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Length of cables V Picture Quailty

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Ponty, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Ponty

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    I've just received my 3m IXOS611 Flat scart to wall mount my plasma and I'm getting paranoid that the PQ looks worse than the 1m Flat Monster cable that I currently have (£30 reluctantly @ Comet)....

    Question is

    a) Do you rate the IXOS cable above the Monster ?
    b) How much does cable length affect the perforamance of this quality of Scart and do I need to spend more?

    I could get away with 2m, but this will make the install more difficult as I'll have less slack?

    I've also bought a 3m Mole HDMI cable, will this also suffer?

    Thanks
     
  2. Ponty

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    Anybody?
     
  3. Joe Fernand

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    Hello Ponty

    Price is no indicator of a good or bad cable - Tech specs are what counts; though its often difficult to extract them from the manufacturers.

    Its perfectly feasible that your 3m cable is degrading your signal compared to your 1m cable - the only way to test it would be to purchase a Test DVD (AVIA or DVE) with some Test Patterns on and look at the patterns via both cables; Do the patterns look less sharp via the longer cable? If Yes you need to ditch it!

    I'm guessing you have a 3m MOLEX HDMI cable - if yes then you should be fine with that cable - Digital cables can and do make a difference though the Molex are well made for the money.

    Best regards

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