Need advice on component video cables

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by mfacey, Mar 13, 2006.

  1. mfacey macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    I'll be buying a HD LCD tv pretty soon. Now I want to get some high quality video from my dvd player. The best way to do this is using the Y, Pr, Ps Component connections on the dvd player and tv. I've been roaming around various forums trying to figure out whether its worth investing in high quality cables (50+ euros per meter). I've read a few comments about people saying that there is no difference with cheaper cables, especially at that kind of length (I only need 1 meter).

    I realise these are analog signals, so a really lousy cable could cause big quality video. Anybody have some advice for me on what quality cable to get?
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    All of my important cables are monster cables right now, or those Radioshack Gold plated ones.

    I prefer the monster cables personally
     
  3. mfacey thread starter macrumors 65816

    mfacey

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    I've been looking at Monster as well. They're sort of tough to get here in Holland but I've heard a lot of good things (as well as a few bad things) about them.
     
  4. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Unless you get total crap $5 cables, you will not find any meaningful difference. Most cables will provide you with the same picture quality.

    Monster Cables -- unless you get their ultra-top-of-the-line-absurdly-priced-ones -- aren't much different than most other component cables. I might be able to dig up a review where they compared the signal loss, etc, across five brands.

    In short, any cable will be fine.
     
  5. bartelby macrumors Core

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