Reccomendations for good value cables

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by andrewtayloruk, Dec 21, 2006.

  1. andrewtayloruk

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    Hi,

    I'm a few cables short of a full complement (is that a euphanism?); I'd like them before Christmas so online ordering is out and I don't want to pay big money.

    Can anyone suggest some brands to look out for and shops I may be able to get them from for the following:

    1M Toslink Cable from Sky HD to Denon 1906
    1M Scart Cable from Sky HD to Panasonic DVD-R
    2M DVI-D to HDMI Mac Mini to Panasonic TH50PX60

    Currys / PCWorld seems really expensive, £50 for the DVI/HDMI lead!

    I also need some coaxial aerial cables, do these make much of a difference?

    I'm up in the North East near Durham. Don't want to spend (another) fortune, but don't want to loose performance.

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    Andrew
     
  2. Brogan

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    At the lengths you require, it will make no difference whether you use a free bundled cable or £1,000 cable for the optical and HDMI cables.
    I use Molex HDMI cables at 2M and 3M lengths and they are less than £20 each.

    For the scart you should get something decent for around £20.

    As long as you use correctly shielded coaxial cable, again it's irrelevant.
    I estimate the dish on my apartment is at least 75m away from the wall socket and I have no issues with signal strength or quality.
     
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    Okay thanks, I've spend quite a bit on component cables and speaker cable. As some digital coax. It's good to know that I can get a few bargains at Richer sounds without worrying.

    Thanks again

    Andrew
     

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