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Can anyone Rank the A/v Cables for me

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Jocko774, May 1, 2004.

  1. Jocko774

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    Can anyone Rank the A/v Cables for me, from best to worse

    Thanks in advance
     
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    Take it you mean.
    Worst=Composite
    Better=S-video
    Better=RGB/Scart
    Better Still=Component
    Best=Digital DVI etc
     
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    Component is only better for DVD as DVD is encoded in component, RGB has higher bandwidth and is better for most other applications.

    Andy.
     
  4. suzywong

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    so is component better than DVI/HDMI?
     
  5. Jocko774

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    Another question which is better Gold plated or silver? in your oppinoins
     
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    in theory silver is a better conductor, however, I would be suprised if anyone noticed any difference at all...
     
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    Singh is right, silver is the better conductor. However, it tarnishes quickly, which is why most decent connectors are gold.
     
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    HDMI is digital, if the source material is in the digital domain then it will be better. DVI can be analogue or digital, a DVI-I cable can carry component video. In theory if your source is in the digital domain then it will be best if kept in the digital domain whether you use HDMI or DVI.

    Andy
     
  9. Joe Fernand

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    Hello all

    Please keep in mind these rankings are based on best case scenario - there are plenty bits of kit with supposedly Higher Quality outputs or inputs that actually produce a better image with a lower spec input or output; you have to think in terms of all the parts to a signal path. The S-Video processor in a TV may be better and less prone to errors that the RGB processor in the same TV.

    I have Analogue (YUV) DVD players that are visibly better than Digital (HDMI) DVD players with a given display - don't assume anything!

    I supply a range of Silver plated copper cables and they do work very well (though they are relatively expensive) - and whilst Gold plated connectors don't tarnish as readily as other metals there are those who would advise that you get rid of the gold plating and take a bit of time and effort every now and again to give the connectors a bit of a clean once they have been de-plated.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
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    Very true, many Sony sets a few years ago were visibly better when fed an svideo signal.

    As for materials, if you can tell the difference between gold and silver then you can hear something that others can't, except the ones who think they can.

    I recently swapped a Chord Chorus interconnect with a £5 curries one and I'm damned if I could hear any differnece at all. I figure if there is a difference, you're going to need so serious gear to hear it.
     
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    Actually my Sony KV-32FX20 and my parents Sony 28" are vastly better in RGB than S-Video! However, my friends Panasonic TV is the same for both S-Video and RGB!
     
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    You've also gotta remember that there are people who think VGA on computer monitors gives a better colour picture than DVI. Maybe cuz DVI shows how the colours are meant to be, but VGA lets them drift off which sometimes is mis-interpreted by the display to be more vibrant.
     

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