Connection 20 meters away

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  1. Leerock

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    Hi
    I ve got a dreambox sat receiver connected with scart to my plasma and I also want to connect it to my lcd tv which is 20 meters away.
    I ve sent an email to BestStuff and i got the following answer.
    Question:
    "Hi
    >I m planning to pass a scart cable through a wall from one spot to another
    >that is about 20 meters away.
    >So I would like to have a qualitative 20m scart round cable, and 2 scarts
    >seperately,
    >to pass the cable through the wall, and then connect the 2 scarts to the
    >edges of the cable.
    >Is this possible?
    >If it is, How much will it cost?"

    Answer:
    "Yes it is possible but it probably isn't a good idea. Signals passed on
    a Scart lead begin to lose quality if you go much above 10m. Also a good
    quality custom cable of 20m would cost at least 200 pounds.

    You might want to look at using good quality coaxial cable where the
    signal can easily be boosted."



    Now my questions are.
    What is coaxial cable and how can i connect it to scarts?
    Is it a good idea?
    Does it transfer good signal quality of video and audio?
    How can I boost it?
    What would you do?
     
  2. hornydragon

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    suggest you look at S-video over Cat5, KAT5TV is an good place to start 20m is too long for an unamplified signal run... can be done but needs more thought (as for Coax they mean RF the lowest PQ and mono sound!!!!!!!)
     
  3. cosmic023

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    Brilliant stuff Hornydragon.......:smashin:

    So with these boxes you could pretty much get a automated a/v system anywhere you have a cat5 socket in your house. (Well if you have the IR system added to the boxes)

    http://www.kat5.tv/index1.html

    I've been looking at finding a way of connecting the a/v kit in one room to various points in the house for a while now.

    Anyone else tried these boxes yet ??

    Cheers
     

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