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Anyone who's spent any time setting up a computer (on a simplistic level) will know about the VGA cable components which are used to connect a screen with a tower. They offer a quick way to connect the two devices in a cheap and secure way. With the 'Coax High Resolution VGA Cable' by Star Tech, the VGA component has been taken to an impressive level of quality. It is a 13.7 m long fixed cable which is long enough to run from room to room and contains two 'MALE' connectors (15 pin HD D-Sub [HD-15]) equal in structure and ability.
The cable is black, and this allows it to blend into the shadows behind a desk or counter well, keeping the area neat. Tangling is more common amongst longer cables like this one, and that's one disadvantage of the product. However, increased length allows for better utilisation of connected devices which can be up to 13.7 meters from each other. The connectors have nickel plates which help with durability and allow the cable to last longer and perform perfectly over the times of its use. The addition of screws (two per connector) help the product to stay connected, stopping it from snapping or pulling out under pressure which could lead to the loss of valuable work. It is a safety measure which has been adopted into most VGA cables, not just this one.
Star Tech's cable is a high resolution VGA cable with some of the best picture quality available on this format. The components possibilities of survival have been deeply hindered by the creation of full HD cables, the most common being the HDMI - a system which TVs, game-consoles, PCs and portable devices are now making use of. The HD format offers the most up to date picture and sound quality available in a smaller, less bulky collection of cable and connectors.
The VGA cable utilises an aluminium myler foil with braid which is not so common within similar cables available for purchase. It's what gives this model that increased performance, and it's what sets the Star Tech model away from other less impressive alternatives. You can find this particular cable at PC World (online) for under £5, a good price if you still using the VGA format to connect devices.
Overall, this cable is the BEST possible scenario available when HD isn't considered. There are still loads of consumers in need of this product, meaning it still has a few more years in the lime light. Star Tech have perfected the VGA format and made it cost effective for people, putting it ahead of HD components i this way (as they are still far more expensive in comparison).
I bought this lead in order to hook my lap top up to my television. It worked really well, except now I need to buy an audio cable too! This was my mistake though and I am really pleased with the quality of the images on the screen. I would definitely recommend the Startech VGA cable and think that the price is relatively cheap compared to some of the other High resolution VGA cables on the market.
==Price and availability==
I bought the lead from Tesco which shows just how widely available this lead is. You can buy it from Amazon.co.uk and it is priced at around £19 pounds.
Without going into the depths of what this cable looks like, I will describe it briefly.
The cable is 6 feet long and is thick and good quality. The ends of the cable both have male 15 pins. These are the bog standard fitting and are again of good quality. To use the cable all you have to do is plug it in! I find the lead is long enough for what I want it for and slots neatly into the gaps, making sure it does not lose connection.
I find the cable extremely good quality, it is thick and looks just as good as the other expensive leads on the market but at a third of the price! The lead is a coaxial cable which offers a much improved picture quality compared with non-coaxial leads. Images are bright with crisp lines and there is no ghosting. None of the images are fuzzy or blurred and I was definitely impressed with the quality. I like to stream movies and tv shows directly from the internet and want to watch them on my television. This lead allows me to do this without interfering in the quality. I think I was misled in thinking that I did not lead an audio cable to accompany the lead, however these can be bought just as easily as the VGA cable so it is really not a problem.
I would definitely recommend anyone who needs a cable of this nature to buy this one. The lead is really long so you do not need to have the computer too close to the television; you have the freedom move things!
For this price you cannot go wrong with this product at all. I would highly recommend it.