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    They make the actual cables there in their building. I called them up looking for a cable with VGA on one end and component on the other end. He took some cable, threw the ends on for me and shipped it out, so they have piles of the raw cable in their warehouse. They're probably just advertising the finished product of what you can order. Email them and ask.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Maheriano View Post
    They make the actual cables there in their building. I called them up looking for a cable with VGA on one end and component on the other end. He took some cable, threw the ends on for me and shipped it out, so they have piles of the raw cable in their warehouse. They're probably just advertising the finished product of what you can order. Email them and ask.
    Awesome, thanks. I emailed them about it. Are the prices worth it though? Did you order a single VGA-component cable or did you order a ton of them?

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin View Post
    Awesome, thanks. I emailed them about it. Are the prices worth it though? Did you order a single VGA-component cable or did you order a ton of them?
    I just ordered one, needed something to get 480p from my Wii to my projector and 1080i from my Playstation 2 to my projector. Component output with only VGA input so I needed a custom solution that I haven't seen for sale anywhere.

    If that doesn't work, you could probably still get stuff pretty cheap from Monoprice.
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    You know, for 22-24ga 4-wire cable, you might be able to find some telephone cable in that size. Not the patch cables but the stuff you run along/in your walls.

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    I was thinking that too, but I don't think I want it to be jacketed. I want something along the lines of this:



    With 4 pins and my custom connectors on each end.

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    Why don't you buy the correct crimp tool, pins and recepticles and make up the cables up yourself.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic Modz View Post
    Why don't you buy the correct crimp tool, pins and recepticles and make up the cables up yourself.

    I did. Thats why I only need the wire.

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    Oh, I didn't realise it was that difficult to find cables. Im sure the same place that you got your components would have wire as well. I don't know how much you need but generally they come in 100meter reels. I assume you want 4 different colors so I guess you would have alot of wire.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Civic Modz View Post
    Oh, I didn't realise it was that difficult to find cables. Im sure the same place that you got your components would have wire as well. I don't know how much you need but generally they come in 100meter reels. I assume you want 4 different colors so I guess you would have alot of wire.
    Yeah, it was sorta difficult. Finding the wire isn't bad, finding a good amount for a good price is impossible. It turns out, DigiKey was the most reliable with the best prices on their Value Brand stuff. They shipped it SO quickly!

    Highly recommended!

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