Which DVI cable do I need?

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  1. stratos

    stratos Auditioning

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    First of all, great Forum- [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I have a SONY 46 DVI-HDTV
    Denon 1804
    Panasonic F85
    Motorola DCT 6200 HDTC Cable Box
    Boston Acoustics 75s and CRC Center
    Bose Bookshelf rears
    Sony 12 inch sub


    I would like to use a DVI cable to connect my HDTV box to the TV, but there seems to be a few types of DVI cables out there. Any idea on which one I need? Do you think it will make any difference?

    Thanks
    KC
     
  2. Ralph B

    Ralph B Supporting Actor

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    get a DVI-I cable as it will do both digital and analog for you. I believe anyway. [​IMG]
     
  3. David WS

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    Actually you'd be safer with a DVI-D cable. The "I" version will have extra Analog pins added. If either your TV or STB is "Digital Only" the DVI-I cable will not plug in. There are also DVI-A cables but they are very rare as they are Analog only (what's the point? just use a vga cable.)

    This Site has a good description of the differences in the "About DVI Cables" section.

    Dave
     
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    good to know , didnt know that.
     
  5. stratos

    stratos Auditioning

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    All great info!

    thanks!
     

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