Friday, January 06, 2006 9:38 AM
OT: CES/Technology request - Shorter & more consistent cables
With all the awesome things being announced at CES this week, I have a request that goes in a more "consumer" direction. Short patch cables (and power, etc...)
I was moving my HDTV entertainment system to some new furniture last night, and I think, as a rule, I have about 3 feet of cable for every foot I actually use. Why doesn't anybody make and sell cables for things sitting in a rack, where you only have to go one or two feet? You can get 6, 8, even 16 feet cable, but forget about getting one less than 3 feet.
And, man, what is it about component cables? Compound 6 feet by three high quality cables by about 4 components (DVD Player, XBox, PS2, TV) and you've got a lot of cables....
So everybody needs to use HDMI cables for audio and video, and sell a switch box or something so that we can tighten everything up. <grin> Maybe next year.