I'm looking to first just do audio and digital interconnects. After researching I've decided the Belden 1694A seems like a good choice. My shortest runs will be maybe 1.5' and up to 2m or so. At the moment I'm thinking about the canare RCAP-C53 for the crimp on ends. My die is either going to be a Paladin 2045 or a Paladin 2449, or ideal 30-578 or 30-570 depends on what is the easiest to find. The questions are these: 1) Anyone have problems with or recommendations on the die set? 2) Should I spend the cash on the canare 5-1 stripper? I'm leaning toward it with all the coax I strip. 3) A friend suggested using hot glue around the cable/end under the shrinkwrap for stability. Anyone have any ideas if this is a good/bad idea? 4) Are there any other choices besides the canare RCA-C53's? Maybe something good from PartsExpress? 5) I've heard the Ideal Crimpmaster and the Paladin 1300 crimper can use the same diesets is this true? 6) I need recommendations on component video cable. I've seen the Canare V-C series cable talked about. I think that will carry the canare price tag and may be too $$$, but 3 cables for one might be cost effective... Thanks!