Help with firewire cable purchase?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Jedi5, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Jedi5 macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    Looking to buy a firewire cable to connect from my miniDV to iMac.
    I'm working with a JVC GR-D395U miniDV.
    Can someone please suggest what cable I should be using?

    I found this cable on Amazon.
    Is this what I'm looking for, a 9pin/4pin?

    thanks
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Yes, that cable will work fine. Good price on it too, though you may find better prices at MonoPrice.com. Not sure if I'd bother though, since that's pretty close and it's from Amazon, who can be a bit easier to work with.

    jW
     
  3. thegoldenmackid macrumors 604

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    That's the one you want. Wish Amazon would make more of the AmazonBasic cables as those have been nothing short of (cheap) gold so far.
     
  4. old-wiz macrumors G3

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    I bought a similar cable from Monoprice.com, and was not impressed - it uses cheap plastic on the connector cover where others use metal. It works, but it's not very reliable, so I stopped using it.
     
  5. Jedi5 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jedi5

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    thanks for the help!

    yeah, i ended up ordering from MP before I checked back on this thread.
    went with this cable.
    i hope it works...
     
  6. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    Me too, I just ordered some as well (9-6pin and 9-9pin, but same basic cable type).

    jW
     

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