AR Pro Series component cable

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  1. Allen Longcor

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    I've been doing a little research but there are so many cable threads that it makes my head spin. I have a 12ft AR Pro Series (not series 2, this is at least 3 years old) that I am planning to use from my DVD player to my TV. From what I've read this should be fine to pass 480p with no degradation, but I wanted to make sure.

    I also have an AR Performance series 6 ft cable. Would this cable also be capable of passing 480p with no degradation?


    In all my research I've realized that for anything over 480p via component I will need something better than AR has to offer. For a 1080i signal via XBOX I am planning on using bluejeans cables. Are there any other options out there in the same price range or perhaps cheaper?
     
  2. Ryan Leemhuis

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    AR pro series should be fine for pretty much anything you can throw at it.

    Saying NO DEGRADATION...is an interesting statement. ANY cable has degradation. I will take this to mean that you don't want to SEE any degradation. I doubt you would notice any difference between the Bluejeans and AR pro. I have the AR pro and upgraded to AR pro II and noticed no difference. Cables are mainly about build quality IMO. That is what you pay for.

    I wouldn't worry about it, use the AR pro cables, they are built well and have good shielding.
     
  3. Allen Longcor

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    When I say degradation I mean degradation introduced by inferior cables, or cables that cannot handle the bandwidth needed.

    From my light reading of this forum today in at least 5 different threads it was mentioned that for HD signals (720p, 1080i) you really need better cables like bluejeans. Anyone else care to chime in?
     
  4. Ryan Leemhuis

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    eh, I doubt you need bluejeans cables however, I would recommend getting at least AR pro series II because that upgrades the center conductor to RG6 wire. This is probably what you need for those high def signals
     
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    Here is a problem: "Component" cables only have to be compatible with the 1940's component video standard of 480i. This tops out at 4 Mhz.

    Progressive video goes up to 13 Mhz - that's over 4 times what a "component" cable needs to handle.

    Now I like AR Pro cables. They are my favorite run-out-and-get-a-set-today budget cables. I've never heard anybody complain that they affected the video quality.

    On the other hand - there are no technical specs that show they use coax designed for progressive video frequencies. (I have tried contacting them - they wont give out the info).

    My advice: if you already have a 12' cable - use it. It will work great.
     

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