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VGA/UXGA CAT5/RJ45 100 Meters Extender Kit - Balun (Self-Powered)
Extend VGA video signals up to 328 feet (100 meters) using the Cat5e/Cat6 Ethernet cable using this VGA Extender Kit from Monoprice!
This extender kit consists of a transmitter, which converts a VGA signal to a form that can be transmitted over Ethernet cable, and a receiver, which converts the signal back to VGA. It supports a maximum resolution of 1600x1200 @ 60Hz for distances up to 164 feet (50 meters) or 1024x768 @ 60Hz for distances up to 328 feet (100 meters).
- User's Manual (Oct 4, 2007)
PROS: Worked flawlessly all the way up to 1280x1024 on 120' of Cat5E as advertised.
CONS: I was hoping it would act as a ground isolator solving an ever present ground loop problem I have between my video suite and the stage, but it didn't.
I don't know how long a run would be too long for this kit, but I have no reservations at all for relatively short runs.
PROS: No wall wart needed
CONS: Comes with only one of the two VGA cables you'll need. I'm sure the assumption is, we all have a spare VGA cable around, but you'll want to keep this in mind so you can plan ahead.
I also think it should come with two-sided foam tape, since the receiver module is perfect for sticking to the back of the display. But you can pick some up easily enough at the store.
I'll grab these again.
PROS: It just works - that's the most important. Something that is not specifically mentioned in the description: You do NOT need a special cat6 cable with ground etc. Only if you are running through walls, then MAYBE. The ground is there to cut down on interference, but in most installs, no necessary. Works well!
CONS: It's not HD, it is 1024 x 768
It's not free!
The instructions were not too helpful - make sure you hook the CORRECT box up to the device. Transmitter is for SENDING - Receiver is for SENDING (they are labelled!)
PROS: Works at full 1280x1024 resolution.
No Power Adapters Needed!
CONS: Doesn't extend audio. But that's more of a bonus if it did.
PROS: VGA signal is extended 30 feet
CONS: Display has a green tint to it.
PROS: Great price and easy to install. We have about 10 installed and have only had 1 that was bad out of the box but got an exchange right away.
CONS: May have to use STP in some cases. We had one install that would not support 1280 x 960 until we used STP.
PROS: Very easy to use.
PROS: These work very well to transmit HD15 VGA signal over Cat. 5 LAN cabling. They are self powered so the need for AC in isolated places is eliminated.
PROS: Doesn't need a power source.