Which cables for STB to HDTV?

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  1. ReneA

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    I am about to set up my Mitsu Hi-Def Receiver and am wondering if component video cables are the only way to go with this. Can anyone advise if there is anything better? Thanks.
     
  2. John Morris

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    Yes Rene, they are the only way to go. I would also recommend a high quality component cable like Canare. I happen to use BetterCables Silver Serpent Component Cables but they are expensive.
     
  3. ReneA

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    Thanks for your response John. In fact, I was leaning towards the Silver Serpent's. I've read nothing but great reviews about 'em. [​IMG]
     
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    Before you spend way too much money on cables, check out these guys. Their cables are affordable and are getting rave reviews.
     
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  7. Allan Jayne

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    For best HDTV results get component video cables with 37 MHz video bandwidth.
    But even temporarily using an A/V cable set (yellow for Y, red for Pb, white for Pb) you will probably get a watchable picture.
    More video hints:
    http://members.aol.com/ajaynejr/video.htm
     
  8. Ron Schildt

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    I had a 20' run from my STB to my TV that I used RG6 cable with screw on F to RCA jack adapters to make my own component cables.

    While this may only be a temporary connection, it looks good so far.
     
  9. JamesMc

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    OK - Newbie question!!

    What is STB ??!
     
  10. Keith_G

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    James,

    In this case STB refers to the Set-Top Box used as a High-Def/Satellite Receiver, for picking up OverTheAir or Satellite Broadcasts.

    Keith
     

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