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Cost of component video cables

Discussion in 'Blu-ray & DVD Players & Recorders' started by tdenson, Sep 14, 2005.

  1. tdenson

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    What should I be paying for a component video cable to connect a Pioneer 575 DVD to a Samsung 32" LCD TV ? I bought the Pioneer at Richer Sounds for £99 and then they convinced me to pay £50 for a connecting cable. I have subsequently seen them advertised for much less. Should I take it back ?
     
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    what do you think???
     
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    Take it back.....

    I have 3 component cables here.....
    1 cost me around £10 to make.
    1 cost me around £40 and the other was £110.
    There is no difference between any of them between my 43" pioneer plasma and either my Denon 2900 or Arcam DV89.....or evern my Pioneer 565.

    Unless you are useing a really long run....10mtrs or more, or are useing a big screen, 6 feet or bigger, then i doubt you would notice any difference between a cheap set and an expensive set.
     
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    I use the same ones that Mark Grant sells on these forums. They have been excellent value for money with my projector. They cost £25 for 1 metre from Blue Jeans Cable.

    If I was using a smaller screen then I find Thor component cables to be a cheaper alternative.
     
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    Richer are great for the kit but stiff you on cables. I bought a 15m component cable from tvcables.co.uk for around £15 and it works fine. If I had a shorter requirement I'd go for Mark Grant cables which I suspect would be better than even the premium RS cable you purchased, for a much better price.

    If you can, take it back!...PJ :)
     
  6. tdenson

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    Further to my previous I also went into Maplins who sold me an RGB cable for £15 which they swore blind was component video. Subsequently I realise that RGB and component are definitely different things. However, I'm confused by the difference in cables because they both consist of 3 RCA connectors. Surely, the only difference between them can be the impedance of the coax ?
     
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    the difference between a cable that cost a pound of a market stool compared to a cable that cost ten pounds from a retailer is significant, the difference metween the ten pound cable and a cable costing one hundered pounds from the same retailer is minimal, indeed if at all noticeable,
     
  8. tdenson

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    I note that PC World do a cable - "BELKIN AV21000-06 COMPONENT VIDEO CABLE". Anyone any views on this, it's actually available mail order for £7.99 but £22 in the shop.
     
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    Other than PCworld being a rip off ? :D .

    If its phono - phono , then it would do the job .
    With regard to impendence , iirc Vidoe cables should be 75ohm and audio 50 ohm . There is a thread somewhere by a guy called "the BeeKeeper" , that will tell you all you need to know about video cables . Although he may not be called "the beekeeper" anymore

    John
     
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    Here it is , happy reading
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    I picked up one of these a couple of weeks ago for the online price.
    Seems to be a well made cable and does a good job connecting my Cambridge Azur 540d to my 32GA3E Aquos screen.

    For the price I honestly think it is a bargain and will do a great job for you :thumbsup: .

    Drphibes
     
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    Thanks for the avsforum link.
     
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    Picked up a pair of these, you order through the webbie and go instore to pick them up for 7.49.

    Brilliant cables that I use to link my PIO 575 DVD to PIO 1014 AV RCVR to PIO 434 Plasma. (XBOX connected too using MS Hi-Def Kit).

    BTW, spotted XBOX component cable in the pound shop! No optical connector though.
     
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    John

    blame PC crashes, I post under Nic Rhodes nowdays, my original name :hiya:
     
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    I have just looked at these on the PC World website and when you look at the photo of the product it is shown as an s-video cable ?

    Just a balls up by the website ? If I order these and pick them up in store, will the part number correspond to the component cables and not the s-video cables ?

    Just found this:

    http://www.thetwistergroup.com/product/AV21000-06 D16558.html

    Seems to be the right part number but the wrong photo. A good price, thanks for the link !

    :thumbsup:
     
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    Just realised that I've read that before. It has a great load of technical detail but it still doesn't seem to spell out the difference between a component video cable and an RGB one. I can't see why if the coax is 75 ohms and there is an RCA at each end why they aren't physically the same.
     
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    Just realised I've read this before. However, despite the wealth of detail it still doesn't answer my question of what is physically different between a component lead and an RGB one - they both have 75 ohm coax and RCA connectors.
     
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    Sorry about the double posting but I've had no end of problems with accessing AVForums today - has anybody else found this ?
     
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    No problem. ;)
     
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    Nothing .
    I've used a Y/R/W av cable before , to carry a component signal for testing purposes . So long as the signal output and input matches , you could probably use any cable to transfer the signal .

    john
     
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    My component video cable is an 3metre Ixos one, works fine cost £18 if I recall.
     
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    There is no difference between these cables,

    Beekeeper
     

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