Dish 811 -- DVI Cable Confusion (1 Viewer)

slanich

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Does the 811 include a DVI-D cable?

If not, I want to be sure I buy the correct cable. The 811 spec sheet shows the back panel, and the DVI connector is labled "DVI-HDTV/DISH DVI". Elsewhere on the spec sheet, it also refers to "DVI-D."

Is there a difference between "DVI-HDTV" and "DVI-D?"

And, what on earth is "DISH DVI?" Is this something proprietary from Echostar that requires a special cable?

Finally, do I need a Dual Link or a Single Link DVI cable? I will be connecting the 811 to a new SONY LCD Projection TV. The connector at the back of the TV looks like Dual Link.

Thanks.

Steve Lanich
 

A_Pac

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dishdvi is the dvi port's name on the hdtv's that they are selling

all the other questions i have no clue and i would like to know too please because i have 36inch tube hdtv sony xbr800 that i would like to use dvi too in my tv manuel it says it follows the eia-861 standard
 

tabarnzo

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Wondering the same.....

I also just ordered the 811 and have a new Sony 50" on order as well. Wondering if the 811 comes with a DVI cable???
 

Grandude

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No DVI cable with most 811s. Some claim that theirs came with one but most don't believe that to be true. <g>
I use a DVI-D single link. I would suspect that you should do the same. Don't waste money on a "Monster" version.
 

waltinvt

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Grandude said:
No DVI cable with most 811s. Some claim that theirs came with one but most don't believe that to be true. <g>
I use a DVI-D single link. I would suspect that you should do the same. Don't waste money on a "Monster" version.
The 811 comes with a component cable but no DVI. If you get Dish's HDTV in a Box deal, a DVI cable comes in the monitor's cable packageing, so you'd end up getting both.

WaltinVt
 

imstriker

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I will definetly echo the don't spend a lot theory. I just got my 811 last month, and it did not come with a cable. I dropped by Circuit City where they generously offered me to buy a $120 monster cable. Oddly, I opted not to make this purchase and got a $6 (incl. shipping) cable on E-bay. It works great. The issue to remember here is that we are talking digital signals across a short run. The need for very expensive heavily-shielded cable is mostly mitigated.
 

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