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#173849 - 01/20/08 04:26 PM RG6 as component cable
drum Offline

Registered: 09/29/07
Posts: 14
Loc: USA
I have been buying bundled RGB cable for some HDTV installs which has 6 mini coax and 2 cat5 wires inside. Most are done HDMI. It is handy but am thinking if I need a couple extra component cables RG6 quad sheild with RCA ends on it would work the same. Any opinions?

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#173852 - 01/20/08 05:43 PM Re: RG6 as component cable [Re: drum]
TOOL_5150 Offline

Registered: 08/01/07
Posts: 62
Loc: Bay Area
Yes it works. Component cable has an impedance of 75 ohms and so does RG6. I have crimped RCA's on a triplex of rg6 and it worked well. I try to keep them the same length - Im not sure it really makes any difference, But I do know there is a horizontal and vertical sync that is transmitted through the cables.

I would rather beg for forgiveness then beg for permission.

#173858 - 01/20/08 07:41 PM Re: RG6 as component cable [Re: TOOL_5150]
classicsat Offline

Registered: 11/23/02
Posts: 449
Rarely is RGBHV used anymore (in consumer circles anyhow), except for computer monitors.

For consumer level Component video, sync is part of the Y signal (green plug). RGB has the sync on green.

#173956 - 01/23/08 02:25 PM Re: RG6 as component cable [Re: classicsat]
brianl703 Offline

Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 165
Loc: Manassas, VA
All the Costco stores I've been to have their demo TVs connected with RG6 component cables. Looks like they use Snap N Seal RCA connectors or some other similar type of compression connector.

I guess you could use RCA to F adapters instead of RCA connectors.

#174109 - 01/26/08 05:45 PM Re: RG6 as component cable [Re: brianl703]
sparks_n_shorts Offline
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Registered: 12/02/07
Posts: 7
Loc: Norman, OK
rg6 does work, but be careful with the F to RCA connectors. Sometimes the added length makes it hard to fit behind a wall mounted plasma. Most companies make compression fittings in RCA for RG6.

#174138 - 01/27/08 09:39 AM Re: RG6 as component cable [Re: sparks_n_shorts]
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They sell made up cables with one end "right angle" so they do fine in the close quarters behind a wall mounted TV. I doubt you could build a set for what they cost if your time is worth anything.
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