Versatile DVI Female-to-Female Monitor AV Cables and Adapters
DVI female-to-female monitor AV cables and adapters allow you to connect your computer to a flat-panel TV or a monitor. These cables and adapters come in a variety of sizes and styles. The cable and adapter products are available from several brands and are also available unbranded.What is DVI?
DVI stands for digital video interface. Since 2000, this has been the standard interface that connects a video controller, such as your computer, to a display device, which can be a flat-panel screen or a computer monitor. This standard is available in two primary modes: the DVI-D mode, which is digital only, and the DVI-I mode, which is digital and analog. While DVI is mostly known as the prime interface of post-2000 computers, it is also found in DVD players and flat-panel television sets.What do the cables and adapters look like?
They have various looks and styles. However, there are consistent details that will be found in every DVI female-to-female monitor AV cable and adapter. If the product is a cable, then it will have a long line located between the two interfaces. The two interfaces will both be female, meaning that theirs interface will be depressed into the connector.
For an adapter, the product will be much shorter in length. One end of the adapter will have a DisplayPort interface. The other connector on the adapter will resemble a small block or brick and have multiple interfaces. These multiple interfaces may include a DVI-D, DVI-I, HDMI, or VGA interface or any combination of them. It is recommended that you check the product details to see exactly which connector interfaces are available on the adapter.What can these items be used for?
These items allow you to transmit audio and visual signals from your computer to your monitor or a flat-panel TV. The cable allows for plug-and-play, so no installation or complex setup is required. The adapter offers the flexibility to use a variety of interfaces such as DVI, HDMI, or VGA. The cable and the adapter allow transmission of the signal with no degradation in quality.What are the technical specs of the DVI connector?
The following technical specs contain information for the DVI-D mode as well as the DVI-I mode:
- Hot-pluggable: Yes.
- External: Yes.
- Video Signal: Single link - 1920 × 1200 (WUXGA) at 60 Hz. Dual link - 2560 × 1600 (WQXGA) at 60 Hz. Analog video stream - 1920 × 1200 (WUXGA) at 60 Hz.
- Pins: 29.