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Cabling Advice for Newbie Please

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by kevin19470, Jan 7, 2005.

  1. kevin19470

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    Hi Guys, :lease:

    I am nearly there (I think).

    I get delivery of my panny TH37PE30 viera next week from JL.

    I am about to order the following cables:

    Profigold PGV 782 scarts quantity 3 @ £14.99 each

    Profigold PGV 332 component cable quantity 1 @ £23.49

    The only equipment that I wish to connect up is as follows:

    Panny E55
    Panny NVSV 221 VCR
    Samsung NTL box, model number SMT 2100C

    I have spent a lot of time doing my homework but, as I don't really know a scart/component cable from my rear end, it would be greatly appreciated if you could please take the time and trouble to 'give me the nod' prior to ordering.

    I really am new to all of this and your valuable assistance would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in anticipation of your help guys.

    Kev.
     
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    Hi,

    I got the QED Qunex Sr-CV1 (silver) component cable, after reading reviews, and set up my dvd player and was very impressed.

    It retails for £110, but you shouldn't expect to pay more than £70 on line. I got my local Hi-Fi Corner down to £75 when I bought it.

    By the way, I'm pretty new to all this as well, and tried hard to do my homework before ordering my plasma etc, so I would get more experienced advice, but I suppose it all helps.

    Cheers
     
  3. Ian J

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    Component cables are picture only so you will also need a pair of phono to phono audio cables from the dvd recorder to the screen in order to get any sound out of it.

    Cheap and cheerful scart leads from the digibox to the VCR and onwards from the VCR to the screen will do as the video signals will be composite only which isn't very good quality but I would up the quality on the scart cable from the digibox to the dvd recorder if possible as that will be a better quality RGB picture. Something like the Thor scart cable that TVCables sell would be ideal.
     
  4. kevin19470

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    Many thanks for your help and suggestions guys. Much appreciated.

    Kev.
     
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    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for your recommendations. As I said earlier, I am a complete novice to all this and I really do not have a clue as far as cables are concerned. From the and posts that I have read, it would seem that the Thor scarts are very cumbersome and bulky. Whilst I am happy to go with your recommendations, I do not want to buy some thing that possibly I could not use when I get my panny.

    Sorry to be a pain, but your comments would be much appreciated.

    Kev.
     
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    I'll have to pass on size issues I'm afraid as I don't know whether thick interconnects are a nono on this model.
     
  7. kevin19470

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    Hi Ian,

    Thanks for the quick reply.

    kev. :confused:
     
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    I don't think the TV can accept a audio signal inwards through the RCA plugs - my understanding is that they are audio-out only on the TV. The TV manual suggests using a scart to connect to the AV4 input on the TV - to carry sound only. You then need to toggle the AV4 connection to select the AV4C (for component input) and make sure your DVD is set to deliver a progressive scan picture. The manual explians it hopelessly. Apologies to Ian if I'm wrong.
     
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    start with this (e55 needs to on to watch cable)
    E55 AV1> Veira AV4 (Scart and component cables)
    Ntl TV scart > AV2 E55 (scart cable)
    ntl VCR scart to VCR Av2 (cheapy scart)
    VCR AV2 Scart > veira AV2 (decent scart)
     
  10. kevin19470

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    Thanks for your help guys. :thumbsup:

    I knew there would be a simple answer, it was just finding it.

    Great forum, good advice, you have saved me loads of money that I would have spent willingly, (and possibly made a bad buying decision or two).

    Many thanks again, guys,

    Kev. :clap:
     
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    Hornydragon,

    Which 'decent' scarts and component cable would you suggest pleas?

    I was going to buy the profigold PGV 782 scarts and the profigold PGV 332 component cable, but I would prefer to go with your suggestions.

    Cheers, mate.

    Kev.
     
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    782 and 332 are perfect mate...
     
  13. kevin19470

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    Hi hornydragon, :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Thanks for the help and advice mate.

    I ordered the profigold PGV 332 component and 2 scarts profigold PGV 782 from tv cables direct. Ordered at 4 p.m. Friday and they were delivered at 09.20 on Saturday (though they said I would not get delivery until Monday).

    You can't beat that for service mate.

    The cables are bloody EXCELLENT.

    Once again thanks very much.

    Kev. :clap: :clap: :clap:
     

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