Digital Visual Interface, DVI, cable transmits video signals from an AV source to the TV. The picture quality of the transmission is much better than the VGA cable. The DVI cable is compatible with different pin configurations to transmit higher resolution videos when it is connected to a PC. With the right pin configuration, it can generate 4K video signals for only PCs that can display such a high video resolution.
The cable is designed for only video signals. However, its configuration allows audio cables to be used on the same electronic device.
DVI cable connects different electronics
The cable offers convenience for tech geeks and others who use different output electronic devices often. It is a perfect choice to connect TVs, laptops, video projectors, desktops, or smaller portable devices. The only feature needed to use a DVI cable is the input port which is on the electronic devices to be connected.
The diverse use has made DVI one of the most reliable options to view good quality videos on different electronic displays.
Different DVI cables are available
The different models in the market are different. Three common cables are the DVI-A, DVI-D, and DVI-I.
It is designed with an exclusive purpose which is transmitting analogue video signals. The cable is used to connect the DVI card to a monitor, which receives a high-quality video. This connection works by converting the digital signals into analogue signals, which are displayed on the monitor.
This cable is best used to connect LCD screens to DVI cards to get high-quality videos. The transfer of files between the two electronic devices is much faster compared to other cable options. The transfer speed is high because a dual-link format cable is used instead of a single link format cable. So far, the DVI-D dual link format cable is the best connection for electronics with LCD screens.
DVI-I (Combined – Analogue and Digital)
This is the type of DVI cable that combines the features of the DVI-A and DVI-D cable in one. The cable can be used with both analogue and digital electronic monitors. It is the cable that creates a significant distinction between DVI and VGA video cables.
Plug and play feature
The DVI cable is easy to use compared to older analogue models. The cable can simply be plugged into the electronic device to start transferring signals. The plug and play feature help to save time because other options may require turning the electronic devices off and waiting for long minutes before it reboots.
The DVI cables generally transmit a similar range of pixels for both the single and dual link models. The pixel range for single-link models is up to 1920x1200, while the pixel range for dual-link models is 2560x1600. The DVI cable also has a general refresh rate of 144 Hz. This makes it an ideal transfer cable for monitors that transmit up to 1080p. And the FPS rating for this transfer rate is significantly higher than 60.
However, the goal is to find a monitor that is compatible with the dual-link cable to get higher-quality pictures.