Projector Expert Questions & AnswersQ:
Our church plans to purchase a projector, but we need to position it back several feet from the screen. Our computer will also be several feet away from the projector. Our question is how far can we run cable before the picture looks bad?
~ Grace and CharityA:
Dear Grace and Charity,
Signal loss due to distance will vary based on the type of cable you are using. In most cases, the signal loss can be prevented by using some additional hardware. Here's a brief look at what length cables can typically run.
VGA cables can be run up as far as 25 ft. from source to projector without losing the signal. If you want to run the cable any farther, it is a good idea to consider purchasing a "distribution amplifier" which will allow you to increase the distance.
HDMI cables as long as 75 feet are available. Your best bet is to call a Projector Expert at 1-888-248-0675 if you need a longer digital connection.