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Topic # 29720 16-Jan-2009 13:53
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not exacty a home theatre question, but close enough...


i'm building a training room with a ceiling mounted projector and looking for the best way to connect it to the trainer's laptop.  Right now the only option is VGA.  The patch from the ceiling mount to the trainer might have to go from ceiling, down wall, through concrete floor, along under floor, through concrete floor again.  Makes for a long run which means that home made cables are going to suck.  what options can anyone suggest?





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  Reply # 189999 16-Jan-2009 13:57
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forgot to mention: because of the floor penetration we might not be able to get a pre-made vga cable through the floor as the hole may be too small

cat 6 wiring can (and will) be run in both locations,  perhaps there is a vga over cat6 solution someone can recommend




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  Reply # 190000 16-Jan-2009 14:04
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No good if you already have the projector, but didn't Panasonic do a wireless data projector?

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  Reply # 190005 16-Jan-2009 14:42
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Hi,

in my last place, we used KVM extenders over cat5 for at least 20 meters just as VGA connections from the Tech area to Edit suits. USB for mouse and keyboard went over sperate usb extenders. If you can do a test before you install or buy as they did range from being great to pants. As usual $ comes into play. Somthing like this from Online might do the trick..

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  Reply # 190008 16-Jan-2009 15:06
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VGA baluns over cat5e work fine.

Just be aware that with the cheaper ones you might struggle to do 1920x1080 if you were aiming at running at a high resolution.

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  Reply # 190017 16-Jan-2009 15:49
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I've used these before and they work great.
Just make sure you use shielded CAT5e/CAT6 cable!






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  Reply # 190030 16-Jan-2009 17:12
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i think the vga baluns over cat5 (cat6 in my case) will probably be the best option. usually using res of 1024x768 otherwise too hard to read small text :)  thanks guys




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  Reply # 190874 20-Jan-2009 18:35
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LOL.  In the end we opted for drilling a bigger hole through the concrete so we can feed a premade VGA cable through.  as the cat 6 cable is going in anyway we still have the balun option later if we need it for something else




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