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#1 adrian089

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 07:04 PM

mommy got a new lcd tv so ive been wondering if theres a big difference between the cheap $5 hdmi cables on ebay and the microsoft one and if there is if any1 knows of a good cable thats cheaper than the m$ one.

I need to get a nice decent sized lcd in my room now, ive had my pc hooked up in the living room for the last week, but i just ordered another wireless card and ima put it in my old one so i can put that out there and watch movies.

#2 throwingks

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 08:52 PM

HDMI is a digital connection. If it works, it works.

http://monoprice.com is a great place to buy cables.

EDIT: Woops, I didn't realize it was for a 360. I don't know then.

Edited by throwingks, 06 September 2008 - 08:54 PM.


#3 Chancer

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:34 PM

Don't waste money on a fancy HDMI cable. A cheap one will be fine.

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Posted 06 September 2008 - 10:56 PM

I remember they had a bit on the Gadget show (UK tv show in case you're wondering) where they compared a fancy gold plated 100+ top of the range HDMI cable against one of the bog standard 10 cables. 2 HDTVs exactly the same size side by side, same make/model, same length of HDMI cable and same Blu-ray players playing the same movie as the HD source. Nobody could tell the difference which screen was using the 100 cable and which was using the 10 cable. Save your money tongue.gif

#5 lostboyz

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Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:14 AM

QUOTE(throwingks @ Sep 6 2008, 03:28 PM) View Post

HDMI is a digital connection. If it works, it works.

http://monoprice.com is a great place to buy cables.

EDIT: Woops, I didn't realize it was for a 360. I don't know then.


qft on monoprice, i dont know how many people i have told about that site after they complain about spending $80 for an hdmi cable

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:40 PM

QUOTE(Chancer @ Sep 7 2008, 12:10 AM) View Post

Don't waste money on a fancy HDMI cable. A cheap one will be fine.

I concur, copper is still copper and the differences in conductivity are just tiny for HDMI cables.
when you buy something from a big brand, you nearly always pay extra just for the name, which is unnecessary.

edit: oops, just saw the previous post date, please forgive this necro farce.

Edited by johnnyrico, 24 October 2008 - 05:41 PM.


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Posted 13 November 2008 - 03:40 PM

Check Amazon.

I bought a few there over the summer for $0.91 each.

I use one of the cheap ones to connect my laptop to my t.v.
I use the one that came with my Elite to connect it to my t.v.
I can't see much difference.




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