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I currently have a $15 radio shack brand hdmi cable connected from my gtx 780 to my monitor and a have a $50 rocketfish hdmi cable connected from my cable box to my tv and I was wondering if I should use the rocketfish hdmi cable for my computer and the radioshack one for my tv since i spend more time on my computer the watching tv . and will it make a difference what hdmi cable i use when gaming on my computer
    
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No it won't matter. HDMI is HDMI and you shouldn't listen to anyone (a lot of Best Buy employees) that tries to sell you on some ridiculously priced HDMI cable.

If you need proof, try switching the 2 cables and you'll see there won't be any noticeable difference.
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http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Digital-Ethernet-Connection-meters/dp/B003CT2A6I/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3

This one turned my 720p tv into 1080p



In all seriousness no it does not matter.
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http://www.amazon.com/Diamond-Digital-Ethernet-Connection-meters/dp/B003CT2A6I/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3

This one turned my 720p tv into 1080p

In all seriousness no it does not matter.

Thanks for posting this. Lol. I got a good laugh out of this review that someone posted for that $2700 HDMI cable:
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While browsing through the Amazon I came across some really crappy HDMI cables. I mean, $100 for an HDMI cable? What a ripoff. You're not going to get any picture quality out of that. If you want a decent HDMI cable, it's got to be over $1000. I stole a little jewelry from the local jewelry store (only 5 police cars came this time!), sold it on the black market, and bought this gem. I wanted this particular cable because it says 5M at the end. I'm not entirely sure what that means but 3M makes really good sticky stuff so, I figured 5M was even better. Boy, was I right. I took out my old crappy $500 HDMI cable and put this one in and turned on Cops, my favorite TV show. Because of the amazing sound and picture quality of this cable, I was extremely immersed in the TV show. I could swear that there were actually cops at my door breaking in. I could practically feel a policeman tackle me and put handcuffs on me. Anyway, on this particular episode they showed the guy actually going into jail, getting his mugshot, and being put in a jail cell. Kind of boring usually, but with this awesome HDMI cable, I felt like I was actually there. Anyway, it's been at the part where the guy is in the jail cell for over 3 hours and I still feel like I'm actually in a jail cell. I can't see a power button anywhere and can't even see a TV. Help?
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No it won't matter. HDMI is HDMI and you shouldn't listen to anyone (a lot of Best Buy employees) that tries to sell you on some ridiculously priced HDMI cable.

If you need proof, try switching the 2 cables and you'll see there won't be any noticeable difference.
Lol best buy is where I got my $50 rocketfish hdmi cable the sales man at best buy convinced me to spend $50 on this cable after he tried to convince me to buy a hdmi cable that cost $80 I was like no way $50 is my limit at the time I did not know better . I figured to ask if it would make a difference since I have it thanks no more spending $50 on a hdmi cable for me .
    
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Lol best buy is where I got my $50 rocketfish hdmi cable the sales man at best buy convinced me to spend $50 on this cable after he tried to convince me to buy a hdmi cable that cost $80 I was like no way $50 is my limit at the time I did not know better . I figured to ask if it would make a difference since I have it thanks no more spending $50 on a hdmi cable for me .

They get a lot of people to buy it thinking that it's worth it. You're spending $1,000+ on a TV, why not another $75 or so on an HDMI cable if it's going to make it look better? The problem is that it doesn't and you're better off spending the money on a Blu Ray player! Don't feel bad about it or anything. Now you know that there's not really any benefit and are smarter for next time. thumb.gif
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