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Difference between composite lead and normal phono lead

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by noel-pilot, Mar 26, 2005.

  1. noel-pilot

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    Hey all,

    quick question for you, when i first bought my TW10H funds were very tight for cabling so I bought a good component lead for my xbox to projector which is 80% of my PJ usage and I bought a cheap ish twin phono lead (designed for audio). Currently Im using this for my composite lead.
    Will this be affecting my picture quality? I couldnt understand why the composite leads were so much more expensive!!

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks
    Noel
     
  2. Oakleyspatz

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    Composite is the very worst connection for picture quality anyway so you probably won't notice much difference between a good quality composite lead and a normal phono cable. The type of wiring used and the thickness may be the only difference but I wouldn't worry too much about it. What are you connecting your composite to by the way?
     
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    25 Ohms.
    A composite lead is usually 75 Ohms and a phono (i.e. audio) cable is 50 Ohms.
    But you should be looking at S-Video, component, progressive component.
    Azzo
     

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