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socialism001

I would like to use a TV Tuner Card for my PC and wanted to find out if
I'm able to run a wire from computer to TV (for play back only), about
50 feet, without losing much quality. If not then I'll probably just
get a dvd recorder.

Thanks,
Chris
 
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Not Gimpy Anymore

I would like to use a TV Tuner Card for my PC and wanted to find out if
I'm able to run a wire from computer to TV (for play back only), about
50 feet, without losing much quality. If not then I'll probably just
get a dvd recorder.

Thanks,
Chris
If the wire is a single wire co-ax, with encoded video, it should be OK
as long as it is properly terminated. It does depend on what kind of "wire"
you plan to use, which also depends on how you plan to get the signal
from the PC to the TV.
Can't help much without more information.

Regards,
NGA
 
D

DaveW

50 feet long for a video feed is too far. You'll be getting interference in
your signal.
 
B

Bob Myers

DaveW said:
50 feet long for a video feed is too far. You'll be getting interference in
your signal.
Not necessarily, and especially not for a baseband standard-TV signal, which
needs barely 6 MHz of bandwidth. Any reasonably decent coax should be
able to handle this. Interference is generally not the problem here anyway,
but
rather cable losses (and, as with any but the shortest cable runs, the
potential
for "ghosting," etc., due to improper termination and the resulting
reflections).

After all, consider how far it is to the cable TV connection for the typical
home...and that's a good deal more than 6 MHz of signal...

Bob M.
 
S

socialism001

I checked the specs on the Video Card for this computer and it has a TV
OUT s-video. So I won't be able to use coax Is S-Video doable or will
I notice a difference.

Thanks,
Chris
 
S

socialism001

I forgot to mention. I'll also need to run Audio Cable 50' along with
that S-Video. The video supports 2 ports for Audio-Out

Thanks
 
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Not Gimpy Anymore

I forgot to mention. I'll also need to run Audio Cable 50' along with
that S-Video. The video supports 2 ports for Audio-Out

Thanks
A quick search on Yahoo shows S-video cables available up to
100 feet. I don't have personal experience, so can't guess if there
is any or much degradation. Their mere existance does NOT
preclude that it may be risky (regarding image quality) to use them.

If you're running the audio into an amplifier, the distance will not
be a problem, as any loss in the cable can be re-gained in the gain
of the amp. But you may pick up some noise along the way, especially
if you don't use a shielded cable, &/or the cable happens to pass
close by interfering types of things like motors or other AC powered
appliances.
 

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