7th December 2007, 01:48 PM
Automated Home Lurker
Kat5 or Coax?
I am about to acquire an Apple TV and the Virgin Media V+ service. Both items have component video outputs and support 720p HDTV.
I have a Panasonic HD TV which is mounted to the wall. My main criteria is quality of picture (of course) and a cable/equipment free environment. Consequently the Apple TV and Virgin box will be in the garage. I estimate the cable path from the garage to the TV is approx 20-25m.
What's the best way of connecting over this distance? The choices as I see them are CAT5 using Kat5 or coax? Does anyone have any experience of transmitting component video over these distances? Or any recommendations. Which will give the best picture quality?