Where can I find long component video cables?

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  1. Jason Price

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    I need to get ahold of 2 40' component video cable runs (2 sets of 3). Anyone know where I can get something like this for a reasonable price? Or, is there an easy way to build these?

    Thanks.
     
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    Jason, for a quick and easy DIY solution pick up some RG6 coax, 12 twist on or clamp type "F" connectors and 12 "F to RCA Male" adaptors. You can find all of the parts at your local Radio Shack. This is one of the least expensive options.

    BTW, the twist on F connectors are the easiest to use. Just make sure you get the ones for RG6. There are other sizes that won't work.
     
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    BetterCables will do custom runs for you.
     
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    I second the DIY approach for such long component cables. Check the cost though for both solutions.
     
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    DIY is very simple. I just did it.

    Lowes has Acoustic Research RG6 quad shield for .36 at foot. Then I order RCA connectors from parts express.

    I am not sure why you would need the F-type connectors unless this is an 'in-wall' installation. In which case I would mount 'F-type to RCA with nut' in the wall plate. F-type will give you a very secure connection on the back of the wall plate. At least that is what I did and it works great.

    Now I think I know why they recommended F-type connectors. Radio Shack doesnt carry RCA adapters which are designed for RG6 cable. Parts express does have the correct connector for RG6.
     
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    I have two runs of three (one for HDTV - one for DVD) that are around 40 feet each.
    I used RG6 to RCA. Much cheaper and plenty of bandwith on the RG6.
    Mine cost around $40 for both sets [​IMG]
     
  7. Jason Price

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    Scott,

    Did you buy your RCA connectors online? If so, can you point them out to me? How easy were they to connect? I'll most likely go that route, as I have a 500' spool of RG6 around here that would be great for this...
     
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    I bought some 12m component cables (39.5') off a guy in ebay. He has a store in ebay called Cable Solutions and he makes them all himself using Canare cables and connectors. Mine ran me $122 plus shipping and they are awesome! His email address is [email protected]
     
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    Dustin,
    Jason said reasonably priced.
    Kevin C. [​IMG]
     
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