I have a relatively loud desktop computer.
I would like to place the computer in a closet on the other side of the room, so there is only the keyboard, mouse, and screen on my desk. (The closet has ventilation holes going outside the building so there is no risk of overheating.)
My setup is
- A fairly modern machine with USB 2 and FireWire (I would be ready to add Bluetooth if necessary)
- A graphics card with VGA and DVI ports connected to a 23" TFT
- I am working at a 1920x700 resolution and do a lot of graphical work
- Windows 7
The direct distance to the closet is about 5 meters (about 16 feet). A cable solution would have to span about 12 meters (about 40 feet).
Is this possible to achieve in this day and age within a reasonable price range, and with decent image quality? I imagine the distances are too long for DVI and USB cables. Is that correct, or is DVI more generous in cable length than VGA used to be?
Are there affordable gadgets that help bridge the distance?