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Old 12-10-00, 03:01 AM
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I just picked up the Toshiba 2150. Right now, I am using a Panasonic 27 inch tv. It has Component Inputs. I went to the Good Guys today, and all they had were Monster Cables. They were really expensive ($70). Is it really worth that much money? Is the difference that notable? Are there any other brands with similar quality for less money? What is the difference between Monster Cables 2 and 3? The 3 were about $20 more.

Does a receiver make that much of a difference? On the subject of Monster Cables, would getting Audio Monster Cables help the sound dramatically compared to the regular cables? I will most likely be plugging them right into the tv, without a receiver.

Thanks a lot.
Old 12-10-00, 12:20 PM
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Personally, I think the Monster cables are overpriced. Someone in the forum recommended some component cables from Target though I have not seen it myself.

I got myself a good quality S-video (instead of component video)and the picture quality is good as I am also using the Sony WEGA TV. The difference between component video & S-video is not so much different especially in small screens like 27" TV.

For audio, if your surround receiver and DVD player has S/PDIF optical cable connection, I would highly recommend u to buy an S/PDIF optical cable to connect between them.

Initially I use the RCA connection for left & right channel and it has some humming sound due to distortion. After I use the optical cable, the sound is fantastic with no humming noise. Of course it could be my speaker system having a bad design too. But a lot of guys reommended getting an optical cable for audio connections.

Just my 2 cents.
Old 12-10-00, 12:26 PM
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I am not sure abt Audio Monster cables as I have not use them at all.

Previously I use direct RCA connections from dvd player to my TV. Sounds average to me. My TV does have some surround effect on the sound.

Recently I bought Midiland S4-8200 Home Theatre package so that I can have surround sound without breaking my wallet.

The sound is pretty good for a small room but u MUST use optical cable as it will have humming sound if u use regular RCA or coaxial connections.
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quote:<HR>Originally posted by gev115:
I just picked up the Toshiba 2150. Right now, I am using a Panasonic 27 inch tv. It has Component Inputs. I went to the Good Guys today, and all they had were Monster Cables. They were really expensive ($70). Is it really worth that much money? Is the difference that notable? Are there any other brands with similar quality for less money? What is the difference between Monster Cables 2 and 3? The 3 were about $20 more.

Does a receiver make that much of a difference? On the subject of Monster Cables, would getting Audio Monster Cables help the sound dramatically compared to the regular cables? I will most likely be plugging them right into the tv, without a receiver.

Thanks a lot.
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just go buy three good RCA yellow 75 ohm video cables from radio shack and use those as your component cables. That's all component cables are and these will work just fine.


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