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since i started using dscaler and a 110 inch screen, i've noticed that my Tivo shows are quite grainy/noisy.


i use the freebie s-video cables that come in equipment boxes.


i come out of TW digital cable box and into Tivo, then into the [noisy] cybertainment card.


i don't want top of the line super expensive cables, but can someone give me some online sources for hand-made higher quality cables?


also, i have a way to get Monster Cable products at a significant discount - this might be an option also.


thanks very much
 

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 www.pccables.com has decent but economical cables. I personally bought a 50 foot Belkin Silver Series Svideo cable from www.cdw.com for $27 shipped to OH and have been very happy with it. It's very well made and shielded. There is no difference between it and my 6 foot Monster cable.
 

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Markertek at www.markertek.com carries some good quality no nonsense S-Video cables that don't cost a fortune. They are a pro AV supplier that carries a wide range of cables and adapters, plus wire and parts to make your own.
 

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As a homebound disabled person for 16 years, I found that I should be using cables I could count on. All of my cables are http://www.bettercables.com they are our AVS sponser besides being the best cable IMO. Being cheap is one thing I am good at doing, but when it comes to the cable that is delivering a signal I need the best to last me the longest.



That states the case when you consider how long these great cables will perform. They're better by far than monster cable as bettercables is using 'silver' plated OFC, not just copper like monster does. Take it from a disabled guy who has less income than you would ever dream, yet I have the good sense to buy what will last the longest and give me the best signal!
 

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hob (and all)


thx for the replies - i'm gonna support bettercables.com and order 2 cables from them - but i'm also ordering 2 cables from markertek.com for comparison.


i'll take bettercables up on their "satisfaction guarantee" --- and if I don't see a noticeable improvement when using their expensive cables, i'll just return them. but if I CAN tell the difference, i'll never get a cheap cable again!
 

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If you've got some spare lenght of 75 Ohm broadcast coaxial cable, you can "have fun" and solder two of them onto the leads of an S-VHS plug. The quality is quite good.


If $39 isn't too much, I happily replaced my home-made coaxial S-VHS cables with the shortest 1 meter long Monster Video 3 S-VHS cable: I'm a happy DScaler! :cool:


Cheers,
 
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