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What Price HDMI?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by danb86, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:10 AM
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    danb86

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    Buying HDMI cables?

    I suggest looking at www.monoprice.com (or Newegg) and saving a bundle. I've been buying my HDMI cables from Monoprice and using them at home, at Mom's, and even giving them away as they're so cheap.

    Monoprice offers a lifetime guarantee and a 21 day money back guarantee. Check out this FAQ for more info on cable specs (cable spec FAQ)

    Check out this CNET review on HDMI cables (look here) or this article in Gizmodo
     
  2. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:21 AM
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    TacoCat

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    Haha you don't want to go to best buy and pay $80 for one 6 foot cable?
     
  3. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:23 AM
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    id say get anyone of newegg. and just make sure its gold plated. best conductor. means full hd
     
  4. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:25 AM
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  5. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    We bought 2 flat screens from PC Richards (after checking Best Buy and getting price match from our local store) and both times they tried to sell us the $99 HDMI cable.

    We're not videophiles and we're not audiophiles so a cheap HDMI cable that works is perfect for us.

    The Gizmodo guys hooked up a bunch of cables to a "Pulse Meter" and other such, but we just watching movies and CSI!

    Cheap cables for me, especially when I can get them with a lifetime guarantee and money back offer...
     
  6. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:36 AM
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    When I bought my TV 3 years ago at the time I had a friend that worked at best buy. He couldn't get me a discount on the tv cause he said they watch how many of those they buy with their discount, but he said he could get me any cables I wanted at cost so I took him up on the offer. Those $80-$100 cables rang up at between $8-$10 at cost! It's pure profit for them. Now if I need any cables I just go online and order.
     
  7. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:39 AM
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    The cheapo $5 cables worked fine for me; I need about 5 of them so there is no wayh I'm buying the over priced ones.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    There is a member on here selling HDMI cables.
     
  9. Mar 3, 2010 at 11:40 AM
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    I bought mine on ebay from an ebay dealer for $8.
     
  10. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    Got mine from meritline.com. Real cheap:D
     
  11. Mar 3, 2010 at 2:13 PM
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    I got my 25ft HDMI from my buddy who worked at HH gregg in return for watching his dog for the weekend :D retail price on it was $199 he got it at cost though since he worked there.
     
  12. Mar 7, 2010 at 1:17 PM
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    I'll second monoprice.com. Great cables with a great price. I've purchased quite a bit from them.
     
  13. Mar 7, 2010 at 4:25 PM
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    I'll third monoprice.com. I have been buying from them for the last couple of years. You can beat their price or service. I needed a couple HDMI cables and did not want to wait so I went to Harbor Freight and bought 2. I paid more than at Monoprice.com and they were both bad. I run my cables through the walls so I had double work replacing them. One thing about HDMI cables, they either work or they don't.
     
  14. Mar 7, 2010 at 4:33 PM
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    And expencive HDMI cable is not going to make the pic any diff. The human eye cant tell the diff. Ask your cable co. or if ya got sat. ask them..
     
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    Amen bro. :cool:
     
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