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Cables are lengths of wire or optical fiber used to transfer signal over distances

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What is the proper terminology for a device that can accept IP video streams and output that to RF as used by consumer televisions?

More a terminology question than anything. As described in the headline, I want to locate a piece of hardware that can accept arbitrary IP streams (be they MPEG-TS, H264, etc - the exact input ...
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How to split video output signal from 1 PC to 40 projectors?

I am thinking of implementing this by daisy-chaining multiple splitters but I am not sure if it will work. Does anyone know of a cost-effective solution to this? Thanks.
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Use XLR for power?

I currently use a regular 50 foot power cord rated for 15 amps. I use it only for two laptops and one camera, making a draw of about 5 amps according to the "input" label on the power supplies. The ...
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What cable do I need for this connection

I have a monitor with 2 connections labeled as output. CVBS1 and CVBS2 look like This. Looking at them I'm not a hundred percent on what kind of cable I need to use. After trying to search online I'...
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With an SVideo Y splitter 1M 2F, does the video input need to go in to the male end?

With a Y splitter Svideo cable Example ---F M-- ---F Would plugging the input in to the F side allow the output to come out of both the M and other F side? End setup would be Camera M ...
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What is the maximum length of Portable Recorder to Camera cable that is safe to use?

I'm about to record still videos, mostly of people sitting and talking to the camera. And I would like to use internal microphones of a portable recorder with a camera and I do not want to place the ...
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Is “redmere” technology in HDMI cables useful or is it marketing?

I'm in the market for some longer HDMI cables and came across HDMI cables with Redmere technology inside. The promise is that: It allows HDMI cables to be manufactured at lower cost with the same ...
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Can I digitalize a video with a RCA-Jack adapter?

I have a stereo AUX to Jack adapter that can be plugged to an old cassette-based video recorder Would I be able to digitize my video with this AUX to Jack adapter? I would run the casette on the ...
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Getting weird noise when using an attenuator cable

I'm using a -25Db attenuator cable (this one) to connect an audio mixer to my camera. Now, I've tested the cable by connecting my DAP to the camera, and it works just fine. But when I connect the ...
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Does using component cable help improve video quality? [closed]

I have a standard definition (SD) set top box which has three jacks for its output(Red,white,yellow). I recently bought a Sony TV which has WXGA (1280x800) resolution and 5 jacks for input which has "...
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At what point is HD content downgraded to SD from a service provider?

Is the High Definition (HD) content provided by cable companies through fiber and copper downgraded, to Standard Definition (SD) at the cable box?
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VGA Splitter Switch?

I'm looking for switches that can take two VGA inputs, and an audio input from each, and switch between them to one VGA+audio output. Basically, I want to be able to go from one input to another ...
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What is this cable for?

I'm tidying up and have found a cable that came with a Lumix camera. It has a micro-usb port at one and and white and yellow phono plugs at the other - just like this one. My question is, what is it ...
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component to vga cable not giving video

I bought these composite to vga cables to go from the YPbPr ports on these dvd players to a "standard" lcd monitor's vga port. Unfortunately, they don't work. The best results I can get are green ...
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Is it possible to convert output of TV Channel (set top box 720p) to 1080p?

I have Toshiba 29PB200ZE (just purchased). Now the problem is it displays pixels with very blur effect. Reason is that the Cable operators in India (using Standard Channel Broadcasting) broadcasting ...
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RG6 vs RG59 HD-SDI cables for live stream

It seems there are lots of discussions on the web, none recently though, on RG6 vs RG59 and the distances that they can carry signal. For situations when quality matters, such as live streaming (as ...
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How to connect a camera to a computer 100ft away?

We are trying to live stream our worship service on Sunday morning. We have located an ideal spot for the video camera. Unfortunately it is 100 ft away from the sound and network connections which ...
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Hardware to rotate a video signal 90 degrees?

Okay, so what I'm trying to accomplish is to take a standard TV monitor and mount it at 90 degrees, while simultaneously rotating the source input signal 90 degrees so that the video output appears ...
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The cable of the tv antenna lies on the heater

It might be a silly question, but the cable connected to my tv antenna is lying on my heater in my room. The heater isn't particularly hot, but I was wondering if it might damage it in the long run. ...
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What is the best way to clean the outside of audio/video cables

What is the best way to clean a cable that has gotten sticky. I know the best thing to do is to not get them sticky in the first place, but after time they get dirty/sticky all by themselves. Lets ...
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What's the best setup to transfer a digital or analog video over 100 ft?

I'm looking for the best (price/quality) solution to send a digital or analog video signal to an lcd tv or beamer over 80 - 100 ft. The input can be hdmi, vga or dvi (all must be possible). The output ...
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Hardware requirements for multiple TV channels (cable TV) digitization

I'm planning to start a service which archives TV video content (at low quality). I'm exploring what hardware and video digitization equipment will be needed. The TV channels in the geography I'm ...
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What exactly does “Ethernet-capable HDMI cable” mean?

What exactly does "Ethernet-capable HDMI cable" mean? Does this mean I can stream content wirelessly to my projector?
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Sony TV RCA output into Yamaha HS80M input via RCA male to XLR male: Is it safe?

Title says it all really. Just want to check up before I do this. I have a spare set of Yamaha HS80M monitors lying around. Rather than just having them sitting on the shelf, I'd like to connect them ...