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i see you can get these a lot cheaper online. any recomendations?
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Don't cheap out is my opinion. I bought a couple of cheap ones and they caused DVD players to glitch and Apple TV to not be recognized by my TV.

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I think I may have some at home. What kind of HDMI cable do you need?

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monoprice.com Good cables at low prices.

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they have this box that has a buncha different cables all for 69.99


10ft hdmi
6ft hdmi
and then other stuff, component, etc.

not bad considering the 6ft hdmi is the same price.

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not looking for cheap hdmi. i am looking for good cables for cheap. some places on ebay claim $99 retail cables for $20. just wondering if anybody had any experience with these.

also what input(pun intended) does anyone have on surge protecters.
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is there a real difference in a $20 cable vs a $60 one?

i thought that since it's a digital signal that it doesn't really matter. the signal either gets there or it doesn't.

with that said, when i was buying my HDTV, i got suckered into the $80 monster cables

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not looking for cheap hdmi. i am looking for good cables for cheap. some places on ebay claim $99 retail cables for $20. just wondering if anybody had any experience with these.

also what input(pun intended) does anyone have on surge protecters.


I am going monster for surge suppressors. I had a power flux and it took out my LCD last feb.

all those cables are BS, if its not name brand then its usually chinese junk (seriously)

I prefer monster, and thankfully have yet to hear any issues with counterfits.

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is there a real difference in a $20 cable vs a $60 one?

i thought that since it's a digital signal that it doesn't really matter. the signal either gets there or it doesn't.

with that said, when i was buying my HDTV, i got suckered into the $80 monster cables
easier to buy a better cable and not to worry about it than buy a cheap and question if thats whats causing your problems (if you get probs, etc.)
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Do not spend a lot of money on hdmi cables. Expensive cables are all marketing hype. I think people who buy 100.00 hdmi cables are nuts. It is a 100% digital signal so it is either on or off, any cable will work.

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Actually, all the high-end connections that I have are Monster in my system.

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not looking for cheap hdmi. i am looking for good cables for cheap. some places on ebay claim $99 retail cables for $20. just wondering if anybody had any experience with these.

also what input(pun intended) does anyone have on surge protecters.
another recommendation for monoprice.com

it's exactly what you want. all sorts of connectors/cables at inexpensive prices
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Actually, all the high-end connections that I have are Monster in my system.
Agree for speaker wire and rca connections that you should not skimp. But for digital you can use less expensive with great results.

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I think monster cables are overpriced. I've bought several cables from monoprice and haven't had a problem. I used one of their DVI to HDMI cables for my comcast box (good luck finding one of those at Best Buy) and this HDMI cable for my PS3:
http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

Check out the reviews, not one bad one.

I also have one of their HDMI switches since my LCD TV only has one HDMI input.
I also have used a monster brand HDMI cable and I have not noticed a difference in picture quality.

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I use el cheapos from tigerdirect and have no problem with them. If you think about it, digital signal is either on or off either your tv gets the signal or it doesn't. that's what I was told and it makes sense to me and I've had Monster Cable as well as no-name brands hooked up to my Samsung and I've noticed no difference at all except the nearly $70 difference.
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I'm using an HDMI cable from Amazon I got for $3 ($5 shipped). I've had no problem with it thus far and I've had it for a month or so. My cousin has had one for a year and the only problem is it started to show a yellow line on his TV so he bought another one and hasn't had a problem. Its a digital signal, so the TV will see 5v as logic 1 and it will also see 3v as logic 1. Even if there is a 2v signal loss, it should still be OK. If it was an analog signal, its a completely different story.

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