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I got a dvr cable box for christmas along with my new samsung 32" tv. I was wondering exactly what hdmi cable I should get. I've seen them on the internet for about $10-20, but then when I went to bestbuy. The showed me a monster hdmi cable for something around $100. I said no thanks, figured i'd double check here before I bought anything that made a hole in my wallet. Now, Does it matter what kind of hdmi cable I get? Brands etc? Or can I just get any hdmi cable, and expect the same quality from them all?


If you know any cheap hdmi cables, that are good. Please show me a link. Try and keep it below $30, about 6-10 feet preferable... however 3ft will do fine aswell.


LETS GET SOME LINKS!!


thanks,
josh
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There will defiantly be a quality difference in the cable depending on what brand you get. That Monster is a good cable, but they are generally very overpriced. I'll do some looking around for you.

EDIT:

Dayton has a wide variety of good-quality HDMI cables in your price range, check out these specifically:
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=181-736
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=181-731
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=181-732
http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=181-737
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Iv used a $20 HDMI cable before and there wasn't much difference over components. If you get a higher quality one there might be a bit more difference.
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i have been under the impresseion that the signal is completely digital, so as long as the cable doesnt break, it wont make a bit of difference how "high quality" it is. at least, thats what i've heard. Best buy and other stores make a KILLING on cables. they are the most marked up items in the store. that cable prolly cost them 8 bucks, and they sell it for 100. Just like CompUSA, they make almost no money off of the big items they sell, but screw you with accessories. I challenge anyone to prove that a "better quality" cable that just sends a digital signal, makes any difference.
    
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There is a difference but we are talking tenths of a percent better quality image versus paying dozens of dollars more so it is FAR from worth it, get yourself a cheap $10-20 HDMI cable and be done with it IMO.
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thanks for the quick replies guys. Reps for everyone!


edit: ps, thanks for the links chip!
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Hah, sorry to reopen this thread. But is there any other chance you guys could give me some links to other recommend cable companies that make hdmi cables? The one chip gave me is great! Love the price, the way the cable looks and everything. Its just, they're out of stock. And I don't really want to wait forever for some cables when I know there has to be something identical to it on the net !

thanks again for your help guys!


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Great link Xav! I've never seen that site before!
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