Component vs S-Video

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Francois L, Aug 21, 2003.

  1. Francois L

    Francois L Stunt Coordinator

    Feb 17, 2001
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    What is the maximum lenght of component cable I can use without degradation versus a S-Video cable?
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

    Jun 29, 2001
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    Assuming your device has no issues driving long lengths of cable the general answer would be about 50 feet for svideo (but some have run 3x that and not commented adversely) and about 150 using a good quality RG6 coax. Obtaining this via mail order such as at AVCable is not going to come cheap in view of s/h and all that. An alternative would be to purchase a 500 foot roll of RG6 and cut what you need. FWIW, AVCable uses something they call hi-rez for their long lengths of component. It's made by Gepco and is roughly equivalent to Belden 7710a I believe.

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