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I have digital cable, but only in the living room. I would like to "tape"
shows currently broadcast on HBO, etc., to my HD & am needing some advice.
The cable box has an S-Video out connection & my TV Tuner (MSI TV@nywhere)
card has S-Video, as well. Can I put an S-Video jack in the wall & run a
cable through the attic to my computer? Is there a distance limitation on
S-Video? Also, I currently have been recording through my Cable connection
using InterVideo MSIPVS, which came with the card. I'll tape a show, edit
the commercials out & then burn to a DVD-RW, for watching later. I'm running
XP Pro with a 3Ghz P4, 800MHz FSB with 1GB of RAM & things move kinda slow.
Is there better software out there, or any suggestions to speed things up?
Thanks-
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    "Mike" <mikey117@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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    Can I put an S-Video jack in the wall & run a
    > cable through the attic to my computer? Is there a distance limitation on
    > S-Video?

    Try this:
    http://www.cobaltcable.com/product/s_video_cable.htm?source=adwords

    It looks like there's no real limit, as long as your talking about running
    it around a house.
    I was curious about the same thiing and I googled <svideo extension>. I do
    not know
    this company name.

    Here's another one I don't recognize. Canadian, better prices.

    http://www.getc.bc.ca/saveonpcparts/g.html

    Good luck.
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    "Mike" <mikey117@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:vInec.18688$Y45.16807@fe2.texas.rr.com...
    > I have digital cable, but only in the living room. I would like to "tape"
    > shows currently broadcast on HBO, etc., to my HD & am needing some advice.
    > The cable box has an S-Video out connection & my TV Tuner (MSI TV@nywhere)
    > card has S-Video, as well. Can I put an S-Video jack in the wall & run a
    > cable through the attic to my computer? Is there a distance limitation on
    > S-Video?

    Depends on the quality of the cable, the picture will just get shabbier the
    longer you go, remember S-Video doesn't include a stereo pair so you need to
    run some additional cables or audio, or an optical/coax spdif if you can.

    Az.
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