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    Extend laptop and view in lcd monitor

    Hi friends,
    I was thinking to extend my laptop with wireless mouse/keyboard and view display in a lcd screen so as to give my eyes a bit of distant vision .. there are good tft deals available like..

    hotukdeals.com/ite…cd-

    But can you please help me in finding an extension cable (from laptop to monitor) or a wireless extender (if present)?

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    A 22" screen, especially one with a higher than normal 1920x1080 resolution, isn't going to be readable more than a meter or so away.

    You don't need an extension cable for the video signal, it's been a long time since they were fixed to the monitor so these days you just get a longer DVI/HDMI cable (I'd avoid that vga-only deal at that resolution) rather than an extension. Ebuyer were pretty good with cable prices if you were buying something else from them (such as the monitor), a new cable won't cost you more than a couple of quid for the sort of one you'd use for a 22" monitor.

    Wireless extenders for keyboards and mice don't exist AFAIK as the signal tends to be proprietary.

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    @EndlessWaves
    Thanks for your reply.

    I had an old 20'' NEC CRT television in my house which i used to watch from around 3 meters. I thought, i could enable the same technique for the 22 inch TFT monitors too?
    Anyone had experience in watching/reading tft monitors from >3 meters?


    For keyboard and mouse, i will go with wireless ones.

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    @EndlessWavesThanks for your reply.I had an old 20'' NEC CRT television … @EndlessWavesThanks for your reply.I had an old 20'' NEC CRT television in my house which i used to watch from around 3 meters. I thought, i could enable the same technique for the 22 inch TFT monitors too? Anyone had experience in watching/reading tft monitors from >3 meters?



    It's not the technology, it's the resolution. I don't know what resolution your CRT TV was but 1920x1080 on 22" screen isn't going to be readable.

    If you dropped the resolution down to something like 1280x720 (or 1280x800 on a normal widescreen) and got your graphics card to scale it up to the full size of the screen* then that would help make it more readable, but you'd lose a lot of desktop space.

    *The screen can scale as well, but on a cheap LCD like you're considering the scaler will be awful quality.
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