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Sorry DILA dudes/dudettes: I was unable to find these answers in the D-ILA FAQ or anywhere else for that matter. Maybe this would be a good topic for the FAQ if it truly is missing. Anyway...


I was wondering if it is better, taking only sound and video performance into consideration, to have a long coax cable run (for the sound's digital bitstream, HTPC feed to the surround sound processor) and short VGA-BNC cable run (for video data, HTPC feed to DILA projector) **OR** the other way around. Note: I will be using a BetterCables or similar quality VGA-BNC cable regardless of distance.


$$$ Also, am I right to see a significant cost savings with a long coax/short VGA-BNC because it seems a high quality long run of VGA-BNC would costs much more than a long run of coax? This also results in a shorter run of RS-232 null modem cable (HTPC to projector for 232 commands) compared to a more expensive longer run.


What is the minimum quality of coax cable should I use (a long run being 20-40ft)? Does Radio Shack have the parts for a DIY?


$$ Instead of using coax cable for the audio bitstream, could I use my long composite video cable (RCA-RCA) that came with my old Sharpvision with the same results?


Thanks in advance for all the help,

Paul


[This message has been edited by waterm3732 (edited 06-11-2001).]
 

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Get short VGA and long coax.

From my experience long VGA cables can be problematic/expensive and I could not see any problems with long coax.

This is my experience only.



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