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I have both BetterCables and cables from avcable.com in my system, although I have not had a chance to evaluate the performance of the latter yet. BetterCables are definitely well made, good quality, aesthetically pleasing cables. My one issue with them is that they are a bit pricey for longer runs, expecially for some of the video cables. In fact, if you reveiw the pricing on their web site, the amount in $$ that is added for each addtional meter seems very pricey compared to what the additional length must actually cost. For this reason, when I needed a 50' length of 5 BNC to 5 BNC cable, I went with avcable.com and saved in excess of $250.00 just on one cable. The cable jacket with avcable.com might not be as pretty (it's rubber vs. the nice PET jacket? that comes with BetterCables), but mine was running inside the wall and in the attic. Also, the avcable.com cable construction seems to be quite good, the quality of wire used seems to be as good or within the same general ballpark, and the specs would appear to be equivalent to the BetterCables BNC cable. In short, I would recommend both companies highly, but like anything, I think that there are judgments to be made about whether the extra $$ paid in certain circumstances are worth it. This is not a knock on either company; it is what competition is all about.
[This message has been edited by smitty (edited 04-23-2001).]