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post #21 of 26
I have nothing but Monster Cable for my Home Theater:



And also a Monster CAble Power Stage 3 SP.

But all my cables and the Power Stage 3 came from eBay. My DVI cable was $10.99 and Best Buy wanted $89.99. Never had to pay more than $15 for Monsters on eBay, a lot less than any cables sold at walmart as well.

Are they worth it? I don't think so but when there's eBay and you can get them for a lot less than "el cheapo" cables? Why not.
post #22 of 26
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The only people who should buy Monster cable are people who light cigars with Benjamins. Fortunately for Monster, there are plenty of those people. They're not even suckers, they are just rich as hell, and want the best.
Well, I'm not rich, but when it comes to buying cabling for my HDTV and other gear, I will only buy Monster.

When I bought the PS3, I asked the guy, "I need an HDMI cable. Whatcha got?" "We have a couple different brands, what kind do you want?" "The best you you got." Hands me a Monster HDMI cable, I paid around $100 for it, and I was happy.

Say what you will, but when it comes to that stuff, Monster is all I want.
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I like how you have a special spot for your LoTR. <pushes up glasses> hehhh.....goooo frodo!
    
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post #24 of 26
Monster cables are only useful beyond 50 ft. 100ft + they are damn good lossless cables. For short runs, they are insanely overpriced.

That being said, I have a Monster power distribution block for my AV system. And, it is awesome. It's freaking indestructable and had huge surface area for power blocks.
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****!111 mah onez and zehroz are teh borkd'! here iz my 500$$ dollurz!

yeah...digital signals?

Its like when people said that their burned CDs had a lower quality if they burned them at a higher speed. lawlz (quick! everyone burn your CDs at 1x for superior quality)
But it IS true that you get less errors at slower speeds.. (Try buning a linux ISO. Some borked data makes it useless..)

I have some Mp3 disks with COMPLETELY corrupted folders.. and I never get that at 2x....
post #26 of 26
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• The only people who should buy Monster cable are people who light cigars with Benjamins. Fortunately for Monster, there are plenty of those people. They're not even suckers, they are just rich as hell, and want the best. This testing did not prove that Monster is not the best. It just proved that the best is, for the most part, unnecessary.
I buy all my Monster cables OEM, so rather than paying $300 for a Monster cable, I pay $18.63

Really, if you have access to the OEM side, Monster is the way to go. I mean, $8 for a 100ft ethernet cable! Who can beat that!?

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If Monster Cables were $15 I would buy them too.
Or < $10. Considering they seem to have near perfect quality assurance, and provide the cables to companies at the same or better prices than the cheap/generic competition...why not use them!?
     
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