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Old 02-03-2011, 05:53 PM
 
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Default Need to push a video signal 60 feet from a PC

What are the options for sending a signal 60' from a PC to a TV used as a monitor? Only the TVs have been purchased so far. I don't have the specs but I'm assuming they have HDMI and probably VGA inputs. Until I found out the monitors would be so far away, I suggested getting a video card with two DVI outputs, then using a DVI to HDMI cable. Dual DVI cards seem to be much more common than dual HDMI cards. I'm not sure if it can go that far.

The guy doing this project called me from Fry's where the salesman was trying to sell him two VGA extension cables to cover the distance. I've never tried running VGA that far but given how bad I've seen it look over much shorter distances, that sounds like it would look terrible.

I've seen systems in catalogs that convert a video signal to some other media, like Cat5, for the bulk of the run but I don't know anything about them.
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Old 02-03-2011, 06:31 PM
 
Location: ɐpɐʌǝu 'sɐƃǝʌ sɐl
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QVS VC5-1P VGA / QXGA CAT5E Video Extender

one option
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:44 PM
 
Location: North Las Vegas - Aliante
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Second option (click)
1080i and lower resolutions should be able to use this length cable without a booster.
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Whittier
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They also make Wireless ones too.

I think I'm going to need one of these at work soon.

However I wouldn't just need an extender, I'd want mine over IP, and that's a bit different.

Last edited by harhar; 02-07-2011 at 11:02 AM.. Reason: Grammar
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:52 AM
 
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Well it looks like I've managed to talk him into locating the PC closer to the displays. I'm not sure how he planned on interacting with the computer with the monitors 60' away without using a system of mirrors and binoculars.
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Old 02-07-2011, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Pomona
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Dual monitor setup, perhaps? One local display, one remote display.

It's on backorder, but something along the likes this ought to work ...
For only $45.50 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 75ft 26AWG CL2 Standard Speed HDMI Cable w/ Built-in Equalizer - Black | 26AWG HDMI Male to Male Cables

There may be other items that are suitable from there too ...
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Old 02-08-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: Scranton
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Well it looks like I've managed to talk him into locating the PC closer to the displays. I'm not sure how he planned on interacting with the computer with the monitors 60' away without using a system of mirrors and binoculars.
I have a dual DVI Nvidia card with a LCD monitor right next to the PC, and a TV, located in the living room, hooked up with a 75 ft DVI -> HDMI cable. No issues here. I use the TV mainly for MythTV and huludesktop, and control it using a RF remote control from ATI (no line of sight to the PC necessary).
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Old 02-09-2011, 12:12 AM
 
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I have a dual DVI Nvidia card with a LCD monitor right next to the PC, and a TV, located in the living room, hooked up with a 75 ft DVI -> HDMI cable. No issues here. I use the TV mainly for MythTV and huludesktop, and control it using a RF remote control from ATI (no line of sight to the PC necessary).
Well the dual monitor thing wouldn't have worked in this case since he wanted both monitors to be 60' away from the computer.
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