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    Variable Bitrate nadir_s's Avatar
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    video cable help!!

    guys!

    I installed my in-car pc finally. when the LCD is on, it just shows a bunch of jarble.... so i ran a shorter, direct cable to the computer and it worked fine. I"m guessin the video cable i was using (really crappy cable... 14ft) isn't working out. Actually... it was a ****ty audio cable i had lying around and i thought it'd work.

    are RCA cables cheap to buy? And where should i buy them? I also have a s-video input on the LCD and s-video ouput on the computer so i was thinkin i could do that for better quality but i was afraid it'd cost too much (14 ft). should i do that??
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    Best buy,
    Get S-Video
    better quality unless you have VGA
    14 feet, probably about 30 bucks
    BossTone74

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    Although audio and video cables have the same RCA plugs on them, the cable itself it very different.

    Video cable has much more shielding from interference, then the audio cable.

    S-Video is the best though.
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    Parts Express has some inexpensive S-Video cables here. Not sure of the quality, but at $4.25 for a 25-foot cable, it's probably worth the gamble.

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