DVI cable question

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  1. YULitle

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    I've got a video card on my computer that has two DVI ports, one of which goes to my monitor (obviously.)

    I would like to use the other to go to my TV. It has HDMI ports and I know that I can find a small converter to put on the TV side so that I'm buying a 50' DVI cable and not a 50' HDMI cable (big price difference!) My question is about audio. I've seen RGB cables that have audio cables run through the same cable housing, but not an analog for DVI cables. Do they exist? Anyone have a better idea? I just want to be able to see my computer from my living room.
     
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  2. mikro112

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    I bought a 10m (~32 ft) HDMI cable for 6€ in Germany. In addition I bought a small DVI-out-to-HDMI converter and connected my PC to the HDMI-input of my TV. For audio I used a 10m jack-plug-to-chinch cable to connect it to my audio system, which is standing right below my TV. I could have connected it to my TV as well using the same connection but I didn't do it because in my TV, I wouldn't get 5.1 surround sound. ;) Which TV do you have and which audio-INputs does it have?

    I'm using 3 of those to connect my audio-card in the PC to my audio system:
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  3. Lakoste

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    If I understood correctly, you'd want something like this? 25ft was the longest I could find though. If 50ft is required then you're probably better off just buying the two necessary cords separately and routing them together.

    Also, HDMI and DVI prices should be pretty much the same. Not saying you shouldn't choose the DVI cable, just letting you know.
     
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  4. YULitle

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    That's exactly what I was looking for Lakoste, though it's short. I already have a cat5 cable running this route and was trying not to use two more on top of that, but... I guess I gotta do what I gotta do.

    Still looking though...
     
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