DIY S Video Cable

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  1. DanielKellmii

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    Does anybody have any suggestions on how to make a S Video cable? I need about 40 feet to set up a front projector. I am trying to get 480p from a DVD player. This should work fine, right?
     
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    can't you only get progressive from component??
     
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    In my understanding, yes, you need to ship component, which is much easier to build than S...

    I'd not recommend building an S cable - not with the 4-pin mini-DIN end.

    If, on the other hand, both ends support the dual-BNC approach to S-Video, by all means.. (you still won't get the 480p that way, though.)

    Leo
     
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    The problem I am running into is that the projector only has a 15pin RGB input, a single RCA input and S-Video. I tried to get the RGB inpu to work with an adaptor, but I kept getting some "software protection" type message.
     
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    there are component to D-SUB connectors out there. Have you tried that?
     
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    Nope. I tried to use a radio shack device that was $99 and it did nothing.
     
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    you can make a good svideo cable using category 5 wire used for networking. I used shielded but I think you could get away with unshielded depending on whether it's exposed to close sources of interference. Just get a dayton svideo cable from parts express, they have ends that unscrew. Desolder the original wire and use pairs of the cat 5 to replace them. I had a 40 foot run of this in the old days and it was very good. Certainly don't spend alot on this, it's just s-video anyway.

    I would encourage you to find out if there's another way to get the progressive signal over. What pj is it and have you asked over on avsforum?
     

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