The alcove where we keep the PC has a granite surface and walls on three sides. Unless I want the cable to go in front of the counter's edge (tacky and interfering with drawers), it must go through the 1" hole, which is too small for the DVI cable terminal to pass. Plus the HDMI should just work. I just bought this stuff. Before I get on an endless phone call to Asus support, I was hoping I was overlooking something. I'm a novice PC builder.