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Vampire Wire HDMI / DVI Conversion Cable

Available in short 1 and 1.5 meter lengths

Vampire Wire HDMI / DVI Conversion Cables - Available in short 1 and 1.5 meter lengths

Vampire Wire HDMI / DVI Conversion Cables - Available in short 1 and 1.5 meter lengths.  This picture reveals the gold-plated connector shells and contact pins in great detail.

These high-performance Vampire Wire HDMI-DVI conversion cables are ideal for plasma, LCD, DLP, LCoS, SXRD, and CRT flat panel displays, monitors and projectors, or any connection that needs to interface between DVI and HDMI.  This high-quality cable ensures error-free, bit-perfect digital transmissions for all HDTV resolutions up to 1080p, and for computer resolutions up to 1920x1200 @ 60Hz, so you will get the best video that your system can deliver.

This series of cables is available in hard-to-find shorter lengths, making them ideal for a wide variety of wiring within cabinets, racks, and behind closely situated equipment.

  • 1 meter (3.3 foot) - #HDMI-DVI-1M
  • 1.5 meter (4.9 foot) - #HDMI-DVI-1.5M

For additional lengths, please consider our Gefen and Cable Solutions HDMI / DVI Conversion cables.

HDMI-DVI Benefits

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 HDMI specification handles high-bandwidth, uncompressed video, as well as multi-channel digital audio, all with one cable, but you need to be aware that DVI does not support digital audio, so all DVI to HDMI adapter cables are limited to digital video only.  All HDMI-enabled equipment is backward compatible with DVI by using simple passive adapters or adapter cables (such as this one).  The conversion works equally well in either direction, so you can convert HDMI to DVI, or DVI to HDMI with excellent results.

Review From The Real World

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-DVI 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 2 meter Monster M1000DV HDMI-DVI cable, model M1000HDMI/DVI-2M - it works well, but it also sells for $250.00.  By comparison, the 2 meter Vampire Wire #HDIM-DVI-2M cable lists for $73.60 and it also works very well!  That price point is even more surprising if you consider the Vampire Wire heritage - they have a well-respected product line, including some of the most technically advanced (and expensive) cables in the industry.

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, Vampire Wire 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, but gold plating does have at least one desirable characteristic as it relates to cable engineering - it is highly resistant to oxidation.  That is why Vampire Wire uses gold-plating at all connector contact points.

Vampire Wire is offering 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 came from a respected can be confident that they are not limiting the performance of your system.  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 Vampire Wire cables to be excellent performers.  In fact, as of this writing, we have never had a Vampire Wire cable returned because of a performance problem.  We think that speaks very well for the company, and is something that cannot be said of every cable that we have offered over the years.  Only a few companies have such a distinction.

Vampire Wire backs this cable with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Vampire's Description

With today's high quality audio/video systems, one of the most important components has become the cables and their connectors.  Vampire Wire has been researching and developing the highest level products since 1979.

Vampire Wire HDMI /DVI Conversion Cable

Here, the Vampire Wire #HDMI-DVI-1.5M HDMI/DVI conversion cable is shown in the package.

Vampire Wire HDMI and DVI connectors closeup

Shown here are the Vampire Wire DVI and HDMI connectors. As you can see, they have trim molded connector bodies, each with an integral strain relief.

Purchase Information
Product Description SKU MSRP Your Price Quantity
Vampire Wire HDMI / DVI Conversion Cable - 1 Meter #HDMI-DVI-1M $57.50 48.88
Vampire Wire HDMI / DVI Conversion Cable - 1.5 Meter #HDMI-DVI-1.5M $63.26 53.77
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