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MICRO HDMI cables

Discussion in 'Technology' started by chris4x4, Feb 10, 2012.

  1. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Can anyone recommend a good micro hdmi cable? I need a cable that can connect my phone to my television, so 1 end has to have a regular hdmi connection, and the other and a micro connection.....
     
  2. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:52 PM
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  3. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:56 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Is there any difference between a high priced ones in the lower priced ones?
     
  4. Feb 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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    Price, thats about it.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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    All my cables come from monoprice.com and all the wall mounts for my tis have come from mono price.com as well, they are great, cheap prices and nice stuff. I have been using the cables for about 3 years now and they keep on working just fine. I wish they would bring back the iPod/iphone charging cables, they had them for about $1.50 each and I bought about 5 of them and could use another 5, at that price they get stashed everywhere, and they work great, beat the $20 for an apple cable...

    My wall mounts do everything and cost ~$45, and can hold 200+ lbs of weight, only thing I did was bought some good bolts from the local hardware store to install it on the wall, tossed out the bolts that came with the wall mounts as they weren't good. Check out this mount http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=108&cp_id=10828&cs_id=1082806&p_id=8588&seq=1&format=1#largeimage hands down the best mount for $45, solid and completely adjustable. Sorry to get off topic... :)


    ETA: they brought back the iPod/iphone cables but they are now $4 each.
     
  6. Feb 10, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Ya know...Thats pretty dam interesting, as I have seen cables from 5 bucks, to 100 bucks. the 100 dollar cables claim being able to see "true HD"..bla bla....BUT.....as Im reading the info you and the others have posted.......Im thinking this could be the "TB Spacer" of cables?....'cept that they DO work....but one isnt different than another...'cept the flashy colors....??

    Will do!

    Good to know! I'll check them out too!
     
  7. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    I also get my cabling needs from Monoprice.com, don't buy into the Monster cables that cost $20 which you can get for $2 at Monoprice, they both do the same thing, but the costlier ones make your wallet lighter.
     
  8. Feb 10, 2012 at 9:25 PM
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    My brother was in the HDTV biz in the early days and the profits were all in accessories, especially the cables. I'm sure that more copper is nothing but better than less copper, but who needs 0.0001% better signal quality for watching TV, especially at the price charged. It's ironic that "older" analog technology would be more sensitive to the wire used. But in a digital world, where a signal is a 1 or 0 based on an electrical range, you only need to meet the spec. If anything over 5 is a 1 and anything less is a 0, what does it matter? And as whippersnapper said, only on runs that are longer than the spec certifies, then you need more copper. But that's nothing new - ask any electrician about running a long wire.
     
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    I have been using Monoprice for years. They have great priced on wall mount kits as well.
     
  12. Feb 11, 2012 at 6:30 AM
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    I can agree with most of you here...I bought an HDMI cable off ebay for 5 bucks...had for over two years from my ps3 to my TV. My pops decided to get the same setup I have because of the blu ray...so I gave him my cable thinking: hmmm, he doesn't do the whole ebay thing...so he's probably going to best buy and buy a sick ass cable...can't let him have a better setup than me. So i just gave him mine, and I then made a trip to best buy...bought an overpriced super fast gold plated 3d ready hdmi cable for about $60...yep, blu ray movies looked super fking amazing...so did modern warfare 3...super hd...clear...but, nothing better than the $5 ebay cable. I learned my lesson.
     
  13. Feb 11, 2012 at 6:51 AM
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    am i crazy or is there something in hdmi cables (ferrite core?) that you "need". Blocks out interference etc...
     
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