Many people that buy a plasma tv let themselves down and the plasma tv down by not connecting the cables right and not buying the correct ones. Because of this the display you get out of your plasma and sound quality through speakers is not a good as it should be. Before I explain how to hook up your plasma tv let me ask you one question:
"If you spend let say $3000 on a plasma tv don't you want to get the most out of it? Its like if you buy a prestige piece of land - you will put a beautiful prestige house on it."
1) Cable Quality
First off you need to choose the type of cable you need - composite, component, S-Video, AV, DVI(digital) or HDMI(digital). Next you need to go out a buy these cables, basically you get what you pay for most of the time. I recommend to go out and purchase these cables that are made by a brand called Monster?, they are second to none. However if you cannot afford to buy cables this expensive go for ones that are slightly cheaper, they still work good and will do a fine job. What ever you do but DON'T BUY THE NORMAL STANDARD EVERYDAY CABLES that you see in the everyday shops. These will make your picture loss quality and defeats the purpose of having a plasma tv.
2) Cable Length
Whenever you run cables from high quality electronics like plasma tvs you want to keep the cables as short as possible. This is because the longer cables run for the more the signal in the cable losses quality. I normally say to find out how far the cable needs to run and than have 2 feet excess. This will mean that 1, the cables sit comfortable and are not stretched and 2, If you need to pull out your plasma tv or electrical component than you can do so without the cables stretching or coming loose.
3) Static Interference On Cables
It is a proven fact that cables and power cords do not mix well, i.e. the power cords cause interference on the cables and intern may damage the quality of your plasma visual and/or sound. For this reason you should not cross cables and power chords over each other rather run them at right angles to each other. Another way that interference can be causes on cables is if the excess of the cables is looped and not arranged in a figure-8.
Remember whenever you by a plasma tv or other high quality electronic device cabling will play a large part in how good the quality of the video and audio will be. So make sure that you don't lack quality in this area because it could be the difference between your plasma been ordinary or it been a top quality viewing device. "I CAN'T STRESS THIS ENOUGH!"Jakob Culver is founder of the website www.plasmatvarena.com providing information, articles and reviews about plasma tv's. To find more articles like this one visit the site http://www.plasmatvarena.com/