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Is it bad to use DVI to HDMI cable?

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No, it's a straight pin to pin adapter.
 

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No. Just doesn't give you the option of only DVI like a DVI cable + DVI -> HDMI adapter would.
 

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Same. DVI-A is electrically compatible with VGA (D-Sub 15).
 
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Dual-link Model
 

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Any decreased video quality on 1080p 14" as opposed to a standard dvi cable?
VGA? Yes. VGA is analog.

And I just learned there are several kinds of dvi - DVI-D, DVI-I, DVI-A, etc. Which should I buy?[/QUOTE]

DVI-D is digital (best) compatible with HDMI (via adapter) and DVI-D/DVI-I
DVI-A is analog (okay) compatible with VGA (via adapter) and DVI-A/DVI-I
DVI-I is digital and analog (depends) compatible with HDMI (adapter), DVI-D, DVI-I, DVI-A, and VGA (via adapter).


If the monitor has speakers: HDMI
If the monitor does not have speakers: DVI-D
 

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To be safe, DVI-D dual-link. I've seen a lot of monitors that won't accept DVI-I.

I've bought lots of DVI-D dual-link male-male Rosewill branded cables that are great. You can get them for relatively cheap from NewEgg.


Edit:
3 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11053 3 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI-...
6 ft: Rosewill 6ft. DVI-D (24+1) Male to DVI-D (24+1) Ma...
10 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11054 10 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI...
15 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11055 15 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI...

If all you're doing is plugging a monitor into a computer via DVI, those will work.
 
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To be safe, DVI-D dual-link. I've seen a lot of monitors that won't accept DVI-I.
Thank you. I will do that.

Main monitor has speakers and I have it connected to HDMI cable. But second monitor, there is an issue with the HDMI (blacks look gray, got $30 refund for this but the VGA port is fine, and I assume so is the DVI port), so that's why I'm not also using HDMI with that monitor.

DVI to HDMI won't transmit sound, right?
 
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Thank you. I will do that.

Main monitor has speakers and I have it connected to HDMI cable. But second monitor, there is an issue with the HDMI (blacks look gray, got $30 refund for this but the VGA port is fine, and I assume so is the DVI port), so that's why I'm not also using HDMI with that monitor.

DVI to HDMI won't transmit sound, right?
It could be the graphics card. I had a 9800 GT with a borked DVI-I port.


What is the difference between single- and dual-link?
Bandwidth. Dual-link has twice the bandwidth as single-link. Single-Link is only capable of up to 1920x1200 @ 60fps & 24-bit. Dual-link can do the same up to 2560x1600.
 
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It could be the graphics card. I had a 9800 GT with a borked DVI-I port.
No. it is a laptop, and the hdmi cable works fine for the first monitor, but not the second monitor. I don't have my PC desktop finished built yet, haven't received the graphics cards.

The issue is with the monitor itself. Which is probably why the seller included a VGA cable so that hopefully the buyer would never discover the HDMI problem.

To be safe, DVI-D dual-link. I've seen a lot of monitors that won't accept DVI-I.

I've bought lots of DVI-D dual-link male-male Rosewill branded cables that are great. You can get them for relatively cheap from NewEgg.


Edit:
3 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11053 3 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI-...
6 ft: Rosewill 6ft. DVI-D (24+1) Male to DVI-D (24+1) Ma...
10 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11054 10 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI...
15 ft: Rosewill Model RCAB-11055 15 ft. DVI-D Male to DVI...

If all you're doing is plugging a monitor into a computer via DVI, those will work.
i found three better priced 10-foot dual link dvi-d on ebay
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Sewell-DVI-...=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item3f1510c0df
http://www.ebay.com/itm/10FT-DVI-D-...=US_Video_Cables_Adapters&hash=item4cf4b28b75
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-10Ft-DV...S_Power_Cables_Connectors&hash=item27c8bccf97
 

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It only says dual-link in the title and they also claim it is HDTV. HDTV has nothing to do with DVI. I would be wary of purchasing.

The fact it says "this cable does not support monitor larger than 30" inches" strongly suggests it is single-link (not that 30" means anything).


Is it really worth the hassels of eBay to save $1.50?
 
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It only says dual-link in the title and they also claim it is HDTV. HDTV has nothing to do with DVI. I would be wary of purchasing.

The fact it says "this cable does not support monitor larger than 30" inches" strongly suggests it is single-link (not that 30" means anything).


Is it really worth the hassels of eBay to save $1.50?
I always found ebay to be the opposite of hassle. But maybe that's because I've been using it for many years (decade or more) and am fully conditioned to knowing all the tricks to know who not to buy from. And since I use PayPal, PayPal *always* refunds me if the item is not as described. So I feel very safe using ebay.
 
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