dumb question...

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Phil_M, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. Phil_M

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    Why do I have a 100 dollar dvd player with 110 dollars worth of cables? Is this common? Or am I a moron.
     
  2. NickSo

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    Not common i dont think... most people who spend big bucks on cables have spent bigger bucks on the equipment... General rule of thumb is cable budget should be about 10% of your entire system...

    That said, if somebody has a high end system, and bought a spare DVD player or to experiment with and had some spare high end cable lying around then that would be a reason to have a $100 cable with a cheaper DVD player
     
  3. Phil_M

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    TV+AVR+SPKR=4K X .1= 400 BUCKS. That sounds just about wharer I am at with the cables. I went high end ov video and dig cables....low end on the rest. The DVD was a quick cheapie I needed ...and it is my first DVD. My point of course is to justify getting a better DVD...... LOL! It is a hard choice ....the prices are dropping on this stuff it seems daily if not hourly.
     
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    Don't mean to be insulting, but you alluded to it in your question. Yes, it is absurd to spend 100 dollars on cabling for a cheap 100 dollar DVD player, IMO. Cables, while they will have an impact on the performance if they are total crap, should not have to cost much.

    I spent about $130 on 30 feet of professional belden RGBhv cabling, and you can't really do better than that. However, I am feeding a projector that cost at least ten times that much when new, via an HTPC with very high quality performance. (edit: apparently I can't do basic math, since 10x $130 is just 1,300. Lol. I meant 100x, another zero was necessary [​IMG]. )

    That you spent 100 dollars for probably a short length of what is probably just component video cables, tells me you were very much ripped off.
     
  5. Nathan Stohler

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    To me, the "10% rule" is just a guide for the maximum you should spend. Even if you "only" spend 10% of your budget on cables, it's very possible that you still spent way too much on cable and wires.
     

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