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acceptable cable, but not as pictured,
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The picture does not depict the cable I received. I purchased this cable specifically because it is pictured with the ferrite chokes and thinner cable diameter. I don't like the thicker cables and prefer the compromise of having the chokes. Disappointingly, what I received was a thick cable with no chokes. It's a fine cable and the picture is otherwise correct, but if you're wanting this for the smaller diameter, look elsewhere. This is one of the thick and inflexible ones.
On the other hand, if you're wanting the thicker cable (I presume the larger diameter contains additional shielding) then this is the one for you. It shows no signs of being a cheap cable and is probably well made. Aside from the non-white connectors (making it easier to overlook when looking for a DVI cable in a box of assorted cables) I have no other complaints about it at all. With an updated picture and description, this item would get 5 stars from me. The seller still loses major points for apparently not caring about changing stock, and for having a description which is inadequate to counter the inaccurate picture. Actually, it's inadequate for just about any use I can think of.
It seems a subsequent reviewer has received a cable with ferrite chokes only a few weeks after I received mine. I guess you're rolling the dice if you order this one. This is, of course, very common among cable suppliers. It's certainly no reason to waste your money on Monster or Belkin cables, though. Monoprice should be your first stop for any cable if you don't mind the delay and cost of shipping, but if you're cable shopping on Amazon due to Prime then by all means roll the dice on this one. There is no problem with quality here - only with regularity.
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Initial post: Dec 9, 2011 1:21:16 PM PST
Matt Cunningham says:
Most helpful feedback for this item! Stiff cables suck unless you've got a ton of interference going on. But seriously, it's a digital signal going 10 feet, there's no need for that!
Posted on Jan 26, 2012 12:29:49 AM PST
Best review ever. Couldn't be more applicable to my situation.
Posted on Jun 17, 2012 12:21:25 PM PDT
Timothy Milligan says:
The thicker cables are for the extra wires needed for a true Dual-Link cable that is capable of higher resolutions. If you get the thin cable, then most likely you will only have a single link cable with a dual cable head, which will not work with high resolutions.
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