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very long monitor cables

Discussion in 'Monitors' started by Ish, 3 May 2006.

  1. Ish

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 11 Jan 2006

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    Location: West Midlands

    Is there any hardware that will allow me to do this or any other way of doing it bearing in mind budget is an issue?

    I have 1 pc running a powerpoint presentation in a continuous loop. I have 4 or 5 tft monitors I want to display this presentation on BUT the problem is the tft's are varying lengths away from the machine from 10 metres to 200 metres.

    How can i send the video signal to all the monitors?
    Will the signal travel over a 200m cable and can i even get a monitor cable that long or do i need something to amplify the signal etc??

    cheers
     
  2. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

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    Location: Cambridge, UK

    You would be better off distributing the VGA singal via CAT5.

    HEADRAT
     
  3. Ish

    Wise Guy

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    Can you give me an idea of what kind of equipment i would need to do this over cat5. any links would be much appreciated
     
  4. stu4691

    Gangster

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    I don't think Overclockers do them, but what you need are video extenders. You might need to go to a more specialized company.
     
    Last edited: 4 May 2006
  5. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

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    Its going to be very hard for me to post links as most of them would be classed as competitors.

    HEADRAT
     
  6. Mark M

    Mobster

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    Location: Newcastle upon Tyne

    Ive also made a post on exactly the same thing :)

    What is the name of the device that I would need for vga to cat5.

    Thanks :cool:
     
  7. HEADRAT

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

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    Location: Cambridge, UK

    Just use google there is plenty.

    HEADRAT
     
  8. stu4691

    Gangster

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    A VGA balun or KVM (keyboard mouse monitor) extender should do it
     
  9. Ish

    Wise Guy

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    Location: West Midlands

    thanks all...google here i come! :)
     
  10. jim5000

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Mar 2006

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    Location: UK

    Couldn't you use some wireless video senders? Not 100% sure they will transmit 200m, but might be an idea?