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Inexpensive, but just as good,
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This review is from: AmazonBasics HDMI to DVI Adapter Cable (9.8 Feet/3.0 Meters) (Electronics)
I use this cord to attach a Blu Ray player to my 6 year old Toshiba projection TV (720p) which does not have HDMI ports. The picture is very good and the length of the cord allows me to run it through the top of the etertainment center, down the back, and then into the TV.
Pricing these from other big box stores found this to be about 1/3 of the price. Those store will tell you that their product is better, lasts longer, not as much heat, blah, blah. Well...
1) I see no difference in picture quality between this and more expensive brand names.
2) Heat? Off an HDMI>DVI cable. Ummmm, I have no idea what the Best Buy guy was talking about.
3) I can buy this one 3 times and still spend less money.
This is the best bet all around
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Initial post: Aug 12, 2011 8:27:05 AM PDT
"I see no difference in picture quality between this and more expensive brand names"
You should not see any difference. That's part of the scam with products like the "Monster" brand. Both ends of the cable are digital, binary. The analog conversion (analog is where the signal loss occurs) happens inside the display device.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 10:00:08 AM PST
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In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 10:06:24 AM PST
Joseph Joey says:
Can this cable be used to connect my wii to an HP monitor, my hp monitor has an hdmi output
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2012 11:38:47 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Dec 7, 2012 11:39:16 AM PST
Stonebridge Snob says:
No. You'll want a Wii HDMI adapter, then use a regular HDMI cable. This will plug into your computers HDMI port, but not into your Wii. Check out monoprice . com
Posted on Apr 2, 2013 6:28:20 AM PDT
Jay MacIntyre says:
I agree with your review. At another retailer I had purchased this type of cable for 3 times the price. After trying the Amazon one, i returned the more expensive cable. This one works just as well. The only problem I had at first is a hum coming through the audio. After a lot of Google searching, I found that this was apparently caused by the coaxial cable attached to my other equipment. I was able to completely remove the coaxial since I don't have cable service anyway.
Posted on Jan 10, 2014 8:15:35 PM PST
Erin Rose Vosburgh says:
did you get audio with this cable? From what I've read, the dvi to hdmi will work for video but you'll get no sound. If that's the case, what did you do about audio?
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 14, 2014 9:54:50 AM PST
Stonebridge Snob says:
No audio on this, I'm afraid. You'll need to have separate audio cables since DVI is picture only. I used the RBG cables to connect my audio - it made for a ton of wires, but that is the downside to the older Toshiba TVs.
For what it's worth, I just replaced my set up with a LED TV from LG. One cable going from my receiver to the TV... love the lack of cables.
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