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Old 12-30-02, 10:47 PM
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Question About Component Video Cables!

i just bought some Acoustic Research Master Series Component video cables and hooked them up to my 50HX82 and do not notice next to no difference to my regular yellow RCA cable can someone tell me if i am doing anything wrong or what?
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Old 12-31-02, 12:34 AM
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1) make sure your dvd player is in progressive mode (you do have a progressive scan dvd player, right?)

2) calibrate your display with AVIA/VE or some other calibration disc

3) disconnect the composite (yellow RCA )cable if you haven't already done so
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Originally posted by mdX
3) disconnect the composite (yellow RCA )cable if you haven't already done so
LMAO...sorry, but I'm dying on that one for some reason...
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Are you saying you can't see much difference from using Component vs Composite, or are you saying the type of cables used for component don't seem to make much difference?

If it's the second one, I would say that is not abnormal.
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My AR cables are awesome! I noticed a difference even without 480p.
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Old 01-30-03, 01:47 AM
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Originally posted by lordzeppelin
LMAO...sorry, but I'm dying on that one for some reason...
Some TV's will default to Composite video in first and work it's way up to higher quality connection on a input. So if you have both Component AND Composite connected to the same input, it uses the composite connection instead of the Component connection. Kind of backward as it should start with the highest quality input first and work it's way down but some don't do that.
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Old 01-30-03, 03:32 AM
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Re: Question About Component Video Cables!

Originally posted by dvddeals
do not notice next to no difference
Off topic, but is that a triple-negative?
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Old 01-30-03, 08:53 AM
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I think it's a double negative

do not notice next to no difference

translates as

noticed a difference!
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You guys do not make no sense, not unless I did not hear what you did not say, and do not quote me on something that is not the opposite of my contradictary consternating statements.

Ok, who switched air cans on me.
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Old 01-31-03, 05:26 AM
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Originally posted by CrumpetMan
I think it's a double negative

do not notice next to no difference

translates as

noticed a difference!
Hey Dan... do you have anymore GCs to give away?
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Old 02-03-03, 08:18 PM
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I know I'll get flamed on this, however, you wasted your money on the cables. Expensive cables seldom make a difference.
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Old 02-03-03, 09:41 PM
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what are you looking at

I got some good cables at the thrift store for $1
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Old 02-03-03, 09:56 PM
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I got decent (shielded, proper resistance/inductance) Python component cables for abbout $15 for 6-footers. Picture is perfect on the calibrated bigscreen. (I'd walk a mile--or more!!--to avoid buying any overpriced Monster products. And enjoy the savings along the way... $^)
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Old 02-03-03, 11:25 PM
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Originally posted by drmoze
I'd walk a mile--or more!!--to avoid buying any overpriced Monster products. And enjoy the savings along the way...
We aren't talking about Monster products. We are talking about AR, which is about 50% of a Monster price, and last I checked, was owned by Recoton.

Since it appears that you don't read very well, you had better walk anyway. We've all gotta be good at something!
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Hey Wolf,
Cool it. The general statement about overprized Monster stuff might have been a new introduction in the line of discussion, but is still a valid point in this forum.
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