Originally posted by wlongHere is the question of the century for you...
Does cabling matter? If so, is high end Monster Cable worth the cost?
I had the exact question.
I got a Toshiba 51HX83 HDTV, Component video cables from a Toshiba DVD to a Harman Kardon AVR230 and then to the TV.
Monster Video 3 $90 for 6' from BB
Monster Video 2 $70 for 6' from CC
Monster THX $30 from 4' CC
Philips Gold plated, $20 for 9' from Walmart
Philips Gold plated, $17 for 6' from Blockbuster (Yes, they carried it at the Brier Store)
RCA Gold plated, $17 fro 6' from Walmart
Verdict(I'm no professional, or even a videophile)
Monster video 3 6'~Monster Video 2 ~ Monster THX 4' > Philips 6' slightly> Philips 9' ~ RCA 6'
There is a slight but noticeble difference between Monster THX 4' and Philips 6'. The picture looks fuzzier, characters looks hairer on the Philips. Noise?
I finally settled for the Monster THX 4' between DVD and AVR, Monster Video 2 6' between AVR and TV (4' won't do), Monster THX 4' between Dish network 8100 to AVR (the No name Component cable from Dish Network sucks).
Hope this helps.