Wiring help for complete noob

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  1. SoundMonkey

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    Hi all

    I am a complete noobie to the world of AV, but with the help of you knowledgeable people I have made some, hopefully good, purchases. However I am lost with how to wire them up. (Sorry if this a obvious question)

    I have the following:
    TV: LG 42PC1D
    Speakers: KEF KHT1005
    Amp: Denon 1706
    Source (is that right term?) : SkyHD
    Source 2 (DVD) : LG RC1000 (bit old I know....)

    I was hoping one of you guys could inform me to:

    What type of cables I need (and estimate of how much is needed)
    A good (cheap) example of each cable

    Any help is welcomed, thanx in advance. :)

    PS if a similar thing has been posted I apologise , and a point in the right direction would be appreciated.
     
  2. davepuma

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    DVD to TV - component. Example: http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=133&products_id=883
    DVD to Amp - digi co-ax. Example:http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/4/profigold-pgd481-digital-coaxial-cable/display.html
    Sky HD to TV - Sky HDMI lead (supplied)
    Sky HD to Amp - optical. Example: http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/15/profigold-pgd561-optical-cable/display.html or
    http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/16/toslink-optical-cable-1m/display.html

    I don't know if you have speaker cable or a sub cable.
    QED micro - http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/758/qed-micro-speaker-cable-white/display.html
    IXOS flat cable (good for rears) - http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_products.set/ref/312/ixos-xhs233-adhesive-backed-flat-speaker-cable/display.html
    A lot of people on here recommend VanDamme Blue - http://www.tmfsolutions.co.uk/homecinema_cables_vandamme_audio.htm

    Sub Cables - http://www.audiovisualonline.co.uk/dynamic/eshop_categories.set/ref/10/subwoofer-cables/browse.html


    As for how much you need, that will need to figure that out by measuring.
     
  3. spragger

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    Any view on which is the best optical cable? You mention two above. Im not sure what I am looking for with fibre optics unlike metal cored cables.
     
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    Hi mate the rule of thumb is you dont have to spend a fortune on optical cable, usally the more expensive ones are of better build quality and really fancy colours and outer coverings, have a look around and try and read some reviews i have to say that i am still suprised that SKY went this way with optical connections, but hey it works for me.
     
  5. SoundMonkey

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    Thanx DavePuma, very helpful. :smashin:
     
  6. gino555

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    is optical connections better than digital coaxial?
     
  7. miceri

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    Run for the hills!!!!! :rotfl:
     
  8. davepuma

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    Without wanting to start another heated debate :boring: I prefer co-ax over optical because simply co-ax are more robust cables and I've had problems with optical when my av-receiver got hot. So it's co-ax for me.
     

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