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    50m VGA Cables

    Hi,

    I have been asked to get 50m VGA cables to the prjectors in our new build.

    Can anyone recommend a supplier, never got ones these long before and I don't fancy paying 120 for the Lindy gold plated ones.

    Know I will need a amplifier but I have been told they need 50m ones as the route is all over the place.

    Ta muchly

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    I think for 50 metres that's a very good price. I didn't know you could get them that long! The longest I have purchased is 10 metres from Lindy and it still works to this day.

    Alternatively you may want to look at VGA over Ethernet which I know is possible, but you may find the price is similar, if not more expensive!

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    There's a lot of information in this thread.

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    CPC do them, but at the same price.

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    Hi, wouldn't it be cheaper or better option to run it over cat5?

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    We have a couple of vga cables that probably run approx 25m and even with an amplifier it still has an effect on the picture a bit. If I was doing it again I would definitely take a look at using CAT5e which can run upto approx 140m for video.

    Or spend a lot more on vga amplifiers to get the best possible picture quality etc...


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    I misheard the distance, its 30m and I've ordered some today for 35each.

    We need to use splitters so the display and projector are on at the same time so I'll make sure they have a amplifiers in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    I misheard the distance, its 30m and I've ordered some today for 35each.

    We need to use splitters so the display and projector are on at the same time so I'll make sure they have a amplifiers in them.
    You might be better off using a duel output video card in clone mode (if you can) rather than a splitter. I find the VGA splitter boxes lower the picture quality substantially.

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    I have had some 50m ones before that cost about 68 and they were fine without a booster but they were SVGA leads and very heavy duty and heavy.

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