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    My Cable box is by my new DVD recorder but my two Tvs are not (logistics dictate where the TVs are). TV One has composite and component connections; TV Two has only composite connections but with a mini plug/jack on its end.

    The cables that came with the devices are too short to reach from the DVD to either TV. Are there cable extenders for composite/component cables? If so, is there a difference in the output using extenders? Or does it degrade the signal and I should just try to buy long (10') cables instead? (assuming that they have a long RCA->mini-plug cable for TV Two).

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    Originally Posted by Novice20 View Post
    My Cable box is by my new DVD recorder but my two Tvs are not (logistics dictate where the TVs are). TV One has composite and component connections; TV Two has only composite connections but with a mini plug/jack on its end.

    The cables that came with the devices are too short to reach from the DVD to either TV. Are there cable extenders for composite/component cables? If so, is there a difference in the output using extenders? Or does it degrade the signal and I should just try to buy long (10') cables instead? (assuming that they have a long RCA->mini-plug cable for TV Two).

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    Either will work for composite video but I'd buy single cables of correct length. Check out monoprice

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10241
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10241

    You may need to build a custom RCA-Miniplug if you can't find it at monoprice.
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    Thanks edDV. They have the cables except for the RCA -> Mini. I found that one on B&H though it's an angle plug - it should be OK, though.

    I appreciate your help.
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  4. There will be no difference in audio or video quality whether you use extension cables (along with your existing cables) or a new longer cable (unless one of the cables is bad). But it's cheaper and easier to find normal long A/V cables. For RCA/mini pin plug audio use one of these:

    http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Stereo-Female-Adapter/dp/B000J1H4VI/

    And, at 10 feet, there's no reason to spend more than US$10. US$100 cables won't give a better picture or sound.
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    Thank you, Jagabo, for your help. And that adapter likes look just the thing I need, at least for the audio.
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