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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by (GTV)Chris, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. (GTV)Chris

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    Hi,

    I want to future proof my system
    I have a projector with DVI input and an HCPC with DVI output.
    Would I need a HDMI cable as well just to be sure.
    I would need 10 meters.
    How much would I need to spend on such a cable/s.
    I have seen some that are hugely expensive!!

    Cheers

    Chris
     
  2. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Chris

    If you already have a 10m DVI cable in place and working then all you'll require is an HDMI/DVI adapter at either end of the installed cable should you add an HDMI equipped Source or Projector.

    See http://www.bettercables.com/cohdv.html

    Keep in mind if you add an HDMI equipped Source you also have to ensure your DVI equipped Projector is HDCP compliant.

    If you don't have a Digital cable as yet then an HDMI cable is a slightly safer bet than a DVI cable at 10m - though as you have DVI Inputs/Outputs it'll cost more for a cable plus adapters.

    We have a few BetterCables DVI and HDMI to DVI cables on offer in the Cable Power Buys section.

    Best regards

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    Many thanks Joe,

    My Projector id HD compliant, but only had DVI input.
    I made the mistake 2 years ago, but Ididn't know...I installed...in the walls...RGB, Component, composite, s-video and VGA. But no DVI or HDMI :(
    The cable length I gotwas 10metres which was just about ok.
    I have heard of a company doing DVI of a 10 meter length, stating they use a special core so longer runs don't effect quality????
    I guess I may have to bite the bullet and chase the walls again :(.

    I'' have a look on your site. Many thanks

    Chris
     
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    Hello Chris

    Ah those 'Special Cores' again - they do seem to pop up in a lot of cable literature that lands on my desk :)

    The BetterCables cables we supply are all tested to carry up to and including 1080P at 60Hz to ensure they don't degrade the signal in a Home Theatre set-up.

    How far you'll send a DVI signal over any copper cable depends on the combination of the Transmitter Circuitry, the Cable and the Receiver Circuitry; the cable manufacturer cannot Guarantee anything if its not aware of the quality of the Signal being transmitted by the source device.

    Your 'predicament' is a good pointer for anyone currently installing cables in walls - someone last week was arguing that it was an unnecessary expense to install a Digital Video cable if you don't have a DVI or HDMI equipped Source/Display!!!

    Best regards

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