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Can I run a 50 FOOR Component video cable to a 2nd TV

Discussion in 'DIRECTV Tips and Resources' started by jhruth, Oct 2, 2007.

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  1. Oct 2, 2007 #1 of 10
    jhruth

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    I know both HDMI and Component will work - but will a 50 foot cable work or is that too far away and the signal will degrade ? I know I can only show the same thing on both TVs...

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    RoyGBiv

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    I have my HR20 going to a Zektor switcher with a 6-foot cable, and from there a 35-foot cable sends it to my plasma display. The picture is excellent. I believe that if you use quality cable, 50 feet should not be a problem.

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  3. Oct 2, 2007 #3 of 10
    bt-rtp

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    Yes, a 50 foot long component cable will operate and not degrade the picture quality. The cable does need to be rated for component video.
     
  4. Oct 2, 2007 #4 of 10
    azblackace

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    You will want to run a component cable. HDMI is horrible for long runs and it would require a very very expensive cable compared to a component.
     
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    jhruth

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    Cool - thanks for the advice.... I ordered a 50 foot component / audio cable from ebay for about $45 with shipping....
     
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    bllreed

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    You're right, it isn't that expensive but on a run of that length he will need a
    repeater of some type. I have a run of about 40 feet and had to put in a $70
    wall plate with built-in repeater to get the video signal. It would not pass audio
    so I ran a Toslink cable which worked great.
     
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    jeff125va

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    I have runs of I'd guess about 60' going through my walls so that I could have my X-BOX in my home theater room (I have my equipment rack in a separate room, and I ran the wiring back when the wireless controllers didn't work as well). I just did 3 runs of RG-6 coax and connected them to red, blue, and green RCA jacks in my wall plates. So there's the 60' or so in the walls plus I guess about 3' from the X-BOX in the theater room, and 3' to my receiver in the equipment room. Then it's a 35' run from my A/V Receiver back through the wall/ceiling to my projector. So it's at least 100' all together and it all works wonderfully.

    Also, I ran a 4th coax run and got a toslink-to-coaxial digital converter for the audio.

    I also have an HDMI repeater - I needed it anyway because my 35' run was just a few feet too short and the next longer cable I could find was 50'. I'm not sure if I really would have NEEDED the repeater for the 35' HDMI run but it was either that or spend $30 or so extra on the 50' cable and have 12' or so of it hanging behind my equipment. In any case, it works great with the repeater. The cable was too short to try it without the repeater so I can't really compare.
     
  10. thekochs

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    By "spec" HDMI is only good to 15'....obviously it can/will go further but is a cr@p shoot on video quality.....better to be sure with a repeater.....you've already invested $$$ in receiver, cabling, not to mention HDTV. :grin:
     
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