Long DVI-D cables

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  1. Joe Fernand

    Joe Fernand
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    Hello all

    I get a fair few requests and note a fair few posts about long DVI-D cables and up until now we've been using our BetterCables Display Magic at up to 9m with great results.

    Today we had our first chance to 'play' with the Gefen HDTV 'Extreme' Fibre Optic DVI cables.

    These cables have oversized DVI hoods that incorporate electronics to convert the electrical signal into light waves and the 'cable' is an oversized fibre optic with a protective outer - they are about the same thickness as a conventional Molex DVI cable (though much lighter) and just as flexible.

    You simply plug the Gefen 'Extreme' cable in as you would any other DVI cable (though these ones are directional) and off you go - we have a demo 66'(20m) cable; though we can now supply up to 330' (100m).

    Did they work - very much so! With a 720P signal we had a sharper better defined image than with a 2m Molex cable.

    Do they cost an arm and a leg - oh yes :)

    For more information see http://www.gefen.com/kvm/cables/dvi.jsp

    Best regards


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