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Thin Monitor Lead

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by garylythgoe, Mar 30, 2005.

  1. garylythgoe

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    I need to run a Monitor lead from my PC round the room to my Sony KF42-SX300U (The PC input on the back).. But i need it to be preferably quite thin (thinner than normal) and long! Any idea's?
     
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    Any suggestions? :rolleyes:
     
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    Not many replies!
    I personally have never seen what you are talking about.
    I do know however that a DVi cable for example cant be too long.
    (they become prone to artefacting if they are too long)
    If it is you loose too much quality and loose the picture. This often happens with digital cables. If you need a really long DVi cable then its best that you get a high grade one like the optical ones designed to run for several metres.

    If u are using VGA, then i don't really know!
    The optical DVI cables i've seen aren't necessarily thin and that may not be possible.
    PC video cables cant really be thin as they have to transfer a lot of data. Its not quite the same as say a speaker cable for example that can be thin and flat.

    http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/DVI_fiber_cables.html

    Have a look here for high quality long DVi cables designed specifically to run long distances.

    Do some google searches for the specific type of cable you want. You might get lucky.
     
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    garylythgoe

    How long is long and what signal are you transmitting?

    As you've found very thin RGBHV cables are hard to source - CAT5 is an option; though possibly more costly as you have hardware involved.

    See
    Up to 300 feet - http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1463

    Up to 150 feet - http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=2513

    Keep in mind with the long thin 'VGA' cable your relying on your Graphics card to 'drive' the signal over a long cable run - you may find you get a lot of signal drop off and have to install a VGA extender amp anyway; similar cost as a CAT5 extender.

    Best regards

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    At a guess it needs to be 5m.

    Using CAT5 looks to be a great idea, so do i take the output from my Graphics Card to one of those boxes, a CAT5 cable from the box to the other box, and then a VGA cable from the box to my TV.. (TV has a VGA input).

    Thanks mate :thumbsup:
     
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    Hello garylythgoe

    Correct

    Graphics Card VGA Out > CAT5 Sender > CAT5 cable > CAT5 Receiver > VGA Input on your Display.

    The Gefen kit includes 1 x HD15 (VGA) cable, the CAT5 Sender and Receiver plus a Power supply that attaches to the Sender unit.

    You need to supply the HD15 (VGA) cable from your Graphics card plus a CAT5 cable - Gefen also do a retag of decent quality CAT5 cables; see http://www.gefen.com/kvm/cables/cat5.jsp

    Best regards

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    Joe you are a legend, much appreciated! :D
     

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