Gefen DVI to HDMI conversion cables are ideal for plasma, DLP, LCD, LCoS, SXRD and CRT flat panel displays, monitors and projectors. High-quality Gefen HDMI cables ensure error-free, bit-perfect digital transmissions for all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p, so you will get the best video and audio that your system can deliver.
Gefen DVI to HDMI cables are non-directional, so they work equally well in both DVI to HDMI and HDMI to DVI conversion applications. You should be aware, however, that since the DVI specification does not support digital audio, no cable or passive adapter can send HDMI audio via DVI.
HDMI is similar to DVI in some respects, but the HDMI interface uses a smaller connector than DVI, which makes the cables easier to route through cable management systems, conduits, or through holes in building materials. The specification handles high-bandwidth, uncompressed video, as well as multi-channel digital audio, all with one cable. HDMI encoding and decoding hardware is more robust than the hardware used for DVI, so the signal can stand up to longer runs, wall plates, adapters, and so on, better than DVI. All HDMI-enabled equipment is backward compatible with DVI by using simple passive adapters or adapter cables.
When comparing digital cables, it can be very difficult to make an intelligent buying decision. Some cables that look very good actually work very badly. Some cables look less impressive, but work flawlessly. There is some truth to the old idea that you get what you pay for. For example, if you see a 2 meter HDMI cable for under $20.00, you would have to expect some compromises in materials, workmanship, and ultimately, in performance. At the same time, higher price does not necessarily equate to higher performance. For example, consider the 4 foot Monster M Series HDMI cable, model M1000 HD-4 - it works well, but it also sells for $150.00. By comparison, the somewhat longer 6 foot Gefen HDMI cable lists for $40.00 and it also works very well. In fact, a number of our customers who have reported problems with their Monster cables, have solved those problems by switching to Gefen cables.
You may have read references to exotic-sounding materials, like "Nitrogen gas injected dielectric" and "Silver-plated pure copper". You may also notice that some manufacturers make use of gold plating for connector shells. As it turns out, Gefen HDMI cables also use a gas-injected dielectric material. While it is true that silver is a slightly better conductor than copper at DC, the difference becomes insignificant in this application. Gold is actually somewhat less conductive than copper, so solid gold conductors are not desirable. Gold plating on connector shells neither helps nor hurts performance, so it falls into the category of cosmetic appeal. On the other hand, gold does have at least one desirable characteristic as it relates to cable engineering - it is highly resistant to oxidation. That is why Gefen uses gold-plating at all connector contact points.
All things considered, Gefen HDMI cables offer a very high level of performance and dependability in a low to mid-priced cable. You get the peace of mind that comes from knowing that your cables are not limiting the performance of your system, and as you are enjoying your digitally-perfect picture, you can also take comfort in the knowledge that you have avoided spending too much. A wealthy man once said that there is no status in having paid too much.
We have sold many thousands of cables, so we have a lot of experience with how cables work in the real world. We have found Gefen cables to consistently deliver a high level of performance. To date, we have never had a Gefen cable returned because of a performance problem. We think that speaks very well for their quality and consistency. It is certainly something that cannot be said of every cable that we have offered over the years.
Shown here is a 3 meter (10 foot) Gefen DVI to HDMI cable in blue. Select the length you need below.
Here is a closer look at the DVI connector. Here you can see Gefen's custom connector over-mold design with integrated strain relief and handy thumbscrews.
Here, the gold-plated pins can easily be seen.
In this close-up picture of the HDMI connector, the gold-plated contact point can be seen.
Here is a picture of the Gefen DVI to HDMI conversion cable in black.
Here is a close up of the DVI connector on the black cable, the gold-plated pins can easily be seen. Over-mold appearance may vary.
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