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Component cable???

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by yamman, May 8, 2003.

  1. yamman

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    HI folks,
    anyone recommend good supplier of 10 mt component and 10 mt s video cable.I am not looking for top end quality,just good honest middle of the road cables at the right price.
    cheers!
     
  2. gothmog

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    10m Component Cable

    CPC do some cheaper ones too if that one is a bit rich ;)

    10m S-video

    The above is a Van Damme cable which is good enough for anyone that cares about the contents of their wallets :)

    -- Jon
     
  3. yamman

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    jon,thanks for info.
    Have you tried these cables yourself and if so what do you reckon?
     
  4. Bristol Pete

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    www.intoav.com

    Component lead is superb quality. These guys actually build camera run leads for the BBC so they are used to making long quality leads.

    I hope that this helps.

    CB.
     
  5. SamirP

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    If you want Van-Damme cable's check out www.vdctrading.com they will make them up to any length.
    Also check out the Van-Damme, Hifi professional phono plug as your connection. very good value and ready by the next day.



    Samir :)
     
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    Samir,

    Was this the component cable you meant?

    Van Damme red series 75 ohm ofc video multicore
     
  7. gothmog

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    Yamman, yes I use both picture-wise no complaints.

    The Van Damme S-video gets a special mention for surviving me wrapping it round my drill bit when I drilled into the ceiling and it was running through the loft :clown:

    -- Jon
     
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    I made mine up with 75 oh co-ax from Maplins (can't remember but thin it was about 50p per meter) and soldered on their own gold plated phonos. (£2 each)

    Seems fine but at some stage I'd like to compare them to a 'branded' product. Or am I suffering from "Its cheap it can't be good!!!"

    Incidentally I look in a Russ Andrews catalogue and their top of the range cable 10m length X3 for component would have been........£40,000.00!!:eek: :eek: :eek:

    Still saving............
     
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    How about a wanted ad in the classified section of this forum?
     
  10. SamirP

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    Hi PFM
    I meant the normal 75 ohm video cable not the multi-core, but both would do the job fine.
    It's just down to which you one like best ;)

    Samir
     
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    Cheers M8
     
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    I bought a 20 foot component cable from http://www.bluejeanscable.com and would thoroughly recommend both them and their products. The quality is superb.

    I bought it on a recommendation from this forum. I was a bit worried buying from the U.S., but it arrived in 4 days.

    The only thing you have to be aware of is import duty. A bit hit and miss, but you should budget for getting stung.

    I would also say ... if you buy the 7710A, be aware of how thick it is. You could put fires out with that bad-boy. I reckon it's an inch thick easily. It was an issue for me as it was too thick to fit in my wall void. :eek:
     
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    Hi Monster,

    I did the same as you but used some 75ohm double screened BT2003 cable (and the same Maplin connectors by the sounds of it). I needed three 10m lengths for connecting component output of a dvd player to a projector.

    I then compared it with a 5m £5 RGB , and a £33 10m Profigold RGB lead from CPCs, and I couldn't see any difference between any of them. I wonder if I'd notice any difference using a £100 lead, but at that price, I'm not willing to take a chance.

    I did think I saw some extra detail with the Profigold leads, but when I changed back to the cheaper ones, the detail was still there - placebo does tend to make you think you see or hear improvements which aren't really there unfortunately.

    Gary.
     

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