[GRLUG] VGA / video question
ironmike52 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 23 22:14:16 EDT 2015
we did use the vga amp on our 2 feeds. 1 went to our projector and other went to a dvd recorder. touchy but worked for the 120 feet vga run. we have upgraded beyond that point.
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> Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2015 20:07:32 -0400
> From: jtr at jrichards.org
> To: grlug at grlug.org
> Subject: Re: [GRLUG] VGA / video question
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 05:53:58PM -0400, Mike Miller wrote:
> > > From: jtr at jrichards.org
> > > On Mon, Mar 23, 2015 at 12:27:56PM -0500, L. V. Lammert wrote:
> > > > On Mon, 23 Mar 2015, John-Thomas Richards wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > signal issue (as Mike indicated). The question then becomes whether to
> > > > > buy a VGA signal booster for the longest length of cable (the one from
> > > > > the laptop to the VGA port splitter) or go with VGA-->CAT5-->VGA
> > > > > adapters. I don't really need much flexibility since this is installed
> > > > > and no longer mobile.
> > > > >
> > > > HDMI -> CAT5 -> HDMI is much more readily available in the current
> > > > marketplace, ..
> > >
> > > I would love to do HDMI, but as indicated earlier in this thread the
> > > laptop is VGA-only.
> > >
> > one other plan, depends on usb. there are many usb to hdmi / vga
> > dongles out there at 15 to 50 bucks. might that work?
> Probably not. Most of those devices have terrible (if any) Linux
> support. I spoke with a vendor's pre-sale tech support. He directed me
> to a VGA extender (which his company does not sell). It looks like they
> run less than $50 or so.
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