25+ ft cable run and coupling two component cables together

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  1. Bill_Jackson

    Bill_Jackson Auditioning

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    I am moving my A/V components to a rack in the hall closet over 25ft from the tv.

    Will coupling two component cables together cause noticeable defects in picture quality?

    Thanks for your suggestions
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Will the problem cause noticeable defects? It depends on:

    - How big the TV is (larger display makes defects more visible)

    - Are you pushing Component, Progressive, HD video

    - How close to 75 ohms the existing RCA plugs and the barrel-connector will be.


    These are all variables. Can you do a test run to see?

    A better solution: find a local HT store that does custom installs. Speak to the wireing guy and see if he will cut the ends off your cables and install BNC connectors. These are a more professional connection, it has a twist-lock feature and maintains the 75 ohm impedence.

    The best solution: order a custom cable for the correct length. A 25 foot run will cost you about $100. Considering that a 12 ft Monster CV300 cable is $220 - you save.
     
  3. Bill_Jackson

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    Thanks Bob,
    I'm currently running component cables from a progressive scan dvd player to a 53" HD tv.

    Haven't purchased any barrel connecters yet to test the total impedance, but both component cables maintain 75ohm on their own.

    I'm going to give it a shot and let my eyes be the judge.

    -Bill
     
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    only if you get 75 ohm BNC's that is.
     
  5. Bill_Jackson

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    Thanks Steve and Chu,

    I'm really close to just buying all the hardware to make a cable to my exact needs.

    Have either of you made your own cables?

    -Bill
     
  6. Bob McElfresh

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    Chris White has a web site that shows you how to make your own cables. I've made several and having the matched set of tools/plugs makes it simple.
     

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