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Old 05-11-06, 08:43 AM
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Video feed over long distances?

Hello. I am trying to figure out the best way to send a video signal from a PC to a Plasma display over 100ft away from the PC.

Anyone have ideas on the best possible solution?

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Old 05-11-06, 01:41 PM
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I should add that I am concerned with signal degredation over the length of 100ft. Especially when the display is a plasma, I would like to keep the best possible signal and resolution that I can.

Any suggestions?
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Old 05-11-06, 03:52 PM
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How much is your budget?
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Old 05-12-06, 08:17 AM
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This is for a client I am working for so the cost will be passed on to them. But...if I don't figure something out, I will be forced to drive the displays from separate PCs. So that cost will be around $2k. I would say anything less than that would be fine.

I hear DVI may be the way to go? I have a PC that is the Operator Interface Terminal for the operator to use. I can put a second video card in that PC with a DVI output and run that over the 100ft length to the plasma?
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Old 05-12-06, 10:27 AM
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http://www.globalzio.com/product_detail.asp?no=60

Wouldn't this little gizmo do what needs to be done?
It has DVI/Comp/S-Video
NetworkLan/Wireless B/G
Optical out

and looks decent as well.
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Old 05-12-06, 12:35 PM
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Not sure it can...sounds like it's a player? I need to output from an application running on a PC to a "monitor" over 100ft away.

The theory of going wireless is good, but I don't know if they make wireless video output cards....

Or did I completely read the product summary wrong?
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Old 05-12-06, 03:21 PM
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oh a video signal, live feed or somehting?
I was thinking media ....

then probably it is not what you're looking for. what exactly is the output from the application?

You're looking for what appears on your desktop to be visible on your plasma?
Sounds like you want a remote desktop solution type of thing.
If the client is willing to spend 2k$, just get a MacMini and use VNC (if they make VNC clients for macs) over wireless.
You'll get a htpc of sorts at the same time.

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Old 05-12-06, 03:51 PM
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There are DVI repeaters so maybe a couple 50' cables with a repeater would do the job.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...ormat=2&style=
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nomaan - Yes, just want to see what's on my computer on the plasma a long distance away. Sorry I wasn't clearer before.

X - thanks...I've done a little bit more research and found that a DVI-D Fiber Optic cable can run the full length of 100'. They aren't cheap @ $600 but it will work and it's within budget. Here's a link to one in case anyone is interested...

http://www.kvm-switches-online.com/cab-hdtv-100mm.html

Thanks for all the help!
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I'd sure try an $80 box and two $50 cables first, but it's maybe not quite as elegant as a fiber cable.
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