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Which component cable?

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by Bobdad, Oct 21, 2003.

  1. Bobdad

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    I need to buy some long component leads (10m) to connect my plasma to my dvd player, but I can't decide whether to go for something reasonable like Van Damme or whether to spend extra on the QED range.

    From what I've read it is debatable whether any difference is noticable.

    See:

    http://www.whatvideotv.com/testbench/Cables/QED/QEDQuinexP-CV+SR-CV.php

    However, the suggestion from this review however is that long lengths introduce interference, therefore justifying extra expense.

    Can anybody comment from experience?
     
  2. Jasonjo

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    Have a chat with Joe at TMF (www.tmfsolutions..co.uk) he stocks the Van Damme cables amonst others...may be able to give you an honest view...

    HTH

    JJ
     
  3. alexs2

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    The big problem with long cable runs is cost and screening...yes,good quality cables will give better results,and a cleaner signal in many cases,but with the sort of runs you're looking at,it can end up being very expensive.....I use Kimber DV30,but I honestly wouldn't recommend it for your application in terms of cost.
     
  4. hornydragon

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    Profigold 10m component are pretty good and only £70-80 they are well screened and have ferrite cores at each end to minimise noise.
     
  5. Cambo

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    Do a search for Mark Grant. He sell's great component cables and gets fantastic reviews from people like me who've bought off him.
     
  6. Epoman

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    I'm facing the same issue at the moment.

    Has anybody compared cheap and expensive cables?
     
  7. inzaman

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    Try here for excellent custom made cables at very good prices. A 20ft component cable, beldon cable and canare connectors, cost me about £75. This thing is as thick as a hose pipe it has that much shielding etc.
     
  8. Stuart Wright

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    They are in the states, though.
    Check out our Power Buys.
     
  9. darren7

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    van damme, top stuff for the cash.

    broadcast standard. around £50 for 10M

    Darren
     
  10. Nic Rhodes

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    Power buys :)
     
  11. Kane D Williams

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    BlueJeansCables seem great. I've just bought a Belden1694A with Canare terminations (5ft) for use as a Digital IC from them and it cane to about £10 with shipping!

    The Canare cables are very good also.
     
  12. TwistedPear

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    Hi, would you consider an alternative approach.

    I run www.MadNat.com (an AV Forum sponsor), and we sell Audio and Video Baluns.

    These plug and play devices let you run audio and/or video signal over cheap and easy to hide Cat5 twisted pair.

    Another advantage of Baluns is the ability to make very long runs with little signal loss.

    There is a Component Video product (500021), which would provide a solution for your requirement.

    I hope this is helpful.
     
  13. Paul Williams

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    My vote also goes to Blue Jeans; even with shipping, PayPal set-up and duty+postie admin the cables I bought were cheaper (by some margin) than any UK direct equivalent.

    Paul
     
  14. Legin76

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    The Profigold cables that hornydragon mentioned can be got for £50 from here


    Just noticed this is an old thread :blush:
     

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