DVI-D (Dual Link) Male DVI Cable

DVI-D (Dual Link) Male DVI Cable

Digital Video Interface was created by Digital Display Working Group and is a standard across the monitor and video connector industry. Although DVI is usually associated with computers and monitors, it is sometimes used in TVs and other consumer electronics. TVs become monitors for any video-outputting device, such as gaming consoles.

What is a dual link DVI cable?

A dual link cable is one that has an extra set of pins, or connectors, in the middle slot of a single link cable. The extra connectors help immensely with identification. Dual link comes in both DVI-I and DVI-D format. Dual link allows for higher resolutions to be displayed due to the extra bandwidth.

What is a DVI cable?

A DVI cable is a type of video cable that transmits large amounts of data. DVI comes in many forms. The most common types are single link cables and dual link cables. Both cables are available in either DVI-I or DVI-D format:

  • DVI SL (Single Link) supports up to a 1,920 by 1,600 resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
  • DVI DL (Dual Link) supports up to a 2,560 by 1,600 resolution at a refresh rate of 60 Hz.
  • DVI-I Single Link is a cable that incorporates analog and digital.
  • DVI-I Dual Link incorporates analog and digital.
  • DVI-D SL is a cable that only incorporates digital.
  • DVI-D DL incorporates only digital.
Is a DVI high definition?

Yes, DVI is HD. There are connectors that convert other sources, such as Thunderbolt, to DVI-D. However, a dual link cable will give you a better viewing experience. Since modern TVs can show video in 4K and above, you will need a DVI-D dual link cable for the best HD experience.

What is the difference between a VGA and DVI cable?

A VGA cable is totally analog. It has a connector that hooks up to monitors, TVs, and projectors. DVI connectors are either analog and digital or just digital in the case of a DVI-D.

What is a DVI D cable used for?

This cable has multiple uses. It can be used for connecting a computer to a monitor. It is basically a video connector, and various types of adapters use it. There are other displays that will connect with DVI. For instance, TV displays, projectors, and LCD displays connect with it. A few common DVI connectors are HDMI to DVI-D adapters, DVI-D male to two DVI-D female adapters, and DVI-D to DisplayPort adapters.