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  • Any results from using a VGA duplicator/booster?

    As soon as I added the VGA extension cable to my carpc the quality on the screen took a nose dive. I've gotten used to it, but I know it can be better.

    There is an ATEN VS92A VGA signal booster for $30 on eBay (Buy It Now). I am wondering if this would be sufficient to reduce the signal loss I get?

    They also have Belkin OmniView extenders for around $20. Seems like a cheap deal. There are a few that carry over cat5 as well (two units).

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    That happens when you get crappy VGA cables. Basically, you get what you pay for. You're probably better off getting a high-dollar cable from a place like a network or audio supply place.
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    • #3
      Yeah I got pretty cheap cables. What's the going rate for good VGA cables?

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      • #4
        i bought mine from a local computer store i work at... look for ones with good shielding, the only problem is that there so thick they are hard to bend and hide.

        here is a website that seems to have the same one I have

        http://www.vga-cables.net/premium-vga-cables-list.html

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        • #5
          before you buy more ****,

          are you sure that maybe just one of your vga cables is cheap and not shielded enough?

          maybe try a different VGA extension.

          I extended mine and don't have any noticeable drop.

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          • #6
            wha'ts funny is that the high quality vga extension was cheap at cirquit city, but the usb extensions are expensive as fuc*

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            • #7
              You should pay upwards of $20-30 for a good 6' VGA cable. Likely your problems will disappear when you do that.


              Why are USB cables so expensive?? Because printers sell dirt cheap, and do not include a USB cable.... So you buy their $30 cable seperately so they makeup the loss on their printer.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Snortonnorton View Post
                before you buy more ****,

                are you sure that maybe just one of your vga cables is cheap and not shielded enough?

                maybe try a different VGA extension.

                I extended mine and don't have any noticeable drop.
                That's actually the problem I think. I bought a cheap eBay cable for around $20 (25ft). It's fairly thick, much thicker than the one that came with the screen. It works great for a CRT monitor, but when it comes to VGA on an LCD, quality deteriorates right away.

                I also have extra slack, much more than I needed. I'll try getting a shorter cable of higher quality.

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