Originally Posted by 01001010
The "loss of quality" you describe should be hardly noticeable. There's something else in play. I've had long stretches of 50-75 feet VGA cords that were able to carry a high definition signal to various projectors. I doubt DVI/HDMI could do that without any adverse effects.
Well, I guess if his TV is 75 feet away, he'll know to go with VGA
But, anyways, DVI/HDMI maxes out at about 75 feet, IIRC...and then to go beyond, you simply need a repeater. But this isn't surprising. It's digital (either on or off, you get the signal or you don't). VGA is analog--kind of like analog sound...you can run 100+ feet of speaker wire and not have any hiccups (like standard radio, you can get a signal a long ways away; as for it's quality, that's a different story..if you get what I'm saying).
I guess it's for him to decide, but for me, VGA isn't my cup of tea as I work with Photoshop and watch enough HD movies to notice the difference.
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