Cable Lengths

Old 02-25-04, 11:54 AM
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Cable Lengths

Hi all, new here but hopefully someone will know this answer:

I just received my Replay box and am hooking it up to my home theatre in the basement. I want to be able to view the material on my upstairs surround system as well. I currently have Coax running between both system but the quality is low and I want to run RCA cables. Is there any limit to the length on RCA cables? I would be running roughly 75' with them.

Ideally I would like to implement a switch box on my basement system so I could view satellite and Replay on the upstairs home theatre.
Old 02-25-04, 04:27 PM
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A modulated signal (CH3 or 4) run on 75 feet of QUALITY coax should not show much loss of signal at all.
Make sure you have RG6 as opposed to Rg59. Also, a 10 or 15 dB amplifier may also help.

I'm about to run either component or composite cable myself for a seconfd HD set. I have heard that 75 feet is about the max for rca type cables. Usually the video cable of A/V cable(rca) is Rg59, however, rca adapters can be purchased for f-connectors on RG6.


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