component video cable? same as RCA?

If you DIY a component video cable:
a) Use 75 ohm co-ax, probably RG-6, single shield not quad shield with an all copper center wire. (quad shield is for higher RF frequencies)
b) All cable should come from the same reel.
c) The 3 cables should be the exact same length. (I don't know the tolerance, maybe less than one inch)
 

OzMikeH

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2007-03-18 9:22 am
I just use mid-priced commercial pre-made cables. About $12 for the triple.
I'm nearsighted so video quality isnt important to me. I doubt theres a noticeable (if any) difference between a "good enough" cable and a high end cable.
These cables make good audio interconnects too. just peel off one cable from the triple.