which Component Video, Digital Optical or Co-axial cables should I use?

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  1. pixel

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    I am going to use a Component Video Cable and either a digital Optical or co-axial cable for sound. But what should I be looking for in choosing good cables…I keep seeing “True 75ohm” is that important if so what else is? And which should I get Optical or co-axial cable?
     
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    Hi pixel,

    For optimal signal transfer, all video cable should be of 75 Ohm impedance. You can get very good quality component cables from www.bluejeanscable.com - these are incredible value especially if you need long length cables. I don't think there is much difference in quality of optical or coaxial digital cables, but coaxial is more durable. Take your pick.

    Steve
     
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    are these cables any good

    Ixos XHV804 Component Video Lead

    QED Qunex P75 Coaxial Cable
     
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    Hi,

    Yes, those are OK although the ones from BlueJeans are cheaper.

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    How much does BlueJeans charge for shipping? What about customs?
     
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    Hi Godfather,

    The 3' component cable I bought recently for $36.95 had shipping charges of $5.75 They use Global Priority Mail envelopes and are delivered in around a week. You may get charged by customs, but I've been lucky so far! ;) Hope this helps.

    Steve
     
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    Thanks Dutch. I've sent them an email to get a quote for shipping to the UK.
     
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    price isn't everything....
     
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    I can vouch for the quality of BlueJeans cables.

    Their component video cables are like hosepipes and the proper attention is paid to the 75 ohm terminations.

    Incidentally, Bettercables use Canare, and are quite expensive. Exactly the same cable can be bought from BlueJeans for quite a bit less.

    In fact the version from BetterCables may be V4. BlueJeans use V5.
     
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    Mark,

    Bettercables use Silver-plated central conductors on all their cables whereas Bluejeans don't. That's what accounts for the difference in price - although it's debatable whether or not any performance gain is achieved with silver over copper. Both represent great value for money :).
     
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    I stand corrected Groundy - tho I know what you mean about a visible difference.

    IMHO I doubt it!!!!

    I think the 75 ohm termination is much more important.

    Mark
     

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