firewire cable at wal mart?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by coday182, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. coday182 macrumors regular

    coday182

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    I just got my early christmas present and its a JVC mini dv camcorder. Nothing fancy but it's just for fun so thats alright. Well it didn't come with a firewire cable and the only place open on christmas eve is wal mart. Do you think they would have the right cable there?
     
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    Check their website. Otherwise maybe a radioshack or a bestbuy [which if there is one in your area, I'm guessing would be open].
     
  3. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    If they sell camcorders I'm sure they sell a 4 pin to 6 pin firewire cable.
     
  4. coday182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok i did some research and i found out taht ilink, DV, and firewire are all the same name for different things so i'll know that when i go. but what i dont understand is if 90% of computers require this type of connection for video cameras, then why don't they ship the cameras with a cable in the box?
     
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    No idea. I thought it would be price, but 20 dollars isn't much at all.
     
  6. MacFan25863 macrumors 6502a

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    Same reason why printers don't come with USB cables..to save them money and make you pay more.
     
  7. coday182 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just another way for the man to get us down, huh? lol. I wish a damn wal mart would open. :mad:
     
  8. bmb012 macrumors 6502

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    Careful, though, I bought a cheap firewire cable from somewhere and it doesn't work so hot anymore, last thing you want when transfering a ton of video is for the signal to drop out and you having to jiggle the wire to get it back on...
     
  9. Bibulous macrumors 6502a

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    Hope that's not common, I have bought a few firewire cables on eBay for a few bucks, the thick grey shinny kind, and use them with my Sony DV camera, so far no issue that I have noticed.
     

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