Coaxial TV Cable over cat5 ethernet

February 8, 2010 at 09:44:48
Specs: Windows XP
Can I use a BNC connection and converter on both ends of cat5 ethernet wire to passthrough a signal to a Television?

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February 8, 2010 at 10:12:01
"BNC connection and converter "

Your cable signal is not an ethernet signal. There would be nothing for the bnc converter to do.

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February 8, 2010 at 10:18:25
Yes if you don't care about picture quality. The RF signal needs to be Impedance Matched with tap or the plug coming out of the wall. most cable TV uses 75 Ohms wire and Cat5 is 100 Ohms. So you will get some signal lose depending on the distance.

Now, if you can convert the Analog Signal to Digital then you can do it. Does your cable box support DVI or HDMI?

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February 8, 2010 at 13:06:50
Might be technically possible and may even work ok depending on a few things. More likely is you will be transmitting it all over the house. BNC is shielded. Very old ethernet may have been but newer ones are not.

I think I bought a gizmo for about $19 that is meant to sent signals to other rooms over bnc. You'd have to run a new line. There are other wireless and wired gizmo's but they cost a bunch.

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February 8, 2010 at 23:39:59
We do pass an rf signal (modulated to carry assorted tv pics) around the site over cat-5/6 cabling... The quality is adequate for general monitoring... but by no means anywhere near as good, crisp etc. as the source material into the modulator used to create the signal passed around...

It's a "fudge" used in some broadcast environs to provide a reasonably viewable distribution of assorted sources to any given position - desired pics are obviously selected via control-pad (similar to a standard tv controler etc...)

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