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Author: Marxtacy Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 10514  
Subject: Re: DVD Setup Date: 12/9/2003 2:44 PM
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Need some more info:

1. It doesn't sound like your television is an HDTV. If not, you didn't need a progressive scan DVD player. That is, unless you plan to upgrade to HDTV within a year or two.

2. What is the connection on the back of the TV? I'm not sure what you mean by "only a cable hook-up". It could have coax (usually screws in), composite (usually a yellow-coded single plug), S-video, or component (three plugs...red, green, blue).

You will find a lot of debate regarding how much to pay for cables. The first priority is to make sure you are using the best possible connection. (For example, component instead of S-video.)

It is also important to run the shortest length of cable possible.

Monster Cables are good, but they cost more because of their brand name. Radio Shack has a reasonably priced line of cables between their cheapies and their top of the line cables.

My impression is that you paid too much for the cables, but I'm not sure what all came in the package.

marxtacy



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