Thread: DVI-I to DVI-D conversion
August 29th, 2005, 08:02 PM #1
DVI-I to DVI-D conversion
Quick tip for anyone who makes the mistake of buying a DVI-I cable for an Iiyama monitor. Despite numerous web reviews suggesting that the (admittedly excellent) ProLite (LCD) range use DVI-I, I found out, one morning, that they don't. They use DVI-D cable, which is Digital Only. (or the standard VGA D-15) In the UK, a DVI-I cable costs £49.00. This is too much money to spend on a cable to get it wrong.
If you do make the mistake of buying 'the wrong cable', however, there is an amusing way to make the damn thing work. Simply knock out the isolated vga pins (the flat pin with four surrounding) entirely. Don't try to file the flat pin down, it's way too fiddly. By knocking out those pins, the assembly of any DVI cable should fit the monitor.
I admit that this seems a foolish experiment, but it paid off for me. I did check pin-outs and stuff like that. Can't take opened cables back to my retailer, and couldn't afford £49 on another cable. Je ne regrette rien.
August 30th, 2005, 03:52 AM #2
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Change your retailer. "Opened cables", what bull. Opened software, no return, fine.
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