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Have I made the correct choice for cables?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Nick_T, Nov 26, 2004.

  1. Nick_T

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    I am building a system comprising of:

    Panasonic TH-42PW7B Plasma Screen (with Component video BNC terminal board) - http://www.av-sales.co.uk/plasma/html/panasonic_th-42pw7b_plasma.html
    Canton Movie CD 2.22 speakers - (http://www.av-sales.co.uk/html/canton_222.html)
    Panasonic DMR-E55EBS DVD Recorder (used as DVD player) - (http://www.av-sales.co.uk/html/panasonic_dmr-e55ebs.html)

    and as another source I have SKY+.

    I have put together a list of cables to connect all of this equipment together and would appreciate someones opinion on my choice. Is it a good choice? Have I gone over the top with some of the cables?

    Here is my current list:

    • QED AV21 Scart to Scart Fully Wired (Sky+ -> DVDR) 1m @ £50
    • QED QUNEX Component P-CV2 (component video connection from DVDR to Plasma) 1m @ £80
    • QED QUNEX P-SW sub-woofer cable 6m @ £40
    • QED Silver Anniversary Speaker cable (for L+R and centre speakers) @ £5.50 per metre
    • QED Micro Speaker Cable (rear L+R) @ £1.75 per metre

    They can all be found here: http://www.av-sales.co.uk/html/qed.html

    If anyone can recommend a better choice then please let me know. I'm mainly worried that I am spending a lot on cables where I don't need to be :confused:

    Cheers!
     
  2. Ian J

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    I would suggest that you have a look at the component cables that Mark Grant supplies in the Cable Powerbuy forum as they are absolute top notch quality but will save you £30 over the QED.

    I am not sure whether you need spend that much on a scart cable for connecting the Sky box to the DVD Recorder as whilst it is always a good idea to buy the best connectors that you can afford for DVD replay I am not convinced that the same applies to satellite broadcasting as the source picture isn't as good to start with.

    The speaker cable should be fine, but I would say that as I also use Silver Anniversary
     
  3. nwgarratt

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    Also, what about Mark Grant's subwoofer cable at £45 for 6m.

    I wouldn't spend more than £20-£25 on a scart cable.
     
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    Mark's subwoofer cable like his other cables is excellent quality at a very good price. I also wouldn't spend more than £25 on a scart cable but I only have a 32" TV. Perhaps the extra would be more worthwhile on a plasma but somehow I doubt it when using a Sky box as a source.
     
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    Not to go on about it too much, but have you considered alternatives to the QED speaker cable? specifically either twin and earth mains cable (at about 20p/metre) or cat5 cable made up as described here

    Both of these methods would be a LOT cheaper, the mains would be indistinguishable from the QED, the cat5 should be an improvement.
     

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