Discussion in 'Plasma TVs Forum' started by hddvdman, Jun 25, 2003.
where should i get decent leads from so i can play my dvd (denon) in prog scan through my plasma??
Depending on how much you want to spend,Ixos component leads give reasonable quality at around £30,or Kimber digital cables will give better results but at substantially increased prices.
You could try www.hificables.co.uk who stock a fairly good range of manufacturers. I've just bought a Supra power cord from them which was delivered this morning after I ordered it yesterday afternoon!
Thats where I got my component cable for my DV88+ to my plasma. 5 metre cost me £54 for the prolink type
I use Bettercables Silver Serpent Cables for Prog scan from Denon player to Panasonic screen. They're great.
see above thread for more cables advice....
Try www.scorpioncables.com Just ordered some myself to replace my Ixos 1703 Component cables.
Dutch have you tried the supra mains lead yet and if so did you think it improved the picture.
Im using kimber mains leads and also a kimber extension lead, i think they work miracles on my setup
I got the lead for my forthcoming plasma so I've not tried it yet. I've previously bought PowerKords but they are a bit pricey at 2m length!
Have you heard any reports about this cable?
The Component cables are on their way so I can't pass judgement until they arrive. I already have one of the digital coaxial cables and it's excellent. Currently I have this, one of Mark Grant's silver coaxials and a couple of X3ELS (Elliot's) cables. All are superb and outperform my Chord Prodac I had previously.
That's correct though more than one type of cable is used depending on application.
Just a staight-up no-nonsense design. I believe they have a great spec and offer fantastic performance (compared to similarly & higher priced brands). Quite a few others agree.
Offcourse there are many other great options out there and you can't go wrong with most off them. It's all a question of budget at the end of the day .
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Was just guessing based on what your site said, and used example of component because it was easier to find.
Do sound interesting -- spec is same / better than many expensive brands -- I'd order some up immediately but am totally cabled up at the moment, and got plenty I haven't made up yet. Hrm... may have to order some up anyway to see what they are like.
Good luck BTW.
I've been using a set of Scorpion Cables component cables for around a month now and they not only look gorgeous but also perform far better than my previous Supra AV3 cables (which are highly regarded award winners in their own right).
Re-calibrated my TV, using Avia in NTSC prog scan mode, and found that it wasn't just a subjective improvement... colour saturation and definition are demonstrably better using the Scorpion Cables.
Also now got myself a Scorpion Digital Coax cable to handle the audio side of things. First impressions are extremely favourable with this cable also.
I got my leads made to length by Intoav.com
10m of Component, SVHS and composite cost me under £100.
They use evolution cable and terminate with the connectors you require, the cables were very well made and took 3 days to arrive.
Its such good stuff BBC broadcast use it!
So, did Intoav.com's sales tell you that, or do you know that for a fact?
My local hi-fi dealer says that BBC Broadcast use QUE component cables.
I've also read several articles where different BBC engineers say they'll use any old cheap cables that they can find lying around as they don't really give a monkeys... seriously!
My dealer says that about QUE cables when he's selling them to customers, even tried it on me.
My friends in post production / mastering / telecining / etc have over 40 miles of component cable in their Soho studio; so they tell me, and when you see their racks of kit you can believe it. They do plenty of work for BBC et al, and had all their cable replaced a couple of years ago when they moved across the street.
Do you think they ordered 40 miles of QUE component cable?
currently waiting to buy a TV so I can use component cables but I am running scorpion digital coax and sub cables now.. also impressed.. sound great and the build quality and appearence is top notch.
SVHS is a type of video tape. You mean S-Video.
I think you'll find the BBC use a whole heap of video and audio cable types to suit each application - though I doubt they use many of the 'branded' HiFi cable ranges.
I know from personal experience and through talking to Graham over on the TAG forum that like many in the 'trade' the BBC use a fair amount of VanDamme cable - the Broadcasters and Production studios being VanDamme's main market.
I think the most complex contract we've put together had about 10km of video, audio and data cable; all built into a fleet of six mobile AV presentation theatres we built for BT.
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