Video Cable Question

Discussion in 'Playback Devices' started by Marc~Q, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Marc~Q

    Marc~Q Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2004
    Messages:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I am buying cables for my HD Receiver and Projector. Which is better Monster Cable MV2CV-1M Component Video Cable or Monster THX? The former is more expensive, so I assume that is the best. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. ChrisWiggles

    ChrisWiggles Producer

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2002
    Messages:
    4,791
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Other. Radio shack cables, or AR cables are readily available, good quality, and cheap. Monster is usually considered overpriced. If you want really high-quality cables, places like bluejeanscable.com, and others that sell custom pro-grade belden/canare cabling are your best bet.
     
  3. Bob McElfresh

    Bob McElfresh Producer

    Joined:
    May 22, 1999
    Messages:
    5,182
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Monster will not release technical information about their cables so there is no way we can tell you what the differenc in performance between the Video 1/2/3/THX/cz300 cables are.

    Here is a hint: "Component" video is a 1940's standard for 480 interlace. If the package does not say "HD" or "High Definition", why would you think the cable includes the capacity for Progressive or HD (720/1080) video signals?

    Go with a custom cable site for your progressive/HD video cables. They have the specs to show they can handle the higher-frequency needs of HD video.

    Best of all - good HD cables start at about $50 which is a lot cheeper than the Monster Video 2 cables. The Radio Shack and AR Pro brands run about $40-$50 and they are NOT rated for HD video.

    Go to the Tweeks and Connections fourm and look at the banner ads at the top. These companies live/die by their reputations so they always do a good job for HTF members.
     

Share This Page