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Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by bill, Dec 17, 2005.

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  1. bill

    bill Guest

    What's the maximum distance an S-video cable can run and what's the best
    type of cabling to use?

    For my church I want to run an S-video feed to one of the FOH
    projectors, currently we have a composite feed running on a nice 30m
    length of quality shielded coax but really need to upgrade to using an
    S-video feed because the quality on that size screen isn't looking that
  2. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** Regular S-Video cable should be OK to a couple of hundred metres.

    Any good 75 ohm co-ax is fine.

    ** Piece of cake.

    ......... Phil
  3. FruitLoop

    FruitLoop Guest

    Since when was Svideo using coax ? .

    I thought it is a 4 core shielded cable .

    I do not know the impedance but google is your friend
  4. atec

    atec Guest
    use at a minimum RG6 quad or better should work assuming your
    construction/ crimps is up to scratch
  5. Phil Allison

    Phil Allison Guest


    ** Since it began.

    ** Nope - twin 75 ohm co-ax.

    ........ Phil
  6. Poxy

    Poxy Guest

    30m should be no problem - in fact you could just run another length of the
    same coax and terminate each end with S-Video plug to 2 x RCA adapters. You
    should try to make the 2 runs as close to the same length as possible.
  7. David

    David Guest

    I wonder if a video transmitter/receiver would be better?
  8. Poxy

    Poxy Guest

    Most only do composite, and fairly poorly at that. If you can run cable,
    you'll always get a better result (read: been there, tried that).
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