Component cable question

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  1. Kevin*H

    Kevin*H Stunt Coordinator

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    Has anyone compared the picture quality of a silver component cable with a canare/belden component cable
    from eg blue jeans?
     
  2. Chu Gai

    Chu Gai Lead Actor

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    No, but why would one expect them to be any different?
     
  3. ScottCHI

    ScottCHI Screenwriter

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    any difference you "see" will be in their build quality
     
  4. Vince Maskeeper

    Vince Maskeeper Producer

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    I build with Canare (V3-5CFB) and Belden (7710a)- the same ones BJ uses, and have an older Silver Serpent Component Video Cable from BC (not the new Ref model)... I have a 3m (10 foot approx) run of Bettercables.

    I have done several tests- including in my own system (my current with a digital projector and transcoder- and my older setup with crt projection)- and have tried some tests with my friends' setups (both HD and Non-HD).

    While my tests were not scientific (not double blind)- I found that on non-HD material there was basically little/no difference-- at 10 feet they were basically identical.

    For HD material, i actually found the Belden to look just a little bit cleaner (the Belden cable is spec'd better than the original Bettercables component, and same/better than their Ref stuff). The Canare was the same with the Bettercables- which still wasn't bad at all.

    All in all- all the cables were nearly identical, built well (of course I built my own Canare and Belden, so this is not necessarily an endorsement of BJ).

    -vince
     

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