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Cutting the cord on cable TV - finally
on February 16, 2014
I bought this out of idle curiosity - and a desire to shed my cable subscription, since I might watch 2-3 channels out of the hundreds of channels of garbage. Between netflix and YouTube, there's all the video programming I'll ever need, and it's available on my iPhone, but let's face it, isn't it much nicer to watch on, say, a 70" screen? So, when this arrived, I hooked the video plug to my infocus projector, audio plugs to my surround sound amp, and to my amazement, my very low expectations instantly went out the window. Video and audio quality were both excellent, easily as good as the cable set top box or (non blu-ray) DVD player. The extra USB plug means you can charge the phone while using it as a video source. Considering the price, quality of the cable/plugs is better than expected. This one is definitely a winner.
2/20/2014 update: the projector is mounted in the ceiling with 25 feet of cable run through a wall chase, into the attic, and down to the projector. That distance defeated numerous set top boxes from a major cable company; the video output signal would grow weaker and weaker over time until they had to be replaced. The signal coming from the iPhone: clear and strong over the same 25' distance. I've now used this cable setup for about 40 hours viewing time, and I'm delighted. A low-cost solution that satisfies all my video needs. It's not high def since my projector is an older model, but I really don't care. The picture quality is just fine as is.