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  • Clive
    Former Moderator
    • Jan 2002
    • 919

    Cable run

    Guys, just a quick question, I may have to run an S-video cable approximately 25 feet. Is this too long a run? Will there be much degradation, do you know?




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  • David Meek
    Moderator Emeritus
    • Aug 2000
    • 8938

    #2
    Hi Clive, it's been a while, hope things are going well.

    25 feet should be absolutely no problem for "real world" usage. Some people with ultra-resolution systems say that 10-12 feet is the max run without amplification, but for us normal types :B you will not see any signal degradation at 25 feet. Just purchase a good quality S-Video cable to be safe - you MIGHT be able to find someone around here that has some available.

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    • Andrew Pratt
      Moderator Emeritus
      • Aug 2000
      • 16508

      #3
      Mine S-vid is 25 feet and I don't see a problem with it but then again I'm not projecting it to a huge screen.




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      • Kevin P
        Member
        • Aug 2000
        • 10808

        #4
        Many FP setups require long runs of video cable. As long as you use quality shielded cables, you shouldn't have any problem with degradation. I've done 25+ foot runs of composite, S-video and component cables in installations and I don't notice a degradation in the picture.




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        • Burke Strickland
          Moderator
          • Sep 2001
          • 3161

          #5
          I have a custom-made S-Video cable connected to my front projector that is almost 25 feet long. It works just fine. The vendor told me that runs of up to 50 feet would be no problem unless the video signal was very weak, and a 100 foot run would have about a 3 db loss (without a signal booster, which is recommended for runs over 50 feet).

          Go for it!

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          • Uncle Clive
            Former Moderator
            • Jan 2002
            • 919

            #6
            Originally posted by David Meek
            Hi Clive, it's been a while, hope things are going well.
            How's the renovation coming?
            Aaaah David, just keeping cool and I am extremely busy too. I only have time to check in at times but I spend more time working on the HT Guide for Lex.

            Renovations? (See "Spaced Out" ) soooooooo Slow :uhoh: I will have time after this weekend to do more work. I have to be ready for "Thanksgiving" October.

            Thanks guys for your responses I guess the cable run will be okay then. Makes life easy. Thanks.




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            • George Bellefontaine
              Moderator Emeritus
              • Jan 2001
              • 7637

              #7
              My late response:

              I have a 30 foot run to my projector. No problem with picture on 8 foot wide screen.




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              • Uncle Clive
                Former Moderator
                • Jan 2002
                • 919

                #8
                Thanks George gives me "Peace of mind"

                Cheers!




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                • Lex
                  Moderator Emeritus
                  • Apr 2001
                  • 27461

                  #9
                  25 maybe 30 feet is as long as I want to produce. With a strong signal, like DVD, sure, your good. But get to a weak over the air or cable broadcast signal on 50 feet, it can be a problem.

                  If someone wants longer than 25-30 feet, I suggest shortening the path some way as a first option, as a second option, going with a parts express or such budget cable. Sure, budget isn't best, but that way I don't have to build it or guarantee it. lol.

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                  • Uncle Clive
                    Former Moderator
                    • Jan 2002
                    • 919

                    #10
                    Funny Funny Lex, do I smell an offer there my friend and of course let me guess...........a price too? ;lx




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                    • Lex
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                      • Apr 2001
                      • 27461

                      #11
                      If I said, you might go :E

                      :LOL:

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                      • Uncle Clive
                        Former Moderator
                        • Jan 2002
                        • 919

                        #12
                        Figures!!

                        Thanks for the warning :fart:




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                        • Brandon B
                          Super Senior Member
                          • Jun 2001
                          • 2193

                          #13
                          I got a fairly decent quality 50 ft S cable from Markertek.com for $55. It's a good commerical cable (no gold ends or spiify sleeving or anything), so if you are going longer than Lex will build, and want to get something really reasonable, it's a good choice.

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                          • Uncle Clive
                            Former Moderator
                            • Jan 2002
                            • 919

                            #14
                            Thanks Brandon, living in Toronto kinda puts me in a bad position when it comes to buying things from you guys south of the border. Our Dollar is not good at times plus shipping and taxes it's not worth it sometimes.

                            I might just buy shorter run cables from Lex. Keep the catman happy you know!




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