Suppose this counts as budget, since I aim to try this in under £10. Component video = yellow lead from yellow/red/white cables, if I got the name wrong. The long version: Basically, I want to run a component cable (maybe adapted S-Video) from a laptop to a TV/projector at the other end. However, noticing that a component cable is electrically a TS cable, only thinner and with a yellow end on it, I figured I could wire the component video to an XLR adapter, then run it across a 20m snake, with the same (only female) at the other end. Pins would be Tip > Hot; Shield > Cold although it doesn't seem to matter to me. The short version: I want to turn a yellow video lead into an XLR, run it for about 30m total and then turn it back to a yellow video lead. Question: Will I melt anything? Will the sound which goes over the snake be screwed up? Will the signal become unusably rotten (assuming the connections are OK)?