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#190216 - 01/01/08 10:39 AM DVI cable question
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I'm going to buy a DVI cable for my computer. I would assume that considerations would be universal whether a cable is used for home theater or computers etc. With that in account, is there anything I should consider when purchasing a DVI cable? I am going to buy a 15 ft. cable. That's why I don't know if quality etc. for a computer monitor matters. I know gold plated ends would be superfluous. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#190217 - 01/01/08 10:50 AM Re: DVI cable question [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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You should check your V Card and monitor to see:
If it is DVI-D or DVI-I, as well as if it is single or dual link

For most computer cards, you will be looking for a DVI-I Dual link
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#190220 - 01/01/08 10:54 AM Re: DVI cable question [Re: mapatton]
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Thanks for that hint. I will check both. Any suggestions on cable quality? Or will any cable do?
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#190222 - 01/01/08 11:08 AM Re: DVI cable question [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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For the computers - I used the cables that came with my Samsung 22 inch monitors.

For my AV system, I used Blue Jeans (though no DVI in it, it is HDMI)
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#190223 - 01/01/08 11:11 AM Re: DVI cable question [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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My video card (ATI Radeon 9600 Pro) has a DVI-I out, and my monitor (HP 2007) has a DVI-D in. Can I purchase a cable with different ends, or do I have to purchase an adapter for my video card? Also, neither of my manuals state whether the cables should be dual link or single link.

Thanks again
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#190224 - 01/01/08 11:18 AM Re: DVI cable question [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
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I don't have anything using DVI, but DVI-I should go to DVI-D just fine, right? I thought DVI-I was capable of both analog and digital, but being a computer, it should stay digital.

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#190229 - 01/01/08 12:02 PM Re: DVI cable question [Re: CV]
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DVI-I is both, so you're fine. The only thing to check is if both ends have the cross on the side, as opposed to just a horizontal line. (I don't remember which is which).
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#190232 - 01/01/08 12:38 PM Re: DVI cable question [Re: Ken.C]
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Here is a good link for DVI connectors

http://www.datapro.net/techinfo/dvi_info.html
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#190240 - 01/01/08 03:06 PM Re: DVI cable question [Re: mapatton]
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Thanks for that web site. As per the web site recommendation, I just ordered a DVI-D cable.

Thanks for all the input
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