Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Folsom (Sacramento) CA
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I have a setup that I am trying to fit into with the least conversion/complication as possible.
I am the media guy for our church, and we meet in a high school multipurpose room, so I'm limited by the room's setup. We setup/tear down every week, so lots of plug-in/out cycles on both ends. We are typically only showing slides (like powerpoint, but different program) - still images at 800x600, but sometimes play video clips through the PC as well (usually only youtube, nothing HD quality).
I have a laptop with both VGA out and HDMI out, and a wall plate to connect to the room projector with a VGA Female port.
We are currently using a 100 foot VGA male/male cable (only really need ~40 feet, but it's what we had). The pins in the cable are starting to get bent from constant plugging over ~5 years and periodically I lose Red. (makes graphics look pretty funny sometimes).
I am considering getting a ~40 foot HDMI male/male and then converting the signal to VGA on the one end to connect to the wall plate. This will likely need to be an active conversion to be clean though. I could do HDMI/DVI and convert that, which seems a more common conversion method. Most of the converters I've seen though assume VGA is the input to the converter, and I would do HDMI in to VGA out conversion.
Does anybody have any recommendations on this setup, glaring issues, better ways of doing this? Clearly I'd rather do this without conversion, but I'm not sure getting another VGA/VGA cable is the best bet.
Thanks for any comments/suggestions.
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