Urgent Cable Advice Needed!

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by darrenkarp, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. darrenkarp

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    Dec 16, 2004
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    My HTPC MCE 2005 box uses an FX 5750 video card which has both TV and DVI out. The tuner card is currently being fed via my Sky box with a
    composite signal. What I want to do is connect my InFocus ScreenPlay
    4805 projector to the DVI out on the video card. I have used the
    supplied DVI-VGA adaptor (which came with the video card) and the M1-
    DA - VGA cable which came with the projector to test and it seems

    The issue I have is that the connector on the projector does not
    seem to be a standard DVI-I one, instead it's this M1-DA thinggy and
    I need to run a cable approx 25 feet from the MCE box to where the
    projector will finally be hung.

    Is there such a thing as a VGA to component cable / DVI-I to
    component? Should I be bothering with component at all as the video
    in signal is only composite (seems standard to Sky boxes unless I'm
    wrong in which case please enlighten me)?

    As the MCE can play DVD's we would want the best possible picture
    from the projector so perhaps component is the way to go.

    I guess what I'm looking for is some cabling advice so if anyone
    could reply with possible solutions it would be very very helpful. I
    don't want to start spending hundreds of pounds on cables which I
    know I could do but want something which will deliver the best
    picture against price.


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