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# 78569 4-Mar-2011 10:35
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So my PC is currently in my bedroom and i would like to keep it there, but i would also like to plug it in to my 42" LCD TV.

My tv has VGA in and also HDMI although i'm not sure if it takes PC via HDMI - i will check that out tonight.

my plan at the moment is get ~10m HDMI cable for video/audio and then use a usb extension to get a wireless receiver in the same room as the TV and use a wireless keyboard/mouse from there.

A few people have said they are not sure about using any HDMI cable over 5m, is this still the case?

are their any better options for me - e.g. a wireless option?

Mainly going to be using the TV for Blue ray movies/music and would love to do some gaming on their also.
what are peoples thought on the gaming aspect here?


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  # 445444 4-Mar-2011 10:41
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Get a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, they are good for well over 10m.
Hdmi can do 10m without a problem, around 15-20m you will need a hdmi extender.

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  # 445445 4-Mar-2011 10:42
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garvani: Get a bluetooth mouse and keyboard, they are good for well over 10m.
Hdmi can do 10m without a problem, around 15-20m you will need a hdmi extender.

Yes but the 10m includes a wall in the middle - can bluetooth operate through walls? 


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  # 445446 4-Mar-2011 10:43
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jbard: can bluetooth operate through walls? 
Sure can.

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  # 445456 4-Mar-2011 11:14
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also confirm hdmi @ 10m is fine. Would suggest you look at dealextreme for hdmi cables. Cost me less than $50 for some.

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