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10-11-2012, 05:15 AM
Is there such a thing as DVI to DVI LCD Monitor Cable because won't it fit on a LED monitor also?

Nick G
10-11-2012, 08:09 AM
What? DVI is DVI isn't it...:confused:
If there are differneces, there is probably an adaptor.

10-11-2012, 08:41 AM
there are different DVI cables some have more pins than others. There are 24+1 and 24+5

10-11-2012, 09:36 AM
Yea have a look:

10-11-2012, 10:38 AM
You can remove the extra pins as they are the anolog pins and aslong as the monitor or tv is using the digital pins then it doesnt matter.

10-11-2012, 02:02 PM
DVI is DVI. There are no special differences between DVI used on an LCD or LED monitor. The only differences are to do with whether the cable can carry analogue as well as digital or not, if you get the wrong type of cable in that respect, then it might not work.

there are different DVI cables some have more pins than others. There are 24+1 and 24+5

A DVI connection can be one of three types - DVI-I, DVI-D or DVI-A.

DVI-I contains both the digital and analog connections, (DVI-D + DVI-A) , it's essentially a combination of DVI-D and DVI-A cables within one cable.

DVI-D (like DFP or P&D-D (EVC)) is a digital only connection. If both devices being connected support a Digital DVI connection (DVI-I or DVI-D compatible) and are compatible in resolutions, refresh rates and sync, using a DVI-D cable will ensure that you are using a digital connection rather than an analog connection, without playing around with settings to assure this.

DVI-A is really rare. Why use a DVI connector when you can use a cheaper VGA connector? see DVI-I P&D-A (EVC) is more common with projectors, and you should go to your projector manufacturer for recommendations.


10-11-2012, 04:05 PM
There's also Single Link vs Dual Link DVI. You will need Dual Link, for example, if you want to run 1080P @ 120Hz. These cables have more pins. http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=File:DVI_Connector_Types.svg&page=1

10-11-2012, 05:23 PM
I feel like this is unneccesary information... All you need to do is remove those 4 pins around that long pin to the side and it will work.