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Title: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Tamar Ghobria on June 03, 2014, 10:17:49 am
Subject says it all..
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Milt Hathaway on June 03, 2014, 10:56:53 am
http://www.markertek.com (http://www.markertek.com)
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Jordan Wolf on June 03, 2014, 10:59:48 am
I like BTX, but would start to go 5-wire/RGBHV/Hi-Res after 50ft if not installing.  I'd be more inclined to look into Cat5 extenders, though; they're cheap and reliable enough now.
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Tamar Ghobria on June 03, 2014, 11:18:06 am
http://www.markertek.com (http://www.markertek.com)

Any opinion on monoprice?
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Steve Alves on June 03, 2014, 02:19:12 pm
I bought one about a year ago from tigerdirect.com
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Tommy Peel on June 03, 2014, 03:07:48 pm
Any opinion on monoprice?

I've had decent luck with Monoprice VGA/HDMI cables; not so good luck with their mic & instrument cables though.
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Cailen Waddell on June 03, 2014, 03:58:53 pm
Monoprice VGA works well for us.  We use 25, 50, and 100.


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Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Ben Lawrence on June 11, 2014, 11:26:14 pm
I have had good luck with the Monoprice VGA cables. The 50' slim cables have given me interference and I have had a bunch of issues with the longer monoprice hdmi cables.
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Jason Holmes on August 04, 2014, 07:53:26 pm
Any opinion on monoprice?

The connectors seem to be made out of warm butter. The pins will bend if the connector is inserted at anything other than straight on and the pins will fold over like blades of grass. Otherwise no problems with them.
Title: Re: Best Place to buy 100' VGA Cable
Post by: Scott Holtzman on August 05, 2014, 01:26:19 am
The connectors seem to be made out of warm butter. The pins will bend if the connector is inserted at anything other than straight on and the pins will fold over like blades of grass. Otherwise no problems with them.

Without going into a bunch of theory 100ft is way too much for any VGA run.  VGA is analog.  You will also issues with the communications protocol used to identify the capabilities of the display device in newer displays.

OS's will have trouble recognizing the attached device.

Installing an amplifier at either end of the cable is also ill-advised.  One in the middle would be a tolerable but less than optimum design.

VGA is all but gone.  I would suggest an HDMI over CAT5/6 or fiber.  You can always put a switcher at the front of the HDMI to upconvert.