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Extending cable to projector

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I have a Sony HS3 projector that comes with a 15' component cable, but I am mounting it from the ceiling 9' back from the screen. My DVD player is under the screen so the cable needs to go about 8' up the wall, along the other side of the ceiling and 2' down to the projector, total 19'. I'd get a 20' component cable, but the projector only has a proprietary Sony component interface. So I need to extend the Sony cable.

My question to you fine folks is this: do I need to spend around $40 on a 6' component video cable, plus another $8 on female-female RCA adaptors, or can I use a much cheaper, ($15?), A/V cable? Is the cable construction any different for the L and R audio than for the RGB component video cable?

Also, do you think I'm going to get much if any signal loss through the adaptors - assuming I get decent ones? I'm intending using the Radio Shack gold cables and adaptors, which have always worked well for me in the past.
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Many forum members (including me) would recommend one cable with no adapters. That's what I would do. The price of the additional cable plus the adapters is probably not going to be significantly less than a new cable that is long enough.

On the other hand, if you can get a cable and the adapters, you can try it. If the quality is good enough, then use them. If not, make sure that you can return them and then buy one really long cable.

A good component cable is shielded. The audio cable is not.

I install CCTV and use RG6 cable all the time. I use RG6 for my sub and for component cables. http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/pshow...ber=091-1060&c

Click the " related items" tab at the partexpress link and you'll see everything you'll need. If you're looking for a cheap solution it's a possibility.
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