I would like to have a computer in one area of a room and my computer monitor in the other, but don't want to drill large holes in the floor and run the wire under the room floor.....
so instead, I'd drill small holes at each end of the room, run CAT5 wire down one of the holes, along my basement ceiling ( it has a false ceiling ) , pull the end of the wire up through the hole at the other end and then now attach the RGB plugs or whatever they are called.
I got the idea from a buddy who sent me this link here:
I don't see VGA to VGA connections here, but it seems do-able, but I'm not sure.
Any help would be appreciated.
No, unless your monitor will accept a component signal over the vga port like some projectors do. Otherwise you will need a transcoder. It is more than a cabling issue.
I need to get a good 1680x1050rez. 32bit 60Hz (Its a TFT screen) VGA feed across a distance of around 30 to 40ft. capable of running video and text, pertymuch like a normal PC would be able to do.
What would you advice me to do to achieve this?
Do note however that this link doesnt include the instructions for clearing up ghosting issues. You may need to come back should you encounter that issue.
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I confirm this GUIDE works 100%
I successfully connect VGA out from a NX6325 HP Laptop with a PLASMA TV LG 32PC51.
Please find on the internet details for this models to see other informations and what connectors have each equipment.
I put on both ends same pin out on two HD15 father connectors.
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Later edit: I forgot to tell that coverd distance was approximatively 13m of UTP CAT5e cable put it along with stereo SOUND cable, and few power cords and Network cables.
1st, does RadioShack still offer the needed peices parts for this? If not, is there a good online site to get the shielded cable, shrink ends and other pieces?
2nd, what solder (%/%) do you recommend for this? It has been a LONG time since I have done this!
3rd, is there any way to make a manual (or better yet, automatic) switch for this setup? I have a computer and an XBox360 that I would like to connect up to the same VGA port on my plasma. I have a KVM for it, but the model is irritating in that you have to have the primary machine on to be able to select the input source being used (IOW, both need to be on in order to operate one of them, in my case, the computer needs to be on when I am using the X-Box, but not vice versa).
Bottom line is, with a new av/wall unit installed (wood veneer) I would like to avoid coring as much as possible. If I could just get a large drill bit in there to fit the CAT5 and speaker wires for the R, SW, RL and RR I will be good to go!
I'm really impressed by all this, (if the quality and stability is really that good).
May I ask you, as I do not have any soldering equipment or knowledge, would you consider making me a really good example of a VGA to RGB cable, for a fee?
I am trying to connect my Apple Mac Mini with DVI out, to my analogue panasonic widescreen with only svideo and rgb in. I would like to avoid going down the S-video or VGA route if I can get RGB quality.
Would you let me know?
Thank you in advance for any help you can give.
I agree! I venture back to avsforum every couple years when the upgrade bug strikes and when I saw this thread tonight it threw me for a loop. Next up... the NEC LT150 and "The Dell Deal."
Before trying this idea I used a normal VGA cable and the quality of the video was really bad!
Then I made the cable as explained on this thread and it worked with a slight modification. I have the following config:
1) Samsung LCD TV 1080i
2) Dell INSPIRON 15 laptop
3) Resolution = 1360x768 @60Hz
4) Cable lenght: 15meters
Now the modification was:
I connected pin 10(GND) of the DB15 to the CAT5 shielding but also connected it to the case of the DB15 connector, I guess this helped to have a better impedance match on the transmission lines.
Before soldering a small cable between pin 10 and the case there was a lot of ghosting on the screen! But after doing this small mod it worked almost perfect. There is still a slight ghosting but only visible when you're too near the screen(which is not my case).
Thanks a lot to Mr. Wigggles!
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all right maybe this can help some of you guys that dont solder and try it out i have only started using this for the past 2 months and its really cheap so its worth the try if any of you want to try this and let us know about ghosting or what nots...
i use a panasonic 3200 lumen projector:
i found on ebay cat 5 to VGA connectors as well as cat 5 unshielded cable all for around under $25
a macbook pro only extends signal for about 6 feet which i think is retarded but ALAS they do have a long lasting battery which is why they cut down on the power consumption
so i had to get an amp that amplifies the signal, this works well and it says it does up to 164.042 feet or 50 meters ( i have tried the 150 feet but in a coiled setting i havent uncoiled the cable to see if it picks up interference, but at 50 feet, it doesnt as far as my eye can see) with 350MHZ amplification
Hope this helps you out i spent a few hours doing research on this but not enough and i havent tried it with lenghts of shielded cable