Does 25' IDE cable work??
(1x) 25' CAT5 IDE Cable
Hey there guys. I just finished making my 25' Cat5 cable when I realized that my cousin needs a dvd-rom drive and I graciously offered mine! I can take pics of it if you want but it's basically 5x 25' strands of cat5 sliced into both ends of a 40pin IDE cable. Both ends are insulated with liquid electric tape and topped off and stuck together with hot glue and then wrapped in blue electric tape to keep it all together and to give that oem appearance. Asking $25 shipped in the US.
(2x) Go Video PVP4040 3.5" LCD PVP (Retails for $400)
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We might be on top of of in-dash/lcd technology here, but how would you like to have the best of both worlds? A 3.5" screen that can function as your standard audio/video input and also when you get out of the car, as a personal video player than can play virtually any media you throw at it? ...The Go Video PVP4040, it's your multimedia Swiss army knife! Record directly to the PocketCinema Personal video player from any external A/V source, or transfer video and Audio files from your PC and enjoy them on the go. Great for hooking your video game system, vcr, dvd player up to or just use it as a ultra-snazzy slim and portable LCD screen!Check Out These Cool Features! Record movies from any external A/V source Transfer video and audio files from your PC and enjoy them on the go 3 record modes ? good, better, best Built-in 128MB flash memory stores 110 minutes in good, 55 minutes in better, and 27 minutes in best Digital Camera Direct View ? SD card slot lets you view pictures from your digital camera Transfer media from your PC with high-speed USB 2.0, or import media in real-time using the A/V input Rechargeable Li-Ion battery provides 5 hours of audio playback and 2 hours of video playback Your Product Shipment Includes The Following: Go Video PVP404 Personal Video Player USB cable A/V cable Hand strap Carrying case Stereo earphones DC adaptor Power cord User's guide Transcoder CD Go Video USA Warranty Product Specifications Video, Pictures and Audio in the palm of your hand -- Plays MPEG-4 audio & video, MP3, DivX, 5.0, MPG, AVI, MP4, DAT, WMV, ASF Records MPEG-4 in real time Three record modes -- Built-in 128MB Flash Memory stores 110 minutes in Good, 55 minutes in Better, and 27 minutes in Best Transfer media from your PC with high-speed USB 2.0, or import media real time using the A/V Input Digital Camera Direct View -- SD Card slot lets you view pictures from your digital camera, without using a PC Crystal clear 3.5" Color TFT LCD screen displays people and scenery with brilliant clarity Slim, lightweight design -- fits in the palm of your hand NTSC/PAL support TXT file display for phone book, notes etc. Included rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery plays video up to 2 hours, audio up to 5 hours, and recharges by DC adaptor or USB Package includes USB cable, A/V cable, hand strap, carrying case, Stereo earphone, DC adaptor, power cord, user's guide, transcoder CD Dimensions: 3.1"H x 3.8"W x 0.7"D. Items are still New-In-Box! Asking $200 shipped! A steal of a price for something that can do it all and make an excellent addition or finalé to your already awesome carputer setups!
I only tested it on the testbed which didn't have an o/s installed or anything, but bios recognized the dvd-rom no problem and even was able to load atapi drivers through dos. Feel free to reply, email or PM me any Q's that come to mind! I'll take offers too on the PVP players. Excellent price already for an excellent player, but I have to get of theses soon since the people I bought them for as gifts aren't techy enough to know how to use them!
Bump...make me some offers!
i'll give u 15 for the cable...
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I'm not trying to ruin anything for you... but without any shielding I seriously wonder about the performance of that cable in an automotive setting.
You should try it out first (with the motor running) and see how well it performs.
Edit: Unless of course its shielded cat5, but you didn't specify so I assumed it was plain ole regular unsheilded cat5.
Shielded...unshielded? I never heard of such a thing. All Category 5 cables are shielded which is why people use them for such applications. More importantly I want to sell the the pvp's so make me an offer on those!
Sorry, the CAT5 spec doesn't specify it should be shielded, so mostly it is NOT shielded (we do cabling, that's why I know). UTP is UNSHIELDED twited pair, STP is SHIELDED twisted pair, you have both meeting CAT5 specifications.
People use them for 'such applications' because they are cheap and can be found everywhere. The twisting of the pairs keeps noise out, only for BALANCED signals, so not at all for most applications.
Well I bought the 25' vga cable he made and it barely even gives me a picture. I PM'd about how to fix it and he hasnt replied.