After many months my system is finally approaching the point where it can be turned on for the first time. Couple of weeks to go. I'd appreciate some suggestions on cabling. For interconnects I'm interested in cables that are fairly rugged (i.e. the wires inside the plugs won't snap if you accidentally tread on the cable), which will not suffer from internal corrosion and (particularly) that have good quality shielding, in the plugs as well as in the wires. I can imagine that for video "ringing" might be a problem in cheap cables. I don't want to spend a fortune. I suppose I could go to £80 for a truly superlative lead but it'd have to be hugely much better than something costing £40, which in turn would have to be significantly much better than something costing £20. Kit bought so far: Arcam DV27, Bryston 9B THX, B&W Nautilus 803 speakers. To follow shortly: processor (still haven't decided which - would love a Bryston SP1.7 or even an old SP1, but can't afford a new one, so it is likely to be either an Arcam AV8 or Meridian 568.2, possibly a Tag McLaren bp192); B&W Nautilus HTM1 centre speaker. Will be using some existing bookshelf speakers as rears for a few months until I can afford some proper ones. I'm going to need the following: - Coaxial digital interconnect (DVD to processor) - Optical digital interconnect (Sky+ box to processor) - Stereo phono-to-phono cable (DVD player analogue out to processor analogue bypass) - Some combination of 5 audio cables which will depend on my choice of processor - phono-to-phono for the Arcam, XLR balanced for a Bryston SP1.7, or three XLR and two phono for a Meridian 568.2. - Video cables - again this will depend on the processor choice (in terms of video switching abilities) so may involve RGB-only SCART cables or component-to-component and SCART-to-component cables (both of which will actually be carrying RGB signals). - I'm also toying with the idea of getting some more-heavily-shielded mains cables to help eliminate 50 Hz hum on the speakers, but wouldn't want to spend too much on that. Suggestions?