10 metre scart????

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  1. grant

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    hi, i have just bought a 37" philips lcd tv and i have mounted it on my bedroom wall. the problem is my sky+ box is in the other corner of the room, so rather than mess around extending the sky leads i thought of just buying a 10m scart to scart. question?; will the length of the cable affect picture quality? and can you reccomend a good quality make of scart i should get??
    THANKS FOR READING THIS AND TAKING TIME TO ANSWER MY QUSTIONS... :thumbsup:
     
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    Hi grant, to be perfectly honest, you'd be better off extending two CT100 coaxial cables with f-type connectors connected to you existing Sky+ cables with couplers than get a 10 meter scart. Of course you can get a scart at this length but for a good quality cable it would be very expensive, signal quality on a very good cable shouldn't be a problem. :thumbsup:
     
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    I have a 5m SCART and would not recommend it to anyone and it is from a good make.
     
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    I would say that has more to do with the cable quality than the length ;)
     
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    The cable is good quality (for SCART) in fact is regarded as one of the best available on SCART, it just doesn't work with so many signals going down such a long lead, relatively unscreened. All the other are the same in my experience. It is not a criticsm of any one make but the type of lead, just like Svideo isn't recommended for long leads whereas composite is potentially much more resistant to long leads.
     
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    what exactley would i need to extend my sky+ leads??? :confused:
     
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    At the moment you have two cables coming in with an F-type connector on each one I assume. Basically you need two lengths of cable (5 meters ?) preferably CT100 for quality. You then need a total of four 'f-type' connectors on the ends of the two runs of cable. Finally you need two 'couplers', these basically join two f-type connectors together. This in my opinion would be a better option for both quality and cost :thumbsup:
     
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    Much better solution and cheaper
     
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    thanks for the reply mate i did as you said but could only get b&q stuff(tower satalite cable or some thing) i think its cheap rubbish though as the picture is not its full potential. if i was to use ct100 would that be better and ifso any idea where to get it??? :lease:
     
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    Hi grant, make sure it is a high quality screened cable, you might have got some cheap unscreened string which is being pawned off as 'satellite compatible' ;)
     

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