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25' long HDMI & Component cables

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   Dan Burch

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Posted December 27 2008 - 01:12 PM

I been reading about cables and understand the bogus hype for expensive cables. I need to run 25' of HDMI and 25' of component cables through wall. On Monoprice they have 22 AWG $35 and $55 24 AWG $22 26 AWG $17 Am I better off getting the more expensive $55 for a 25' foot run or will the cheaper $17 give me the same great picture? They have the Component for $10 and $30. Are the more expensive cables for a 25' run going to make any difference? Thanks, Dan

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Robert_J


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Posted December 27 2008 - 02:36 PM

Since you are running them in-wall, you need to pick the ones that are CL3 rated. If they are all rated for in-wall, then it doesn't matter on the digital cables. You get a picture or you don't. For the analog I would go with the larger cables for piece of mind. I normally build my own cables. -Robert

#3 of 4 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted December 27 2008 - 05:34 PM

When I buy cables from Monoprice I always buy the Premium/Professional one's. The quality of the parts/components is clearly better and they're really not that much more expensive. Especially since you will have them for a very, very long time. All Monoprice Premium hdmi cables are CL2 rated except the 28 g which are not rated for in-wall. Check your building code to see if CL2 is acceptable for your installation before buying. As for component cables, for a 25 ft run I would go with the better cable. It's also CL2 rated.
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#4 of 4 OFFLINE   Dan Burch

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Posted December 27 2008 - 05:57 PM

Thanks guys. I bought a stripper and compression tool for coxial, I never thought about making the componet cables myself. Seems like too much work. I went ahead and ordered the more expensive cables, overall small price to pay. Dan

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