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#185953 - 11/28/07 05:09 PM Cables Matter!
Zarak Offline

Registered: 03/09/03
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No, I'm not trying to start another great debate. Who got the most recent newsletter though. Alan suggested replacing the cables to fix some video issues on a TV. Thought that was interesting, since we often see debates about cables on here, although usually those debates relate to audio and not video cables.

#185957 - 11/28/07 05:23 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: Zarak]
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Video is a much more demanding medium than audio. It stands to reason that using higher-quality cables will make a difference that is within a human's ability to detect.
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#185958 - 11/28/07 05:25 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: pmbuko]
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Especially when capacitance is concerned....
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#185963 - 11/28/07 05:49 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Not as important with audio??

#185964 - 11/28/07 05:49 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: mastaplaya]
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Hoo boy.
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#185968 - 11/28/07 06:00 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: Ken.C]
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Sorry, never mind.

#185972 - 11/28/07 06:07 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: mastaplaya]
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 Originally Posted By: kcarlile
Hoo boy.

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#185975 - 11/28/07 06:17 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: Wid]
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You just don't have to go overboard with the video cables. I usually buy the cheapest ones I can find for the length desired with the best shielding I can find. Video signals are low voltage so the cabling does make more of a difference than for audio, much like interconnects. There is just no reason to spend hundreds of dollars for a cable that does the same thing a $20 one will do, without a big brand name stuck all over it.

For example, with my recent TV and DVD player purchase I bought a $79 12' HDMI cable and a $29 12' HDMI cable, I can see no difference in the PQ or hear a difference in the audio between the 2, so I took the more expensive one back.


#186011 - 11/28/07 08:36 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: jakewash]
Mojo Offline

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Has anyone tried rusty fence wire for video?

#186022 - 11/28/07 08:49 PM Re: Cables Matter! [Re: Mojo]
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 Originally Posted By: Mojo
Has anyone tried rusty fence wire for video?

Not since I relocated my TV from the backyard. . .
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