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Posted: 9/29/2004 3:48:02 PM EST
I got a new (nice) flat panel Viewsonic LCD monitor and I want to hook it up all digital-like with my computer... Yes, both have DVI connections. The monitor only comes with an analog cable, which is what I am currently using. I went to the Circuit City by me and about had a heart attack when the guy pointed me to their DVI cables... and they were $99!

I have since checked the major outlets (CompUSA, CC, and Best Buy) and they all have them for about that price. Best price I can find was $50...

Where are you guys finding decent cables that aren't going to cost me an arm and a leg?

Thanks in advance,
jim
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:06:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 4:08:05 PM EST by Aggie1]
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:07:53 PM EST
There are no cheap ones, Some Hi-Def decoders come with them in the box that some guys do not use & sell, Try E-Bay.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:10:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By garr:
There are no cheap ones, Some Hi-Def decoders come with them in the box that some guys do not use & sell, Try E-Bay.



New Egg has them starting at 13.99
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 4:15:52 PM EST
try TIGER DIRECT....I got one from them about a year ago and i think it was about 25.00.....be sure and check the connections very close.......there are about 3-4 different dvi cables...the problem i had was that the monitor was a dvi-i and the video card was dvi-d.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:55:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By Aggie1:
Go here
www.newegg.com



Awesome, thanks!

I think the correct Internet terminology is "w00t!"

jim
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:55:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By zander829:
try TIGER DIRECT....I got one from them about a year ago and i think it was about 25.00.....be sure and check the connections very close.......there are about 3-4 different dvi cables...the problem i had was that the monitor was a dvi-i and the video card was dvi-d.



Hmmm, how would I know which is which?

I will look closer. Thanks for the heads up. Kind of like buying a Firewire peripheral and discovering that there are two kinds of Firewire connections...

Thanks again!
jim
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:03:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 6:08:01 PM EST by nightstalker]
"Single Link has fewer pins, 18 I believe, whereas dual link has 24. The dual link cable has higher bandwidth, around 9 Gbps, while the single link has 4.45 Gbps bandwidth (roughly half). All this means is the dual link cable will allow you to run higher resolutions at higher refresh rates than the single link. If you use the DVI interface for data transport, then dual link is the way to go.

As I found out today, make sure you pay attention to DVD-D and DVD-I, as the DVI-I version has two extra pins which prevent it from plugging into a DVD-D socket. Most LCD computer monitors are DVD-D, BTW."

Pictures

www.homestead.co.uk/beldvi.htm

www.homestead.co.uk/beldviadap.htm


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