Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by mr chadwick, Nov 1, 2003.
where can i get one thats 8-10m in length?
any help is really appreciated.
Don't use component leads myself, but have a look atthese - worth a try ?
Bandridge profigold is availble as a 10m length, nice cable approx £70-80 if you shop around, may be less, good quality and has ferrite suppressors at both ends.
Ty www.tmfsolutions.co.uk for the van damme cables, not expensive but do the job nicely!
Seemingly long (5m+) component cables seem to be a very commonly required length, especially with the popularisation of projectors and things like the video switching on amps like the 3803, but when you ask Ixos/Qed for anything longer than about 5m the look at you as if you are stupid? the only solution from ixos I believe is a custom cable (read expensive!) is there a fundamental technical reason why long lengths are undesirable? Or is this just something they haven't caught on to yet
any thoughts appreciated!
There's no technical reason not to use long leads. Video is designed to be sent along a 75 ohm transmission line. As long as the sending and receiving equipment is properly designed with 75 ohm output and input impedances, and good quality 75 ohm cable is used, cable length is completely unimportant in domestic lengths.
The main effect of long cable lengths is a bit of high frequency loss, but that only starts getting that with over 50M of cable, and is pretty inconsequential with domestic equipment.
Try www.audiovisualonline.co.uk, 10m quality component cable for £20, complete bargain, and gives a great picture.
Try here for a vivanco 10m cable for £25:
what's your budget, and how important is the cable performance to you. As mentioned by others the cable can be expensive, but expensive is a relative term, and it all depends on you.
Is it a case of spend as little as possible, as long as it's a component video lead, or is it a case of "spend up to x, but get the best possible performace for that money"?
up to £50 id say.
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