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Nate Slater
Posted on Sunday, January 20, 2002 - 9:18 pm:   

I have my computers located in a server closet about 25' away from my monitor. I need to run some sort of monitor cable through the walls. My work requires high resolution and color accuracy. I would have to use one convertor, run the coax cables through the wall, and then use wall jacks and another convertor. Has anyone used a HD15 (svga plug) to BNC connectors converter?
Posted on Monday, January 21, 2002 - 5:17 am:   

I use them all the time. What is it you need to know?
Nate Slater
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 2:36 pm:   

I need to know if the converter will degrade my video noticably, since I work with graphics.
Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 - 3:41 pm:   

At 25 feet I would think you will have no degradation of signal but it depends on the quality of your converter and break out box. They should be marked somewhere on the box itself or in the manual for Db loss per foot. Shielded BNC cables are a must for lengths over 10 feet in any case.
Nate Slater
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 6:34 am:   

OK, thanks! I didn't want to have to pay $2500 for a fiber optic transmitter and reciever. I would be running the wire into BNC jacks on the wall, and then converting them back into HD15 on the other side of the wall. All told, what kind of Db loss should I be trying to stay under?
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 7:21 am:   

Ideally under 10 Db. But typically 15 to 20Db loss is normal and exceptable.
Nate Slater
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 7:52 pm:   

Cool! Thanks so much. I'll get back to happily drilling holes in the wall :-)
Posted on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 - 9:31 pm:   

Good luck!

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