in this my first Instructable I will show you how to send an audio and video signal over a patch cable.
I used a modded Xbox as a media player with a network cable running around the room to play all my backup copies of movies. The Xbox just started giving service code 13 and 16 and seems like too much hassle to fix at the moment
I have a very old Radeon 9200 graphics card with a video out slot installed in my PC. because of the layout of the room the computer is on one wall and the TV is on the other approx 10 Meters away. I wanted a cheap solution for the kids to keep watching their movies with out having to bring the video player and videos back.
I have removed 2 network ports from old network cards I had lieing around. sorry about the quality of this picture.
cut an old cable in half and prepare the cut end by stripping and tinning each of the wires
choose a layout for your pins. I have used pin 1 and 2 for video signal. pin 5 and 6 for one audio signal and 7, 8 for the other. If this was a long term installation i would use heat shrink on each of the terminals. I found it best to hold the network port in a vice and attach one side first. Then turn it round for the other side. I also considered that I could get away with joining all the Neutrals which would be a good idea if i was using an Straight Through (4-wire) Economy Patch Cable
Straight Through (4-wire) Economy Patch Cable
Repeat the process with the other half of the cable. tape up and attach to both ends of a patch cable.
Now sit back and enjoy. the graphics card is set up so that it will go into theatre mode when a video file is detected. I also have the added bonus that I can surf on a larger screen