AR HT 192 - 12' componet cable for $55.80

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by David W Collier, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. David W Collier

    Apr 9, 2002
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  2. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    May 22, 1999
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    Hi David.
    The AR brand is well respected for it's budget price compared to say Monster.
    But video cables...
    Your eyes are more sensitive than your ears so when possible, I tend to push for better video cables.
    Here is my own personal recomendation.
    The AR cables are fine if you have a Modest system. By "Modest" I mean:
    - Display size 40" or less
    - Display is ordinary TV, not HD/HD-Ready
    - Length of run is modest ... less than 10 feet
    - You are sending only standard video, not HD or Progressive
    If you have a modest system, you are not going to notice the difference between the $50 AR cables, and the $230 Monster z300 units.
    If you violate one or more of the above rules, this puts you into the "sensitive" catagory - your system may be sensitive enough that a better cable makes a visible difference.
    Jump to this thread on Better Cables vs Monster to get a list of internet sites to price-shop.
    The critical thing to look for is Canare plugs, and Canare or Belden coax for component video cables.
    You might spend upwards of $80-120 for these cables, but you are getting the stuff that the industry uses.
    Good Luck.

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