a different DVI cable or add in a DVI amplifier; Gefen now supply a relatively low cost DVI 'Booster'.

    See http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2937

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  3. loadsofleads

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    $200, jesus wept :eek:
    Move the frigging computer closer man :rotfl:
     

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