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Which DVI cable to get?


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GTStangman2k1

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Greetings all. Since I have found that GTG is the most reliable source of information, I wish to pick your brains again. I just purchased a new Gateway 21" Widescreen FPD2185W. It supports DVI-D and I would like to use it. My video card is a GeForce 6800 GT which also has a DVI and VGA output. I did some research and the card is DVI-I while the monitor is DVI-D. (I have no idea what the difference is). My question is, are the two compatible? If I go to Staples or Office Depot and ask for a "DVI cord" will that work? Thanks ahead of time.
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DVI-D - True Digital Video

DVI-D cables are used for direct digital connections between source video (namely, video cards) and digital LCD (or rare CRT) monitors. This provides a faster, higher-quality image than with analog, due to the nature of the digital format. All video cards initially produce a digital video signal, which is converted into analog at the VGA output. The analog signal travels to the monitor and is re-converted back into a digital signal. DVI-D eliminates the analog conversion process and improves the connection between source and display.

DVI-I - The Best of Both Worlds

DVI-I cables are integrated cables which are capable of transmitting either a digital-to-digital signal or an analog-to-analog signal. This makes it a more versatile cable, being usable in either digital or analog situations.

You should be able to hook up any TFT flat panel monitor to the card. If the flat panel has a analog connector you can use one of these.

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814999504

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Thanks for the info there. After a few hours of research about reading into DVI-I, DVI-D, DVI-A, single link, duel link, MhZ frequencies for both. (I think im almost an expert now!) I have found the answer. I need a DVI-D Dual link cord. Thanks anyway guys!
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