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Re: re your PS.
Posted by Ari [Email] (more from Ari) on Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:09:01
In Reply to: Re: re your PS., Mike Lynch [Profile/Gallery]
, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:26:23
I've see actual engineering studies that show no advantage to the high priced cables.
For HDMI, you can mail-order the $4.95 cables that work just as well as the $39.95 (or worse - $135!) cables. If you need long cables - longer than 6 feet - it *might* make a difference. But I'd buy the cheap ones and only go for the $ (notice, not $$) ones if the signal looked really bad. For speaker cables, larger wire gauge is better if the wire run is long (>20 feet). But "low oxygen copper" or "wire strand weave based on ancient Celtic designs" is horse puckey.
And I've got a little experience in this - I've spent 30 years designing electronics for military aircraft. I think I know wire.
As to the DVR - It's a wonderful technology, and I can't wait until they perfect it. Mine (Motorola - Aero'ed - you listening?) just likes to drop the audio out on occasion. If I 'rewind' the program 30 seconds or so, it plays through it correctly. It's like it just forgot. We've become practiced at the re-boot. At some point we'll get fed up and exchange it for another one, which I'm sure will have it's own set of endearing foibles.
Heat kills electronics. Good airflow helps. I wouldn't sweat the cabling. If the input signal is weak, that doesn't help - digital has the 'cliff' effect - it works great until it doesn't. At least the old analog systems just got fuzzier. But I'll bet it's just a flaky DVR. It's a great technology, and I can't wait until they get it working.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Jittery DVR.., Mike Lynch , Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:11:35
- Motorola box?, Aero'ed, Fri, 17 Apr 2009 09:31:36
- Heat issue?, Bill Homer, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 14:02:48
- Re: Jittery DVR.., oldsaab, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:27:34
- re your PS., LesH, Thu, 16 Apr 2009 13:15:53
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