Cables too long - change of plan

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by BSDan, Sep 21, 2007.

  1. BSDan

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    Nothing in life turns out to be that simple. Consequently my TV is a lot closer to the Sky/DVD/amp than expected, thus I am going to have trouble bundling spare lengths of cable particularly speaker and HDMI behind wall units which are on their way. Can I coil these up (if so how tight) to save room. The HDMI are 4 metres. Thanks in anticipation
     
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    Hello BSDan

    HDMI - don't coil it too tightly; or hang all the weight off of one of the connectors. Use a cable tie or similar to take the weight off of the connectors.

    Loudspeaker cable - if you have lots of spare and don't plan moving the gear then simply shorten the cable.

    If you need to 'coil' it and there is a lot of spare cable lay it in a twin coil 'figure eight' pattern.

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    Thanks very much
     

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