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Hey guys, intend to buy HDMI cable for connecting monitor to PC. Maybe to my TV aswell sometimes:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-053-_-Product

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-002-_-Product

Are both same quality? Should I just get the lowest price?
post #2 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lutsk92 View Post
Hey guys, intend to buy HDMI cable for connecting monitor to PC. Maybe to my TV aswell sometimes:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-053-_-Product

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-002-_-Product

Are both same quality? Should I just get the lowest price?
Just buy what ever is the cheapest. The quality doesn't matter until your running over 50'. There was a write up in pc mag about it. But it's kind of common knowledge. It's all digital.

I just bought the link depot ones and they work fine. I felt like I overpaid for them though because they were $4. You can get them on amazon for like $1 sometimes.

Don't ever pay over $10 for an HDMI cable. Unless it's really long.
Edited by dham - 1/3/11 at 1:47pm
    
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Hey guys, intend to buy HDMI cable for connecting monitor to PC. Maybe to my TV aswell sometimes:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-053-_-Product

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-002-_-Product

Are both same quality? Should I just get the lowest price?
Just get one or the other, it wont be noticable if there is a difference
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post #4 of 19
Buy the cheaper cable. There are very few cases in which buying a more expensive cable will serve you better. Hell, buy two! Just in case
post #5 of 19
i spent 13bux on my 10FT hdmi cable at fry's, it works just fine.
post #6 of 19
For that short of a run, get the least expensive cable you can find.

If you'd like to read about HDMI cables and learn a bit, poke around www.bluejeanscable.com. There is a large smattering of great information on that site that can help you if and when you need to get a longer cable.
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i would try monoprice instead

newegg charges double the price of the cable to ship it...

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Lutsk92 View Post
Hey guys, intend to buy HDMI cable for connecting monitor to PC. Maybe to my TV aswell sometimes:

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-053-_-Product

http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product...-002-_-Product

Are both same quality? Should I just get the lowest price?
buy a cable with atleast a 10gbps transfer rate! best buy sells the rocketfish 10gb for like $4 with employee discount so im sure you can find the same one online for close to that just make sure of the 10GBPS or the quality will be slightly filtered like in many cases fuzzy!

the fuzziness is hard to see unless you know what to look for but still its better to get the best you need ya know

(edit)
the second one is 10gbps!
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At short lengths, there is literally ZERO difference between HDMI cables.

I repeat: ZERO DIFFERENCE

Since the HDMI video and audio signals are digital, they can't be "distorted" by the cable. Either the 1s and 0s get through, or they don't.
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Go for the lowest price. I don't know how they can get away with selling cables that are like 4 feet for $100, Best Buy especially has some ridiculous ludicrous prices on some of their cables. Other than integrated sound and being just a single connector, it actually isn't any better than component as far as video.
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