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All in Wonder long cable run question--RF or composite cable?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by JPE, Oct 16, 2003.

  1. JPE

    JPE Guest

    I'd like to use the DVR feature of an AIW card, but I have to drive a
    standard def TV about 50 feet away. Would it be best to use an RF modulator
    and drive the audio and video over an RG-6 RF cable into the TV or try to
    run cables for the composite and audio separately to the TV? Obviously, it
    will be easier from a cabling perspective and distribution to use the RF
    modulator to combine them into one cable, but will I pay for that in quality
    or will it perform all right for me?

    Thanks in advance.

    JPE, Oct 16, 2003
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  2. JPE

    PhxGrunge Guest

    The RCA cabling is the way to go. If you go RF cable, the signal has to be
    converted at the card, then again at the TV - double conversion. With RCA
    cables, there is no conversions, therefore much better picture and sound

    However, the video cards are not ramped up to send a signal over any cable
    for more than about 25 feet. You can pick up a cheap audio/video amp at
    Radio Shack to boost the signal you need to go 50 feet.
    PhxGrunge, Oct 16, 2003
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  3. JPE

    JPE Guest

    Sounds good--thanks for the insight!

    JPE, Oct 16, 2003
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