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DIY CAT5 component to VGA Cable!

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by neonmod, Oct 9, 2004.

  1. neonmod

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    Hi,

    I have a Diy schematic for component to vga cable made with cat5 cabling for which i am going to make for use with my modded xbox.

    Much cheaper than using a JS box.

    Question is will it work?

    Anyway scematic is below!
     

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    you can buy these cables for £5, why bother?
    the problem is usually getting the progressive signal out of the xbox
    as only the MS hi def kit seems to work properly. All the others
    use unshielded cables out of the xbox and the picture looks awful when you use them.
     
  3. neonmod

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    Hi,

    Apparently the pic quality from using cat5 is extremely good.

    A lot of audiophiles rave about it

    I picked up a multi av box for the xbox for about £15. but you can make your own hard wired outputs, i have schematics for that.

    You need a modded xbox and so as to switch from Pal and use NTSC mode which gives you the HD 480p, 720p, 1080i output for games and DVD movies.

    I just thought this might help ppl on a low buget. :smashin:
     
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    I too have the "multi AV" box, it is labeled MADCOW and is completely hopeless for progressive signals as they used unshielded wire from xbox to box. They have also forgotten to connect the RGB wires to the SCART output so the SCART is composite only.

    Progressive from the xbox has massive ringing when using this MADCOW box, it's a complete waste of money.
     
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    Hmmm cat5 you dont say whether it is FTP or UTP and why would cheap ass S**T data cable out perform dedicated 75ohm video cable like this? http://www.van-damme.com/p16.htm ??? Can single core from cat5 even carry the bandwith for Progressive component video???????
     
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    There are some CAT5 (www.kat5.tv) systems which are very good, but you need some electronics to drive the CAT5 correctly. Why? CAT 5 is a balanced cable and you need something to adapt the signals correctly. Using CAT5 by itself isn't such a good idea as it's not matched for video lines, you'll get ringing on the picture.

    As for my converters, they've got electronics inside them. I buy the parts for them based upon quality, and there's also the amount of time it takes to design them too. I wouldn't compromise by using CAT5 cable such as you suggest with my products! As Hornydragon suggests, buy some good quality cable.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim.
     

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