behind the wall cables.

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  1. Bangalore

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    i am wanting to run some cables behind the wall from the av rack to my second screen in the bedroom. i am wanting to run cables for:-
    4 pin s-video.
    composite rca
    component rca

    i have three questions:-

    1. for the s-video can i run just a stanard 4 core cable or does it have to be specific s-video cable?

    2. for the component rca and the composite rca what type of cable (not which brand) do i need to use? coaxial?

    3. i know about interference and how it can affect currents and signals. would you recomenned using screened cable or just running it in trunking?

    thanks guys and gals.
     
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    any body know?
     
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    Hi Sam,

    Svid will not run over about 10m very well, if you need a longer run you'll need some kind of amplifier. I have successfully made interconnects with van damme star quad coaxial cable, I'm sure something like this would be good for the composite/component cables.
     
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    Component should be 75ohm co-ax cable - screened.
    Ixos do long S-Video lengths (transmission length and image quality) can be imrpoved greatly with good shielded cable)
     
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    so the component should be co-ax, is this the same for composite?

    i have decided to get rid of the s-vid connection, i can't justify buying a length of cable then having to buy an amp for it, just so we can ocasionally watch tv on a sunday morning in bed.
     

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