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I'll start with VGA, which is, in my opinion, a "standard". VGA is an analog signal. This basically means that the quality will not be as great as cables that make use of digital signals, especially at high resolutions. The problem with analog is that noise often distorts the signal and the quality ends up not being as good. So in terms of quality, go for ...


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Use an active-splitter with VGA cables. With a long length on one end, you will need active electronics. VGA is analog. The quality of your picture is going to depend on the quality of the cable you use and the electronics on your video card and monitor. With a decent quality cable of 20 meters, I would expect a good quality picture at 1024*768 resolution ...


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HDMI extender The kind when you have 2 small boxes to be connected with pair of Ethernet-style cables. I'm using Unitek Y-5115 (I've paid about $30-$40), but this one looks promising. I think this simple devices work by having an analog amplifier pump the signal into cheap cable and then normalize it at the other end - it doesn't really understand the ...


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DVI If your budget isn't too tight (< $40) then I would recommend DVI. As for all cables, signal quality is dependent on the length of the cable. VGA cables are much more susceptible to degradation due to distance1 so I would highly recommend against VGA. While cable quality may play a role, VGA is very old-school and DVI is better than it in almost ...


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It comes down to what type of DVI cable you need; it seems that DVI male-to-male cables mostly do not have ferrite beads, but DVI male-to-female cables do. -- DVI Male-to-Male Are readily available without ferrite beads on eBay. Are mainly used for connecting monitors to graphic cards. DVI Male-to-Female Are very hard to find without ferrite beads, in ...


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There several differences between each cable. Display port supports 4k at high fps. HDMI can do 4k but only at 30 fps. The one benefit of using HDMI is that it can carry audio when VGA and DVI do not. DVI in single link can only do 1080p when in dual link can carry a higher resolution. There are several other differences also which you can read about here.If ...


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have a look at the http://www.targus.com/us/universal-usb-3_0-dv-docking-station-acp70usz I think you are looking for port replicator or docking station. It is useful for laptops/tablets but for fixed PC the cable ties/velcro is better option. And probably a box to put the cables in ;)


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While there are DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link dongles, they appear to be quite expensive and require USB Power to function correctly. This dongle from StarTech should support a DisplayPort input and convert to Dual Link DVI-D, which is needed for 144Hz at 1080p. Note that the cheaper dongles available for DP to DVI are either Single Link or do not have ...


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Another option, for even longer distances, is a KVM over CAT5 extender. Startech has many options, among other vendors. I'd search on Amazon as the prices are generally better than buying directly from Startech. For example, the SV565UTP (they are sold in pairs): You take one and put it next to the computer and connect it to the machine's keyboard, mouse, ...


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