Bluejeanscable component cable: Which one to get?

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  1. MichaelDDD

    MichaelDDD Supporting Actor

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    I need to order a 50-foot component cable from Bluejeans. It will connect the receiver to the projector.

    I'm not sure which to get though; the 7710 or the 1694 or the 1505. [​IMG]

    Whatever I get, I want them to look like this:


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    Three cables inside one bundle, terminated in three separate cables. I don't want 3 separate, full-length cables.

    The cable will be run along the baseboards, right along side the speaker wire for my surrounds, if that makes a diff. I don't forsee any interference/EMI issues here due to the shielding on the component cables.

    Any advice you could offer would be great. Thanks!
     
  2. MichaelDDD

    MichaelDDD Supporting Actor

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    ?

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    Please...don't all yell out at once! I need to process each individual reply, in detail...
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

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    Go with the 7710 as it is the bundled cable.

    The alternative is a thinner, easier to work with cable with SLIGHTLY less performance. It would be great for 3-5 ft runs. But for a perminent install, the thickness of the cable should not be an issue (unless you come at the projector and need to do a 180 degree bend to reach the jacks.
     
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    Hi Bob,

    Thanks for the advice; I'll go w/the 7710. The cable will be running up a wall and then doing a "gradual 90-degree bend" to get to the jacks on the PJ, but I'll make it work. I'll probably zip tie the cable to the shelf brackets or something. It'll work. [​IMG]

    Thanks again.
     
  5. Brian L

    Brian L Cinematographer

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    I have the cable in your photo, but in a short, 3 foot length.

    In that jacket, this is seriously stiff suff. I should have taken their warning about that more seriously. I can still use it, but it really is not the best choice for use in congested equipment rack. Definetly should have gone with either seperate cables, or perhaps the mesh jacket that I think they offerred.

    In a 50' run, you are probably OK, but be aware that it is pretty large in diameter, and it is stiff. Not shure its going to hide very well along your base board, if that matters.

    BGL
     
  6. MichaelDDD

    MichaelDDD Supporting Actor

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    Hi Brian,

    I'll be ordering a 4 or 5 foot length of the 1505 hi-flex stuff for use in the rack.

    I appreciate your comments about how inflexible the stuff is...and about how ugly that big old 3/4" cable is.

    Unfortunately, that's the price I pay for needing a 50-foot run of the stuff. I didn't want any (or as little as possible) signal loss/degradation, so I figured the biggest, nastiest, most shielded cable would be the way to go.

    At $168, it isn't exactly cheap, but that cable should be fairly indestructable, w/i reason, of course.

    Sadly, the cable will be fairly visible, but aesthetics aren't my main concern; performance is. Luckily for me, the WAF doesn't factor into any of my HT decisions.

    My main concern is performance, after that comes convenience and safety. The cable will be tacked down along the perimeter of the room, the run straight up the wall to the PJ. It will be ugly as sin, but hey, I'll have a PJ-equipped HT!!

    And lots of nail-hole filling to do before I move out, eventually!!!
     
  7. Pete_M3

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    for those tough 90 degree bends, use a 90 degree RCA adapter. CHeck partsexpress.com or accessories4less.com. I used one for the digital output of my megachanger (it BARELY fit in the audio cabinet and I had no room to run a stiff cable), and it works great.
     
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    The people at Blue Jeans are VERY helpful. I suggest calling and talking to them before you order-- they gave me some very good advice, and didn't try to push a more expensive product just to get a bigger sale.
     
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    Thanks, Pete and Jon.

    I will give them a call; I haven't ordered yet.

    My main concern is signal loss and/or EMI interference.

    The run will be 50-feet and the cable will be run right next to the two speaker cords for my surrounds. No other choice; it's just the way the room is laid out.

    So, I figured that by going with the thick,heavily-shielded 7710, I'd avoid both signal loss and EMI/interference.

    I will call them and see what they think. Thanks; I didn't even think to call them and ask...I'm so used to getting beat up at the retail stores, I guess. [​IMG]
     

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