S-VHS cable question

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  1. Mark Bates

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    Two "experts" I have talked to have given me different advice on SVHS cables. One said that I should never use a SVHS cable longer then 6 feet the other says the cables are fine up to 25 feet without much, if any, degradation of the signal. Who is right?
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  2. Selden Ball

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    It depends on the quality of the cable and the quality of your display device. Better cables can be run further, while a poorer display device will hide the degredation of the signal.
    In other words, if you have to run an s-video signal a significant distance (more than, say, 10 feet) you should consider using adapators and a pair of high quality rg6 cables.
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  3. Sihan Goi

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    I have a 10m run of Belden S-VHS cable from my Prepro to my projector, and even using the best source(LD), the picture is far from my HTPC/DVD setup using computer VGA cables(also a 10m run). However, that might just be coz of the inferior source(LD vs HTPC/DVD)
     
  4. Ken Seeber

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    It should also be noted that S-VHS is a video tape format and s-video is a connection type. It's short for "separated video." The two terms aren't really interchangeable.
     

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