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Discussion in 'Beginners, General Questions' started by JimWh, Nov 13, 2005.

  1. JimWh

    JimWh Auditioning

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    Hello,

    Great site! I’ve leaned a lot searching through the forums.

    Total newb to HD and the like. Upgrading video half of audio/video system and have a question regarding long cable runs. One question I couldn't find the answer to is how long of a run can I make with component video cable without degradation? I need to run about 30-40 feet. I will not be utilizing HD right away, but intend to in the near future. I’m assuming component cables are the way to go? Should I run anything else at the same time for future formats? I’m going into and under the floor up into the other side of the room.

    I’m looking at the Mitsubishi 52825 and either a Marantz DV7600 or Pioneer DV79AVI. Any comments on those units are welcome. I will utilize my current Marantz AV9000 (please don’t laugh, it will be replaced eventually), which only accommodates component.

    Thanks in advance,
    jw
     
  2. Dick Knisely

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  3. John S

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    When I do these long runs anymore, I don't actually use a Component cable, I use three runs of RG6 Coax and adapt them to RCA. For what it costs, RG6 is really amazing quality for the application at hand.
     
  4. JimWh

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    Thanks.

    I was under the impression that was the common way to go with component (three rg6's).

    How about other cables I will need or want in the future while I'm cutting holes and what not. Should I bite the bullet and run a HDMI cable as well? Are there any "budget" HDMI cables? The ones I've seen are pretty pricey.

    Jim
     
  5. John S

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    I always run one of every type the display offers, and if the display offers multiples of anything, I do equivelent mutiples of those.
     
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    they have HDMI cables up to 75 ft here
    very solidly made using good quality cables

    ramelectronics.net/html/DVI-hdmi_cables.html
     
  9. JimWh

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    Thanks everyone!

    TV will be here next week. Off to order cables.
     

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