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  1. #1
    Jen C
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    Default DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    Hi all

    I have just had my new LCD monitor delivered (Philips 170B4) which has a DVI-D connector, but my graphic card (Leadtek GeForce4 Ti4200) has a DVI-I connector. The monitor only came with the standard VGA cable.

    Understandably I would like to use the DVI connections. Having a browse of DSE shows no DVI-I to DVI-D cables, but when I phoned them they said just to use a DVI-I to DVI-I cable.

    This is the cable here. It says that "DVI-I plug connector can only be inserted in the DVI-I interface" so would this work on my DVI-D monitor connector? I think the DVI-I cable has too many pins for the DVI-D connection ?:|

    Your comments would be appreciated.

    Thanks
    Jen

  2. #2
    Graham L
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    DVI-D plugs can be plugged into either type of socket. DVI-I plugs fit only DVI-I sockets.

    "DVI-I DVI-D pinout" to Google will find you the grubby details.

  3. #3
    Mike
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    As far as I'm aware, you should be able to use the DVI-I cable... or just a DVI-D cable.

    A DVI-I cable should have 24 pins plus the crosshair 5-pin analogue setup? I wonder if it might actually work better to use a DVI-D cable.

    That said, I'm not sure if I've actually seen a DVD-D connector, so it might actually be physically impossible to do.

    Mike.

  4. #4
    Jen C
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    >I'm not sure if I've actually seen a DVD-D connector

    Just for Mike
    DVI-D and DVI-I connectors.

    Graham: so it seems that the guy at DSE was wrong, and I can't use a DVI-I TO DVI-I connector then which is what I suspected.

    However, as the monitor is a well known brand, the the Graphic card is common as well, there must be suitable cables somewhere to be found. Might have to email Philips support.



  5. #5
    Capt Jimbo
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    The guy at Dick Smith is correct.
    You should use a DVI-I to DVI-I cable.
    The cables are available from either Philips or Ascent.
    I also bought a 170B4 monitor a few months ago and spent much time (and a couple of wrong cables purchased) learning about DVI

    Regards
    Capt Jimbo

  6. #6
    Jen C
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    Thanks Capt Jimbo

    I was hoping to get your attention as a forum search found your previous post with the same question but no final answer with what you used.

    I will try that DSE cable then.

    Cheers
    Jen

  7. #7
    Capt Jimbo
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    Nope sorry
    Take no notice of me
    (I am a fool)
    The correct cable should be DVI-D to DVI-D
    The following page should explain
    http://www.pacificcable.com/DVI_Tutorial.htm

  8. #8
    Graham L
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    Is there a DVD-D socket on the back of the display? If it has 19 holes (socket, see ;-)) it will accept the DVD-I cable. The extra holes (unneeded for DVI-D) will be there to "avoid damage" to the extra pins on the DVI-I plug, and won't have contacts inside. That would be fine. But if the holes aren't there, you will need the proper DVI-D cable. Or a big hammer.

  9. #9
    Jen C
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    > Is there a DVD-D socket on the back of the
    > display? If it has 19 holes (socket, see ;-))
    > it will accept the DVD-I cable.

    Yes, the plug on the back of the monitor has holes in it which makes it a socket. But it has 24 in a 8x3 arrangement and then 3 extra slots at a 12, 3 and 6 o'clock position. Exactly like in the link I gave above for Mike.

    > The extra holes (unneeded for DVI-D) will be there to "avoid damage"
    > to the extra pins on the DVI-I plug, and won't have
    > contacts inside. That would be fine. But if the
    > holes aren't there, you will need the proper DVI-D
    > cable.

    The cable has pins in it - this I understand , so the DVI-I cable has less pins than I have holes? Or have I lost it completely now ?:|

    >Or a big hammer.

    Like heck :O - I'm totally in love with my new monitor already and that is with just using the VGA connection.

  10. #10
    godfather
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    Default Re: DVI-I to DVI-D connectors

    I have a GF4 MX460 and use a DVI-I / DVI-I cable to an HP LCD display.

    The cable is the DSE one, XH 6795, $16.40 Trade Price ($19 retail)

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