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A Brief Guide To Purchasing Hdmi And Other Cables

When purchasing any form of cable, but especially cables for high quality sound or video reproductions such as HDMI cables, Audio cables and SCART leads it is important to make sure that the cable you intend to purchase is up to the job of providing ultimate quality of video or sound. This is especially true when purchasing items such as an HDMI cable on-line, as it is impossible to judge the quality of cable in the traditional ways. Below are a few tips designed to make the purchase of high quality video and audio cables a little simpler.

Quality – Always make sure that your cables are the highest quality that you can afford, suppliers such as Atlas Cables will offer different levels of products at different pricing, don’t go for the cheapest thinking it will do the job as well as a top of the range cable from Atlas Cables.
HDMI Cables – Finding good HDMI cables should be pretty straightforward. The fact that an HDMI cable does not rely upon analogue electrical impulses to reproduce video, and instead uses a digital form of encoding, then cable spec becomes simpler.

The main thing to ensure when purchasing HDMI cables is that the actual connectors at each end of the cable will fit snugly to the equipment, tripping over a sloppy HDMI cable can damage expensive equipment easily, it is best to ensure that each connector is attached securely with tight fighting connecting screws.

Audio cables – When purchasing audio cables or speaker cables then main consideration is going to be resistance. With this kind of cable quality really counts. A long, thin cable will offer far greater electrical resistance than a shorter, fatter one. Additionally, some metals or other conducting materials offer far less resistance than others. The amount of resistance encountered has a direct effect upon the end sound quality.

On top of this the actual audio connectors play a huge part in the overall sound quality, you need a high quality cable with excellent connecters and manufactured to offer a low amount of resistance. So buying good speaker cables such as those sold by Atlas Cables can really pay off for the audio enthusiast.

SCART leads – When searching for a good SCART lead there are three main considerations. Firstly, the actual connector on the SCART lead needs to be robust, some SCART leads are supplied with inferior, badly manufactured connectors, make sure the one you buy has good quality connectors. Secondly we need to think about the length of the SCART cable, many of these cables are sold at absurdly short lengths, make sure the SCART lead you buy is long enough for your requirements.

Finally we need to consider how supple the cable is, can it be easily bent and manipulated into tight areas? Many SCART leads are used in tight fitting spaces, such as between a TV and VCR, close to a wall with little room. A supple cable will be far easier to install than a thick, stiff cable. Atlas Cables supply some excellent SCART cables.

About the Author

Michael Thomas has worked selling electrical cables such as HDMI Leads for over 20 years. More information can be found at http://www.futureshop.co.uk.

When buying all the components for building your own pc do you get all the required cables as well?

I building my first pc and ordering bits and was wondering when you buy for example a hard drive do the cables come in the box. I heard once that you get most of the cables and ribbon cables you need when getting the motherboard.
Can you tell me what goes on with the stuff you need to connect it all up.
Thanks

That depends on what your order.

Yes, if you buy a retail motherboard, it will come with MANY cables… perhaps almost everything you need. As you are researching the board you want to buy, check the box contents; it will tell you everything you are getting with that purchase.

Almost any RETAIL version of hardware will come with the cables you’ll need to hook the device up.

However, if you are purchasing online, it is very popular for people to buy OEM equipment. OEM equipment is the same as its full retail counterpart, however, it is packaged and sold for equipment manufacturers who don’t often need all the other “stuff” that comes with the device. For example, an OEM hard drive will come with just the bare drive wrapped in bubble wrap; no cables, no instructions, etc… The benefit to OEM hardware is that it is usually significantly cheaper than the retail version.

If you are building a system, for the most part you will receive all the cables you will need with the retail motherboard and the retail power supply. Use a reputable website and check for all the cables and accessories included with the motherboard you want to buy. If there are any cables missing, you can still save money by purchasing an OEM drive and then adding on the missing cable. Most of the time, the cables are under $5 each.

Good luck building your new system!!

PS — if you are looking for a good site to save some money on parts and to find information on the parts, I highly recommend http://www.newegg.com. NewEgg is one of the most reputable on-line retailers and for most products have thorough specs and parts descriptions, usually including photographs that show you anything and everything that comes with the product you are ordering. I’ve worked with NewEgg for almost 7 years now and they are easily one of the best places to save money on tech products.

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