i) if I want to send composite video (the sort that normally comes out of a single yellow phono socket) from a DVD player to a monitor, about 10-15 meters along a cable, what sort of cable should I use? I have some runs of Maplin's XR21X. Is that likely to work OK, or will I need some specific coax (I don't either the player or the monitor yet, otherwise I could just try it out!).
ii) I'd like to set up some audio switches near the computer. The basic idea is this:
Input 1: Line in from DVD Player -| | Switch 1 - Output 1 (Computer Speakers) | Input 2: Computer Audio Out ------| | Switch 2 - Output 2 (Line Out to Amplifier) | Input 3: DAB Radio ---------------|
This might work with 2 rocker switches (the point is that Output 1 is either Input 1 or Input 2; Output 2 is either Input 2 or Input 3).
Alternatively if I had 2 x 3(or more)-position rotary switches, I could select any of the inputs for either of the outputs. In both cases the switch would have to switch all four lines that come with a standard pair of phono plus.
It looks as though 2x Maplin's CN47B would do the trick. But it would be a bit wasteful of space and require a load of splitters (as the inputs to both boxes would be the same). Any inspiration on how I might go about making my own custom switch; (or, even better, someone who already sells something nearer my requirements than the CN47B).
Many thanks in advance