Originally Posted by clo82
I have a slave television some 75 feet from the source. I would like to make my own component video cables to save some cost. When I am looking for cable and heads are there any specs I need to pay attention to?
What resolution(s) will you be using with the component link?
The relevant specs are:
Characteristic impedance (as noted above, 75 Ohms is a good target. You are looking for an exact match, so hitting the target is best.)
Capacitance (given in pF/foot - lower is better)
DC resistance (given in milliOhms/foot - lower is better)
Shield coverage (generally given in % - higher is better)
Ander any circumstances, you should consider using Canare connectors - they are about as good as it gets.
BlueJeans Cable has a great website that explains much of what you need to know about this topic.