VGA Breakout Cable Extension ???

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  1. Matt Heebner

    Matt Heebner Stunt Coordinator

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    I am picking up a RCA DTC-100 HD STB tomorrow. I already bought the VGA breakout cable to connect to my Mits. I was so excited about getting the deal on the STB that I didnt realize the cable was only 6 feet long. I need about 8 feet to fit without stretching the cord tight. I bought a VGA extension cable from Best Buy last night. Will this work or will there be massive picture degradation? I suppose I could put the RCA on my TV, and it would reach no problem, but I really want it on my equipment rack.

    Anyone tried this?

    Matt
     
  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Put the STB on your TV and try plugging in the straight cable, then the extension and see for yourself if there is a difference.

    If it were MY system, I would have an un-broken cable for Video/HD frequencies. There is just so much more information/signal in these feeds that I would not trust an extension cable. My general rule is: "the higher the frequency, the greater the need for a good cable" and this would extend to being suspicious of a Best Buy VGA computer monitor cable in line with some other manufacturers cable.
     
  3. Matt Heebner

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    Well technically it's a Belkin VGA extension, the same as the VGA breakout cable, even the same line. I was just wondering if anyone had tried this. I plan on doing a A/B comparison. If the difference is that apparent, then I will be getting a longer VGA cable.

    Matt
     

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