[mythtv-users] HDMI-to-CAT5 Converter
beww at beww.org
Mon Feb 4 20:54:01 UTC 2008
David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Feb 4, 2008, at 10:59 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
>> True, to a point.
>> If you use modulated RF carriers you can carry a LOT more channels a
>> farther, on a single RG-59 or RG-6 cable, as any CATV operator knows.
>> But it does greatly increase the cost and complexity of the terminal
> That's true. But for baseband composite video, CAT5 will beat coax,
> at least until you step up to coax sizes that are impractical for CCTV
> installations. (And fiber beats everything, of course, but it's
> pretty spendy.)
Well you can certainly go 1000' with coax video cable like 88281,
assuming it's properly equalized, and I don't think anybody but Bill
Gates is likely to have home wiring runs exceeding that.
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