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should i use coax cable with rca plug for long audio runs. I want to connect my tv audio to my multisource unit so that it can play thru the same speakers but the tv is about 50 feet away. I hear it works better than long rca cable. If yes do i need to run 2 cables (red & white)?
 

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You will need two runs, one for each channel assuming a stereo feed. Coax is a very generic term for cables... I would run a RG-59 if you can. At 50 feet you would probably not have issues though with RG-6...
 

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should i use coax cable with rca plug for long audio runs. I want to connect my tv audio to my multisource unit so that it can play thru the same speakers but the tv is about 50 feet away. I hear it works better than long rca cable. If yes do i need to run 2 cables (red & white)?
FYI, I've been using the 50' Monoprice composite + audio cable for over a year with no issues. It's an RG-59 coax. This is just going from a DirecTV receiver to a 25" tube TV.
 

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For audio just about any coax will work fine, even for 50 feet, including standard audio coax.


Does your TV have a digital audio out? For that you should probably use RG-6 or RG-59 (only 1 cable needed for digital).
 

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Thanks everyone for your help. I ordered the R59 from Monoprice . Wow great site, great prices. I don't have my tv yet that's why I went with the RCA plugs. Hope it all works. I have another question. Do those HDMI switches work? You know, out from a DVD and in to multiple tvs. I saw it on Monoprice was considering it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated,
 

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I have another question. Do those HDMI switches work? You know, out from a DVD and in to multiple tvs. I saw it on Monoprice was considering it. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated,

A Switch goes from multiple sources to one TV. If you want to go to multiple TVs from one source, you need a Splitter. But those can sometimes be problematic, it just depends upon your particular setup.
 
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