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    I have an RCA male to mini (8.5) composite video cable going from my DVR recorder to my mini TV and need a second cable for a second hookup. I have been searching Internet but can't find anyone carrying it. Can someone suggest where to find this?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum but I didn't see any forum descriptions that included cable discussions.

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    RCA to mini what?
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    Sorry - RCA to mini (8.5mm) male
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    eBay has every cable you can imagine for an insultingly-low price, if you don't mind waiting for shipping from China.

    I assume you mean 3.5mm. How many RCA jacks does your cable have? Also the pinouts differ, so you need to be careful which one you buy.
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    Originally Posted by Novice20 View Post
    Sorry - RCA to mini (8.5mm) male
    Mini (8.5mm) male what? Phone plug? TS or TRS or TRRS? You are leaving off the NOUN which tells us what kind of connector.
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  6. How many connectors (they will show up as rings) on the 3.5 mm connector? How many RCA plugs on the other end?

    Stereo RCA to 3.5mm audio cables are a dime a dozen and you can probably still get them at Radio Shack.

    I have several Sony camcorder cables that have four rings on the 3.5 mm connector and then have a video and two stereo RCA connectors at the other end (the four rings are ground and the three signal wires). This is a specialty cable, and yours may be as well. However, if your is similar, you might be able to get what you want from any place that sells Sony replacement parts.
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    It's 3.5 mm plug that vaporeon800 has already stated,there is no 8.5mm mini plugs.This is the plug you need with rca connectors,most stores have them.
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  8. there are a jillion chinese vendors on amazon for this sort of thing. the prices for cables, adapters, usw are generally under 5 bucks & have free shipping. most seem to be dispatched from hong kong. the postings will say 3 week delivery, but my experiences have been 10-14 days. i stopped looking in stores for oddball patches years ago.
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    Originally Posted by Novice20 View Post
    I have an RCA male to mini (8.5) composite video cable going from my DVR recorder to my mini TV and need a second cable for a second hookup. I have been searching Internet but can't find anyone carrying it. Can someone suggest where to find this?

    Sorry if this is the wrong forum but I didn't see any forum descriptions that included cable discussions.

    Thank you
    Is the cable you want to find an A/V breakout cable which comes with the mini TV? If so, the TV make and model might be useful.
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