Originally Posted by DiscoNomad
There's a DVI to VGA adapter (should've came with the video card).
What is the most recommended way to go from DVI to the back of the Xenarc 700IDT. I have about 8-10 feet to travel with the video cable.
Thanks in advance,
Yes but what is the longest portion of the cable. In other words should I run the long length in a DVI to DVI cable and the put a converter on the end of that and then run a shorter VGA cable? I guess what I was asking was what is the "best" way to do it without losing signal.
I think the DVI is a much better option if you want to keep the quality at hightest... but if you're planning on a short distance I think both are approximatly the same. if you're planning to mount your pc in the trunk use DVi. I have two 19" LCDs at home one is connected with a DVI with a converter at the end and the other is connected with a D-Terminal drirectly to the screen with a converter plugged into the card. when I use more than 1.5m cable the quality decreases on the D-terminal... I think the same or may be worse will happen in the car with all the interference in a car's environment... Good luck...
Don't forget: The DVI port from the mini contains VGA (analog) and DVI (digital) signals within the DVI-I connector. With a DVI cable you will transport the analog signal about the length in the same way a VGA cable it will do. It makes no sense to use a DVI cable and put the adapter on the end. To get a much better signal you have to add a real converter to get the VGA signal direct from the digital signal. This will be much more expensive.
For 8 - 10 feet you can use a good VGA cable.
You are probably not going to notice that big of a difference in quality between the two in a 7 inch monitor anyway.