PC to Plasma - long distance


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I recently bought LG plasma 42PC1RR which has those connector types:
1 x VGA input ( 15 PIN HD D-Sub (HD-15) ) - rear ¦ 1 x serial - rear ¦ 1 x HDMI ( 19 pin HDMI Type A ) - rear ¦ 2 x SCART ( 21 PIN SCART ) - rear ¦ 1 x S-Video input ( 4 PIN mini-DIN ) - rear ¦ 2 x audio line-in - rear ¦ 1 x component video input ( RCA phono x 3 ) - rear ¦ 1 x audio line-out - rear

Now I want to connect it to computer which is around 18 meters (60 feet). I'm not planning to buy a DVD-player in near future so I have to connect sound and video card to TV. My video card has only DVI, VGA, S-Video (HDTV-Out) outputs while sound card, Creative X-Fi, has digital I/O and analog outputs. Which type of cables and outputs should I use to connect computer and TV? I don't want so spend much money on it.

I also own receiver Marantz SR5200, B&W speakers and Yamaha subwoofer in the same room where computer is. Technical specifications for receiver:
6x claimed 90Watts; Dolby Digital (EX); dts (ES); Dolby Pro-Logic II; RDS tuner; learning remote; 4x composite video inputs; 3x composite video outputs; 4x
S-Video inputs; 3x
S-Video outputs; 7x stereo audio inputs; 4x stereo audio outputs;
1x front AV input; 2x optical digital input; 2x coaxial digital input; 1x optical digital output; 1x coaxial digital output; 6.1-channel input; 6.1-channel outputBEST

I've been reading the differences about video cables but I couldn't manage it out, which would be the best buy for that distance. Would 20m VGA-VGA cable be ok?

Thank you for further help.


Previously Liam @ Prog AV
As long as it's a decent cable 20m VGA will be fine. As will 20m audio (3.5mm -> 2RCA).

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