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I have a few questions about this technology and the devices associated.
My boss has a flatscreen in his office and needs a cable ran to it.
Problem is that his laptop doesn't have HDMI...haven't checked the TV.

So he wants to run a VGA cable......yea it's going to be 30 ft. so that's out...specially considering the TV is like 62"
He won't be playing games or anything like that but may want to send movies and such over. So the quality has to be at least half decent.

So, main usage:
1. Slide Shows
2. Demonstrations (basic software - not much media)
3. Videos (youtube, video demos...etc - not movie quality)

So my questions:
1. Which adapters give the best price to performance ratio?
2. Do i need to worry about compatibility as far as hardware goes?
3. Are they simple? (not necessarily plug-and-play but easy to use)
4. Do you recommend going this route or a different one - please explain.

thank you all in advance for your help
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Go with a KVM extender over cat5. Black Box makes really nice ones but they can get kinda expensive. There are many other companys that make these as well, Belkin might be another good brand to try.
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