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Ok, here is my problem.

Just built house w/ media room and finishing it off. I thought I put enough cable everywhere in this room to make sure I wouldn't be dissapointed. Well, got the LT150 and now I have 6 - RG6 and one Cat5E running to where (ceiling) is going to live. Wondering which is the best way to get a S-video connection out of these as it will be hooked up to a DVD player or Whatever you guys think is best?????????? Also, what will these connectors cost and where is the best place to get them??????

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You can get them from jameco, but they're a pain to solder. You're better off soldering S-Video jacks, and use S-video cables from each of the ends.


I think you might be better off running S-Video, Component, Composite into a single source like an HTPC and run a single video cable to the projector.


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what about this, just did some research. Get some S-video wall plates and use the Cat5E to connect??????? Cheap and don't need extra connections. Just wonder if the quality of signal will be OK????


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Without it being shielded, you're most likely going to get a lot of noise in the signal, depending on the length. Search for a thread on this forum with 'Cat5 success' in the subject, and you'll find out all about that. The key is the shielded Cat5 which turns out is very hard to find.


If you have pipes and are able to replace the Cat5e with the shielded version, then you'd be OK running VGA or S-Video through that. That's how I have my recently setup projector connected and it works perfectly but shielding is indeed key.


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Nope can't do that. Would just run a s-video cable then. Will probably use the RG6 for something and run changers or use composite on one end to the RG6 and then a converter on the other to s-video.


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Don't know how long your run is, but why not use a pair of the RG-6 cables to carry your s-video signals? Then you'll still have enough RG-6 for component signals, or whatever you might want. I have a 30 foot run from my equipment rack to my projector for s-video using this idea. My RG-6 pair is terminated with F-connectors (I had the tools for this), then I used BNC adapters to connect to an s-video breakout adapter on each end of the run. This has given me a clean signal. See this reference:
http://www.hometech.com/video/svideo.html




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Hmmmm, I am just looking to get the best signal and pic that I can with the wires there. Is there a way or wire that can do what you are talking about with the F-connectors, only with using regular RG6 connectors????

Or I tell the guys to do 2 F connectors on each end right????


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