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Chris Hegwood:
I am looking for recommendations regarding VGA cable. I freely admit that I have deviated from my "buy once, cry once" mantra and bought cheap in the recent past. I am now sitting on a pile of cables with bent/broken pins or other problems.  My question is, in the pro staging and rental world what is the standard for ruggedness and reliability in a cable with HD15 ends? I would appreciate manufacturer recommendations and/or specs to look for.

Kevin Hoober:

--- Quote from: Chris Hegwood on May 05, 2011, 04:36:59 PM ---I am looking for recommendations regarding VGA cable. I freely admit that I have deviated from my "buy once, cry once" mantra and bought cheap in the recent past. I am now sitting on a pile of cables with bent/broken pins or other problems.  My question is, in the pro staging and rental world what is the standard for ruggedness and reliability in a cable with HD15 ends? I would appreciate manufacturer recommendations and/or specs to look for.

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Extron seems to make a nice VGA (and DVI) cables (molded ends).  For long runs, I prefer 5-wire, w/ breakouts.

Kevin H.

Brad Weber:

--- Quote from: Chris Hegwood on May 05, 2011, 04:36:59 PM ---I am looking for recommendations regarding VGA cable. I freely admit that I have deviated from my "buy once, cry once" mantra and bought cheap in the recent past. I am now sitting on a pile of cables with bent/broken pins or other problems.  My question is, in the pro staging and rental world what is the standard for ruggedness and reliability in a cable with HD15 ends? I would appreciate manufacturer recommendations and/or specs to look for.

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I would try to avoid HD15 connections that have to be operated on a regular basis in those environments.  Consider converting the HD15 and VGA cable to five wire RGBHV and maybe even use something like the Wireworks AV2000 connectors for the actual connectivity.

Arnold B. Krueger:

--- Quote from: Brad Weber on May 09, 2011, 04:32:46 PM ---I would try to avoid HD15 connections that have to be operated on a regular basis in those environments.  Consider converting the HD15 and VGA cable to five wire RGBHV and maybe even use something like the Wireworks AV2000 connectors for the actual connectivity.

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+1 to the recommendation to use RGBHV for long runs. Quad shielded RG-6 with a thick solid copper core has very low loss compared to RGB cables. Compression fittings make BNC terminations quick and reliable.

Steve Kennedy-Williams:

--- Quote from: Arnold B. Krueger on May 13, 2011, 06:29:44 AM ---+1 to the recommendation to use RGBHV for long runs. Quad shielded RG-6 with a thick solid copper core has very low loss compared to RGB cables. Compression fittings make BNC terminations quick and reliable.

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RGBHV with breakouts is the best as the breakouts are inexpensive, the longer runs of RGBHV are easy to repair, and we use 6 conductor coax and have a spare line already run if one fails.
The usual quality cable providers Belden, Covid, Canare, Clark, Gepco will have different quality options that will work well for you.

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