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Has anyone used AVCable.com speaker cables? I've seen recommendations about their video cables but couldn't find anything about their speaker cables.


Do they compare well with the other main brands?

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I custom ordered a 30ft s-video cable from them to run to my projector. I was happy with the picture quality until a few months ago when the cable failed. Something seems to have come loose at the connector that attches into my processor. I only get a b/w picture unless I giggle the wire around, then the color comes back.


Its safe to say that I will NOT be ordering from them again.
 

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I think you will find that one of the wires is coming loose on one of the pins. IMO S-Vid are some of the most fragile cables around and should be treated with care when handling and routing. I feel that a lot of companies don't treat cable strain relief seriously enough with these types of cables.
 

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I think you will find that one of the wires is coming loose on one of the pins. IMO S-Vid are some of the most fragile cables around and should be treated with care when handling and routing. I feel that a lot of companies don't treat cable strain relief seriously enough with these types of cables.


I am sure that what you described is the cause of my problem. The cable was always handled with care. I don't know of this is a design problem or I simply got a bad sample, but this is the only cable I have ever had fail on me - ever.


If this was a cd player or amplifier, a warranty claim would be easy. Unfortunately making a claim will invovle significant work on my end as I ran the cable behind a wall and over a suspended ceiling. (Yes, I was very careful when routing the cable.) For now, I would just rather jiggle the wire instead of taking on the project of running a new wire. One thing I will say about avcable.com, they are inexpensive. At least I don't feel like I have a ripped $100 bill hiding behind my wall. When I do get around to replacing the cable, I will probably just get a different brand rather than risk a second failure and another job of routing the cable.
 

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or the problem could be not with the cable, but your projector. I've had a number of processors over the year and more than half of them eventually develop S-Video connector problems. My Lexicon DC-1 was by far the biggest offender where I constantly had to 'jiggle' the connector.


Don't write off the cable, could be the input on your projector failing. Have you tried another cable ?


I've purchased tons of cable from AVCable (no, I don't work for them) and haven't had a single problem yet.


Why don't you contact them and tell them about your problem, see what they offer you.
 
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