With the wide variety of home theater technology that has become available over the last ten years—RPTV, Plasma TV, LED, LCD, amongst others—it is more important than ever to choose the right audio and video cables to connect your home theater. We understand, it is not always easy to know which ones to get and where to get high quality cables. Here is a little information on choosing the right video cables.

Choosing the Right Video Cables

Choosing the Right Video Cables

HDMI Audio or Video Cables

The audio/video industry is changing, and HDMI is at the front of home theater connectivity. HDMI is the best choice. What is HDMI? HDMI is acronym for High-Definition Multimedia Interface, and it transmits high quality audio and video signal over a single cable. HDMI cables are made to hand 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second and 24-bit audio at 192KHz. The signal remains in digital form, protecting it from audio and video signal interference and signal loss. Because it is in digital form, lengths under six feet will usually work with the same great quality. Just make sure it is not defective, and buy from a reputable company (like us). For anything over six feet, you’re definitely going to want high quality (maybe more expensive) cable. Many companies sell these types of cables. Our HDMI cables are excellent. And with our help, you’re going to get the best bang for your buck.

Component Cables

Whether you are looking for high definition or standard definition, component cables are a great solution. Component cables provide HD connection (and standard definition) between devices such as your Blu-Ray to TV. While component cables have hi-definition capabilities, they don’t carry the same audio quality (35Mhz) as HDMI. When getting composite cables, you will need to get the audio cables as well. With some component cables, audio cables are included.

Make sure your cables are hi-definition capable. Use shorter cables with lower gauge cable size to prevent signal interference and signal loss. Get cable that is rated at 75 +/- 1.5 Ohms. Also, many of us may wonder if gold-plating really matters. Why yes, it does. While non-gold plated cables are okay, in order to ensure quality, it is better to get the gold-plated component cables. Component cable inputs are on most audio and video products, such as DVD, Blu-Ray, and HDTV. If you’re looking for some new, high caliber component cables, we carry them.

S-Video & Composite Cables

The very last rear-project television was made. We think that’s kind of wild—it is a very significant change in the audio and video industry. But the technology is still out there. If you’re working still staying strong with older technology, we have RCA cables and S-video cables. They offer 480i resolution that is great for standard resolution. It’s getting more difficult to find S-video technology today, but it is still a viable option for standard resolution.

Regardless of your cable type, the goal is to get the best sound and picture from you current audio/video and home theater setup. Whatever it takes to get you setup with the home theater equipment you need, Primus Cable is here to help. Here are some final notes:

  • Shorter connections are more consistent and offer better signal.
  • For analog cable, lower gauge cable has better performance (think 20AWG is better than 30AWG).
  • Look for higher resolution cable and higher Hz audio.
  • In order to get the best video picture, get high quality video cables.
  • Buy from a reputable company like Primus Cable.