Wow, its hard to know where to start. What I would suggest is to run a few searches on cabling, read up and then start asking some specific questions. Be forewarned, there are as many opinions as there are cables, and I am told that this is a highly system-dependent area you are entering. Some general thoughts- with respect to video, generally component video is preferable to s-video is preferable to composite is preferable to RF/co-ax ("F" connectors). A component video cable is nothing more (or less) then three color-coded composite video cables with a common outer braid. Many folks favor a true 75 ohm RCA type digital connection over a toslink. Longer ICs and shorter speaker cables are generally favored. After that you pretty much need to specify a system link and a budget, and you'll get plenty of opinions here. You can also try the Cable Co.'s used internet site and ask for recommendations. Buying used allows you to experiment with a relatively small risk; most cables don't depreciate past the initial hit on a new purchase, so you can re-sell if you don't like the way they work out.
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