Long video cable runs?

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  1. GarrettG

    GarrettG Auditioning

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    Hello,

    I'm moving my modest theater setup into a differnt room and want to have my receiever a fair distance from my TV. As a result, I need to run video cables (all types... composite, s-video, componet, and coax) about 25 or 30 feet! The receiver is a Denon 4802 and the TV is currently a Toshiba TW40X81. I plan to change the TV to a 60" or so Mits or Sony. The cables will be used for everything, including progessive scan DVD, HDTV, video games, VHS, etc.

    My question: What are some cost effective solutions? I don't want to spend way too much or sacrifice way too much quality.

    I also need a 15-18 foot subwoofer cable. Any suggestions there?

    Thanks,

    Garrett
     
  2. GarrettG

    GarrettG Auditioning

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  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Hi Garrett.
    WHERE TO BUY:
    You have some choices. You can make your own cables. Here is a good site to show you how:
    http://www.bus.ucf.edu/cwhite/theater/DIYCable.htm
    This will work for everything except the SVideo cables.
    Or, you can hit one of the various custom houses that will make cables that can handle HD/Progressive. Last week I did a quick survey for someone who wanted a 12 foot component video cable set and here is what I found:
    BetterCables.com: $170 - 5 Meter Silver Serpent
    CatCables.com: $165 - 4 Meter Tigress
    CobaltCables.com: $112 4 Meter Ultimate Component
    KustomKables.com: $94 - 3 Meter Cable
    Cable Solutions (via eBay): $91 Canare cable 12 ft
    Most of these have a base-price for XX feet, then a few bucks per foot for more. You just have to hit each and calculate your 30 foot price.
    Good Luck
     
  4. John Sully

    John Sully Stunt Coordinator

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    The Markertek cable you referenced isn't spec'd for HD signals but try this one http://www.markertek.com/MTStore/Sto...aseItem=3BNC-3 instead. You just need to buy some BNC to RCA adapters.
    As far as the sub cable goes, any RCA audio cable will do, I recently bought a 50 footer from Markertek for $45 or so.
     
  5. Mark Rich

    Mark Rich Second Unit

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    To add to Bob's list:

    Rhinocables.com uses Belden cables 4m $79.95

    Diycable.com uses Gepco cables (similar specs to Belden). They can also provide all your cable needs.
     

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