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VanDamme VGA cable for plasma

Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by matt janes, Aug 22, 2002.

  1. matt janes

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    Can anybody let me know whether shelling out £70 on a VGA to VGA from VanDamme (via JST convertor) is going to be a good investment. Currently using a Maplin £15 job but hear I may not be taking full advantage of the lovely Panny 42".

    Many thanks.

    Also, what's your contrast setting on the Panny/Tosh?
     
  2. jmack

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    i`m using the philips vga lead that i had with my first plasma and forgot to return it.
    i was thinking or the van damme lead too?
    would it be any better than the one i`m using so i would be intrested too.
    component imput
    contrast -5
    brightness -3 cool

    ntl vga
    contrast -13
    brightness-10 cool

    also the vga lead i am using is 5m long i only nead 3m would this
    make a diff?
     
  3. symanski

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    Hi,

    certainly, the VanDamme cables are very good. Maplin ones are perhaps at the other end of the scale. I've also had customers using cables imported from www.bettercables.com and reported improvements.

    The main thing is that you can try different cables with the RGB to Plasma VGA unit and see if you can get even better colours through. One of the design's main goals was to allow for different cables to be used, both for input and output.

    I'd recommend ensuring that they're co-ax based and properly matched to 75 ohms, the ones that I stock are.

    All the best,

    Dr John Sim
     
  4. Messiah

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    Give www.lindy.co.uk a try. Superb quality fully shielded with gold plated connectors. I bought my 10m for something like £40 and the quality is superb. I know lots of others here use them also.
     
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    Hi

    I don't know if I am the aforementioned importer of a VGA cable from www.bettercables.com but regardless, I have to say that the cable made a huge difference. I too was using the rubbish that Maplin sell, and the step up was amazing. Especially noticeable in colouration.

    The cable I have is 1 metre and it cost 99 US dollars. Not a bad price if you know someone in the USA who can get hold of one for you and send it over here. Bettercables themselves do not do export.

    I have no experience of the Van Damme ones, but if Joe F thinks they are up to the job, then they more than likely are up to the job...

    Regards
    Andrew
     
  6. JSW

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    I second the Lindy Gold VGA mentioned above.
    Its very well made and shielded and only £40 for 10m length.
     
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    I use the Van Damme cables (panny 42") and think they are very well made. Moreover, they perform well and I'd expect you to notice a worthwhile difference.
     

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