Recommendations for Component Cables

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Neil White, Feb 10, 2002.

  1. Neil White

    Neil White Supporting Actor

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    I would like to get some recommendations/opinions for component cables. I'm looking for 1.5 or 2.0 meter lengths to connect between a non-progressive DVD player and a digital TV.

    I like quality but dislike very highly priced cables. I'm purposely not posting my price range to see what y'all have to say.

    Thanks

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  2. JohnMW

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    AR Pro Series
     
  3. Mark Rich

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    KustomKables.com

    Bettercables.com

    Rhinocables.com

    Wickedcables.com

    etc...
     
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  5. Bob McElfresh

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    Neil: I have often recommended AR/Radio Shack cables for modest systems.

    But yours does not qualify.

    Does your HDTV do line-doubling? This means it takes the analog signal, digitizes it, does all kinds of stuff to it to make it look better? I bet it does.

    You really want to hit the custom sites and get production-studio grade coax and connectors. Because of the processing involved in your system, the small change due to the cable can have visible results.
     
  6. Neil White

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    Thank you all for the advice. I will check those sites out.

    Bob, I've ordered the Sony KV-32HS20. It has the line doubling. Sounds like I need to consider the higher grades as you suggest.

    Thanks again....

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  7. Bob McElfresh

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    Neil: WickedCables will sell you a 2 meter (6 foot) set of component cables made with Canare Plugs & connectors for about $70. IMHO this is as good/better than the Monster Video 3 set that sells for about $280.
    Or, I can direct you to a web site that tells you how to build your own. (But the tools will set you back about $100-$200 so it's an investment in the future) [​IMG]
     
  8. Ed O

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    How are the RS cables with these product numbers:

    15-1508C Gold plated RCA cable (red, white yellow color coding)($15 for 6ft)

    15-1563 Gold plated Component video cables (red, green blue color coding)($50 for 6ft)

    They appear to be the same except for price and color coding. Opinions or experience with these?

    Thanks
     
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  10. Mark Rich

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    Yes, Wickedcables makes a nice product. Think i would go with an RG6 cable though. Maybe KustomKables ?
     
  11. Neil White

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    Thank you all again for the advice.

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