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Component Video Over CAT5 Baluns Ghosting/Smearing
I have been using Tripp Lite Component Video and stereo over single CAT5 baluns and have been experiencing ghosting so I changed out to Muxlabs 500058 Component video and stereo audio over cat5 baluns and still have the ghosting and not sure but perhaps some new smearing, especially noticeable on black backgrounds. Example text centered on a black screen or sometimes dark text on a black screen will create a trail to left and right of it extending to edge of tv. Besides moving to HDMI over CAT5 baluns or buying Canare no skew cat5 cable and having to run a new 100ft cable what other options or balun brands could I try?
I am using monoprice 24AWG solid CAT6 foil shielded cable. I suspect this cable has a lot of skew, although I see ghosting even on short 33ft runs so maybe its the nature of the baluns.