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post #11 of 36
I found a 24c gold hdmi cable in England for £40 lol.
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Some of them are expensive just to rip off of uneducated customers.

Cable price doesn't matter, they ALL PERFORM EXACTLY THE SAME....

Just buy the cheapest you can. NO cable has a difference to another one in terms of anything... They are all the same.



In the analog days, cable quality mattered. No more. Now it's digital. Either it works as well as it possibly can, or it doesn't work at all...
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post #13 of 36
i bought 25 feet for 12$ from my trusty computer store

retail stores sell hdmi cable's extremly high in price
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post #14 of 36
http://www.monoprice.com/products/su...=10240#1024001

Was told about this site yesterday, figured I would share the wealth. Over $100 for an HDMI cable is absolutely ridiculous.
post #15 of 36
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Originally Posted by De-Zant View Post
Some of them are expensive just to rip off of uneducated customers.

Cable price doesn't matter, they ALL PERFORM EXACTLY THE SAME....

Just buy the cheapest you can. NO cable has a difference to another one in terms of anything... They are all the same.
Not quite... all cables are definitely not the same... however, it generally does not matter until you get to longer runs (30+ ft). Most low-priced HDMI cannot do 75ft.
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post #16 of 36
A 5 dollar cable will work just as well as a 100 dollar cable, and yes most of the time the company are just trying to make you pay way too much for a hdmi cable and they usually trick people by putting high speed cable and trying to make it sound faster which is not. The only reason why a hdmi cable would more expensive if it is a longer cable
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post #17 of 36
I am using this with my PS3. Not too spendy.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16812189166
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+infinity The only place one needs to go to for cables.
    
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post #19 of 36
Yup, all cables are not the same. Some do provide better quality (because of the increased bandwidth) and extra features. However, the more expensive ones are a rip off. If you find a £10 HDMI 1.4 compliant cable, it will not be any worse than a £100 HDMI compliant cable.

What I did like about Monster cables was there "cable for life scheme". If your cable ever becomes outdated for your system, you ring their helpline and they send you a new top of the range cable (obviously have to send back your old one with proof of purchase). But it means you buy one cable and that's it.
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Here is what you need.
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