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Old 11-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I want to know the difference between DVI and DVI-I...is it just cutier? :P


The DVI connector usually contains pins to pass the DVI-native digital video signals. In the case of dual-link systems, additional pins are provided for the second set of data signals.

As well as digital signals, the DVI connector includes pins providing the same analog signals found on a VGA connector, allowing a VGA monitor to be connected with a simple plug adapter. This feature was included in order to make DVI universal, as it allows either type of monitor (analog or digital) to be operated from the same connector.

The DVI connector on a device is therefore given one of three names, depending on which signals it implements:

* DVI-D (digital only)
* DVI-A (analog only)
* DVI-I (digital & analog)

The connector also includes provision for a second data link for high resolution displays, though many devices do not implement this. In those that do, the connector is sometimes referred to as DVI-DL (dual link).

The long flat pin on a DVI-I connector is longer than the same pin on a DVI-D connector, so it is not possible to connect a male DVI-I to a female DVI-D by removing the 4 analog pins. It is possible, however, to connect a male DVI-D cable to a female DVI-I connector. Many flat screen LCD monitors have only the DVI-D connection so that a DVI-D male to DVI-D male cable will suffice when connecting the monitor to a computer's DVI-I female connector.

DVI is the only widespread video standard that includes analog and digital transmission options in the same connector. Competing standards are exclusively digital: these include a system using low-voltage differential signaling (LVDS), known by its proprietary names FPD (for Flat-Panel Display) Link and FLATLINK; and its successors, the LVDS Display Interface (LDI) and OpenLDI.

Some new DVD players, TV sets (including HDTV sets) and video projectors have DVI/HDCP connectors; these are physically the same as DVI connectors but transmit an encrypted signal using the HDCP protocol for copy protection. Computers with DVI video connectors can use many DVI-equipped HDTV sets as a display; however, due to Digital Rights Management, it is not clear whether such systems will eventually be able to play protected content, as the link is not encrypted.
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:52 PM   #22 (permalink)
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ah ah thanks alot aether, that's more than complete
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Old 11-08-2007, 09:10 PM   #23 (permalink)
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wow.. nice finds there hacker.. very specific
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Just a couple suggestions to that build
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:21 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Yo!
I have this guy at my workplace that sells an asus P5K for 100$
I was just wondering if it was a good deal and if it would replace the Abit board suggested here.

If it doesn't please explain it to me!
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Old 11-12-2007, 03:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
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HECK YES
wow good deal
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Old 11-12-2007, 04:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
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the regular P5K is $130.. so good deal..
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wow i'm thinkin deluxe, oops
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alright, so this or the Abit one doesn't make much of a difference then?
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no not really..
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