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I've got a bunch of 5 cable mini-coax run to several locations in the new house. The idea is to be able to send component to those locations at some point.

Whose RCA connectors and tool should I be using to terminate them? I'm willing to spend to avoid finicky cheap stuff, so warnings on what to avoid are perhaps even more useful than what to get.

Tips? Warnings?

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I use liberty connectors and tools. it is a three piece connector and have never had a problem with them.

tip*** there are 25 guage and 26 guage mini coax. make sure you buy the right ones to match your wire.

http://www.*******.com/Liberty-Cable/CM-RGB26-RCA/74220/productDetail.php?utm_source=googleBase&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=CM-RGB26-RCA&gclid=CNL0_diE6LoCFdJ9OgodukAAdw
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I use liberty connectors and tools. it is a three piece connector and have never had a problem with them.

tip*** there are 25 guage and 26 guage mini coax. make sure you buy the right ones to match your wire.

http://www.*******.com/Liberty-Cable/CM-RGB26-RCA/74220/productDetail.php?utm_source=googleBase&utm_medium=feed&utm_content=CM-RGB26-RCA&gclid=CNL0_diE6LoCFdJ9OgodukAAdw

STFW found Liberty Cable's website, thanks. While there I saw a video for their field HDMI connectors:
http://www.libertycable.com/cm_video_library.php?video=HDTERM
That looks like a handy solution.
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Interesting that the HDMI conductors are not twisted. Never knew that.

That explains a lot.

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Interesting that the HDMI conductors are not twisted. Never knew that. That explains a lot.
Don't know if that's 'all' cables or just their particular solution to the field-termination hassle of high-density connections like HDMI.
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What about using right-angled connectors, like these:
http://www.amazon.com/C2G-40997-Compression-Connector-Miniature/dp/B00127P57I

(Not BNC, of course, that was just the picture link I happened to copy/paste)

I'm thinking they might work better given the close clearances inside some of the wall boxes. All that wiring takes up room, and the connectors even more so.
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