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    Anyway. I see some very affordable hdmi cables on amazon... should I buy them or buy a set off a friend who works at a sony store (and use their discount)? Or drop the loot and buy some other cables?

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    What you need are $200 gold plated monster cables, otherwise you might as well be using an SD TV set.

    Nah, not really. As I understand it there's little (if any) difference between cables. Perhaps a videophile can prove me wrong, but you might as well go with the best price.

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    Get cheap, premium cables. 1.3b (a or c or whatever, since I don't remember).

    I got mine from Ebay, three of them. I currently use two, one on the PS3 an done on the Xbox 360, and they all work perfectly. Looks fantastic too.

    In my opinion, and I know some will debate, I rather get cheap cables than spend $50 on a cable that can do basically the same thing. Besides, those really expensive cables cost pennies to make anyway.
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    With HDMI, most any normal cable will do the job. You don't need anything fancy.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/10ft-HDMI-Cable-...item1e5b3c535a

    I have one of those, from the same seller, works and was built just as well as the fancy Philips one I have.

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    These are the cables I use:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Premium-HDMI-1-3...item5192ba92cb

    and this one

    http://cgi.ebay.com/3FT-3-FT-Premium...item335d1e2ee0

    At least 6 feet for each. They work fantastic.
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    I would highly recommend monoprice.com for inexpensive and good quality audio and video cables. I have purchased just about every cable there in the last three years and I know lots of audiophiles and videophiles do as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojay1997 View Post
    I would highly recommend monoprice.com for inexpensive and good quality audio and video cables. I have purchased just about every cable there in the last three years and I know lots of audiophiles and videophiles do as well.
    I was just coming in to say this. Their cables are very high quality for a fraction of the name brands sold at big stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joedick View Post
    What you need are $200 gold plated monster cables, otherwise you might as well be using an SD TV set.

    Nah, not really. As I understand it there's little (if any) difference between cables. Perhaps a videophile can prove me wrong, but you might as well go with the best price.
    Being that it is a digital signal,there really isn't too much difference,but I wouldn't buy no cheap $5 cable for my TV. I would least spend $20 to $40 on one depending on the source that its being viewed on. And again even thou,it is a digital signal,its nice to have gold for better conductivity so the 0's and 1's can get there smoothly.
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    Personally, I've had more luck with the cables I bought from Amazon. When I got my HDTV back in Feb I got two cables, one that I paid a few dollars for on Amazon and one that I paid about $30 for a Target. Long story short, only one of them still works and it's not the one I bought at Target, said cable has since been replaced with another that I bought from Amazon and no trouble so far.


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    It's digital. The signal is either on or off. There is NO difference in cables other than maybe a sturdier connector or a prettier cable.

    www.monoprice.com is your friend.

    Drop $30 on there and you'll wire up your entire home theater, shipped.
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    Yep, you definitely don't need to spend any more than $10 for a 2m/6 foot HDMI cable. I have 6 from an ebay seller called jamellcables that were around $7 each, gold plated and all work perfectly after at least a year of usage. Not so for a more expensive cable (around $70) I managed to get free with my new TV, that one died about 1 month after purchase.

    I really feel sorry for people who drop $300 for ultra premium super charged fancy design cables that do exactly the same thing. But really, people should do their homework first and not give in to unscrupulous salesman who swear on their mothers grave that if you don't buy their $300 cable your TV/blu ray player/360 etc... will explode.
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    I got Psyclone's 360 hdmi cables on clearance at Target for $10 and they work fine. However, there is sometimes sound distortion during very loud sequences. I've been meaning to try out another pair of cables to see if that problem is common in them as well.
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    I usually get my HDMI cables from Play-Asia. They are really cheap and affordable, comes in 1.5m or 3.0m which goes for $4.70 and $7.50 respectively.

    Or if you want higher graded ones, you can try the HDMI Cables from HORI. Available in Black or White. This one goes around $24.
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    I got my HDMI cables from eBay. I went with the cheapest I could find from a reputable seller located in the U.S. They were well under $10 shipped and work perfectly. But like others have said make sure to get the most up to date revision, which I believe right now is 1.3 which provides compatibility with lossless audio compression.


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    Like everyone says, buy cheap.

    Here's a CNET guide explaining the difference in HDMI standards, in case you're a little confused by 1.2, 1.3, etc.

    http://reviews.cnet.com/hdmi-guide/

    I've found that you can still get HDMI deals under monoprice's if you shop around. www.dealnews.com is a site updated daily with deals around the web from reputable sellers. I've personally gotten 2 HDMI cables for under $9 after being alerted by dealnews.
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    Quote Originally Posted by alec006 View Post
    Being that it is a digital signal,there really isn't too much difference,but I wouldn't buy no cheap $5 cable for my TV. I would least spend $20 to $40 on one depending on the source that its being viewed on. And again even thou,it is a digital signal,its nice to have gold for better conductivity so the 0's and 1's can get there smoothly.
    You do know that most cables are the same. A company makes a cable for pennies (a few cents) then hikes up the cost not because they are "special", but to make a massive profit.

    An OEM cable (no brand) can sell for less than $10, but once a company puts their brand on it (say Sony), it hikes up to $40? But it's the same darn cable!
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    You don't need Monster cables unless you are buying a 30+ feet long HDMI cable. That's the only time you need a "quality cable". I.e. you don't ever need Monster.

    As said, monoprice.com rocks your face.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mianrtcv View Post
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    Anyway. I see some very affordable hdmi cables on amazon... should I buy them or buy a set off a friend who works at a sony store (and use their discount)? Or drop the loot and buy some other cables?

    P.S. I'm poor... Headed to Vegas this summer....
    I actually own 3 of these amazon branded cables:

    http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H...3853711&sr=1-4

    I couldn't be happier with them.

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    monoprice.com

    I always order my A/V cables there. Cheap prices, and good quality.

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    Here ya go. 2 6ft HDMI 1.3 cables shipped for $3.31.

    http://dealnews.com/6-Foot-HDMI-Cabl...ng/364857.html

    What are you waiting for?

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