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- January 14, 2012 at 1:26 AM #48340opheliaParticipant
Hello all. Is there an optimumor recommendedlength fora dvi cable (monitor to PC)? Is it OK to go for longer than 6.5 feet (my current cable length)?
- January 14, 2012 at 1:35 PM #198684CharlesParticipant
I do not see why not, it is just a video signal, kind of like cable TV.
- January 14, 2012 at 11:54 PM #198685EarlCMember
There may be some latency issues but for general monitor viewing, shouldn’t be an issue. In production, when running long cables, more than 100 feet, from camera to feed a recorder, burner or projector, I often insert a DA (distribution amplifier) and in some mission critical situations there might be some signal degradation over extended cabling, but as Charles said: “I don’t see why not.”
There were/are limitations such as if/when daisy chaining, like the older SCSI connectors, where you could exceed the recommended length and suffer from it; and the new connectors, as well as some other situations, like the Thunderbolt, have specific lengths and end-connection requirements, such as putting a monitor with only one Thunderbolt connection at the end of the chain.
Again, pretty much what Charles said.
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