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DVI cables - are some internet stores not worth the thought?

Discussion in 'Displays' started by Geoff McD, Oct 11, 2004.

  1. Geoff McD

    Geoff McD Extra

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    I don't have a projector yet, but the ones that are on my favorite list all take DVI. Don't have a DVD player with DVI yet, but the Denon 2910/3910 sure look nice. My house is being built, which includes a media room, so I was going to run some cables now to run before the dry wall goes up. So...looking at DVI cables, there are many to be found on the internet....

    Monster Cable
    Bettercables.com
    RamElectronics.com
    bhphotovideo.com

    (and the list surely goes on)

    Same length cables, same specs (single link, dual link, yada yada yada)......different prices.

    Do you suppose all of these cables will work (as in, they function properly), should I be leary of any of these? Is there a considerable visual advantage one has over the other - that makes even Joe 6-pack say...WOW, now I can see a difference between those two! LOL

    Thanks!

    PS: desired length is about 23 feet.
     
  2. Scott L

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    I bought a $45 30' Infocus brand one and it works great. Digital is digital, just watch out for adapters as they can create "sparklies." As long as it's durable it will last you years.

    Those stores you mentioned are good, another good one is www.bluejeanscable.com. www.resellerratings.com can always be of some help when checking out new stores.
     
  3. Geoff McD

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    Thanks for the other advice! One of the projectors I am strongly considering is the 7200/7205 from Incocus.

    So, what was special about their wire? If I did their projector would I need to do that one? Can you post a link on where you got it?
     
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    Be absolutely sure to TEST THE CABLE before you put it in the wall. TEST TEST TEST.

    Ideally, test at 1920 x 1200 or 1920 x 1080.
     
  5. Scott L

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    Infocus SP-M1-10M. I think it comes to $150 on the official site but it's the same thing from the other e-vendors. Unsure about the 7205 but on the 4805 it has a proprietary M1 adapter which is basically DVI-D + USB. The USB is for business purposes, allowing you to use the Infocus remote to control the pointer on a PC, pretty much useless.

    This cable probably isn't as durable as the more expensive ones but as long as it works it's all you need.
     
  6. Geoff McD

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    Excellent, thanks for the link! I'll have to check the specs on the 7200/7205 and see if they use that same connector.

    Thanks!
     

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