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    Ok.. Sorry I misunderstood the post!

    There are signal repeaters/amplifiers but they're not exactly cost effective

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    smashr2k: if you can find me a shelby for sub $4000.00 then please let me know.

    caviar: can you please post the link.

    i will try anything at this point. ive put too much time and money into this for it not to work in my new car. thx for all the info everyone!
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    I read about someone using Octal Drivers to amplify IDE signals. It didn't matter what type of cable you used (IDE, CAT5). I don't remember the example page, but I have a link to the driver schematic and a good place to pick these things up. Each one amplifies 8 wires, so you'd need 5 for an IDE cable. They cost about 50cents apiece, so no big deal.
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    The usb is unfortunately useless due to its speed limitations (for DVD that is).

    You coud check out a firewire (ieee-1394) drive. I know the G4 has an internal firewire port but I dont know if anyone produces an internal firwire DVD drive....

    On the other hand if I remember correctly 1394 boards are EXPENSIVE

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    how freaking stupid of me.........here is the link, sorry
    http://www.winwood.net/~oacar/faq/

    there is not much on that page though ... doesnt explain in detail.

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    ok. so with the amplifyer chip there is an input and an output for each wire. that i get. buth there is also 2 enable pins (1g and 2g) a vcc pin, and a ground. what do i hook these up to. sory for the ignorance but im new to breadboarding.....
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    The "long IDE cable" topic has been covered 15 times this month. Use the search feature to locate the answers.

    The VGA should be fine at that length. I've run it 150 feet with a good shielded extension cable.
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    etrik :

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    has anyone used these buffer chips that pato mentioned? like i asked earlier:
    so with the amplifyer chip there is an input and an output for each wire. that i get. buth there is also 2 enable pins (1g and 2g) a vcc pin, and a ground. what do i hook these up to

    aaron: i did search! moon deleted the archive whe he updated the board apparently.
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    Has anyone thought about SCSI? Length requirements are measured in meters, not inches. Furthermore, how hard can it be to find a SCSI DVD drive? This easy. Here is a link to one that is not that expensive, and requires no cable modification. Just run a ribbon cable to the dash and go.

    Thought I would throw another option into the sea of ideas floating around in here.
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