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Vive pro display port cable specs, advice on extending cable


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So I've looked all over the place to find a cable that will work for the vive pro. The cable that it comes with is only 1m or 3ft long! That doesn't even reach from my computer to the wall right now and I can't move my desk any closer! That's barely longer than my arm! I don't need some ridiculous length of cable but I was looking at 10ft or so to set up my ceiling hooks. I've gone through 3 or 4 cables at this point trying to accomplish that. I know the recommendation is to stick with the stock cables. I would be happy with something that is even 1m longer at this point. 

Through all the cables I've tried so far, I've been trying to figure out what they're missing to be functional and noticed that there's no real solid information on the specs of the cable that comes with the vive. The most I got was from a post in here stating that the cable needs to be 4K and Transmit >20GBs. My latest attempt was this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01KYD101U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 and although it fits those requirements, it does not work.

I also took a look through this compendium of cable knowledge: https://www.reddit.com/r/Vive/wiki/cables But only one cable mentions the vive pro specifically and I've noticed that most reviews on the cables I've tried state that they totally worked for them. So I'm assuming that they were using the standard vive and that the requirements are vastly different.

So what I'm hoping for is more complete information on what cables do actually work. Or more complete specs on the original cable so I know what I should be looking for! Also, I'll note that wireless isn't an option for me.

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@frostymm - Displayport is a very loose standard - it was primarily designed to be used to drive UHD television signals at a length of under 2M and it notoriously bad at long distance runs. VR pushes it to it's absolute limit since the headset tether is 5M (6+ if you count the length the the linkbox). You start getting into all sorts of latency and impedance issues when you try to shove that much bandwidth down long runs of copper cabling.

The only real brand that works for long distance the Lindy Chromo line - upto the 5M length. It doesn't work with all GPUs and isn't 100% as reliable as the properly spec'ed out length.

At the end of the day, it's not really a supported use case. You may have success with a Lindy Chromo cable but it's not guaranteed because you're trying to push the hardware further than Displayport can handle and you may have to adjust your setup to fall within what the hardware can handle. All Displayport driven headsets have this constraint - it's not limited to Vive Pro.

More advanced enterprise headsets use expensive fiber optic tethers because you can only get so far with copper cabling.

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Well thank you for the quick response. It definitely seems like the standard vive can handle more cables based off of the reviews I've seen, but it's hard to tell which version of a cable someone has bought through amazon so that might be the problem. Looking at the Lindy Chromo cables though, gosh their expensive! I'll see if I can find a decent one of those and post the results here for anyone else trying to do the same thing.

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I ordered a cable before even posting here to try. Just got it in and tried it and it works just fine! 10ft and everything, haven't noticed any issues yet.
For anybody else:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07X8QH78Y/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Cable Matters Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort Cable (DisplayPort to Mini DisplayPort 1.4 Cable) with 8K 60Hz Video Resolution and HDR in Black 10 Feet - Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 Port Compatible

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