Dual monitors on a long cable....

By Loafer
Mar 11, 2004
  1. Hello,

    I want to run two crt monitors from my radeon 9800pro, now as far as i know this shouldn't be a problem as the card has vga and dvi-i connectors. But, I want to run one of the monitors on an extension cable 5-7.5m, does anyone have any experience with this? Is it better to have a long 15 pin d-sub lead or a long dvi lead (with the adaptor at the end) ?
    Or will the signal loss be too great ?

    Any help or past experiences would be appreciated before I buy the wrong lead..Also, any recommendations for make/type of cable.

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You can easily connect with analog VGA. If the cable is any good you shouldn't notice any quality drops.

    You need special DVI cables or a repeater to cover that distance but there won't be any quality loss sice the signal is digital.
  3. Loafer

    Loafer TS Member Topic Starter Posts: 21

    Thanks for the quick response.

    So basically just run a longer analogue lead...I presume it's cheaper ?
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