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    it only took me a few weeks, 3 irons, and 2 packages of heat-shrink tubing, but now i can mount the display 3 feet from the controller (and that's not my hand, it's my little brother's)
    I'mmmmmm a n00b.... feel free to make fun

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    that's hot! Nice man
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    • #3
      Very impressive!

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      • #4
        very nice ! like gbh said... impressive.. but where dit you get those blue cables from they look like the've been stored underground lol
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        • #5
          Cat5 cable. Available at any decent computer or electronics store.
          Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
          How about the Wiki?



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          • #6
            damnnn... i would not have the patience for that! lol. nice job
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            • #7
              actually those are shielded Cat5, idk if it helped any, but in addition to being braided, it's got some metal shielding around the whole thing. And the reason the cable looks ****ty is because the spool of it was sitting outside for a while.
              I'mmmmmm a n00b.... feel free to make fun

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              • #8
                What is the model number of that panel?
                Where did you get the controller for it?

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                • #9
                  Nice.. the LCD panel itself is probably LVDS.


                  IIRC, you can go up to about 3 feet with regular unshielded twisted wire..

                  With shielded wire, you should be able to go farther, 6-9 feet or more.

                  Of course, that's assuming the LCD panel is LVDS.. I can't tell from the picture.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Giuliano

                    IIRC, you can go up to about 3 feet with regular unshielded twisted wire..

                    With shielded wire, you should be able to go farther, 6-9 feet or more.

                    Of course, that's assuming the LCD panel is LVDS.. I can't tell from the picture.
                    huh? I have 6 LVDS panels up and running right now with UTP cable, and one of them is 16ft long. (cable that is, not the lcd panel)
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Motorcity
                      huh? I have 6 LVDS panels up and running right now with UTP cable, and one of them is 16ft long. (cable that is, not the lcd panel)
                      I forget what the cable length limits are for LVDS, but they can be pretty far.. 16 feet is pretty cool.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Giuliano
                        I forget what the cable length limits are for LVDS, but they can be pretty far.. 16 feet is pretty cool.
                        From the information I have gathered over the years, LVDS can transmit 15 meters without an amp. and can run 60+ meters with an inline amp attached to boost signal strength. In my testing, I have found UTP to actually work better, so long as the cable is 100 ohm resistance. less or more resistance provides for an unstable signal. using Cat5 can be a real pain in the arse if your application requires tight bends, etc. The vast majority of Cat5 is solid copper wire, not stranded, which obviously is not very flexable.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Motorcity
                          huh? I have 6 LVDS panels up and running right now with UTP cable, and one of them is 16ft long. (cable that is, not the lcd panel)
                          hey dude,
                          that looks obsolutely sweet
                          what's panel are you using?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by ptk
                            hey dude,
                            that looks obsolutely sweet
                            what's panel are you using?

                            kao
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                            • #15
                              So why is this an advantage or why was this done?

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