Component cable for Prog DVD to HDTV? Radio shack ok?

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  1. Allan

    Allan Stunt Coordinator

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    Title says it all. I just bought a HDTV (Sony kv32HV600) and a progressive scan DVD (CP72) and need a component video cable (actually, I'll need a second for when Time warner brings me a new HD cable box). Are radio shack cable sufficient (gold series)? That is what I use for all of my other cable, so I am hoping they will be up to this task well.

    thanks
    Allan
     
  2. Jonathan L

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    I have a set of the shack's FusionAV component cables. Zero complaints, but you might want to get the opinion of some of the more educated folks here.
     
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    I am moving this to Tweaks/Connections/Accessories.
     
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    Well, consider this:

    Component video goes up to about 4 Mhz
    Progressive Video goes up to about 13 Mhz
    1080 HD Video goes up to 35 Mhz

    Because of the higher frequency for progressive/HD video, I usually recommend a custom cable from one of the various cable web sites. These places will cost you about the same as .. Monster Video 2 cables, but the coax and connectors are the same stuff sold to production studios and network broadcast studios.

    And I suspect you are really going to need 3 cables:

    1 from DVD to receiver
    1 From HDTV decoder box to receiver
    1 from the receiver to the TV

    I also strongly suggest:

    - Put the receiver on the bottom of the rack
    - Put devices you never touch on the shelves above the receiver
    - Use the upper shelves for devices you touch to use (DVD, VCR, XBox)

    Now measure your cable lengths.

    HT Accessories
     

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