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...cheap prices on decent but not necssarily top quality component cables either local in town or online. audio and video.

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zqfmbg
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:26 am (UTC)
for home entertainment, don't bother with monster cable-type advertising. as long as it's not too long, it's probably good enough.
lifeofmendel
Sep. 30th, 2006 10:14 am (UTC)
even so, when i went to circuit shitty, the cheapest stuff i could find was maybe @15. i have a hard time believing that that's the best deal i can find.
cidgregor
Sep. 30th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
Have you tried the UO bookstore's electronics section? If you can get a friend who still goes there to use their student discount for it you might get it cheaper.
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cidgregor
Sep. 30th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
That's why I said to get a friend who goes there to do it for him. =P
meerkatzukin
Sep. 30th, 2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
Thrift stores like Deseret Industries or Salvation Army. I constantly find AV cable in bundles. Some as short as a few inches, some as long as a few yards. At DI, bundles of cable usually run 50c.

I once found a 50ft spool of 8ga speaker cable at DI for $5. Managed to wire up my whole basement with it.
toastercookie
Sep. 30th, 2006 09:30 pm (UTC)
I somehow doubt the'll have component cables at a thrift store.
tyco
Oct. 1st, 2006 07:59 am (UTC)
BUY CABLES ONLINE whenever you can. They're typically about 1/4 the price, meaning, not stupidly marked up to take advantage of people who need to get it done and need it now.

Also, I agree with Igene. When it comes to shielded cables like RCA, even the crappiest ones make little difference until you get longer than 6 feet. I don't know how long of a run you have, but the longer the run, the better quality cable you need. Any average-quality cable should do fine. If you only need 3-conductor cable, consider using a yellow-white-red set if you can find it. Unless you think the lack of color-coding will cause you to confuse yourself. If you need 5 conductors, then you'll have to probably buy something, or tie a 3-set and a 2-set together. Zip ties are wonderful for this.

ONLY use gold plated cables if the connectors on your equipment are gold plated. Gold mates with gold, nickel with nickel. Don't mix and match the metals; they'll electrolyze between them.
purple_thread
Oct. 1st, 2006 04:09 pm (UTC)
Bueller!
lifeofmendel
Oct. 1st, 2006 05:39 pm (UTC)
silly. :)
purple_thread
Oct. 1st, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
We watched Teh Ferris today.
shandrew
Oct. 10th, 2006 07:35 am (UTC)
I'm a bit late to this thread, but I get all of my cables at:

http://monoprice.com/
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