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Difference between a $20 and a $200 HDMI cable

post #1 of 19
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Ive seen shops selling HDMI cables up to $200 bucks and some are selling unknown brands 16inch cables for like $10-20.

Whats the difference? Ive did plenty of research online and most would say its a big rip off and theres no difference in picture quality.
post #2 of 19
The second point you made is true. It's a scheme to capitalize on idiots.
Not going to be a difference in picture quality since the signal is digital.

Now excuse me while I game at 1080p on this $3 Rosewill HDMI cable..
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Agreed, there's not much to be gained from spending a silly amount on a HDMI cable.
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Its not like speaker wire where bigger is better. It either works or it doesnt.
    
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post #5 of 19
Havent noticed any myself. When I first got my Blu Ray player paid 1.50 plus 1.99 shipping for a cheap one. Later found a monster hdmi cable for a pretty good price on ebay for aroung 17 bucks. It looks way more Hi Tech and stronger but they both give off about the same quality picture. Im sure some are better quality and will last a lot longer, but sometimes its just ridiculous the difference in price.
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It wont make noticeable difference with regular tv and length of 1.3m
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post #8 of 19
My 20€ Logitech HDMI cable has worked very well with PS3 at least. Just like you can buy $50 audio cable or $1000 audio cable, no any killing difference but if you have spare money and golden ears, why not.
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180$ obviously.
post #10 of 19
Only real difference between most HDMI cables for common usage (6 ft.) is the connectors and the flexibility. My Monoprice cables are stiff and sometimes loose on my components, my Monster cables bend nicely and fit tighter but both function the same.
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