behind the wall cables.

Bangalore

Active Member
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.
 

ocdwhiteboard

Active Member
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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jackal

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sam_roberts30 said:
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.

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)
 

Bangalore

Active Member
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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