how far can monitor be away from the computer?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by genebort, Aug 18, 2005.

  1. genebort


    Could one use a "high quality cable" and place the monitor 20--30 feet away from the computer (and the other monitors). I would like to be able to sit in my recliner (in living room) and watch the emini charts on one monitor: then when things look interesting, go to main computer room for buy/sell action on the other monitors (sitting beside the computer) Appreciate any expert advice.
  2. ozzy


    just get a laptop geeeze.

  3. gnome


    There are monitor extender cables which can give you another 6' or so at the risk of signal degredation.
  4. ethos


  5. Signal will degrade substantially with distance. If you want to spend a bit of money, there are better solutions than having a stiff VGA cable running across your house.
  6. ethos


    > This is what I was going to suggest.

    In fact I use these extenders with a matrix switch (by NTI too). It allows me to have access to up to 8 VGA sources (I have 3 computers, DISH network and DVD changer so far) from 4 monitors located in different rooms. All connected by CAT5. No video degradation on 1600x1200 monitors.
  7. batam1


    I know is a late reply, but at work we use products from we use the VKMEXT-100 to extend the Computer VGA display, Keyboard and Mouse for as long as 125' (125 foot) very successfully.

    I purchased 6 100' and 2 25’ cables and have been using them for over two years with great success (before we use CARBON COPY – I never liked Carbon Copy) now cost is reasonable and if you have a corporate account you may get a 25%+ discount.

    KVM switches are good BUT ARE VERY HEFTY PRICED, not to mention cumbersome. NTI as far as I know will give you your money back if you are not satisfied.

    I am planning to do the same for FOREX, have a swinging arm (to support my 24” LCD monitor Keyboard and Mouse) near my bed while I can place FOREX trades late at night without having to get-up to my office (I pull the swing arm towards me), after I place my trade and take my profits home, then I move the swing arm out of the way and go back to sleep.

    The NTI VKMEXT cables will suffice - Insure you get the right sex (Male to Female) so all you have to do is PLUG AND TRADE!
  8. TGregg


    Another possible solution is a cheap PC or laptop running PC Everywhere or some other remote access software at your monitor on the back deck or where ever.
    #10     Sep 29, 2005