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DVI-I to HDMI cabling


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#1 maki2012

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Posted 20 December 2010 - 09:23 AM

I'm trying to hook up my computer (Radeon HD 4830, 2xDVI-I ports) to my TV that I just got (Sharp Aquos 52", but I don't know the specific model). I need a fairly long cable, around 15 to 20 feet. Unfortunately, I can't find any cabling that is both long and DVI-I (they all seem to be DVI-D). I've searched Newegg and Amazon, but with no results. Any suggestions?

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 06:39 AM

The DVI-I port has both digital and analog present, so that if necessary a VGA adapter can provide an analog signal to a VGA monitor. The analog is not required for the HDMI connection to the TV, so the DVI-D cable which carries the digital without the unused analog signal is what it needs to be.

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Posted 21 December 2010 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for the reply, but I measured the distance and going strait across the room (blocking one exit) it was about 25 ft. Hanging the wire above the frame of the door would have added a few extra feet. I decided to buy a 10 ft cable and move my pc around. I got the cheapest cable and hoped it would work, so thanks for the confirmation.




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