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Techie Question: Using a DVI to VGA convertor with a VGA CAT5E or CAT6 extenders, does this work?

Posted: February 18, 2010 at 11:34 pm   /   by   /   comments (3)

For those techies out there or for someone who has already tried this, does a DVI to VGA converter work with a VGA extender.

So as an example, we have a digital signage player or PC that has a DVI port ONLY. We plug a DVI to VGA extender, so the output is VGA. We then use a pair of VGA to CAT5E or CAT6 extenders and connect the other end to the monitor that is VGA. Does this work?

We would like to hear other techies out there what the result would be or whether this is technically possible.

Using a DVI to VGA convertor with VGA CAT5E/CAT6 extenders, does this work?

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  • February 24, 2010 at 7:38 am

    Shure it will)
    As for extender,absolutley never mind how the signal get to VGA, if it VGA it will work good. We shure VGA extender passive device it cand find out what was signal before ))). So it wil work for shure.

  • February 20, 2010 at 8:52 am DigitalSignageBlog

    Thanks for your response bruce. For those of you who don’t know the difference between DVI-A and DVI-D, one is basically Analogue DVI-A and the other Digital DVI-D.

  • February 19, 2010 at 2:34 pm Bruce Fenwick

    We have done this method hundreds of times, just ensure you use a DVI-a adaptor not DVI-d.

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