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Component Cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Igwiz, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Igwiz

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    May sound like a silly question but I am about to take delivery of my first TV with component inputs (tosh 36zp48) and want to make sure I use decent cables to connect the dvd. Am I right in thinking that component cables are simply hi-fi interconnects and so something like the cambride atlantic http://ws4.richersounds.com/showproduct.php?cda=showproduct&pid=CAMB-ATLANTIC2 will do. But won't I need 3 cables?!?! :rolleyes:

    Cheers, Ig
     
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    Forgot to say, component Video cables are 75 Ohm rather than Audio cables which are 50 Ohm.
     
  4. Igwiz

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    Groovy. Thanks. Next question then is why are RGB Only Scarts more expensive than normal scarts and do they make a difference?!
     
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    RGB only scarts, as I'm sure you know, carry picture only. If you are intending to simply connect your DVD player to your TV (only), then an RGB only scart will be no good for you. The reason they are supposed to be "better" is due to them concentrating the signal purely for the picture, and therefore less supposed interference from anything else, audio signal included. Laymans explanation I know, but I think it gives you the gist?
     
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    Very useful. Thanks!
     
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    Just hijacking this thread a little... :rolleyes:

    I have a QED Sqart AV41 which carries picture signal only. Problem is, i've wall-mounted my new plasma and the cable doesn't reach. :suicide:

    My DVD doesn't have component out, so was lOOking at Scart to Component lead: http://www.tvcables.co.uk/cgi-bin/tvcables/PGV373.html
    as i've read/been told Comp is better. Would there be any improvements with such a cable, or am i best just getting a longer run of Sqart?? (and waiting if i can ever afford a new player with comp out)

    :lease:
     

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