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    I was wondering where I might obtain some bulk sheilded RCA cable that I can add the connectors myself. I bought one of those 2.4 GHz audio/video transmitters to watch movies on the TV in the living room from the computer in my home office. Anyways it doesn't play well with the 2.4 WiFi network (or the 2.4 cordless phones, etc. etc.) Since that is a no go... Can I run some RCA cables about 75 - 100 feet, and if so where can I buy some cable that I don't have to pay $1.25 a foot for?

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    Runs that long without an amp is going to lose some signal quality
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    • #3
      So I fix it with an amp. I just need a cost effective solution

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      • #4
        100 feet you will have no need for any amp. I have done this in the past but with s video cable. People said its imposible until I built my own cable.

        RCA is easy. It only invovles 2 wires if you can find the right wire, remember the shield itself is the gound and the center conductor is the signal, or the center pin. Try out home depot, they have tons of wires and at good pices as well.

        What is RCA on your computer?

        Edit: Here you can get a 50 foot long calbe, then get yourslef a female RCA to female RCA adatper and hook up another cable.http://www.trianglecables.com/svidsvhscab.html
        This would be much easier than building it yourself.
        What im curently listening to.
        My complete carpc setup

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        • #5
          RCA = tv out

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          • #6
            its rca and not s video out? what video card are you using? ATI all in wonder?
            What im curently listening to.
            My complete carpc setup

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            • #7
              Originally posted by osirisdon
              its rca and not s video out? what video card are you using? ATI all in wonder?
              S-video usually uses a 4 conductor mini-din connector, whereas TV-out (which is often composite video) uses RCA. Those cables you posted are not RCA, they are s-video connectors.

              Composite video modulates the chroma on top of the luminence signal, which is why it only needs two wires (ground and signal), whereas s-video keeps chroma and luminence separate (which is why you need more wires).



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              • #8
                I'm thinking shielded cat5 cable.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jol
                  I'm thinking shielded cat5 cable.
                  Stop thinking that right now! Cat5 is totally inappropriate without the use of expensive converters.

                  My general rule of thumb is 150' for composite video without the use of an amp, and has worked well in some of the larger ballrooms I work in. If you go to Parts Express, as I recall, they have crimp on RCA video connectors. You can also crimp on F connectors, and use adapters.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rob Withey
                    Those cables you posted are not RCA, they are s-video connectors.Rob
                    Shure looks like RCA to me, plus the S video cable included.
                    What im curently listening to.
                    My complete carpc setup

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                    • #11
                      Um I understood DDT was looking for RCA Video... in addition to Audio.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by osirisdon
                        Shure looks like RCA to me, plus the S video cable included.
                        I would _strongly_ recommend against using audio grade coax for feeding video, _especially_ for long runs.

                        Rob
                        Old Systems retired due to new car
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                        • #13
                          has anyone used a high-quality shielded coax (like rg-59) with rca ends ? it seems to me it would be a cost-effective solution - it's shielded and designed for long runs without much signal loss.

                          I was considering 4 long runs of this on my home theater audio lines.


                          Brian

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                          • #14
                            Ive bought cable from this place in the past.. usually good prices:
                            www.cables.cc

                            Not sure about RCA cables, but they have long runs of computer cables, network, usb, PS2... a good reference for everyone, hope they have the RCAs.
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                            • #15
                              well i dont know about making your own. But I bought a 50' one off ebay for $10 I believe.

                              I used it to watch cable tv (living room) for my portable dvd (in bedroom)

                              worked just fine.
                              Mine needs to be updated.

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