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June 30, 2013 6:06:08 PM

I've bought a Panasonic 55inch DT50 LED 3d tv which awaits delivery and I want to connect my nvidia Gtx 660 ti to it but I'm confused on cables.

The people in PC world said I really needed SANDSTROM AV Gold Series 21 Gbps which at £85 I thought was ridiculous, although I would get a 25% discount if I bought the cables that day, and I would need to buy 3 for the pc, blu ray player and satellite box.

I thought I would not be ripped off and check you guys out for advice first.

However having searched these forums first, I am now even more confused because I've seen various posts suggesting the cheapest HDMI cables will do or some even saying display port is better than HDMI!

My gfx card has:-

1 x DisplayPort
1 x Dual Link DVI-D
1 x Dual Link DVI-I
1 x HDMI

So now I'm really confused. My questions are:-
1) can I buy any (cheap) cable to link my pc to the 3dtv, if so which one?
2) which is the best port/cable to link my gfx card to my 1920x1080 60hz pc monitor, display port or HDMI?

Thanks for your help guys

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June 30, 2013 6:25:20 PM
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read this article http://www.ehow.com/about_5315967_cheap-vs-expensive-hd...

display port was designed for monitors. Technically more accomplished, flexible and capable of carrying much more than just video and audio. At top-spec it has much more bandwidth too (10.2GB/s vs 17.28GB/s). Supports multiple monitors on one cable, so you can daisy-chain two or more together. Thus, full DisplayPort 1.2 can drive four 1920 x 1200 monitors, one on each link
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