Z2 & 10m DVI cable

scooter

Active Member
Just thought I'd share with you my experiences with trying to get a long (10m) DVI cable that worked with my Z2.

First off I tried a generic one but that was totally unwatchable - but at least I got a visible picture.

I therefore decided to gamble on one of the expensive ones, considered the bettercable design but I think I remembered zAndy1 having problems a while back. Did a web search for dvi cables & discovered Cobalt Cables in the US, anyway long story short took the plunge & ordered last week.

Well arrived today - 1st impressions was that this was a big diameter cable for DVI-D only (dual link) & so flexibility is a bit of an issue (I had to move the rear PJ mount support off centre to accomodate). Fingers crossed, fired up the PC & selected 1280x720, WOW is all I can say (compared to component out non-prog from Pio 515). This cable is a winner, no picture drop-outs what so ever. I can thoroughly recommend them - email response to queries was next day. They also have money back guarantee, so you just pay shipping. But from my experience you won't be sending it back.:D

link here..
http://www.cobaltcable.com/product/dvi_cable.htm?source=adwords

There is a 10% off coupon deal too !

BTW, this was my first attempt at HCPC, thanks to those that struggled with getting 1:1 mapping working:smashin:. For info I used the Rage 3D tweaker to add 1280x720, set Z2 to HDCP (AV) & everything hooked up like clockwork :clap:
 
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PATRICKDORAN

Guest
hi ,
ive jus bought a z2 , am using a vivanco component lead , but wud like to improve the pic , have u a filter over your lens ?
how did u connect the dvi , im using a toshiba home cinema
with component outs but how wud i connect a dvi ?
 

scooter

Active Member
Headrat, if you can't re-arrange your set-up to get a shorter cable run I thoroughly recommend this cable, well worth the investment.

PATRICKDORAN, I don't have a lens filter. I was using component but the 1:1 pixel mapping is far better in my view. Though with this route you would need to change your dvd player equiped with dvi out (there is a new samsung model available in UK, others by import from EU, quite a bit of info if you use the search facility), or go the HCPC route which I did. Initially more expensive but I have the option of adding feature. For example I plan to add a TV capture card when funds allow to watch off-air as well as dvd source material.

JohnWH, the z2 seems to be more fussy than most with the signal strength, I have read of others having issues with 10m dvi runs. All other PJs seem to be ok with the Lindy cable from what I have read in the past.
 

uczmeg

Active Member
Originally posted by scooter

JohnWH, the z2 seems to be more fussy than most with the signal strength, I have read of others having issues with 10m dvi runs. All other PJs seem to be ok with the Lindy cable from what I have read in the past.

I tried three sources and three projectors with a 10m Lindy. One being a Z2.

The Z2 was the only projector to produce sparklies.

This was rectified with a shorter cable.

Cheers
Marc
 

Adrenochrome

Well-known Member
Originally posted by uczmeg
I tried three sources and three projectors with a 10m Lindy. One being a Z2.

The Z2 was the only projector to produce sparklies.

This was rectified with a shorter cable.

Cheers
Marc

Had you tried an ae500?

Adrenochrome.
 

uczmeg

Active Member
Sorry, no.

LPX500 (TW100 clone), Z2 and HT1000.

If you are worried there are more expensive cables (Bettercables?) that promise longer runs.

Cheers
Marc
 

cj

Active Member
I also bought a 10m Dual Link DVI from Cobalt and am extremely happy both with their service and the cable. Would definitely use them again.
 

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