Audio and Video Cables

Well in this episode I would like to talk about audio and video cables, something I like to call the artery of our home entertainment (home theater, DVD player, TV, Radio, etc.).

The audio and video cables are something important as any home entertainment equipment that you or I have in our house, yeah thatís right because our audio and video cables are like I said before, the artery of our home entertainment. Think about it, any human body canít live without healthy arteries, so any home entertainment equipment canít be 100% functional and give you a 100% what they can give/make without quality cables.

Do you want crystal clear in you LCD T.V without interference? you need better cables than the ones you got with your T.V; Do you want a better sound in your equipment?, you need better cables... well I think you understand what I am saying... am I right?

To ensure you that you will get the best for your money, let me explain you a little bit about the audio and video cables...

  • First, you need to make sure that youíll will receive high-performance cables, the audio and video cables must transmit with the least amount of electrical resistance. Your video cable should be 75 ohms, What's impedance? It's a measurement of a cable's inherent resistance to the flow of audio and video signals. I remember that the less electricity resistance the better the video signal and thatís what you and I want for sure.
  • The audio and video cables must have a shield to protect your signal from any- interference such a mobile-phone, telephone, microwave, etc and for that some cables use braided copper shields, others use foil shielding, and some use both (double-shielding) to protect your music and video signals.
  • Remember, the audio and video cables are better when they are thicker, thicker means less electrical resistance, the less electrical resistance the better audio/video signal between ends.
  • The high performance audio and video cables are made of silver or copper (those two are one of the best conductors of electricity), any cable made of aluminum wire is a poor, poor conductor of electricity. Another great conductor is the fiber optic cable, it conduct the sound using light to transmit audio signals with almost no of interference.
  • And finally at the end of any audio and video cable (the part hat has to plug in) has to be gold for better connection, or better yet, gold-platted to avoid corrosion and better yet, I donít know if you are a mac-fan, but there are cables like the Macbook that resist when you accidently unplug it.

  • While the technology and quality of the equipment continues to improve and the prices are down ( ? technology + ? prices= new DVD in our room?), the cables are not same level (at least the ones which come inside in the box), at least are they free.. jejeje

    Finally, I would like to introduce the cables that for me are the best... the monster cables without a doubt are the best in the market, at least for me, itís my opinion, you may have a different one, but donít miss something important when youíre going to buy any audio and video cable, the facts and the tips that I am giving you today, ok?

    good luck. "better things come from better people... be one of them. share what you know"

    Helmut Reiterer