Do you think cables make a difference in home theaters

Discussion in 'Digital Photography, Home and Portable Electronics' started by abula, May 27, 2002.

  1. abula

    abula Master Guru

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    Hi,<br>
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    I'm building my home theater, 5 JBL speakers with a PB12 subwofer and an onkyo reciever. <br>
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    Now a friend of mine told me that a home theater should be used with quality cables, and the other one told me that RADIOSHACK cables are enough, and don't waist money on cables.<br>
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    1) Whats you opionion, is it worth it or not?<br>
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    2) I found two manufatures of cables, Acoustic Research and Monster, I know that maybe monster is better, but do you think is not enough Acoustic Research?<br>
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    Thanks for any replies,<br>
    Abula
     
  2. GTa86

    GTa86 Ancient Guru

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    yes they do make a difference, I am running monster cables from my dvd to my tv, and it noticibly cleares in both sound and video. When I was using the stock cables, the picture was a tad fuzzy, but hardly noticable, and the colors looked a tad bland....the sound was just muffled at times, and the effects drowned out the speech. <br>
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    I also use Acoustic research Coax cables, and they are pretty good, realy quality feel on em than just the run of the mill radio shack
     
  3. GeForce 4 Ti 4600

    GeForce 4 Ti 4600 Master Guru

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    as far as coax goes i wouldnt get any cable that isnt rg-6 type quad shield. i work for a cable company and the cable we use is quad shield 18 wire guage. shielding is very important for good quality picture and sound. i wouldnt buy anything from radioshack either LOL
     
  4. bwx232

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    ARE you using OPTICAL CABLE from all your components that have an optical port to your reciever? (dvd, cd) I have foung that makes the biggest upgrade in sound quality. It's like night ang day
     

  5. INNOVISION

    INNOVISION Guest

    My DAD bought this $100 S-VIDEO cable for the DVD player to TV. I ask him WHY ??. He said that it would give the best image quality.
     

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