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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by skimber, Feb 18, 2002.

  1. skimber

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    I've seen it mentioned a couple of times that standard audio phono cables are not ideal for component video and prog. scan... so what do i need to connect a Denon DVD2800 to a Panasonic PT-AE100 (without spending silly money)?

    Ideally something from Unbeatable.co.uk so i can add it to the credit :)

    cheers
     
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    Any reasonable quality 75 ohm coax cable.

    Use a good quality one. They're expensive but worth it.
     
  3. skimber

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    Where's the best place to get this online? Neither Unbeatable or Hifibitz mention anything about 75ohm cable... Do they not sell it or do i just need to know exactly what i'm looking for?

    I should also mention that the DVD player is 10 metres (of cable) from the projector... are we talking a lot of money?
     
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    I'm not sure about online vendors.

    I use three of 10 meter QED QUNEX SR75 cables.
    Since they are 10 meters, I had to order for custom made.
    I ordered through a shop called HiFi Care in Tottenham Court Rd in central London.
    And paid 110 quid each.(Total 330 quid.)
    expensive....but worth it for picture quality. (At least I think so.)

    Maybe.. try www.avland.co.uk

    BTW, which projector are you using ??
     
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    Speak to Joe from The Media Factory for cables, he'll advise on what you need.

    Tell him how long you want them and he'll give you a quote.

    Very reasonable prices as well.

    hth

    Andy
     
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    Try www.lektropacks.co.uk and search the following cables.
    pal4
    ssal4
    hcal4
    they are not marked as componant but should do the job you want, the pal4 being the best and most expensive.
     
  7. skimber

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    Spoke to a guy at AVland.co.uk who quoted me £129.95 for a 10m component lead that they make... It's kind of difficult to justify that sort of money (and yes i know i could spend LOTS more) for a cable!

    How noticable is the difference between this 75 ohm stuff and standard phono cable? Is the standard audio stuff still an improvement over s-video? does 75ohm cable really justify it's price?
     
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    Good advice, hint.:D RG6 or RG 59, neither should be more than a £1/m, RG 59 could be earer half to a third of that but still TOP quality.

    If you want to spend £300 fine but the truth is out there:D
     
  11. skimber

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    RG59 is 49p a metre on www.maplin.co.uk ... That's more my budget! :) Anything special i should go for in terms of connectors?

    cheers
     
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    No solder plugs are true 75 ohm (RCAs), a couple of crimp ones get close (Tag and Canare). If you are buying from Maplin, just stick to good quality ones that appear to to be well made and screened. Profi by Neutrik are good.
     
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    ok, thanks!

    One last thing... supposing i wanted to bind them all together so it looks like one cable... is there something tailor made for this or do i need to tape them together with some self-amalgamating tape or something?
     
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    Spiral wrap is useful here but white / trnslucent in colour. The other op[tion is black tubing. It can be made to look very nice. I have at least one friend who prefers the sound of identical cables when it is in the black tube! Black tube can either be a crinkly hard concertined tube available from most electrical suppliers or a more flexible tube that looks like heat shrink.
     
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    I mailed Lektropacks yesterday and got the following reply for 10m lengths:

    HCAL4/10m = £33
    PAL4/10m = £71.75
     
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    I'm with Moto on this one. Definatley! e-mail Joe. Excellent price for Van Damme cables. I have a 10m run coming as of today. I would have ordered from Lektropacks for the component run, but his price is great. £47.10. You can't lose.

    They also do a 4 core version that wil include the composite run. But you need to ask him for the price on that.
     
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    Guy

    That's a good price for componant cables, can you let me know what you think of them.

    Also, have you compared interlaced to the progressive signal from your Pioneer dvd player, if so is there much differance.

    Cheers
     
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    You could try buying a ball of string from the Post Office for 89p and soaking it in a bowl of luke warm water then making sure not to snap it, tie it down to you YUV terminals on the player then (keeping it very taught) tie it to your projector YUV.

    This produces amazing results, however keeping the string wet by using a watering can to pour water over the string and a bowl to catch it every 25-30 minutes can be an annoyance, but much spondoonies will be saved.

    Good luck :eek:
     
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    Tim, I intend to do just that... interlaced vrs. non interlaced vrs. S Video vrs composite. Really what they showed me at the Event last year, but in my own home set up. I can already see the jaggies etc on composite. S Video is much better. But I really can't be critical as I still have a sheet.:(

    At £47, it's a very good price. Considering the amout of cable, plus the plugs plus p&P plus the termination of the leads, very good indeed. And it's Van Damme.
     
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    Hi
    I wonder if anyone can help me, Im really into HC but have had a humour bypass op. My question is......is it possible to enjoy HC and all the tech stuff as well as have a sense of humour :confused:
     
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    The Van Damme cables can be found here:

    Van Damme Cables

    seem way cheaper, (without terminating connectors though).
     

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