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Video Y connector interference

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When I connect a Y cable to glasstron and camcorder (used to record flight) from the receiver, I get a bad picture that is dark and saturated. ;)

If I connect directly to the camcorder or glasstron, it works fine.

p.s The cables are quite long, could it help to shorten them.

Any help will be appreciated.

Simon

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Along the same lines, I have LCD tv, camcorder, and iglasses on my set-up.. The rx video is split to the LCD tv and camcorder. The iglesses are using a loop thoughoutput from the LCD tv.. Occasionally, if my camera view is seeing lots of sky (or bright area) I will get rolling on the iglasses. The recorded video does not have the rolling at all.. Another clue is when I play the video from the camcorder to the iglasses ( direct conection ) I see this rolling as well. Like I say, this is only once in a while... If I connect the iglasses to a DVD, the rolling never occurs....

Do you thing this sounds like a video signal strength issue that I may have to amplify the rx video signal to keep my iglasses stable?

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Go to radioshack and pickup a video distribution amplifier, they have one that amplifies/distributes s-video and regular video lines.

ratshack catalog #:15-1172

http://www.radioshack.com/product.asp?cata...%5Fid=15%2D1172

Costs $45 on website, might find it on special locally. Not a heavily used item.

Matt

Edited by mklarich

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Giorgio,

The length of the cables probably does not make much difference in that regard. The reason the image is dark is because both the glasstron and camcorder place a 75 ohm load on the video signal, but the standard impedance is a single 75 ohm termination to 1 volt peak-to-peak signal. If you open up the glasstron and camcorder and find a 75 ohm resistor near the input jack and replace it with 150 ohms and use a short cable, it would probably work fine.

Regards,

John

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