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Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by daveb975, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. daveb975

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    I am currently using a cheap (£13) RCA-RCA component cable to connect my Sony 900 DVD to my Panasonic PWD6 Plasma display. The input board on the plasma has BNC connectors so I am also using RCA-BNC adaptors.

    Is it likely that I would get a good increase in PQ by upgrading to a more expensice BNC terminated cable (say £60-£70)?

    If so, could anyone recommend some to try?
     
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    Try ---- www.bluejeanscable.com --- really cheap but good stuff apparently. they do all lengths and connections.
     
  4. Joe Fernand

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    daveb975

    Moving up to a well constructed cable utilising good quality and well screened conductors and 75 ohm RCA and BNC connectors will normally make for a better image with the PWD6.

    I use/supply BetterCables and these have worked well with all sorts of source kit.

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  5. Spencem

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    I was using 3 standard phonos on my DVD-TV and upgraded to a 'proper' cable from Bluejeans which uses the same cable and connectors as the 'Mark Grant' cable for nearly half the price.

    The difference was huge.:D :D :D
     
  6. Tracey

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    Hi, would I be charged by customs if I ordered over £100 worth from bluejeans? Their prices look great but if I'm charged by customs it woudn't be much cheaper.
     
  7. Spencem

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    Luck of the draw I'm afraid. I didn't get hit but I think others have been. My cable came via normal air mail post and we all know how lax good old Royal Mail can be about paper work. :)
     
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    hmmm I'm not bothered about getting them quickly so I suppose I could take a chance but I've been charged before and I don't have the money to spare. Do I take a chance and pay customs if they catch me, or do I pay twice as much anyway!!

    I don't suppose anyone knows how much I would have to pay if I did get charged? My order will total $238.80 excluding shipping.
     
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    US Shipping
    UK Import duty - 5-10%
    Courier paperwork - £8-£10
    UK VAT - 17.5%

    Or order from a UK importer of cables from the US and save a bit :)

    Best regards

    Joe
     
  10. Jasonjo

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    What, like you Joe? :p ;)

    P.S. Hope you are well :)
     
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    Thanks, I'm going to take a chance, get ready for my next post moaning about customs charges!!! :(
     
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    I got a box of cables from Blue Jeans cables today. The certified value was $70 (cables - shipping cost), I think it cost me under £45 for the order.

    Got stung by customs and this is the breakdown of the box

    import VAT - £7.05 (17.5% of $70 at 1.75 exch rate)
    Royal Mail fee - £4.00 (fixed rate)

    So potentially you'll have to pay VAT + £4.00.

    Still cheaper than UK prices.

    Took about 10 days to arrive and I didn't pay any extra, 3 days in customs though, for some reason I've been caught a lot for charges recently. :(
     
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    Or 1m for $37, 3m for $52 both plus $5 shipping and spend the rest on a film or two :)
     
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    Mark Grant's cables are cheaper than the Supra AV3, and his prices include delivery :smashin:

    The cable's are awesome too, I have both Mark's and Blue Jean's cables. Build and design is identical.

    The cable is huge though as the Belden 7710A is about 25mm diameter :eek:

    The Supra AV3 is rather feeble by comparison
     

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