Can good-quality RCA cables substitute for component cables?

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  1. John_V

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    I'm a budget-minded guy (I know, HT is not the right hobby for that), and I don't want to spend $70 for a 2-meter component cable.
    Do you know if you can substitute an RCA composite video cable w/ left & right audio for a component cable? The nicer composite cables probably have the same shielding on the audio as on the video, or at least it seems so.
    For example, could you substutite this composite cable:
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...47872-6412016/
    For this more expensive component cable?
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg.../-/B00003CWE6/
     
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    An A/V cable will work but I would not use it on my system. As Bob mentioned, their are differences in the audio cables when compared to video cables (impedance). That is for normal DVD viewing but when you start going to Hdef sources that rewuire higher cable bandwidth, I would tend to think that any anomolies in the cable will introduce more noticeable problems.
     
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    I've learned some new things, thanks. I won't use the A/V cable for component.
     

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