Specifically designed for digital devices, Digital Video Dual-Link provides the brightest, most accurate colors and sharpest detail for your HDTV/digital satellite receiver, plasma TV, LCD TV or monitor, progressive-scan DVD player, and digital projector. High-definition, all-digital video requires data to be transferred in pure digital form in order to achieve the best-possible performance from your digital devices. To obtain the highest-possible resolution from DVI technology, a dual-link, 24-pin connection is required. Single-link (18-pin) connectors can significantly limit the bandwidth potential of DVI. Dual-link provides the convenience of backward-compatibility with AV hardware that is single-link-enabled only.