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    VGA over Cat5

    Not sure if this is a repost, but I've never seen it done so here's the link:

    http://www.geocities.com.nyud.net:80...aovercat5.html

    Well, I already bought a nice long VGA extension cable, but I'm still strongly considering doing this and seeing how the quality of the two compare, and the ethernet cable would sure be easier to route.
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    Should save some bucks on extension cables. It looks like from the posting that you can run it for a long distance. I wonder when if it slowly degrades over distance or just cuts out at some point?
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    I used cat 5 for a run, degrades, but it has various results on different card/monitor setups, try it and see etc.

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    Seems like a horrible idea to me
    VGA extension is not that expensive and replacing it with cat5 gives you no shielding

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