Introduction: S-Video Balum for RJ45 Network Cable
In a previous Instructable, https://www.instructables.com/id/S5YML6MFLFHVHAP/ I created a cable to send AV over a patch cable. I have been working on a few variations to the theme.
S Video is a higher quality signal than using phono connections and Scart is a very convenient connection as it combines all the connections in the one socket.
The Scart diagram included is the break out side to the TV. Scart input is wired differently and is really easy to search for in the usual ways.
I have decided to just go for the s-video connection at the moment but I include the pin outs for the Scart if you feel adventuress.
You will also notice that I show a jack but i actually used red and white phono with a phono/jack adaptor on the pc end
Step 1: Tools Used
The tools I have used will be found in most tool collections. Side cutters and a blade for cutting and stripping wires. A soldering iron and solder all joints will need to be soldered.
I have a very small vice that I use for holding items I could really do with another hand though he he. I also find that a good light source can be invaluable. in the second picture the glare has made the desk look blue. you can also see on the desk an old ADSL filter that I had not thought of using at the time but I will come to that later.
step 1:- Connect the wires to the RJ45 terminal. solder each terminal. I found it easier to work from the back row and move away from me that way the soldering iron didn't burn any of the connections I had already made.
Step 2: The Computer End
The computer side. I decided that there would not be much movement at the computer end as the cables are behind the PC. having soldered all the connections I then taped the socket to the wire. this stopped most of the stress on the joints.
Step 3: Connecting to the TV
I used an old ADSL Filter box to make the connection on the TV side. On my TV the connection on the side is used for the playstation, the wii and now the PC. So I felt that I needed to make a robust terminal for the job.
Step 1:- I used a bit of double sided foam tape to stick the RJ45 terminal in the box. I originally tried to connect the terminals in the same way as I had on the PC end but I found that working in the box was too tight so I stripped a bit of network cable and soldered it to the RJ45 terminal.
Step 2:- I then cut a bit of strip board and attached my jump leads on the one side and my AV cables on the other side
I then taped around the box and was ready to plug it in.
My Patch cable is 10 meters long and runs around 3 walls between the TV and the PC.
Step 4: Up and Running
The TV is connected and running. A few tweaks in the graphics card menu and we are done.
This cable is great for watching videos and showing slide shows to the family although the picture is better than the old phono connection I made https://www.instructables.com/id/S5YML6MFLFHVHAP/ There are still resolution issues. In order to use this screen as a monitor you would need a VGA connection on the TV.
A few tweaks that I did that arn't shown in this instructable
I rewired the PC end the same as I had at the TV. I found that it was kicked a few times and I lost the audio
A plan for the future is to pour hot glue into the ADSL Filter box to hold the cables in better.
Good luck with making yours.
after I created this cable I found this instructable check it out. very similar to mine but retains use of the network cable for sending the network signal. very clever..
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