Max length of vga cable for laptop to projector

Posted on 2009-04-17
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have to make a presentation on sunday and have a vga cable that is 5 meters long, am i going to have problems with that !
Question by:nathan1038
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    That depends on the quality of the VGA signal of your computer, the cable itself and the projector.

    In your case, with a 5m long cable, I would only use a screen resolution of 1024x768 pixels. Higher resolutions will likely work but especially things like small fonts will be displayed blurry.
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    No, you won't have a problem with the 5m long cable.

    I have been using 15m long cable and everything was OK. Only thing that you should consider is that cable must be with good shield on longer distances (10+). Normally, that kind of VGA cable is fatter then normal one.

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