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Hello All.... new member to the HD Family...HDMI

Old 11-28-07, 03:41 AM
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Hello All.... new member to the HD Family...HDMI

Hello all, Its a pleasure for you to meet me =)

This past weekend during all of the "BlackFriday" sales. I decided to wake up around 5am and head to Circuit City to purchase the Samsung 50" DLP HDTV 720P that I've had my eye on since viewing it on BFADS website for 799..... I bought the last one (lucky me)
http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-HL-S50.../dp/B000F2P35K

Yesterday I purchased the Toshiba HD-A2.... Unfortunantely I was so wrapped up in the TV that I didn't even realize that the HD Player was on sale for $99 bucks.

My stand is cheap is hell (Walmart) but its all come together nicely, thanks to everyone on the forums providing info, reviews of products ect.

I ordered the HD DVD Player online so it wont be here for about 2 days or so. I'm not really cheap but instead of going to the store and spending $40 I could ALSO order the cables online. Do the cables make a difference in picture quality or does it either work? Whats the opinion on ebay cables...

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Old 11-28-07, 05:10 AM
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monoprice.com is the place.. 5$
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Old 11-28-07, 07:41 AM
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I agree with Julian. Don't bother with eBay. If you need cables, Monoprice is the only place you need.
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Old 11-28-07, 10:24 AM
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Screw ebay, not worth the hassle. Once you try monoprice you will buy all your cables there. Good quality, amazing price, and they also ship fast.

Like you, I was concerned about the quality of a $5 cable vs. a $80 one. No longer... my entire setup runs off monoprice HDMI cables now.
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Old 11-28-07, 11:35 AM
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GeorgiaBlakk,

Where did you purchase your player from? I am looking to get in on the $99 deal?
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Old 11-28-07, 12:00 PM
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if your tv is only 720P you dont need HDMI
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Old 11-28-07, 12:10 PM
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Originally Posted by livingdeadking
if your tv is only 720P you dont need HDMI
And why not? I thought HDMI would give me the "best possible" result.... in my case the best possible result with 720P
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Old 11-28-07, 12:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Edubble
GeorgiaBlakk,

Where did you purchase your player from? I am looking to get in on the $99 deal?
im sorry... i meant that I missed the $99 dollar deal so I pretty much had to buy it at regular price. $150 shipped via ebay. i didn't really care about the 5 free HD DVD movie offer even though the seller "claims" its going to come with the receipt and the UPC
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Old 11-28-07, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by livingdeadking
if your tv is only 720P you dont need HDMI
Well, to upconvert DVDs, you'll need HDMI ...

Don't know about you, but most people I know (including myself) watch more DVDs than HDMs in their HD players. Mostly because so much more content is available in DVDs.
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Old 11-28-07, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by livingdeadking
if your tv is only 720P you dont need HDMI
This is utter nonsense. While it is true that one can also use component cables to connect an HD DVD player to a display, the disadvantage of doing that is that most SD DVDs can't be upscaled over component. If a display has an HDMI (or DVI) input, that is the best way to connect any kind of HD device. And it has nothing whatsoever to do with whether or not the display is 720p, 768p, 1080i or 1080p.
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