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Old 04-04-2007, 07:34 PM   #1
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'Nuther AV Question

OK, so I've got my xbox media centre & ntl box in the living room.
I want to rig up a "slave" monitor & speakers in the conservatory.
How can I get the av/scart signal out to the conservatory?
I reckon it might need 50 ish ft of cable - over what distance does an av lead work?
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Old 04-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #2
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The signal with the scart will be fine as far as distance, it'll be composite video, or component video, depending on what kit you have. don't think I've ever seen a long scart though, not that long anyway.

How are you intending to switch the slave monitor to see the required source?

Is this for watching Vids/DVDs only, or do you want broadcast on it too?
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I've got a Digisender transmitter/receiver kit on my NTL box to send stuff to the bedroom. Works really well even through floors and walls. There are a couple of models to choose from and you can also control the NTL box from the slave TV.
try here for a look:
http://www.easylife.com/cart/index.p...roducts_id=148
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Old 04-04-2007, 11:43 PM   #4
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I've got a Digisender transmitter/receiver kit on my NTL box to send stuff to the bedroom. Works really well even through floors and walls.
Yeh, I'd recommend that too. But they'll not transmit through thick stone walls. I've used long leads on composite video and the signal strength is ok but the cable reflections kill the quality. If you use component video and a multi conductor cable over a fair distance it's absolutely crap. If you use separate leads it's better but still crap. I guess if you mucked about with termination resistors you may be able to improve it but I wouldn't hold your breath. I supose too it may depend on the interfacing at each end.
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I supose too it may depend on the interfacing at each end.
And VERY much on the quality of the leads you use.
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And VERY much on the quality of the leads you use.
Yeh, I agree but it's difficult to predict. I've used OFC/silver mix and it was awful but a skinny general purpose cable with tinned copper was much better.
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I think the big issue is the density/quality of the cable screen. The broadcast stuff we use has an increadibly tightly woven screen braid, double layered. Makes the cable quite bulky, but the signal is great, even over really quite long distances (I'm talking conference/live events, so not a few yeards into the dining room) 100M or more cable run on occasion.
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...Makes the cable quite bulky, but the signal is great, even over really quite long distances ...
Jon, that sounds good. (wee pun) Cable details?
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