Component Cable Length

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  1. Don__C

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    Trying to minimize cable lengths in my installation, but am conflicted on placement of my DVD. Ideal location for the DVD would require a 12' cable. A less-convient spot will only require a 6' cable. Am I over doing it in my attempt to minimze attenuation/interference?
     
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    I did a comparison between my current 33' component cables and their 6' predecessors and could not spot a difference. You cn do very long component runs without problems.
     
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    Yes you are as 12' is short also. I think you'll find s set of GE's over at Target for around $20 that'd serve quite adequately.
     
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    I use the 12" GE's, they are of decent quality for the low price tag.
     
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    Short Answer: 25 feet is trivial for any good coax cable.

    Long Answer:
    Cable manufacturers roll out 100 feet of coax and brag about the performance with this length.

    The cable does not really "Eat" any signal. But long runs of high-frequency does "slant" the signal. This means the lower-frequency signals arrive at about 99% of their original strength, but same colors/part of a picture contained in the highest frequency arrive at about 90% of their original strength.

    Your television has adjustments for brightness, contrast, tint, and even separate Red/Green/Blue intensity values that allow you to compensate for the slant.

    Just try to run your long cables away from power wires (AC and speaker) and you should be fine.
     
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    you could check on ebay...i bought a $30 pair of acoustic research compnent cable for only 15 bux with shipping..and the were brand new...
     

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