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Making component video cables?

Posted: Tue May 27, 2008 4:22 pm
by nismo
I'm trying to find an inexpensive way of making some pretty high quality component video cables. I found some nice compression terminals and coax cable at parts express, but the crimper is expensive. I don't want to spend a fortune (cuz I don't have a fortune to spend), but I need to get/make some cables for use in HT.

I found some really inexpensive cables on eBay with decent (in appearance) wire and connectors. I hate crappy plastic connectors, but the ones I found looked to be quality metal units.

Any input on what wire/connectors and where to get them?

Eric

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 12:48 am
by X-OvrDistortion
See if you can find just the ends on ebay then buy some beldin wire and do it up!

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:08 am
by nismo
Wire suggestions?

Eric

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 11:13 am
by TL
I used standard RG-6 & AIM brand compression BNCs to run to my PJ.. I was able to borrow the tool tho <shrug>

Ideal has an "economy" tool out now (p/n 30-633, sub $25), but they don't say explcitly that it will do the RCAs..

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:15 pm
by nismo
I can get RG-6 in bulk from work (in my work van actually) and I just have to bring it home.

Have you ever run across these TL?
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http://www.avtoybox.com/921-6-rca.html

They look to be high quality and pretty inexpensive, but I can't see the center pin. Maybe I'll give them a shot...just need the uber-expensive crimp tool.

Eric

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 5:23 pm
by nismo
Well, I found some more info on SCP. What do y'all think?

http://www.scpcat5e.com/accessories/compressionConnectors.php

Eric

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 8:02 pm
by TL
definately nice looking..

I own the T&B tool, but the RCA plugs are butt-ugly. The T&B tool won't do other brands, it's more or a collar setup for crimping instead of pinching the whole connector...

I borrowed the AIM tool & did some of their RCAs - didn't like them at all.

If you do try those let me know if you like them.. :)

Posted: Wed May 28, 2008 10:48 pm
by nismo
I'm suddenly not so sure about all this...I can pay $1.50/end so $9/set of ends (x 4 sets), and $51 for a tool. This doesn't include shipping, or the fact I have to get a hold of wire.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220217574130&ih=012&category=64631&_trksid=p1742.m153.l1262 has mid level Monster Cable for $15. I know there's incredible margin on video accessories, but I am wondering if these cables are genuine. Either way, that will likely be the direction I go.

Eric

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 8:02 am
by TL
I pretty much buy all my stuff from monoprice now..

Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 7:17 pm
by nismo
And I thought PE was priced pretty well! Why didn't you tell me about this earlier? :D

THANK YOU!

Eric