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Dodgy Wiring
Sunday 25th November, 2007 22:39 Comments: 0
Seeing as the TV's been in my bedroom for the last few weeks, I finally decided to wire it up. Unfortunately, I only had two co-axial cables, and once I'd plugged them into the TV and into the wall, I was left with a couple of female connectors in the middle. I'm sure I used to have an adaptor somewhere that'd neatly let me connect the two together, but I couldn't find it, so after a few minutes of hunting around I decided to unbend a paperclip.

Paperclip Wiring

You might be wondering how well this works? It works perfectly. Okay, so it's only used on an analogue TV, rather than digital in the lounge, but the picture quality is perfect. I need a more permanent solution, but I was impressed at my short term fix. I'm pretty sure we did something similar back around 1999/2000, extending another composite connection to hook up a projector to a computer's TV-out (it was doing animations to the sound of the music), but that time we used a professional microphone cable and some gaffer tape. MacGyver would be proud.
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