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Old 07-15-02, 05:05 PM
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Where to get 50ft svideo cable?

Looking to buy a 50 foot long svideo cable. Does anyone know where I can pick on up? I have yet to find a place that carries a cable this long.
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Old 07-15-02, 05:22 PM
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www.bettercables.com has a 15 meter S-Video cable(which is very near 50 feet). The quality is also extremely high. It is expensive though.
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Old 07-15-02, 06:40 PM
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Originally posted by skar
www.bettercables.com has a 15 meter S-Video cable(which is very near 50 feet). The quality is also extremely high. It is expensive though.
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I was just going to tell him the same thing. But you can also call Monster Cable and they will make any cable you want. Now it will cost more but it you want a s-video cable only 6 inches long they will make it but it will be more then a 1m cable.
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Old 07-15-02, 08:05 PM
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Parts Express has got what you are looking for. Do a search for S-Video cable on their site. Here is one example found, though I am not sure of the quality.

$6.50 50' S-Video Cable

They also sell bulk cable to make your own, which probably will be cheaper then any custom job.

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Old 07-15-02, 08:15 PM
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A friend just picked one up at Best Buy (unless I am mistaken, and it was 25".)
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Old 07-15-02, 11:14 PM
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Ouch..$138 for a 15m cable! That is a too much for me. When you guys talk about the quality of the cable, does it really matter? I'm just going to be using this cable to hook my computer into my TV (not HDTV), will I notice the difference if I don't get the higher quality cable?
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Old 07-16-02, 07:01 AM
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Will you notice a difference? From a computer, no.

If I were building a home theater and needed a cable from projector to dvd I would get a high quality cable.
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Old 07-16-02, 01:44 PM
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OK thanks!
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Old 07-17-02, 03:54 PM
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Good quality cables make a great difference.
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Old 07-17-02, 04:10 PM
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S-Video does tend to lose signal quality rather quickly over distance compared to some of the other cables. With a 50' distance, you want to make sure you choose at least a reasonably quality cable.
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You may want to look here click here you may find that because it is name brand,its not the best and your quality is not always better than cheaper brands.
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Old 07-18-02, 07:46 PM
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Go Here,www.avcable.com great cables 50` for 50.00

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Old 07-19-02, 08:35 AM
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Bad S-Video cables are a bad idea. S-video is extremely volitile at long runs. I was using a 25 ft cable and after about 3 months it just stopped working. I suggest using the absolute shortest run that you can or going with composite. You'll lose a little bit of quality but it'll actually work. If you can use component do it. It has the reliability of regular composite with the quality better than S-Vid.

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Old 07-19-02, 10:25 AM
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www.crutchfield.com has monster S video cables that length for $69.99.
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