Originally Posted by Rammitinski
Absolutely not a bad assumption. But the premium ones are still pretty darned comparitively cheap.
The non-premium cables should be fine, though.
Thanks. Yeah, it's not so much the price of the non-premium components that I was going for. I bought this monster cable
for my PS2 (less than $11 shipped) and when I went to hook it up, I learned that the thick grips on the ends of the "premium" cables such as these actually don't fit very well at all on the inputs of my HDTV. The holes for input are so close together that the thick grips come in contact with one another. I managed to get the Y/Cr/Cb fully engaged, but due to lack of space the L/R audio cables can't be fully inserted. I know it sounds weird, but surely someone else has run into this problem before?
So, ever since then, I'd just rather stick with "regular" cables with plenty of room as long as they perform well.stump69
wrote:...I bought a very good powered HDMI switcher from them (with remote) for only $30 and it has worked out extremely well in reducing the number of cables....The one at Monoprice is so popular that they've put a limit of one per customer.Remember that component connections require a total of 5 cables...
Yeah, I saw that 4x1 HDMI powered switcher. If I start to get a lot of stuff with HDMI, I'm definitely going to have to buy one of those. I could even get the 2x1 unpowered one
to suit my current needs.
These are pretty good "cheap" alternatives for those of us on HTIB rather than an ideal AVR with HDMI inputs. By the way, I'm with you on the "less is more" approach to cables. 5 component vs. 1 HDMI -- I'll take my 1 thin little cable anyday. Although, my cats would argue otherwise (they prefer to run around and play behind the media center when there are MORE cables in the way). Yeah, I need to invest in some cable ties.
I'll have to think this one over for a bit. I really don't see myself buying too much more stuff for the media center for awhile. Maybe in a couple more years I'll get a Blu Ray player...maybe
wrote:I have used component cables just fine with this machine though I think it only outputs 480i max through them, like it really matter anyways.
Didn't wajo, or maybe somebody else, say its usually better to let your HDTV upconvert a signal to its native resolution (1080P in my case)? I kinda wondered about that. If I use the HDMI cable from my Maggie to the HDTV and let the Maggie upconvert to 1080P is it possible that I'm going to get a worse
signal than sending component video (at 480i as Dartman says)?