50' Audio and S-Video Runs: What To Buy?

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  1. Chuck C

    Chuck C Cinematographer

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    Who offers 50 ft. audio and s-video cables at a very reasonable price? Is it more cost effective to make my own?

    BTW: This is actually for my buddy's parents whose component rack and TV will be on opposite ends of the room.

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    Some things require tools to make and 's' is very time consuming trying to fit the wires in the connector. 50 ft. is about the maximum I would go for an 's' cable. You can go to places like www.milestek.com to have stuff made up. Video grade RCA cables which also can carry audio are $12 plus $0.20 ft. per cable (part no. CA-1394-XXX, where XXX is the lenght in inches). They can also make custom lenght 'S' cables, a 50 ft. cable stock (part 29-100-600) is $12.
     
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    for very good s-video cables I'd go with Avcable.com

    You could also look at their s-video break outs and use RG6 cable for the majority of the length.
     
  4. Arthur W

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    You can also get good S Video cables from EXTRON. A 50' S Video Cable is $75.00 (prt#26-316-05). You can order the Extron cable from Crown Magnetics (1-800-736-9001).
     
  5. David_Rivshin

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    One thing to keep in mind is that if you're running this cable through walls or under the floor is that the connectors will be a real pain to fish through. In these situations making your own is basically a necessity. If it's a pain in the neck run you might also want to consider running some a component cable (or just extra unterminated RG6 runs) incase they want to go to component connections in the future. It's usually easier to do it all at once rather than fishing through extra times.

    -- Dave
     

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