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Even if Newegg is telling the truth in the matter, they are attacking the reputation that BestBuy has developed with it's customers. Fortunately, BestBuy has no grounds in this claim. The "infringing" evidence is too vague. Newegg knew this from the beginning. I would be very surprised if Newegg agreed to cease and desist.
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BestBuy has no grounds in this claim. The "infringing" evidence is too vague. Newegg knew this from the beginning. I would be very surprised if Newegg agreed to cease and desist.
I think the fact that they put this on their facebook page proves they won't listen to it, I think they had to resist putting LOL at the end of the note.
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In addition, the HDMI cable thing is like this: a higher quality HDMI cable will improve the strength of the audio signal over a long distance. THAT IS ALL. It will not make your video or audio better. It will simply retain more of the data over a longer distance.
Like EvanPitts has said, signal strength can only be improved with an amplifier. But I understand that you are trying make a comparison to lesser quality cables.

Either way, HDMI transmits digital data which is backed up with some error correcting code. Bit errors can be introduced over longer distances from line impedance and EMI. Better shielding and higher purity copper can make a slight difference with cables over 20ft. At that distance I suggest looking at alternative methods for data transmission or changing your setup. Most of the time those expensive cables derive their cost from marketing using the same amount of shielding and copper purity as the cheapos.

OT: I don't go to BB very much unless I need to see a product in person or get it today. Their staff is almost no help so I end up looking up all the answers on my phone. Though BB isn't the only place where I have encountered ignorant employees. I remember going to Lowes for some torx wrenches and all I got was a tool section employee scratching his head. I can't really say for sure that BB has the greatest number of ignorant employees since I've only been to a couple locations and I usually ignore the employees anyways.
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I bought a netbook from BestBuy, and relied on my knowledge for buying the thing because the employees would only talk about the screen size. When paying for it, the cashier couldn't even count the cash I gave her correctly. 50 + 20 + 20 + 20 =/= 100.
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I bought a netbook from BestBuy, and relied on my knowledge for buying the thing because the employees would only talk about the screen size. When paying for it, the cashier couldn't even count the cash I gave her correctly. 50 + 20 + 20 + 20 =/= 100.
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Even if Newegg is telling the truth in the matter, they are attacking the reputation that BestBuy has developed with it's customers. Fortunately, BestBuy has no grounds in this claim. The "infringing" evidence is too vague. Newegg knew this from the beginning. I would be very surprised if Newegg agreed to cease and desist.
Watch the Newegg commercial again. Nowhere does it say Best Buy in the commercial.
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Watch the Newegg commercial again. Nowhere does it say Best Buy in the commercial.
But it depict a guys in blue with no knowledge on electronics . That's a best buy trademark !
    
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but it depict a guys in blue with no knowledge on electronics . That's a best buy trademark !
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But it depict a guys in blue with no knowledge on electronics . That's a best buy trademark !


If you see an uninformed tech salesmen in a blue shirt within X feet of you, you are most likely in a Best Buy .............
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Funny, it says that commercial "misleads consumers" in the note. Isn't that what Best Buy does...well Best?
They should trademark "misleads consumers" too .
That's all they do. After watching them charge a 70 year old grandmother $300 to set up MS Office and Outlook and install Windows updates they can rot in hell.

Then there's the time when a Best Buy employee tried selling a retired couple a $150 Monster Cable HDMI cable claiming that it was higher quality then any other HDMI cable. I caught wind of it and walked over to them and explained that digital signal is digital signal and to go buy a $5 HDMI cable off eBay or a $15 cable off Newegg. I was asked to leave the store....
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