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  • DIY: Speaker and component cables

    DIY: Speaker and component cables

    Making A/V cables used to be a hobby of mine. That was before HDMI took over my gear though. But just a few short years ago, all my A/V equipment was hooked up with homemade cables. The process is easy enough as long as you can use wirecutters and crimpers. Speaker and audio cables are the cheapest to make as they generally do not require any special tools but component cables aren't that… Read More

  • HDMI/Component trickery at Best Buy

    HDMI/Component trickery at Best Buy

    As I recall we had an issue a few months back with another big box store but someone just caught Best Buy also using HDMI cables and comparing them to component cables. Consumerist just found another example. While this is obviously a massive fraud it might have been the only way the Best Buy folks could think to stream the same signal from the Blu-Ray player to both TVs - besides, obviously… Read More

  • Pinnacle Video Transfer makes analog-to-digital transfer super easy

    Pinnacle Video Transfer makes analog-to-digital transfer super easy

    And it’s kind of sexy. Analog devices these days aren’t really getting the sleek design of all-digital devices like the shiny, candylike PMPs or what have you. So this little gadget might look a little out of place with its gleaming carapace besmirched by component cables. But in the end, the function is what matters: it takes whatever you stream into it via component or S-Video, and… Read More