S-video in-wall?

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  1. Don:::A

    Don:::A Auditioning

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    Installing a wall-mounted plasma TV to be connected to receiver about 10' away. I am running all speaker wires, etc., in-wall and want the installation to be clean. I saw an s-video wall plate at parts express, but not sure how to wire it. Site said to use dual coax between s-video wall plates. Will that produce a good signal or is there special in-wall cable for s-video?
    What's the best way to do this? If I use these in-wall plates how do I connect them? Or, should I just get a long pre-made s-video cable and snake it through the wall?

    What about component connections in-wall?

    Thanks,

    Don
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    Don, I don't know about the S-Video run, I think dual coax would be fine, but I'm not sure how to wire it. You should be able to run component into similar wall plates from PE.
     
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    Hello Don and congradulations on the plasma TV. I am new to the forum but have recently purchased a wide screen,and have learned one thing I thought you may like to know. Philip is 100% correct in saying that component is the way to go. Believe it or not,sometimes s-video can actually give you a poorer picture than your standard composite connections.
    Definately go component. Don
     
  4. Yeoh Wee Nam

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    First choice: Component(3 nos. of Coax)
    Second choice: S-Video (2 nos. of Coax)
    Third choice: Composite Video (1 nos. of Coax)

    But I suggest you lay both component and s-video cable, because if your receiver or switcher do not support up scan, then if you are using a player without component out, then atleast you have your s-video cable inplace, but if your player only have composite video out, then you need a composite video too.
     

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