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speaker cable required

Postby jockney » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 10:16 am

I am looking for a speaker cable to run from the output on my laptop, to my television.
It should have male jack plugs on either end and be a little longer than normal.
Any ideas where i can find or get one made up?
Right now I am using an AV plug with adaptors, which is a little short and unsightly.
Thanks

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Postby bigfilsing » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 12:06 pm

Last time i looked the DIY shop at great world had them.
You're looking for 3.5 mm stereo jack to tulip plugs ( 1 red and 1 white for stereo)
Not sure of the lenght thou.

Sim lim will definately have them

Good luck

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Postby jockney » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 1:15 pm

no,
I am looking for stereo jack to stereo jack.
I found short one at orchard, but need longer.

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Postby Dobski » Thu, 04 Oct 2007 1:29 pm

I know exactly that problem - I also couldn't find anything longer than about 50cm

I ended up using a stereo jack extension (female to male stereo jack)
plenty of those around (althought they're also quite limited in length !

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 10:55 am

jockney wrote:no,
I am looking for stereo jack to stereo jack.
I found short one at orchard, but need longer.


A TV with a stereo jack input???? are you sure ???

If it's a mic input for karaokee be careful you don;t blow your lap top!!!
Mic inputs can be powered!!! and so is the output from a laptop ( as speakers are usually passive devices ) could spell trouble!!

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Postby jockney » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:08 am

Yes I am sure.
There is a plug for the laptop link and a stereo plug for input otherwise you get no sound?
You would then have to listen to the telly via computer speakers??
This makes it easier and you dont have to have speakers on the laptop, you can watch the downloaded programmes and listen to and watch the telly...great eh? :D

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Postby Dobski » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 11:47 am

so the laptop input is a yellow s-video tulip ?
It is unusual in my experience that the sound is not also tulips - red and white, but I guess both work as well !

I have a vga input for my TV, so I just use a monitor cable and my stereo jack from the PC adapts into red and white tulips which go into the home cinema.........

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Postby jockney » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 12:02 pm

so the laptop input is a yellow s-video tulip ? No, the sound is output from the laptop via the stereo jack
It is unusual in my experience that the sound is not also tulips - red and white, but I guess both work as well !
I have s-video connection on both but dont really understand what the idea is?? any explanation?

I have a vga input for my TV, so I just use a monitor cable and my stereo jack from the PC adapts into red and white tulips which go into the home cinema......... Yes this sounds the same as I am doing

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Postby Dobski » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 12:06 pm

sorry - I meant the yellow input is for video, not sound.
and then a stereo jack for sound.

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Postby jockney » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 12:16 pm

what is the s-video plug for?

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Postby Dobski » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 12:29 pm

it's a format for video over cable
so if youre laptop has s video out, you can use it for the pictures and the stereo jack for the sound.
I'd stick with VGA as I THINK the quality is much better - although someone may know better !

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_video
"S-Video does not carry audio on the same cable."

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Postby jockney » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 12:37 pm

thanks for that, easy when you know how :D

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Postby Dobski » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 1:09 pm

no worries at all - happy to help !

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Postby Jeppo » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 1:44 pm

If you're really interested in the different formats check out

http://www.epanorama.net/links/videosignal.html

that has lots of info on the different formats. I'll warn you though it's a long read and may not give an answer to which is better :D

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Postby bigfilsing » Fri, 05 Oct 2007 6:30 pm

jockney wrote:no,
I am looking for stereo jack to stereo jack.
I found short one at orchard, but need longer.


have a vga input for my TV, so I just use a monitor cable and my stereo jack from the PC adapts into red and white tulips which go into the home cinema......... Yes this sounds the same as I am doing


now i'm confused. which one is it???


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