Difference between Cat5 and Cat5e?

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  1. Matt Harwood

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    Well, no luck tonight with the DVD player running through the Leviton Quick Port S-video connectors. I used standard Cat 5 cable as I thought it required. I re-read the instructions today and it says to use UTP cable (which I believe is Cat 5e). Is there a difference and could this be my problem? Right now I have a totally black screen, as if there's no signal getting through at all.
    What about cutting the ends off of a standard S-video cable and simply attaching the wires inside the connector like I did with the Cat 5 cable? Thoughts on this plan?
    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Adam_Smith

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    UTP just means Unshielded twisted pair. Cat3 (telephone wire) , Cat5, Cat5e, or Cat6. Cat5 and Cat5e are essentialy identical except that Cate meets higher standerds, such as all of the twists being equidistant from each other. As far as I know this difference should not affect your situation.
     
  3. Matt Harwood

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    I'm going to double check the connections tonight. What do you think of replacing the UTP cable with an S-video cable with the connectors cut off?
     

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