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Posted: 10/30/2006 4:37:58 PM EST
Are the expensive ones really worth it , or are Monster Cables just an exercise in wallet raping?
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:39:05 PM EST
this thread was done a week ago.

general consensus is that HDMI is better
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:40:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By gaspain:
this thread was done a week ago.

general consensus is that HDMI is better


I believe he was asking which brand of HDMI was better, or if a more expensive brand is worth it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:40:59 PM EST

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
this thread was done a week ago.

general consensus is that HDMI is better


I believe he was asking which brand of HDMI was better, or if a more expensive brand is worth it.


Bingo
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:43:54 PM EST
If they don't already have an article on snopes about monster cables, they should.

No, monster cables are not worth it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:44:30 PM EST
NXG is a great line to buy. They wount break the bank either.

Google them.


Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:44:47 PM EST

Originally Posted By Sapper76:

Originally Posted By roboman:

Originally Posted By gaspain:
this thread was done a week ago.

general consensus is that HDMI is better


I believe he was asking which brand of HDMI was better, or if a more expensive brand is worth it.


Bingo


HDMI is transmitting nothing but 1's and 0's. Dont buy into the Monster Cable hype. Check out avsforums.com.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:44:59 PM EST
costco has a set for $80 iirc
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:45:10 PM EST
If the signal is digital, there is no reason for a more expensive cable.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:47:08 PM EST
Cheap cables at www.bluejeanscable.com/ or www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp. Monster, or even the 'cheap' brands at BB or whatnot are wickedly overpriced.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:47:38 PM EST
The WalMart cable is $35. Works dandy.

Don't believe the hype. Digital is digital.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:53:43 PM EST
I laugh my ass off when I see gold plated phone and cat5 cables...

Total fucking ripoff....

Same with overpriced speaker wire...

Get some zip cord and be done with it..you will not hear the difference.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 4:55:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By pv74:
I laugh my ass off when I see gold plated phone and cat5 cables...

Total fucking ripoff....

Same with overpriced speaker wire...

Get some zip cord and be done with it..you will not hear the difference.


i like the bling bling!
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:36:34 PM EST
On this page...

You will fing the following:



NX4051 1 meter $69.95
NX4052 2 meter $79.95
NX4053 3 meter $89.95
NX4054 4 meter $99.95
NX4056 6 meter $149.95
NX40510 10 meter $199.95
NX40515 15 meter $299.95
NX40520 20 meter $399.95


My cost is way below those inflated prices. For example I can get the 1 meter for, $23.00. the 20 meter is $180.00.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:48:09 PM EST
I was at BB the other day buying an optical cable to connect the new DVD to the receiver. The little dweeb tried to tell me the monster optical cable at $80 was better than the el-cheapo optical cable at $29 because it has "better RF shielding".

I couldn't convince the little dweeb of just how stupid that sounded.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:49:34 PM EST
Might as well buy a Colt.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:50:12 PM EST
Monster is a ripoff and I saw no difference between component and HDMI on my set up
A2Zcables.com is another great source
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:52:12 PM EST
Get the cheap HDMI.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 5:53:37 PM EST
Gold plating is not unreasonable. It DOES offer significant corrosion protection.

There IS a very good reason why you will almost never see a connector of any kind on a computer that isn't gold plated.


But otherwise....bits is bits. If the connection is good and the cable is truly able to handle the required bandwidth without exceeding the crosstalk and attentuation specs, there really should be no advantage to a more expensive cable unless you're the guy who's selling it
and pocketing the larger profit margin.

And incidentally, in the audiophile/videophile circles, Monster Cable is considered to be very "entry level".

CJ
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 6:10:08 PM EST
HDMI is digital. It either works 100% or it doesn't work at all.
Link Posted: 10/30/2006 6:10:58 PM EST
Monster cables aren't the "really expensive" ones.
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