How to Choose a DVI Cable


Choosing a DVI cable can be a tricky. Among the many differences in DVI cables are whether they are single link or dual link. Even jumping in from there, the patterns of connectors are different with dual link possibly being DVI-I or DVI-D, and single link potentially being DVI-A, DVI-I, or DVI-D. Keeping all these things in mind, let’s start with the basics on DVI cables.

There’s dual link and single link. Dual link are designed to double the power of transmission, and provide an increase in speed and signal quality over single link. Many of today’s high resolution monitors depend on dual link cables to do their jobs.

As mentioned above, the DVI types spread across single link and dual link connections are DVI-D, DVI-I, and DVI-A. The most popular of these three are DVI-D, which features high resolutions, strong bandwidth, and is the best choice for a digital display. Comparatively, DVI-I is largely designed to maximize signal quality going from digital to analog or vice versa. Meanwhile, DVI-A is strictly used for analog signals. Therefore, as someone setting up a contemporary home entertainment setup or who is using a laptop, they will likely want a dual link connector and always a DVI-D cable.

At Prime Cables, we sell a range of different video cables including all the types of DVI cables mentioned here. We advise any potential customer to browse the tables and diagrams available here to get a better idea on what DVI cable might be right for them. Included amongst the information here is a comparison chart highlighting DVI cables next to HDMI, VGA, and Display Port cables.

If you’re troubled by all the different types of DVI cables, hopefully this short guide on DVI cables helps to establish some of the basics. It should become obvious rather quickly what the right DVI cable is for you and your needs. If you are still unsure, it’s always ok to consult the device manual or even to consult with the manufacturer.

When buying a DVI cable, go with a Canadian distributor. Since 2007, Prime Cables has been supplying premium DVI cables to the Canadian market. Get fast shipping from Montreal or Vancouver, and a 365-day service guarantee on any product purchase.

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