Cheap digital coax cables?

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  1. JohnGoggan

    JohnGoggan Stunt Coordinator

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    I feel stupid having to ask this, but I just can't find the info anywhere... Do I need anything "special" for a coax digital cable? I mean -- just shielded, right? I currently use a nice Panasonic player as my primary DVD -- with it's optical cable. I recently picked up a cheap Daewoo DVG-4000S just for SVCD playback and other mucking about and it has only a coax digital output. While all of the local stores have tons of cheap optical cables, they don't seem to have just a basic digital coax cable... Am I just not looking for the right thing? Can I just go to the electronics/video department and buy a "standard" composite video cable or the audio section for some cheap cable and use either of those? -- or will it not be shielded properly for use as digital coax?

    I don't want to have to order some higher end stuff (like I did for my other connections -- both optical and component video) just to get this rarely-used DVD player connected with digital coax.

    Thanks!

    - John...
     
  2. Jed M

    Jed M Cinematographer

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    Any shielded rca type cable should work. A nice cheap composite video cable would do fine.
     
  3. Brian Fellmeth

    Brian Fellmeth Supporting Actor

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    Yeah. The ones with the yellow sleaves designed to carry a video signal from one RCA jack to another- carrying a digital signal is almost the same thing (electrically), so the cable specification for video RCA's make a good digital coax cable too. Most of the $20-$40 "digital" cables are just these relabled for marketing purposes.
     
  4. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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  5. Frank Zimkas

    Frank Zimkas Supporting Actor

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    I just picked up a couple of Acoustic Research Digital Coax Cables (1meter)from BB for about $12 each.
     
  6. Vincent_S

    Vincent_S Second Unit

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    I just bought one from www.heartlandcables.com. I don't know if it is out of your price range but it was $22 shipped. And excellent build quality I might add.[​IMG]
     

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