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Crisscrossing video cables with power ones.

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#1 of 4 OFFLINE   krixx



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Posted August 02 2011 - 03:27 AM

I've heard the rumors when we had a security camera installed in our offices a while back about how I shouldnt let the video cables from the monitor ever criss cross the power ones. Fast forward a week back.. Just purchased and hooked up an Onkyo HT-S7300 system with 16 gauge wires. As we all know .. ridiculous amounts of wiring and cables behind it. The manual did briefly specify to avoid contact between the cables. Is this something i really NEED to worry about, or is it just a precaution that got blown out of proportion? I can't imagine controlling all that wiring in such a tight space. Any thoughts/input?

#2 of 4 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted August 02 2011 - 06:08 AM

It’s nothing to worry about. That’s why the video cables are shielded, to protect against EMI. If you do have a problem, it only means your cables are sub-par – an easy fix. Regards, Wayne A. Pflughaupt
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#3 of 4 OFFLINE   krixx



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Posted August 02 2011 - 06:12 AM

Hey Wayne, Thanks a lot for the info. My cables are thankfully not subpar. I honestly didnt think it'dve been a major issue, but I'm glad to have heard it from someone else. I appreciate the reply, man. Regards, Christian

#4 of 4 OFFLINE   gene c

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Posted August 02 2011 - 02:09 PM

Criss-crossing cables shouldn't pose much of a problem but try to avoid running them side-by-side. That's what I've read over the years (and years...and years...and...man, I'm getting old :( ) .
"Everyday room": Panasonic 58" Plasma, Dish HD DVR, Pioneer Elite vsx-23, BDP-23 BR, dv58avi universal dvd player, Paradigm Studio 20 V1, CC-450, Dayton HSU-10 subwoofer.

"Movie/Music room": Toshiba 65" DLP, Dish HD receiver, Marantz 7005, CC-4003, BD-7006, Polk LSI25's-LSi7's-LSiC, 2 original Dayton 10" "Mighty-Mites" subwoofers. (subject to change without notice).
Also have  MB Quart Vera VS05 +.....too much to list. Help me.


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