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post #1 of 16 Old 04-10-2007, 01:15 PM - Thread Starter
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I need a right angle RCA adapter for my component cable but I can't find ones for video only audio. For the sake of the adapter do you all think it's okay to use a audio rated adapter for a vidoe cable? The adapters don't give an ohm rating.
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do you all think it's okay to use a audio rated adapter for a vidoe cable?

yes....it's not like RCA connectors conform to any specifications anyway....it's electrically too short to matter.
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I knwo this thread is old, but its a valid question about your RCA connection. If you use an adapter there is a little signal loss. RCA just carries a signal, audio or video is not important unless you want the color of the connector to match. RCA connectors and adapter work on both audio and video.

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If you use an adapter there is a little signal loss.

no there isn't.
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Yes there is... "no there isn't" is the wrong answer/assumption.
Post #2 is correct. But... all connectors/adapters do introduce an inherent loss.

Also, RCA plugs do not have a 75 Ohm impedance, so therefore, the use of "RCA adapters" could have more impact/degradation than the traditional F or BNC connector for video application(s).
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Yes there is... "no there isn't" is the wrong answer/assumption.

Sorry, you're wrong.
You don't seem to know what characteristic impedance is, or what it means.
read up on that before posting such mistruths.
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Prove me wrong...
RCA connectors are not 75 Ohm impedance. And all connectors/splices/adapters will produce an insertion loss whether it's RCA, BNC, F, etc...

Make sure your six gun has bullets before you draw and shoot cowboy.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/75ohmrca.htm
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...but is there such a thing as a true 75 ohm RCA plug? Not really; Canare's RCAP-series plugs, which we feel are the best RCA plugs available for video, are often referred to as "true 75 ohm" plugs, but that's not quite accurate.


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read up on that before posting such mistruths

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Sorry, you're wrong.
You don't seem to know what characteristic impedance is, or what it means.
read up on that before posting such mistruths.

No, sorry mister uhelpful jerk with a bad attitude. You are incorrect. RCAs are inherently not 75ohm, and using an additional adapter connector (like using additional RCA junctions in general) on a 75ohm video run is a poor choice particularly over distance and at higher resolutions.

But it isn't as if you've ever posted anything helpful on these forums except to thread-fart about subjects you don't fully understand.
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Sorry... upon further reading, you are correct. I apologize for being condescending and stand corrected. I will try to be more helpful in the future and try to provide repsonses that are helpful and accurate (to the best of my ability).

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Video is pretty resilient to be honest...you might be able to get away with it. I'd just crimp on an F-style connector and buy a right-angle adaptor. I know my electronics store sells yellow "video" connectors that are the exact same (aside from colour) as the white and red audio connectors.
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I had this same question.

I have my Panasonic Plasma mounted to an OmniMount TV stand (moda 50fp) and the columns that support the TV conveniently block ALL my component connections and one of my hdmi. The hdmi was easy to sort out as right angle adapters are readily available. The component connections were a different matter... I had really two choices:

a) buy some RCA right angle connectors and pray that the loss wasn't enough to affect my video signal (1080i cable TV and 1080i HD-DVD).

b) buy some very expensive, very cheap looking, Monster Cable "FlatScreen" cables which terminate in stubby little connectors that can be just barely squeezed in between the back panel and the column- and then pray that the resulting sharp bend in the cable didn't degrade the signal or ruin the cable itself.

Currently I'm using the Monster solution and the results seem to be satisfactory with the exception that I'm worried that the resultant pressure of such a sharp bend is either ruining the cable or applying un-due stress on the connectors. Any advice for me out there?

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Sage, what did you end up doing for your component cables? I too am looking at a right angle solution for component cables. I know its been away since your post.


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I had this same question.

I have my Panasonic Plasma mounted to an OmniMount TV stand (moda 50fp) and the columns that support the TV conveniently block ALL my component connections and one of my hdmi. The hdmi was easy to sort out as right angle adapters are readily available. The component connections were a different matter... I had really two choices:

a) buy some RCA right angle connectors and pray that the loss wasn't enough to affect my video signal (1080i cable TV and 1080i HD-DVD).

b) buy some very expensive, very cheap looking, Monster Cable "FlatScreen" cables which terminate in stubby little connectors that can be just barely squeezed in between the back panel and the column- and then pray that the resulting sharp bend in the cable didn't degrade the signal or ruin the cable itself.

Currently I'm using the Monster solution and the results seem to be satisfactory with the exception that I'm worried that the resultant pressure of such a sharp bend is either ruining the cable or applying un-due stress on the connectors. Any advice for me out there?

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No problem at all using a right angle RCA for video -baseband or otherwise. We use a LOT of "signal plumbing" in the pro world with zero negative effect or degradation.
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