AVS Forum banner
Status
Not open for further replies.
1 - 8 of 8 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,184 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
So my first FP ever is set to arrive tomorrow and I have to make some major changes in my setup...I've only used S-video cables up this point, so now it's time to make the jump to component and VGA...

I have a Pansonic DVD player with component out, and an Xbox, for which I plan to buy a VGA adaptor. I think I might buy some component cables at Radio Shack... Do I have to buy special cables or can I just buy regular old RCA cables? What would you suggest? Those of you who run DVD players and Xboxes with your projectors, how do you have them hooked up?


All suggestions much appreciated!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
236 Posts
If all you're going to feed the PJ is progressive scan from the DVD player most well made composite video cables will do ok. If HD is something you're considering in the future though you might want to invest in some better cables that have the ability to pass the higher HD bandwidth material. There's a host of online companies that make excellent quality cables for a reasonable cost...esp if you need a long run. Try www.catcables.com or www.rhinocables.com for two of the better online vendors.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
546 Posts
If you buy a 100' foot roll of RG6 cable, a cable stripper, and the RCA connectors and adaptors, you can make high quality component cables, of any length you need, for a very low price.


Just make sure you make them the same length. I run both dvd and HD signals through my cables, no problem.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
7,140 Posts
You know those cheap 99 cent composite (Red, white, and Yellow) cables that ship with every VCR and DVD player? They work as good as the really expensive ones on the Z1. Red to red, white to blue, and yellow to green when setting up component inputs. ( Longer runs will demand better cables, however) Remember, out of the box, the Z1 is just so-so. Work with it for awhile. It's one simply amazing machine when set up right.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
32,172 Posts
RAM Electronics just sold me a very nice VGA cable, well built, for what I feel is a very fair price.


Those new nicely packaged GE cables are pretty good for S-video and component. I personally will eventually switch to DIY component cables for my system, but I haven't gotten to that yet. Currently, I use the GE stuff for component and S-video.


Mark
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,184 Posts
Discussion Starter · #6 ·
Thanks everyone! I'll check out all your suggestions.
 
1 - 8 of 8 Posts
Status
Not open for further replies.
Top