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RCA via RG6 vs s-video via Cat5e

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by TonyRess, Nov 29, 2004.

  1. TonyRess

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    I need to send a video feed to 2 locations. Location 1 is 65 feet away from the source and location 2 is 125 feet away from source. What is the best option for the wiring? RCA via RG6 or s-video over Cat5e?

    Any advise would be greatly appreciated. :lease:

    Thanks

    Tony
     
  2. hornydragon

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    thats a long run mate Cat5 propably best bet have a look at KAT5 gear and Channel plus kit
     
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    Well RCA and RG6 are both analog, and if you go the fully analog route I would use RG59 instead of RG6 I like it best. However, coax can get lossy at such a long distance (100 ft. +) Ideally though, s-video will give you a better picture and it is considered digital. I don't know how much loss you will get with the CAT5 but it is your best bet!

    Good Luck!

    Jon
     
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    Cat5 in it's 'Raw' state is designed to carry data packets over a 100metre distance with no loss. It gets a bit flaky above that distance without a repeater.
     
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    Hello Tony

    Two questions in one I guess!

    Given decent signal transmission then Y/C (S-Video) is going to be better than CVBS (Composite).

    You can do what you require with Y/C as follows:

    1 x S-Video Input cable (4 Pin mini din)
    1 x Kramer VM-9YV 1:2 Distribution amp with line driver (up to 300m)
    1 x 20m VanDamme S-Video cable to location 01.
    2 x 40m VanDamme 75 BNC to BNC cable to location 02.
    1 x VanDamme 2BNC(F) to S-Video adapter (at location 02)

    The Kramer amp has adjustable pots to enable you to compensate for the long cable runs.

    Best regards

    Joe
     

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