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    Question video cable?

    How did you guys connect the video cable to your 6in or 5in LCD? Do I just buy the shielded video cable and cut off one end or is there a connector that will connect my lcd with a RCA type video cable?

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    Radio Shack sells RCA cables with one end frayed. I just hooked the frayed end (2 wires) to the correct pins and plugged the other end into a 12' shielded video cable that hooked to the PC.

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    Is audio cable same as video cable? A guy at Radio Shack sold me a audio cable and told me that it will work with video. Is this true?

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    Yes, it's the same thing.

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    Dizzy, audio cable will work for video, but it is not the optimal solution. Coaxial cable (like what is hooked into your cable box or TV) is specifically designed for video transmission, and has shielding designed to help reject interference. In a noisy environment like a car, I wold recommend geting at least RG-59 (RG-6 would be better, but thicker and more noticeable under the carpet). Parts Express (mentioned in the 4" posts elsewhere) sells RCA connectors designed to be crimped onto coax cable. Your other option would be to buy a regular coax cable and "F" female to RCA male adapters (Radio Shack #278-252 or 278-290)
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    I work in a car audio shop which does a lot of video installs. We have actually tried about every different kind of cable and connection and found that the cheapest rca's usually work the best in a car enviroment. Something can be said as to the picture quality but I don't think you would notice any difference for such short runs as are in a vehicle. As far as noise rejection the less surface area the cable has the less likely for it to pick up rf or other. Use common sense though and don't route it near large power cables or computers. Jason

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