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hi all.

is anyone tried to mix vga and dvi?

i am want to buy this graphic card to build wo5 system with six outputs:


i need to use 2 vga outputs using active Dp-->vga converter



and 4 outputs to dvi using active Dp---> dvi


is it possible to mix the outpus?

and what the limit ?


another question is if i am using the graphic card i mention above i can conect 4 outpus:

1-vga with dvi--->vga

3- Dp--->vga (active).

i have wo4 with 4 projectors using vga and i want to upgrade.



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Please see my inline comments below.


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Dataton Support



On Mon, Aug 13, 2012 at 9:33 PM, מוטי דבסטני <dabastany@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi jonas

> i am going to install a new wo system with 6 projectors i am going to use

> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121430


Is this card still available? Says "Discontinued"...

This one is similar, but available:


They should behave the same, though.



> i need to know if the DP ports can be a vga outputs with active dp --> vga?

Yes, they can, with the proper adapter. Like these, only we've found.

We have tested with 6 1920x1080/60p VGA outputs simultaneously.


MiniDP - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HC85D2/ref=ox_ya_os_product

DP - http://www.amazon.com/Accell-UltraAV-B101B-003B-Display-Adapter/dp/B003HC85D2/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1345219671&sr=1-1




> how many vga outputs i can use?

With that card?

4 over active DisplayPort->VGA-adapter + 1 over DVI with passive DVI->VGA adapter.




> i can use dvi and vga?

Yes. As long as all outputs are at same resolution and refresh-rate.




> i have some projectors located more than 20 meters.

Your options, choosing VGA:

- VGA-cable copper

- Cat5-VGA extender


DVI is to be preferred.



> my resolution wil be 800x1280

I trust you mean 1280x800? Rotation is done in WATCHOUT.




> and last question what is the longest dvi cable i can use(in meters)?

This totally depends on resolution used. Lower res = longer cable possible.


1080p - With copper (and GOOD quality cable) - approx. 23 m

1080p - With Cat5 extenders ( of GOOD quality) - approx. 50-60m

1080p - With FibreOptic extenders ( of GOOD quality) - 50m up to km:s

Testing and verifying is essential!


You might need EDID-managers on all outputs, for a stable setup.


> thanks

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