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Stay away from these cables
on July 9, 2012
I have one of their video camera's and it has decent picture quality so I thought their cables would be well built as well. Unfortunately, that's not the case. After the security cameras were hooked up and running I noticed at night that I had scrolling horizontal lines. it seemed really odd and I thought I had a bad camera until I noticed a second camera doing it. Two of eight cameras, and they were both from different manufacturers, is not a bad camera issue. I looked at the video camera cables and unplugged the first white cable. Sure enough it turned off the backyard camera, which was scrolling. I tried the other white cable and sure enough, it turned off the hallway camera which was also flickering. Instantly I knew what the issue was. These cables are not shielded at all and the noise is causing the scrolling.
Amazon was great. The refunded all six that I had ordered and I put in an order for some Q-see shielded cables instead of this third party type. The moment I hooked them up, they worked perfectly and the scrolling horizontal lines are gone. That's the way a company should respond and that's the quality of the Q-see product compared to VideoSecu. So stick with the name brand and be sure they are shielded.