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displayPort to HDTV extension

Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by ibanja, Oct 10, 2016.

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    ibanja

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    I have 10 foot Cable Matters Gold Plated DisplayPort to HDTV Cable, that I bought last November. I use it to hook up my laptop to TVs for video presentations on the road.

    I sometimes need an extra 10 feet.

    My questions:
    1. ) Would it be OK to get a High Speed HDMI Extension Cable? Or would I experience degradation?
    2. ) I have read that display port can handle anything from 1080p to 4K.
    a. ) Is this true?
    b. ) Would this be a reason for it to be fine to hook a high speed HDMI extension?

    EDIT -- Just thought... Would it be best to use a DisplayPort extension?

    So far I have only encountered 1080p, but could conceivably run into 4K... so the answer might be that I am fine for 1080p, but not 4K.

    Thanks
     
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    Don't know about 4k (that's a hardware processing thing) but my Lenovo does 1080 perfectly fine and that's with a male display port to female HDMI converter and a standard HDMI cable.
     
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    Thanks for the response. What length cable are you using?
     
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    8 ft. I think.
     
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    hmm.... I'm running 25. I might just have to try it and see... unless anyone else can add some input.
     

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