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Recommendations needed on selecting Component Coaxil Cables.

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#1 of 2 OFFLINE   Derek B

Derek B

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Posted March 04 2004 - 11:30 AM

I need some good Component cables, but I do not want to spend more than I need to. I know Monster is very expensive, but there has to be another brand that is as good or even better for cheaper.

I think 6ft cables would serve me best for compatability of component placement. If you strongly disagree with getting the 6ft becuase of impedance/noise issues, then please let me know.

Also, I have a nice Pioneer VSX-35TX and need to know if I should run my video through it. I have been using it so far and have not noticed any problems, however I have not been using a High Def TV or source. The only reasons I can come up with for not using the receiver for video switching are that maybe the quality might diminish with the Receiver interface and the fact that my HD TV I am getting will save different video settings for each input and when using the receiver only one input will be utilized on the TV.

Thanks for the suggestions.

#2 of 2 OFFLINE   Iver


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Posted March 04 2004 - 12:01 PM

Circuit City sells GE component cables, pretty fairly priced. If you need the length, go with the six-foot but otherwise use the shortest cable possible (shouldn't be any qualitative difference between 3 and 6 foot cables).

I would connect your sources directly to the video display unless there's some reason you want the switching capability in the receiver.