What's new

RCA Y-Splitter for Component Video (1 Viewer)

Bennett J

Auditioning
Joined
Apr 16, 2003
Messages
3
Apologies if this has been dealt with before, but I wasn't able to find anything. I'm looking to split a component video signal which might include 1080i signals. I know that RCA cable typically isn't the recommended method, but would 3 high grade Y cables do the trick?

I've looked at the Inday signal splitter, but I'm looking for something a wee bit cheaper if possible. Thanks in advance.

-Jonathan
 

Lee Bailey

Second Unit
Joined
Jun 8, 2000
Messages
263
Location
Central California
Real Name
Lee Bailey
Your problem would be maintaining the 75 ohm impedance. When you use a Y-connector, with no impedance matching transformer in it, your load will appear to be 37.5ohms impedance from the output device's view. This will probably cause you some problems.

As for RCA cables, what other connection type do you have? RCA cables are what are normally used for component cable connections.
 

Bennett J

Auditioning
Joined
Apr 16, 2003
Messages
3
Sorry I should have been more clear. I realize that component cables were essentially high-grade RCA connections. I was just wondering if a RCA Y splitter not designed for component video would do the trick.

But I think you've answered the question. Impedance would be a problem. Looks like I'll have to use the Inday box (or similar solution). Thanks.
 

Bob McElfresh

Senior HTF Member
Joined
May 22, 1999
Messages
5,182
Yep. Lee is dead on.

It may not work with ordinary component video (up to 4 Mhz) but when you try and send Progressive (13 Mhz) or 1080 video (35 Mhz) the problems will be worse.

Look into distribution amps/splitters. www.markertek.com might be another place.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Forum Sponsors

Latest Articles

Forum statistics

Threads
347,088
Messages
4,802,110
Members
141,992
Latest member
bhirooajantoom
Top