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Video: Labeling Your A/V Cables

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

PETALUMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: When connecting your new audio/video receiver to its various components, an important step is to label your cables. Today we’re in Petaluma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Tito Pabon of High Definition Designs to learn why.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Tito Pabon: Okay folks. What I have here are the typical cables you will see behind an audio video receiver, and what I have on this side are labels you will typically find in an audio receiver box. This is the portion of the box that’s usually discarded and the one that can probably be the most helpful. These are labels that will help you identify where these cables to go other than the back of the receiver. Read more

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Labeling Your A/V Cables

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

PETALUMA — When hooking up a new A/V receiver, one worthwhile measure is to label all of the cables. While easy to overlook, this simple step can save you a lot of time and trouble if you ever need to disconnect or relocate your receiver in the future.

Few people realize that most A/V receivers come with pre-printed labels for just this purpose. As you connect each source (TV, CD player, etc.), simply find the corresponding label and attach it to the cable. That way, should any of your cables get disconnected, you’ll know exactly where to reconnect them.

Today’s high-end receivers come with labels for just about every kind of component, Read more

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Differentiating Quality with HDMI Cables

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SONOMA — High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) cables are used to connect A/V components like Blu-ray players to televisions. When shopping for an HDMI cable, you’ll notice they come in a varied price range, from fairly cheap to very expensive. However, as with most things, when it comes to HDMI cable quality, you get what you pay for.

At first glance, it may seem that one HDMI cable is as good as the next, but there can actually be significant differences in quality. If you buy a cheap HDMI cable, you’ll get a lower quality image and likely deal with issues like loose connections, which cause images and sounds to intermittently cut out. Considering the amount of money you’ve invested in your television and A/V components, Read more

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Video: Considering Quality with HDMI Cables

Posted on July 11, 2017 by admin

SONOMA — Host, Sarah Rutan: If you’ve invested in a top-of-the-line home entertainment system, don’t let your experience be compromised by a cheap HDMI cable. Today we’re in Sonoma with Diamond Certified Expert Contributor Steve Margraf of Margraf Systems to learn more.

Diamond Certified Expert Contributor, Steve Margraf: Hi. My name is Steve Margraf, from Margraf Systems. And I wanted to talk to you guys about HDMI cables. So, HDMI cables are the cables that connect from your video components to your TVs. So, what I wanted to mention is, in this industry you get what you pay for. So, if you get something that’s cheap or free, you’re going to get exactly that. Read more

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