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This review is from: Cables Unlimited 10-Feet DVI D M to M Cable (Personal Computers)
This is a nice low cost option for buying a dual link DVI cable. It is plenty long for most installations and the quality is very good. I use it with an HP LP3065 and the visual quality is excellent (at 2560x1600) - I've used it with both my MacBook Pro and also with my desktop PC equipped with an older NVidia 8800 GTS 512. This extra cable allows me to hook up both machines to the single monitor and easily switch back and forth between machines. I can't detect any visual quality difference between this cable and the one that is 3x as expensive and that came with the HP monitor. That's a winner in my book.
Would highly recommend this cable for the price.
As a bit of an aside - make sure that you really need THIS cable. Dual link cables are required for high resolution monitors and most people simply don't need a dual link cable. The dual link DVI pins provide an increase of speed and signal quality, allowing for greater resolutions. A DVI single link 60-Hz LCD can display a resolution of 1920 x 1200, while a DVI dual link can display a resolution of 2560 x 1600. If you are running 1920 x 1200 or less, save some money and buy a single link cable. I didn't know that until I actually needed the dual link, so I figured I'd mention it here just in case.
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Initial post: Nov 25, 2010 10:21:22 PM PST
That's awesome feedback about the single versus dual link mention. That will help a lot of people. Thanks.
Posted on Dec 6, 2010 11:21:24 AM PST
Charles R. Davis says:
Do I need my HDMI cable(1 Monitor) or the DVI that came with it?LG 2350V 23 inch LED nomitor.Thanks, rd
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 7, 2010 4:19:24 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Most graphics cards don't support HDMI if you are using it with a computer. I would use the DVI that came with it. Not sure what your question is exactly... What are you trying to do?
Posted on Jan 18, 2012 12:16:07 PM PST
can it work wi my hp s1931a
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 21, 2012 1:16:57 PM PST
Amazon Customer says:
Hey Gerald - yes, the cable should indeed work, as from what I see that model has a DVI input. From what I can tell, your monitor has a resolution of 1366 x 768, which means that you don't really need a DUAL link cable. You could use a cheaper single link cable like this one: C&E CNE24353 High Resolution Gold 6-Feet DVI to DVI Cable for Flat Panel Displays, HDTV and Plasma
The dual link cable that is the subject of THIS review is a bit of overkill for your monitor, but it should indeed work for you without a problem.
Posted on Sep 12, 2012 10:56:25 AM PDT
Another potential need for a dual link cable is running a second monitor off of my laptop's docking station. I need one of each. But otherwise, excellent comment.
Posted on Dec 22, 2013 5:41:51 AM PST
The cable I received was definitely not dual link. Further confirmation is that the cable used is labelled High Speed HDMI Cable. HDMI has only 19 wires whereas dual link DVI requires 24 wires.
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2014 10:59:41 PM PST
Benjamin Hendricks says:
It sounds like you received an HDMI cable instead of the product listed on this page, which is a DVI cable. The photo of the cable clearly shows the 24 pins required for dual-link operation. Is Amazon shipping out a different cable from the one depicted on this page?
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