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Old 07-10-2012, 01:55 AM   #1
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Is there a difference between their cheap hdmi cables and monster or other high priced ones? TIA
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by zoso0928 View Post
Is there a difference between their cheap hdmi cables and monster or other high priced ones? TIA
I've seen cheap HDMI cables give out after a few weeks, some last a long time. I stick with Sony.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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Is there a difference between their cheap hdmi cables and monster or other high priced ones? TIA
I would check out monoprice. However, I bought a Phillips one from walmart four years ago and it is still going strong.
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Old 07-10-2012, 02:55 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by zoso0928 View Post
Is there a difference between their cheap hdmi cables and monster or other high priced ones? TIA
As long it works it dosen't matter if it cost's $1 or $100 it's up to you to make the smart choice .
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:09 AM   #5
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I bought a 6' Phillips high-speed HDMI after Christmas last year for $10, I use it for my BD player regularly ever since and haven't had a problem yet. I don't have any experiences with other brands but as long as it works I'd rather pay $10 than $30-50 elsewhere for a different brand.
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Old 07-10-2012, 04:13 AM   #6
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I have used a 6' Phillips for the better part of four years on my PS3. It still works just fine and I do not notice any difference between it and more expensive cables I've purchased beforehand.
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Old 07-10-2012, 05:12 AM   #7
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Old 07-10-2012, 06:16 AM   #8
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Bought three on Amazon for $6 each a couple years ago. One didn't work right out of the bag, got it replaced, all have worked perfectly since. Expensive cables are such a racket. (I do have two Monster power centers, though; I live in a tiny, weird house in foothills with occasional power grid weirdness.)
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:02 AM   #9
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This is what I love about HDMI though....Not like RCA or works or doesn't no quality loss issues.

I do a number of home theater installs and swear by Monoprice adapters and cables...some of their stuff can be somewhat bulkier but never had performance issues.

I've used same cables since I bought my DLP TV in 2006 and it's carried a signal for thousands of hours of use.
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Old 08-03-2012, 01:20 PM   #10
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I had similar questions about the hdmi cables a week or so ago. Doing a basement install in my house. I was doing my online research and it seems like the general consensus (what i consider to be well-respected sites) is that there's not much difference in cables based on price. In theory that makes perfect sense. The cables pass data and a high speed cable that's $10 should do the same job as one that costs $50.

A lot of people swear by monoprice so I just picked up somehigh speed hdmi cables from them. The basement isn't dione yet so I haven't tested them out but by all accounts they should be more than fine.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:06 AM   #11
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Sorry to jack this thread a little, but I can't post just yet.

I just traded in my old receiver, and got a new HDMI receiver that has 3D passthrough, 4k, master audio, etc... However, I can't seem to get master hd audio or true hd audio on the receiver only DTS and Dolby plIIx along with some other stuff... Do i need to get new HDMI cables? Adjust something on my blu ray? I dunno I'm really confused about it...Hoping some of you guys would be able to help me out!
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:56 AM   #12
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as long as it supports 1.4 ( for 3D) and the audio/video bw you need for future upgrades. HDMI is HDMI
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Old 08-05-2012, 04:52 AM   #13
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Yeah I like the Sony ones at Walmart. They are $27 a piece, 1.4 and have a thick sleeve on em. I've picked up 3 so far, and am quit please. Really like the looks of them.
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Old 08-05-2012, 06:34 AM   #14
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I have been using a vendor on ebay. He keeps switching his name, it was "The Cable Guy" when I bought mine. He sells all high end cables (monster, as well as others) for a fraction of the price. I was worried about it being faked or something, so I ordered an M1 sub cable. It came in factory sealed packaging, and worked great. Im talking 29 dollars for 8-10 ft Monster M1 or 1000 level HDMI. Unfort. all my stuff is the last of the 1.3, so I need to do some serious upgrading for 1.4 including my RXV-7 Yamaha Receiver. Looking at the new yamaha 2010.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:23 AM   #15
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monoprice.... end of story. pay 10x the price at walmart or get one for $3-$4 from monoprice. you're money but you'd be wasting money otherwise
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Old 08-05-2012, 12:09 PM   #16
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I like TJMax HDMI cables.

(I'm not kidding. 2 six foot 1.4 cables for $8!)
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