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    Stupid Display Cable Question

    Tried ing (Love that smiley!) but got all sorts of erroneous results.

    Is it OK for a VGA cable to run from the boot to the dash? Won't the picture end up distorded/degraded? Or would it have to be in something like a limo for this to be a worry?

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    i have a vga run of 25 feet with no noticable signal loss.. if you use good shielded cable and not the cheap crap.. then you will be ok
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    I don't see why not...There's plenty of people here that extend their video cable to get from the boot to the dash.

    What most people will encounter is the power switch for the PC...extending this too long would make the switch useless.

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    Mine is about 12 to 13Ft from the boot to the center console. No issues.
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    just get a good quality cable and keep it away from other wires, especially the power line to your amp/pc

    i have found the cables at www.l-com.com to be 1st rate

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    Quote Originally Posted by hijinks21
    i have a vga run of 25 feet with no noticable signal loss.. if you use good shielded cable and not the cheap crap.. then you will be ok
    Where did you get it and how much?

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    I've had no problems with a 25 foot cable I got from NewEgg.com
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    there are places that sell just cables and they have 50 feet vga cables i've seen.

    http://froogle.google.com/froogle?q=...-8&sa=N&tab=wf
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