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  1. Jaxon's Dad

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    Mods, please move this if it belongs in another thread.

    I just ordered an Infocus 4805 DLP projector for my dedicated Home Theater and need to get component cables. I'll need at least 12 feet to go through the ceiling to my receiver on the other side of the room. I may need more than that, so I asked a Circuit City salesman if they had anything longer than 12 ft cable. He said that a longer cable would degrade the signal. Question: Is he right or is he trying to make a sale? I'm concerned that 12 feet won't be long enough for my room.

    Thanx in advance for any help.

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  2. Chris White

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    I asked a Circuit City salesman if they had anything longer than 12 ft cable. He said that a longer cable would degrade the signal. Question: Is he right or is he trying to make a sale? I'm concerned that 12 feet won't be long enough for my room.

    As surprising as this may be, your Circuit City salesman doesn't know what he's talking about. As long as the component cable is a good quality RG6 coax, it can be hundreds of feet long without degrading the picture.
     
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    Thanx for the info. That sets my mind at ease a bit. Any recommendations on a good quality yet relatively inexpensive RG6 coax?

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    bluejeanscable.com
     
  5. Jaxon's Dad

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    Thanx Charles. I totally missed this sponsor's link. :b I just haven't had enough coffee this morning...
     
  6. BillGo

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    You can order high quality component cables in custom lengths from Cobalt Cable.
     
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    I LOVE the HTF! Choices are good! Thanx Bill. [​IMG]
     
  8. terence

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    Hi Doug,

    Here is what i use

    AR MS292 MASTER COMPONENT VIDEO 12FT
    (Locking, precision-machined RCA-type connectors with 24K gold-plated split center pins)


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    I love the locking feature, i think they are great cables built really well too. You can get them @ Accessories4less for a great price, a steal IMO.
     
  9. Jaxon's Dad

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    Thanx Terence! So far, that's the best deal. Anyone else who is currently looking for cables, or any other accessories, should definitely check out that link.

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  10. terence

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    Doug i forgot to mention the AR's come with RCA-RGB adaptors conectors. I'm not fimialar with your projector but if you needed something like this it's a plus.
     
  11. Chu Gai

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    If you need a particular length, say 17.5 feet, then it's probably worth it, IMO, to have the cable built to that length and not have to deal with excess cable. BlueJeans would be recommended in that case.
     
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    Thanx everybody! Wow. Can one's head explode from too much good information? [​IMG]

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  13. Daman

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    Doug,
    I have the same projector and ordered 20 feet component cable from bluejeans, the picture quality hasnt degraded even a bit believe me and those cables are damn good.. i got mine for 93 bucks shipped [​IMG]
     
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    Thanx Daman.

    I'm leaning towards purchasing from BlueJeans for the custom length factor.

    The great info never ends at the HTF! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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    bluejeanscable.com... I like there Prices.

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  16. Drew_W

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    There is a Cables forum on this site........
     
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    Thanx Drew. I'll look for it.

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    The cables you post it.Our they better then the
    moster video 2 cables.

    Regards
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  19. terence

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    RobertC,

    I would say yes, the AR's retailed well over $100 bucks @ a local dealer, and the build quality is better IMO. Looking @ what they are selling for now is a steal.
     
  20. Earl Simpson

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    I bought the AR cables listed above on e-bay. Nice cables.
     

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