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HDMI and DVI noob here.


My cable company uses this Motorola HDTV cable box:

http://broadband.motorola.com/dvr/dct6208.asp


that has a DVI output. I need to run 25ft from my equipment rack to the mounting location of my soon-to-arrive Panasonic PT-AE700U projector (on order).


I am thinking that I could mount a male DVI to female HDMI adapter on the cable box and then run HDMI-HDMI from there to the projector. I found this Monster adapter:

http://www.monstercable.com/productPage.asp?pin=2377


It is mean to "Connect your new HDMI component to your DVI HDTV" which is the opposite direction that I am going (DVI to HDMI). I am going from old DVI to new HDMI.


Will this adapter work for my application?


Another question: will the DVI signal running through HDMI degrade running the 25ft? I have heard that HDMI can tolerate longer runs than DVI, but in this case the source is actualy DVI.
 

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As long as you buy a quality cable, 25' should be fine for a DVI source.
 

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Thanks, borromini. Do you know if the DVI-HDMI / HDMI-DVI converters are bi-directional?
 

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Check out this thread - information on 2 manufacturers in addition to Monster that sell both DVI --> HDMI and HDMI --> DVI adapters... so you can have it either way. There's one guy that posted there that tried it with his new Panny AE-700 with no problems.

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...hreadid=456068


Several places (such as Blue Jeans Cable) also sell cables with a DVI connector on one end and an HDMI connector on the other end which is probably better (and less expensive) if you don't already have the long DVI cable.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/dvi/dviprices.htm
 
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