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Old July 10, 2008, 10:39 AM
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Is there a more superior cable to attach a monitor to a new vid card? Instead of the 15 PIN cable?
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Old July 10, 2008, 11:14 AM
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Dual link DVI-D.
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Old July 10, 2008, 04:49 PM
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I would suggest Belking Pure-AV cables their high quality and come with lifetime warranty i have a dvi to hd one for my samsung Lcd tv and Dual link Dvi to Dvi on my Viewsonic monitor.
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i cant imagine the vidio quality being much better than your standard dvi cable... does it truely make a difference?
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i cant imagine the vidio quality being much better than your standard dvi cable... does it truely make a difference?
Yeah, you spend too much money on "quality" cables. Get a nice standard DVI cable. Unless you are doing video/picture editing at over 2650X1600 resolutions you'd never know. In fact, I would say that 99.9999999% of the world could not tell the difference between a $20 cable and a $200 cable other than the bill.
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Old July 10, 2008, 08:25 PM
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In fact, someone did a review of Monster cables vs a Coat hanger.
Guess who won...
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Yeah, you spend too much money on "quality" cables. Get a nice standard DVI cable. Unless you are doing video/picture editing at over 2650X1600 resolutions you'd never know. In fact, I would say that 99.9999999% of the world could not tell the difference between a $20 cable and a $200 cable other than the bill.
+1 especially when you're transmitting digital signals

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In fact, someone did a review of Monster cables vs a Coat hanger.
Guess who won...
Neither.. the "Experts" could not tell the diff.
Not sure if that test is true or not though...
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Neither.. the "Experts" could not tell the diff.
Not sure if that test is true or not though...
There's been a couple reviews like that. There was another one where some audio site gutted a Monster component and couldn't find ANY difference between it and a white box version except the plastic shell and the price. And then there's the recent incident where they tried to threaten Blue Jean cables.
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Old July 16, 2008, 10:42 AM
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Monster is a complete ripoff handdowns pay no attention to their marketing B.S. As long as the cable is of a decent qaulity and shielded and doesn't cost an arm an a leg it will perform just as well as any $200 monster DVI cable.

BlueJeans Cables are very reasonable its no wonder Monster Cable threatened them. I read the letter that was sent to Monster from owner of Blue Jeans cable I found it rather ironic that he was lawyer in a previous life and goes to show you better know who you're messing with before you go making legal claims against them.

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Old July 16, 2008, 11:08 AM
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In my opinion, based on what I've read, if it's a digital signal either it's going to work or it isn't. So a name brand DVI cable is going to be just as good as a generic one. It's different when you're talking about analog because then the signal can degrade based on the quality of the connection.
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