View Full Version : Well built but flexible DVI cable?
I'm trying to avoid the mistake I made the last time I got a nice DVI cable. It's got beautiful braiding and it's built like a tank, but it's like working with high tensile steel wire.
I'm just after something well built and really flexible. Anybody have experience with the belkin dvi cables? 3-5m is something like the length I'm after.
To be onest m8 ive never really come across a flexible dvi cable,not sayin they dont do one but wouldnt really no where to start if ye google flexible dvi cable mainly shows hdmi.Al have a look over the next few days en ask around for ye though
Cheers. It's hard to tell looking at them on sites, so I was hoping someone had a nice floppy one!
I've got a nice phono/RCA interconnect by Van Damme between my xonar essence and amp, it's really ideal, there's barely any tension in it at all. I got it really cheap.
I don't really buy into the cable business, a cable is a cable, but I need something that'll let me move my monitor around with the minimum amount of grief and wont fall to bits in a month.
Have a look at the 1st picture,pretty expensive though
ooof. Over £30 for half a metre when you add in postage. It's a bit more than I was looking to spend and too short. I'll maybe just take a chance on something reasonably priced and see how it goes. I'm sure I'll end up with something I can live with.
Try maplin electronics or summat they are very well priced
I've got a flat DVI cable about 3/4" wideand flexes 90 degrees about 10 mm from back of plug, of course its horrible to flex left or right unless you can give it a bit of room for the twist. also seen a 90degree plug to socket just depends at what point in the cable you want the flex.
Or of course use a DVI to HDMI converter, HDMI cables are a lot more flexible in general.
Interesting point about the HDMI cables being more flexible. HDMI to DVI cables seem to be cheaper in general, too.
I've got a HDMI cable from PC to TV and ive got that twisted is some horrible ways just to keep it hidden.
I've read that some cards/monitor combos don't like HDMI. I should give that a go, just nick the one from the xbox for a bit and whack it in the gpu.
I've got a monitor connected with a 3m Belkin DVI cable and there is plenty of flex there. Not power cord flexible, but it will certainly manage an 8cm radius of curve.