Need an affordable component cable........

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by BrentJ, Jun 14, 2005.

  1. BrentJ

    BrentJ Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    What do I do order one from bluejeanscable.com or just pick up a $40 monster cable or go for the $100 monster cable? Will I see that much of a difference on a 30 inch widescreen monitor? Thanks for any help.
     
  2. Jerome Grate

    Jerome Grate Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 23, 1999
    Messages:
    2,983
    Likes Received:
    6
    Blue Jean Cable.
     
  3. DaveGTP

    DaveGTP Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2002
    Messages:
    2,096
    Likes Received:
    0
    Buying fancy shmancy cables for a 30" WS seems like a waste IMO. Of course I'm not a big believer in fancy cables. I use cheap $20 GE cables for my 100" DLP project-ed image.

    If you are going to spend the money, at least don't go to the monster cable level (consensus = overpriced), at least blue jeans cables are more reasonably priced.
     
  4. Robert_J

    Robert_J Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2000
    Messages:
    8,288
    Likes Received:
    51
    Location:
    Mississippi
    Real Name:
    Robert
    The Dayton line from PE start at $20.

    -Robert
     
  5. John S

    John S Producer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2003
    Messages:
    5,460
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm sort with DaveGTP on this one.


    I have used lots and lots of the basic GE cables. They work really great and have yet to fail me over the past three years. 20+ different installations.

    Available in a dark obscure corner of the store at your local Circiut City. Ask if you can't find them, and do not let the sales person talk you into Monster, be strong, and the salespersons dark side powers can be very strong. [​IMG]
     
  6. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John
    I just picked up a 3ft Blue Jeans and it is one heck of a component cable. I'd highly recommend it, especially for the price. No frills, no fancy packaging, no BS, just a well built cable.

    Might also check locally for AR Pro2. Inexpensive, but a little better built than the GE cables.
     
  7. todbnla

    todbnla Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Oct 17, 1999
    Messages:
    1,514
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    39466
    Real Name:
    Todd
    Another nod for Blue Jean Cables. [​IMG]
     
  8. Paul D G

    Paul D G Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2001
    Messages:
    1,781
    Likes Received:
    79
    What's the consensus on Belkin's Pure AV cables?

    -paul
     
  9. Scott Merryfield

    Scott Merryfield Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 1998
    Messages:
    12,047
    Likes Received:
    923
    Location:
    Michigan
    For good quality at a low cost, the Dayton and AR brands mentioned above are excellent suggestions.
     
  10. Philip Hamm

    Philip Hamm Lead Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 23, 1999
    Messages:
    6,873
    Likes Received:
    2
    www.cablesforless.com that's what I'm using for my X1 for HDTV and DVD Comonent 480i, 50' lengths. Works perfectly, very inexpensive.
     
  11. BrentJ

    BrentJ Second Unit

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    329
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks for all the feedback. I really haven't made my mind up but its between a bluejeans cable or maybe a AR cable.
     
  12. John Garcia

    John Garcia Executive Producer

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 1999
    Messages:
    11,571
    Likes Received:
    24
    Location:
    NorCal
    Real Name:
    John
    www.ac4l.com often has AR ProII on sale or online coupons. I didn't see any special deals going on right now though. Their prices are lower than Parts Express for AR - $32 for a 1m. I order a lot of stuff from them and I have nothing but good things to say about them. PE and Blue Jeans also have great service.
     
  13. John_RO

    John_RO Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    May 24, 2005
    Messages:
    85
    Likes Received:
    0
    Another vote for the PE cables. I got two optical cables from them for 20 bucks and couldn't be happier. As far as component cables go, i'm running AR. Good cables for the money. I think I paid 30 bucks for a 1m.
     
  14. Dave Lindhorst

    Dave Lindhorst Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2005
    Messages:
    53
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am not sure where you live but we can buy a good AR or Advent Composite cable for 9.99 CDN at ExesCargo. Good cables good price. I think most people are a little crazy when it comes to cables. I changed mine all when I found these at ExesCargo but I did not notice any difference from the older cables I had. Picture and audio quality remained unchanged in my opinion.
     

Share This Page