monitor cable extensions?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarketWatcher, Jun 16, 2003.

  1. I would like to place my computer more than 6' from my monitors. Is there a solution?
  2. Bob111


  3. Is there any signal degradation with longer monitor cables? Is there a difference between DVI and VGA cables in terms of length and degradation?
  4. ZBEAR


    Look up an earlier post here on Elite with somewhat the same Title and the same forum I believe.

    There are big problems with DVI extensions.... they don't work. I tried.

    VGA needs a booster past 6-8 feet usually.

    Check out .. BELKIN signal boosters at .....800-223-5546 Compton CA
  5. You can get long DVI cables, but they are VERY expensive beyond about 10' in length. I use 10' ones myself and they work flawlessly at my current 1280x1024 resolution.

    As for VGA cables, if you get properly shielded cables, you do not need a booster. I have one 25' VGA cable that produces a nice image (as good as any 6' cable) at my 1280x1024 resolution at 75-85Hz. It might do well even higher, but I haven't tried.

    This is were I got my VGA cable...