- Oct 11, 2000
6. AWG22, 0.65mm solid bare copper-clad steel central conductor that is an overkill for any HDTV and DVD signal.If this is truly the case, this cable while it may be serviceable for DVD, it's only suitable for use for CATV. Copper-clad steel only starts working correctly at about 50 mHz. Keep in mind that Channel 2 is 54 mHz. For signals below this frequency, this is not the proper approach. You need a solid or stranded copper conductor and that's because the skin effect is so deep. For CATV, the skin effect does essentially ride on the copper over-clad. For DVD, it sure as hell doesn't. At around 1 mHz, the amount of signal loss is roughly double for copper-clad vs. solid copper. Given that, his prices are ridiculous for a cable that's being sold for purposes it's not intended. Better off with those GE's at Target. A little long but priced right at around $20.
The other electrical measurements I think he's lifting off of something that dealt with 'characteristic impedance' (75 ohms and all that) and is just tossing it out there to cloud things a bit.
While I'm sure this cable would work running video to a TV from your player, the fact that it's copper clad steel earns it my overpriced, improperly engineered, award .