Cable Query

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Ryan Cruz, Jan 26, 2003.

  1. Ryan Cruz

    Ryan Cruz Stunt Coordinator

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    How long is the optimal length for a video cable before quality starts to degrade?
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

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    Well, the RG6 coax which is what most composite & component video cables are - they are measured with 100 feet and the results published. Many high-end projector systems (very sensitive) have 30-60 ft of good coax between the ceiling and the equipment with few problems.

    SVideo cables are really 2 thin wires in 1 case and these dont do as well over 100 ft. Most installations limit these cables to .. 30 ft??

    The shorter the better is the rule. But if you have a choice of something like 40 ft of speaker wire to a sub or 40 ft of interconnect, the audiophile view is that it's better to have a long interconnect, short speaker wires. (power signals have some extra issues over long runs).

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. Ryan Cruz

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    Cool thanks!
     

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