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post #1 of 9 Old 02-11-2002, 02:24 PM - Thread Starter
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Component cables can be pricey. Are composite cables the same? Will a good composite cable be just as good? I'm fixing red push and in a post it said to plug a composite cable into the red component spot on the Tv after passing the original signal through the attenuator. Is this correct? Does this mean that both composite and component are the same??? Please someone reply soon.
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They are indeed the same.
But don't tell anyone. It's a big secret so the retailers can rip people off with their expensive component cables.

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Make sure your video cables are 75 ohm, shielded and have solid construction and good quality connectors. After that, your on your own.

A common source for these are the RS Gold product.

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Thanks guys. You saved me 20 bucks!!:D
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Get the player before you buy any cables. I bought a Sony progressive scan player and a rather expensive set of component cables at the same time. When I opened the player box, I found a set of decent component cables inside. I've compared them with the expensive ones, and can see no difference in picture quality.
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Quote:
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Make sure your video cables are 75 ohm
Don't think you'll find this spec anywhere but on coax...certainly not ordinary shielded wire with RCA connectors on each end.

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Sure you can, you just have to know what your looking for. Many common price cables actually say 75 ohm on the packaging, many others don't.

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Ray try this
http://pccables.com/

Many projector owners see a much cleaner picture using composite cables. More bandwidth.
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Sure you can, you just have to know what your looking for.
Evidently. I don't seem to be able to find a characteristic impedence table for them. Would appreciate further information.

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