Direct TV > Non HD TV via Component cable(s)


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Username: Mike100

Post Number: 1
Registered: Feb-10
Hello. I was wondering if anyone could reccomend the best component cables to hook up a non-HD tv to Direct TV. The television has a great picture with 'standard' component cables so my question is two-fold:

Will better quality cables give a better picture and if so, what manufacturer should I consider? I would also be connecting a DVD player and as a guide, would be willing to pay anything upto 75 bucks for each cable.

Thanks in advance.

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Username: Mike100

Post Number: 4
Registered: Feb-10
I found the answer to this question here:


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Username: Scatman220

Post Number: 2
Registered: Feb-10
you can pay a fortune for so called monster cables but believe me whether you pay £10 or £100 the lead will not make a difference.
hope this helps

i have city and guilds 221 in electronics and was a tv engineer for 15 yrs

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Username: Mike100

Post Number: 5
Registered: Feb-10
Tony, thanks for your reply. After much research I discovered what you're saying is indeed correct. Having messed around with the various set up options I'm convinced I get a better picture with composite cables than I do with the supposedly 'better' option of S Video cable. Not sure why that is, maybe it's just the way Sony tv's are configured, but I do now realise an expensive composite cable will make no difference.

Again, thatnks for your input.
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