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    Best way to convert DVI for a Xenarc 700IDT

    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,
    Nomad

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoNomad
    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,
    Nomad


    There's a DVI to VGA adapter (should've came with the video card).

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    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.

    Thanks again,
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    I don't think it matters much, really.
    It will be cheaper to have the DVI adapter at the PC and a longer VGA vable, sinve VGA cables are typically less expensive than DVI cables.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    I don't think it matters much, really.
    It will be cheaper to have the DVI adapter at the PC and a longer VGA vable, sinve VGA cables are typically less expensive than DVI cables.




    DVI cables are more expensive than VGA ones...

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    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...

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    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.

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    You are probably not going to notice that big of a difference in quality between the two in a 7 inch monitor anyway.

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