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Which is better; shorter DVI & longer SPDIF or vise versa?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by kasumi, Nov 7, 2004.

  1. kasumi

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    My dvd player can either sit under my projector or at front under the screen.

    This means I could have a short cable length connection for the picture (DVI) but a long coaxial 75ohm SPDIF connection to the amplifier.

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    If the other way round the SPDIF can be short & the DVI cable would have to be long.

    Which is the lesser of the 2 evils? ie which suffers the most over length?

    many thanks for any input?
     
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    DVI cabling is intended for a few metres only- it's a particularly horrible beast, not worthy of being called a transmission line. Spit, spit.

    A decent coax cable can be run to great lengths- have a look at rswww.com and look up RF cabling.
     
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    yeah i've got quite a lot of spare van den hul video silver stuff 75ohm lying about so could easily do a long SPDIF.

    Think I might go that way...
     

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