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Old 01-18-09, 10:50 PM
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HDMI cable?

Im new at this stuff and dont know much but i need an HDMI cable for my bluray player but some are expensive and some are cheap

are they the same?
What should i get?
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Old 01-18-09, 11:07 PM
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monoprice.com

Get an HDMI 1.3 certified cable. If it is 15' or longer, go for the 24AWG. If shorter, get anything that is 1.3 certified, pick your price.
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Old 01-18-09, 11:42 PM
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What Spiky said, have fun with your new player
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Old 01-19-09, 10:13 AM
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Skys the limit when purchasing cables. The difference is profound to sensitive equipement that measure indetectible differences. Indetectible to yours, mine and everybodies eyes and ears.

The only people that "claim" to be able to tell the difference are those that bought into the hype and have much lighter wallets and PO'd spouses.
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another vote for monoprice. we should consider a sticky.
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I recommend Monster cable.
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Old 01-19-09, 02:48 PM
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I recommend Monster cable.
I hope you're joking. And if you are, you're not helping the OP.
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Old 01-19-09, 02:49 PM
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If I didn't get Belkin cables for cheap/free I'd recommend monoprice too.
I have noticed that some cheaper HDMI cables tend to have a loose fit and slip out of the socket easier. Rather have something with a tight fit.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I hope you're joking. And if you are, you're not helping the OP.
I was joking, of course. I sometimes forget that I'm not in Otter, where nothing I say is ever taken seriously.
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nothing I say is ever taken seriously.
I agree with Bandoman.
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Just buy a 2 or 3 pack for under $12 and free shipping!

http://www2.meritline.com/3-pcs-of-6...--p-26865.aspx
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Old 01-21-09, 12:32 PM
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Originally Posted by MrVette99 View Post
The difference is profound to sensitive equipement that measure indetectible differences.
I'm going to take this one step further and say that the difference is undetectable even with sensitive equipment. Which is why the marketers fall back on subjective reviews by people with "golden" ears and eyes and tout expensive materials that have no proven benefit.
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Old 01-21-09, 04:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Spiky View Post
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Get an HDMI 1.3 certified cable. If it is 15' or longer, go for the 24AWG. If shorter, get anything that is 1.3 certified, pick your price.
I'll check this out. thx!
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Originally Posted by Pistol Pete View Post
I'm going to take this one step further and say that the difference is undetectable even with sensitive equipment. Which is why the marketers fall back on subjective reviews by people with "golden" ears and eyes and tout expensive materials that have no proven benefit.
None of you are talking about HDMI cables. Maybe you should create your own thread.
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Just buy a 2 or 3 pack for under $12 and free shipping!

http://www2.meritline.com/3-pcs-of-6...--p-26865.aspx

WOW! I'd never even heard of this site. Are these just as good and anything from Monoprice, assembly quality-wise?

And I just received a few from Monoprice. What's 1.3b compared to just 1.3?

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Old 01-23-09, 12:39 PM
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Thanks for this post. I was in the market for another cable, too, and just refuse to spend the $50-80 that Best Buy likes to charge for theirs.

I ordered one from monoprice last night. 1.3 certified, 2m cable for $12.85 shipped sounds pretty good to me.

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Old 01-25-09, 05:32 PM
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You guys pay pennies for HDMI cables in the US.

I bought a Panasonic cable, nothing special, and it cost me $50.
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You guys pay pennies for HDMI cables in the US.

I bought a Panasonic cable, nothing special, and it cost me $50.
If you go to most normal B&M retailers here in the US, you WILL pay that much here too. Thankfully, you don't have to.
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http://www2.meritline.com/3-pcs-of-6...--p-26865.aspx

6 Feet HDMI v1.3 Male to Male Digital A/V Cable, 30 AWG Cable, Gold Plated Connectors, Support 720P and 1080P True HD Resolution for HDTV, PlayStation 3 and XBOX 360

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Old 02-03-09, 02:04 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Salty View Post
I hope you're joking. And if you are, you're not helping the OP.
i agree ...

to OP go on Google.com and search "difference in HDMI cables" and research shows that there isn't any ... lol from the cheapest (my 10fter was 5 bucks) to the most expensive ... the dreaded monster cable....
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Originally Posted by Spiky View Post
monoprice.com

Get an HDMI 1.3 certified cable. If it is 15' or longer, go for the 24AWG. If shorter, get anything that is 1.3 certified, pick your price.
Yes spend a litttle extra and get A monoprice.For the price its hard to beat them.I mean their 6' cables are under $15 or less.

I also bought a few cheaper ones(less then $5) from Amazon.One works ok,the other HDMI cable has a bad connection,picture would cut out once in awhile until I replace it with a the mono I bought.
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Old 02-06-09, 07:59 AM
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If you are going in wall or attic, Monoprice has some CL2 rated cables. I got one for the run to my pj.

I "swear" I was having some shielding problems with the component cable I was using. Since this pj had HDMI, I got a CL2 (the cable goes in the attic right next to our furnace) rated cable form monoprice and all my problems went away.
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Old 02-06-09, 09:48 AM
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i agree ...

to OP go on Google.com and search "difference in HDMI cables" and research shows that there isn't any ... lol from the cheapest (my 10fter was 5 bucks) to the most expensive ... the dreaded monster cable....
That is not true. There are distinct differences between many types of cables. And with HDMI, it happens to be very measurable and sometimes clearly visible onscreen.
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Originally Posted by lovgun7 View Post
i agree ...

to OP go on Google.com and search "difference in HDMI cables" and research shows that there isn't any ... lol from the cheapest (my 10fter was 5 bucks) to the most expensive ... the dreaded monster cable....

I did what you suggested and found this nice, balance article saying there is a difference. And btw...Monster is not the most expensive cable available.

And regardless of the article...I never, EVER go against Spiky....LOL

http://www.hometheaterblog.com/homet...-a-difference/
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Old 02-11-09, 06:19 PM
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so what's the difference beteen:

28AWG HDMI 1.3a Male to Male Cables

and

28AWG HDMI 1.3a Category 2 Certified Male to Male Cables?

Both are at Monoprice; I was hoping to get shorter cables, but those are all not in the Category 2 section. Do I want Category 2? (will be hooking up new HDTV to Blu-Ray, DVD Player and probably receiver)
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