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Old 03-01-2006, 05:02 PM   #1
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HDMI Cables

Just started a company with my friends http://www.hdmisource.com selling DVI and HDMI cables. Come check us out!
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Old 03-01-2006, 07:45 PM   #2
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Word of advice if thats your site:

Specify what type of DVI connector it is. Wouldn't want someone ordering the wrong type and getting something with too many or too few pins.

Made that mistake a little bit ago.
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Old 03-02-2006, 12:46 AM   #3
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You created an entire company dedicated to only selling hdmi cables?

No offense, but you need to have a bigger product line than that.
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Old 03-25-2006, 03:21 PM   #4
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All the same?

I was just at Best Buy... and they have 3 kinds of HDMI. Moster $140, AR Research $85 and AR Research $55... all 6 foot. Does it make a difference to go with the cheapest one? Does it make a difference to get the beefy moster cable or the basic one?
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:31 PM   #5
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I was just at Best Buy... and they have 3 kinds of HDMI. Moster $140, AR Research $85 and AR Research $55... all 6 foot. Does it make a difference to go with the cheapest one? Does it make a difference to get the beefy moster cable or the basic one?
In cables there's a reason one is more expensive than the other. However, whether or not you can tell the difference as an average joe user is debatable.
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Old 03-25-2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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In cables there's a reason one is more expensive than the other.
Not quite...
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Old 03-25-2006, 10:05 PM   #7
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In many cases it is, it's the difference in quality of metals used, electromagnetic sheilding etc. If you have a high powered HT setup or a big computer/server setup (where I deal with most of my wiring cost issues) the electromagnetic interference from the signals sent through the cables can disrupt each other if not properly shielded. It's why you can go to radio shack and buy a crappy A/V cable for 5 bucks or go to a HT store and pay 100+ for gold tipped, properly shielded version.
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In many cases it is, it's the difference in quality of metals used, electromagnetic sheilding etc. If you have a high powered HT setup or a big computer/server setup (where I deal with most of my wiring cost issues) the electromagnetic interference from the signals sent through the cables can disrupt each other if not properly shielded. It's why you can go to radio shack and buy a crappy A/V cable for 5 bucks or go to a HT store and pay 100+ for gold tipped, properly shielded version.
With that being said... will the $60 HDMI cable do as good as a $140 cable? I've never been a fan of moster cables... way too much hype and way too expensive. If it makes a difference, I'll pony up to the more expensive cable, but if it is all smoke and mirrors (and monster cable marketing) then I'll pass.
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Old 03-25-2006, 11:59 PM   #9
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Digital is Digital, zeros and ones. This isn't analog we're talking about. Go get your digital cables from monoprice.com and save yourself a ton. Don't give in to the marketing hype.
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Old 03-27-2006, 12:15 PM   #10
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Most of the reason Monster Cable costs so much is because they pay huge sales commissions to the sales guys. For a digital cable, I wouldn't pay more than $15.
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www.monoprice.com is the place i get all my hdmi/dvi cables
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The higher end hdmi cables are mainly useful on higher end tv's / equipment.. it 'can' make a noticable difference but for the average and slightly above average consumer it's just not necisary. However if your a movie fanatic and everything is top of the line.. skimping on the cables will hinder your equipment and movie watching experience
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Is there a significant difference in PQ between component and HDMI?
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Is there a significant difference in PQ between component and HDMI?
No. Most eyes won't be able to tell a difference.
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