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DVI Extension Cables

Posted by Clark Novak on Mar 11, 2011 4:53:00 PM

Plenty of computers and broadcast gear that use computer monitors have been migrating away from traditional analog VGA connections to DVI (Digital Video Interface) outputs. These require newer digital monitors - that SyncMaster from 1998 can finally be safely retired! However, in many studios, equipment is often located away from where its video display must be placed and, although most DVI monitors are shipped with appropriate DVI connection cables, those cables are generally too short at the standard 6-foot length. What to do?

Luckily extra-length DVI cables and even DVI extenders are becoming more widely available - in the US, even Radio Shack now carries some! However, we have found CablesForLess.com to be a good online source for a wide variety of cables. A couple of the useful cables they carry are this 12-foot DVI extender cable, and this DVI-D-to-HDMI cable for use with monitors that accept HDMI input.

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