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Better Cables Should I buy them

They always try to sell you better cables but some are good while others are worthless when it comes to cables any type of Digital cable is fine, so HDMI, DVI, Digital Fiber Optic(also called TosLink) will work a $20 HDMI vs a $1000 HDMI will have no difference any anyone who tells you anything else either is trying to sell you a cable or does not know what they are talking about, now if you have equipment and the power cable is removable there is nothing wrong with investing in a nice heavy shielded power cable because the factory cables are shielded but I have seen the produce audio noise I can hear and video noise I can see, also any analog cables are fine to upgrade because good speaker cable is something I could hear the difference so always compare speakers cables to your inexpensive and if you can't hear a difference then return them, in the business we refer to the compare of 2 things as to A and B them. Surge suppressors are great because I much rather that my Panamax surge suppressor gives its life than any of my equipment but now surge suppressors also have Clean Power and what that does is take the small surgers the happen all day everyday out, that is why somebody gets home and they go to turn the TV on and it won't come on, well if you just have some cheap suppressor from Walmart etc the dirty power over time has destroyed the TV so yes clean power is a great thing, check out www.panamax.com for great products and www.soundadvice.com for everything cool as heck, they have everything you need for great sound. Remember if you can hear the difference then return it...

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Trying to get cables to fit hdmi 8, and input 2, 3, 4, etc

The first thing is Picture and sound quality are only slightly better with Hdmi.

The real advantage is They sell expensive HDMI cables and instead of 5 cables when using component you only need one.

I have looked at identical sets side with one HDMI and the other component and could not see any difference in quality.

The cables almost never come with the set as they want to sell you a group of expensive add on's.

Years ago when I worked for Circuit City they would joke they make more money selling a set of cables and other junk than they did selling a big tv.

Mar 13, 2012 | Sharp LC52SB55U LCD TV

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I had a nearby lightning strike. Now I get "no

Just try with component input, and see whether it works fine. If it works fine with component input, the tuner section in your TV has got damaged. Soem Vizio sets will have dual tuner; one for analogue and the other for digital. Lighning stroke will damage the tuners first, than any other components inside a TV, because it has been alway connected to cable. Check the component video. If it also does not work, the mother board of your TV is faulty. Some type of fault will be repairable. If the fault is serious, you have to replace its main board istself. OK.

Jul 08, 2011 | Vizio 42 in. LCD TV

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original installation color flared up around edges and outlines

what she tried to sell her was and HDMI cable for hi def signal between box and tv. now with what your describing sounds like panel solarization. if you can send me a pic i could better verify your problem. sent pic to support@cats-inc.us

Apr 27, 2010 | Sony BRAVIA KDL-40S2000 40 in. LCD HDTV

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When I turn on my Nintendo 64 it has a constant snowy picture on the TV which ever game I put on and I can't fine tune the TV any better not sure if it is the console or the connecting cables causing the problem?

Most likely a cable problem. It's a dinky plastic connector in the back and things come loose easily in it. RadioShack sells (try online) universal cables that could easily fix your problem. Also, make sure that your rca connections are tight and your tv has no issues with other items that require an rca connection.

Good luck and please rate my solution accordingly.



Jan 23, 2010 | Nintendo 64 Console

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Poor cable connection

radio shack sells type f/rca adaptors

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