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post #51 of 59
http://gizmodo.com/268788/the-truth-...keep-upusually
here is your proof that monster in fact is a gimmick
http://gizmodo.com/370628/the-real-r...s-cost-so-much
and here is a funny comic /article that explains why monster cable is expensive

I'd love to see someone disprove Gizmodo
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More than half of my wires came with the devices. I've only ever bought 3 HDMI wires. One wire was less than $7, and I got this from a ROSS clothing store, of all places! The most I have ever paid for an HDMI wire was $14: A nine foot wire I needed right away as an extension.
 
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post #53 of 59
Wow... with that amount of money, I am able to buy 68 hdmi cables from:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...#specification

They have the exact same specifications as the "Ultra high speed" cables from Monster. These may not look so well, but you get equivalent performance for only $2.64 USD
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It is the same reason some people buy acura vs honda, infinity vs nissan, or lexus vs toyota, etc. They think that because its "luxury" that its that much better.
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For those of you that think all cables are equal, you're in error. What you need to ask yourself is how good of a cable do I need to buy to fit my needs. If you try to use a cheap cable for a long run and retain enough bandwidth for full 1080p and full high resolution multi channel audio, you may be in for a surprise. I've personally had to return a cheaper HDMI cable for an 18 ft run because it wasn't capable of the required bandwidth that I needed. I'm not saying anything positive in regards to Monster Cable, I'm merely stating that there is a difference in cables. You may not see it in your setup with a short run and regular DD or DTS, but you very well could on a longer run with full 1080p combined with high resolution, multi channel audio.
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for the money; BJC Belden Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable > all else.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sccr64472 View Post
For those of you that think all cables are equal, you're in error. What you need to ask yourself is how good of a cable do I need to buy to fit my needs. If you try to use a cheap cable for a long run and retain enough bandwidth for full 1080p and full high resolution multi channel audio, you may be in for a surprise. I've personally had to return a cheaper HDMI cable for an 18 ft run because it wasn't capable of the required bandwidth that I needed. I'm not saying anything positive in regards to Monster Cable, I'm merely stating that there is a difference in cables. You may not see it in your setup with a short run and regular DD or DTS, but you very well could on a longer run with full 1080p combined with high resolution, multi channel audio.
the above is correct.

All you need to know about HDMI cables from a scientific and electrical engineering standpoint:

http://www.audioholics.com/education...le-bench-tests
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16882155345



Honestly... When I was buying my TV from bestbuy on saturday I was looking at their HDMI cables (all were jokes... 25 bucks was the cheapest one...) and one in particular caught my eye. These overpriced monster cables.


And when the sales guy came back with my TV he said, "Do you have everything? A good quality HDMI cable is needed to play HD and blu ray."

I say, "Um no, I don't need one I have one..." From mono price.com

$5.00 for 5ft of 'high speed' HDMI cord. I got 3.


how does this company stay in business?
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It is the same reason some people buy acura vs honda, infinity vs nissan, or lexus vs toyota, etc. They think that because its "luxury" that its that much better.
thts different...
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