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#21 OFFLINE   Karl Foster

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Posted 03 August 2002 - 08:59 PM

Update. My wife said the 20" Toshiba was waaaay toooo small, so she authorized me enough money to purchase a larger one. I returned the 20" to BB (thank goodness for their 30-day return policy) and bought a 24" Toshiba flat-screen tv. It is sooo much better. I would have gone bigger, but the 27" wouldn't fit in the cabinet. If my grandpa hadn't built the cabinet for me before he died in 1986, I'd have gotten a bigger cabinet too, but I'm just a sentimental softie. What a huge difference those 4" make. I am just so impressed by the S-Video that I keep switching from Video 1 (S-Video) to channel 3 to see how much better it looks. Drives my wife crazy. :)
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#22 OFFLINE   MarkA

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Posted 03 August 2002 - 09:21 PM

Oh, even an inch is sooo much nicer. Because you're adding a LOT to the total area. I'm glad your TV is doing good:) Have you got a component connection for your DVD player setup yet?

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Posted 04 August 2002 - 12:56 AM

I think some of the improvement from the 20 inch to the 24 inch is the fact that the 24 is flat screen. Flat screens make a difference.

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Posted 04 August 2002 - 01:31 AM

His 20 was a flat screen also:) Read the first post:)

#25 OFFLINE   HTguy

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Posted 05 August 2002 - 05:56 PM

Originally posted by Mark Lamutt
Component video requires a 75 ohm cable for each of the 3 colors (red, green, blue) to pass the bandwidth. Stereo A/V cables (even the short ones) have 1 video cable that is 75 ohm and 2 stereo cables that are significantly less than 75 ohm. It may work on a 3 foot run, but you'd be a LOT better off with a true component cable.


FWIW, any shielded cable for audio or video should be 75ohm. But there is no such thing as a 75 ohm RCA ("phono") plug or jack. The plugs and jacks are 50ohm. So there is always an impedence mismatch.

Years ago McCormick developed a connector for digital coax cables that "funneled" the impedence down from the cable to the RCA jack to prevent reflections. It would work great for analog audio & video, too, but at $200-300 per cable wouldn't be economically practical.
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Posted 24 August 2002 - 11:08 AM

Just Cut three identical length pieces of Quad shield RG-6 add connectors and F to RCA connectors or purchase crimp-able RCA connectors that fit RG-6 ( just can't use Quad Shield coax with these )

Easy And Cheap and it has better picture than most of the expensive cables if you assemble them correctly with no stray braids touching center conductor.
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