Good call on just using the video cable. No one needs to hear the sound of inevitable doom that is a blue shell.
Now that you've saved some money, you can co out and buy yourself a decent beer.
This is the real reason your cable box is making a buzzing sound all the time.
The definition of tidiness in IT! The white boxes are DSL routers, hanging on their own power cord. Meanwhile, the power strip hangs on for dear life at the bottom.
Because taking the time to solder really is worth avoiding the trip to "The Shack."