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  Reply # 53551 24-Nov-2006 20:42
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richms, I can't remember what brand cables I had before Monster but they were the cheapest available (about $50.00) and about as much use as a piece of string. The picture was blurred and bleeding on slow moving objects which made the tv a complete waste of money.

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  Reply # 53570 25-Nov-2006 07:16
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A 1-2meter length of coax that long can not generate that sort of problem unless it was faulty. You can use RG59 or RG6 for less than a $1/meter and as good performance as you will ever get from a component connection. A $300 set of component cables will not improve on what you will achieve with RG59 or RG6, the rest is mind games.



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  Reply # 53579 25-Nov-2006 09:35
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Just want to add - you can use dick S. cables that are far cheaper than monster cables but they are like a peice of string compared to monster cables.

Dick S. carry a good range of various brands and its worth the money to get decent cables. I brought monster scart cable.

It made a differance on my dsm320 HD to my Sony tv and sky, vcr and DVD to av control centre to tv connection.

I use a AV control centre hooked up with scart monster cables and spending the dosh was worth it to get rid of the spaggetti behind my tv as I beleive there was power interferance and lthe ow quality cables that caused lack of crispness and blurry picture.

Also dont laugh but 5 years ok the best money could buy was a 36" Sony Wega Wide Screen made and Imported from Japan, had the euro spec scart and HD.   They dont laugh bit is it takes 3 men to lift it and was $10.000 dollors to buy - I got discount and interest free deal of 2 years.

I new at that time this beast would last 30 some years and being CRT Widescreen HD will out perform the back then fledging LCD / Plasma tv's and I have seen friends lcd and plasma tv's and I would still have my Sony tv anyday.

The point is a cheap second hand quality CRT TV like Sony etc can be picked up cheaply enough and works great still today.

To get the best from LCD / Plasma you have to spend the big bucks and these I beleive have not yet reached maturity and newer models are out performing what you brought.  Also not good for sticky little fingers.

IT comes back to dosh and what you perceive to be the best option.

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  Reply # 53599 25-Nov-2006 11:45
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I have found monster cables to be inferior to lots of other cheaper ones. The plugs have damagedRCA sockets for me since they are way too tight, and I have have also had a couple fail.

Bluring of colous is symtomatic of having a 3d comb filter in the TV and using composite cables. I suspect that if you are using scarts that the cheap one you had was not wired for RGB. There are lots around like that,  ones sky used to supply were one example.  


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