DVI Cables

I’m looking for a 3m DVI cable for SWMBO’s machine and the prices vary like
ther’s no tomorrow (about £10 via Amazon to £30 from Maplins). Is there
really any difference in these is it like those £1,000 audio cables that
are supposed to improve the sound (see the Bad Science column in the
Grauniad)?

Alan

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DVI itself brings great image quality improvement so i don’t think cable’s quality matters since everything is basically copper ;).

BenderBendingRodriguez wrote:

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> DVI itself brings great image quality improvement so i don’t think
> cable’s quality matters since everything is basically copper ;).
>
>

I can’t see any really good reason for the expensive versions (except
somebody’s profit margin) but I’m not knowledgeable in this field.
My thoughts were that the more expensive cables could be better shielded or
something :slight_smile:

Alan


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The quality of the cheapest cables may not be great (I’ve certainly had poor experiences with cheap audio cables which were badly fitting and suffered from interference problems), so I recommend that you buy a decent one but in my experience DVI cables are one of the things that are hideously expensive in the shops. However, if you shop around a bit on your favourite auction sites or marketplaces etc. You should be able to find a decent cable for around £10 or $20.

rjwilmsi wrote:

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> The quality of the cheapest cables may not be great (I’ve certainly had
> poor experiences with cheap audio cables which were badly fitting and
> suffered from interference problems), so I recommend that you buy a
> decent one but in my experience DVI cables are one of the things that
> are hideously expensive in the shops. However, if you shop around a bit
> on your favourite auction sites or marketplaces etc. You should be able
> to find a decent cable for around £10 or $20.
>
>

I split the difference and went for a Belkin cable via Amazon (£11.41 + p&p)

Alan

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