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    HDMI Cables?

    Does it really matter which kind you get? I bought a flatscreen last night for the first time ever and it only has HDMI inputs. I honestly have no clue what I'm doing with this stuff but I sure as heck don't want to spend 60 bucks or more on a cable.

    Newegg.com - hdmi cable 1080p

    I found this on Newegg for 10 bucks. I bought a 1080p 120htz TV last night and I want the picture to be as good as possible but am I really going to notice it being "slower" if I don't buy some super expensive cable?




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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    I got some in the $6 range from Amazon, for my receiver and PS3 and have no complaints.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    monoprice.com is the *only* place to get HDMI cables. Any cables for that matter.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    No. There is no degradation of signal. Buy the cheapest you can find.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Hey- sorry this is off topic from your original question, but I am in the market for a new LCD 120hz tv, mind if i bug you on which one you picked and why?

    As far as HDMI cables, I've heard that it doesn't matter. I bought a pack of 2 6' for 5 bucks awhile back knowing I was going to buy a HDTV but haven't used them yet obviously.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaddyMac View Post
    I got some in the $6 range from Amazon, for my receiver and PS3 and have no complaints.
    I did the same and have had no problems. Beats paying 40-50 bucks at Wally World for o ne.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    $5 cables from monoprice from my TV to PS3 and they look just like the ones my moron parents bought for a zillion dollars...



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    Hey- sorry this is off topic from your original question, but I am in the market for a new LCD 120hz tv, mind if i bug you on which one you picked and why?

    As far as HDMI cables, I've heard that it doesn't matter. I bought a pack of 2 6' for 5 bucks awhile back knowing I was going to buy a HDTV but haven't used them yet obviously.
    Bought the Samsung 46' LED. It had features my wife liked and it was a price we could agree on. We'd just paid off our car so it was kind of a "reward" so to speak. We've been looking at TV's for almost 3 years and the technology has moved to a point where I really like what you're getting for the money.




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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    Hey- sorry this is off topic from your original question, but I am in the market for a new LCD 120hz tv, mind if i bug you on which one you picked and why?

    As far as HDMI cables, I've heard that it doesn't matter. I bought a pack of 2 6' for 5 bucks awhile back knowing I was going to buy a HDTV but haven't used them yet obviously.
    I got a Samsung 850. My sister, brother and in-laws each got a Sony Bravia of some sort. Wouldn't complain about any of them.

    My recommendation - head to a big box store like Best Buy - look at them all side by side, check out different pics like sports (motion), color depths (particularly blacks). Pick a model or two you really like.

    Then hit the internet hard. Got mine from Amazon. In-laws from Dell. You'll save hundreds.

    Also - sites like Amazon have customer reviews. I think those are worthwhile to check out.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    My brother just bought a whole new TV and home theater setup with two 55" screens and all of the equipment. He bought all of his cables online for incredibly low prices compares to the Box stores and everything looks fantastic. I'd say buy the cheapest you can find.


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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Quote Originally Posted by danrog View Post
    Hey- sorry this is off topic from your original question, but I am in the market for a new LCD 120hz tv, mind if i bug you on which one you picked and why?
    I know this has been discussed a thousand times before but don't count out Plasma. I have both an LCD and a Plasma and I can tell you that the Plasma is a better TV overall if you have the right conditions. It also depends on what size you're thinking of buying.

    BTW-I'll second monoprice.com. I've bought a ton of things from them speaker wire, multiple HDMI cables, TV mounts (they are sturdy), DVI to HDMI, etc and every time they've been top notch.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    Definitely buy cables online, bought mine at Monoprice. I can't believe you don't have other inputs though...I think I have 3 component inputs, 4 HDMI inputs, an audio/video input, s-cable, etc.



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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    I had a Best Buy employee chew me out and basically call me stupid for rejecting his claim that I needed an $80 Monster HDMI cable for my PS3. I told him that I had already had a perfectly good Rocket Fish cable at home that would work just as well. He wouldn't drop the fact that I was wrong, even though I wasn't, and finally I just turned my back on him mid sentence and walked away.


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    Re: HDMI Cables?

    I think there are more, but everything I will be using is HDMI once the TV comes.




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