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 Post subject: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:16 am 
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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:14 am 
Smithfield
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Infinity given the amount of resources you're willing to put into propagating the signal.

But seriously, this is a vague question. It depends on the interface, the "monitor", the size of the monitor, if you're aiming for ergonomics or not, if you're remoting in...

As for where the monitor should be in relation to you, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Optimum_H ... g_distance . As for where the monitor is in relation to the computer, like I said, it could be as long as you want if you're willing to use things to propagate the signal. But hey, they make DVI and VGA cables up to 50 feet.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:42 am 
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I was going to say, "What distance is Voyager 1 right now?"


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:38 pm 
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How about with no extra signal propagating equipment, just a longer DVI or HDML cable? How long a cable would work with no loss or disruption? :)
Say, a i5-4670K, 3.4GHz CPU; GTX660, 2GB GPU; 8GB DDR3/1866 RAM; 650W PSU; single 24" LED 1080p display, via HDML. Playing GRID (2008), all settings high.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:31 pm 
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A wild MPC user appears!

Anyway, Robert never came back to clarify his statement. How far can the distance be between PC and Monitor? Well, that would be limited by cable length and signal loss, right? I think there are even a few monitors that have some sort of wireless connection too. Not sure how that works though.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2013 3:59 pm 
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"How long a cable would work with no loss or disruption?" Call it HDMI High Speed with Ethernet.

Thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:15 am 
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50 feet? More?

Come on you guys. Call Gordon out here. I bet he knows, or at least would say that he does. Tell him I really liked his "Moving On Up" editorial in the Holiday issue. It's not like he had anything better to do.

Frank


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 10:49 am 
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The problem is that monitor cable lengths have no maximum limit defined. They're all "whatever the maximum quality is capable on the wire." And even then, you can just use a repeater to extend the range. So my original answer isn't being assholeish, it's literally however long you want the signal to propagate.

Of course, the further you get away from the source, the more delay there is.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the Furthest a Monitor Can Be to a PC?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:30 am 
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OK Latios. Guess I'll have to accept that.

I didn't think you were being a-holish. Just thought you might be dozing off.

Thanks, man.

Frank


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