DVI Extension Cord?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ribbonthecat, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. ribbonthecat macrumors regular

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    I've been thinking of putting a Dell 1907, connected to a keyboard and mouse, in one room, connected to my 12' Powerbook in another. Does anybody know if one can get DVI cables long enough to do so? The rooms are close together; a 15 or 20 foot cable would suffice.
     
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  4. mikes63737 macrumors 65816

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    You should be able to find them on sites like Newegg.com or TigerDirect.com. If you actually want an "extension" cable, then you need it to be a M-F cable. If you just want to have one cable (not an "extension" cable), then you need to get a M-M cable.

    Just so you know, your video quality will suffer slightly with such a long cable.

    You can also find USB extension cables for your keyboard and mouse if you need them on these sites.
     
  5. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Uh...

    I might be out of place, but what would you need an extension for? Why would you want to use a powerbook with a screen connected that you can't see?
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    With mirrored displays you have a fully functional PowerBook in the one room, but you can also control it from the other room with the externals.
     
  7. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    Yes, but...

    Wouldn't remote desktop or VNC be WAY more efficient?
     
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That requires two computers. This guy just wants to be able to run his PowerBook from two different rooms without physically picking up the computer. Why, I don't know.
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    I get it now...

    Okay, that I understand.

    I'm sure it's possible, but cost-wise, it sure wouldn't be worth it (IMHO).

    Cords do exist to do this. Good luck.
     

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