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If I spend $1000 on my HDMI Cable, do I get better picture quality?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Equipment' started by Fontano, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Dec 8, 2009 #1 of 21
    Fontano

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    Now that I have you thinking I am nuts, I could by 200 HDMI cables for that kind of coin, and I would probably have 199 of them work perfectly fine.

    But, this company is giving Monster Cable a run for their crazy award.
    http://www.engadget.com/2009/12/08/wireworlds-platinum-starlight-hdmi-cable-is-only-1-000-better/

    I guess they at one time sold a power cord for $1500

    Go figure.

    On a side note: Anyone having issues with Engadget? Ever since they want to this new site style, it takes FOREVER to load and run all the javascript stuff.
     
  2. Dec 8, 2009 #2 of 21
    Tom Robertson

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    $1k for a 1M cable? I'll pass. Now if it was 40 inches or so, that would be a bargain... :D
     
  3. Dec 8, 2009 #3 of 21
    sigma1914

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    Dangit, I just ordered a 6 footer from monoprice, I better cancel.
     
  4. Dec 8, 2009 #4 of 21
    naijai

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    Question:Will this immerse me in the picture if i buy it ? It will be excellent with my LG 32" LCD and will gaming look more life like :D
     
  5. Dec 9, 2009 #5 of 21
    Grentz

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    I think this plugs directly into your brain right? At least for that kinda money I would expect it too :p
     
  6. dmspen

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    I have a few extra 6 foot HDMI cables from Monoprice lying around. I guarantee they will provide a great digital picture. I'm selling them for the low price of $750 each!:lol:

    Who wants one?:icon_stup
     
  7. wmj5

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    I ordered 5 4' hdmi cables from monoprice about 2 years ago and paid $3.00 each for them and I have been using them ever since and they work just fine.
     
  8. Mark Holtz

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    Someone is obviously taking advantage of the fact that some people just have too much money to spend.
     
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    This is my favorite review on there...

    "I accidentally dropped one end of my Denon cable into a glass of Tuscan whole milk I was drinking. Later when I finished my milk (yeah, I still drank it; should I not have done that?), my right arm (lost in an accident in 1987) spontaneously grew back.

    Is that normal?"
     
  11. BubblePuppy

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    With the DNA Helix thingy you could attach a splitter and soon there would be three, four or more....and it might be able to repair itself.....now that is a bargain.
     
  12. Tom Robertson

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    I've done some more research* on this:

    The basic cable from most vendors is capable of carrying the digital signals. The $150 monster cables ensure the electrons maintain the correct order. Without that, the digital plateau structure is compromised.

    The $1,000 cables go a step farther. All the electrons are sanitized so as to spin in the exact same direction, be at the exact same EV strength, and all flow at precisely the same rate. No electron jitter. These effects guarantee that the TV processor has the fastest, smoothest decoding times. No wasted cpu cycles, giving the TV perfect picture. Zero video wow and flutter.

    So there is value in the $1k cables.°

    Cheers,
    Tom





    *Yes, research into how to BS this whole concept... :)
    °Yes, the cables do have value--$4.00 at monoprice (for their best cables.) :lol:
     
  13. Mark Holtz

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  14. sdirv

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    Are they cryogenically treated so that all the molecules line up perfectly????
     
  15. Stuart Sweet

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    About your other question, I don't have any problems per se with Engadget, but I don't like their new format, where you have to scroll down to read the actual new stuff.
     
  16. Shardin

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    Actually if you buy one of these I would expect it to plug in a few feet lower:D
     
  17. Yoda-DBSguy

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    A Galaxy...
    Buying a Samsung 40" 1080P LCD = $713.00
    Subscribing to DirecTV's anual Basic Package = $359.88
    Getting raped by buying the "platinum" HDMI cable depicted above = $PRICELESS !rolling
     
  18. hdtvfan0001

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    I'm guessing a $4000 Lasik laser eye surgery still won't allow you to see any image quality difference using that cable over my $11.24 6-foot quad shielded Monoprice HDMI cable. :D
     
  19. topgun310

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    does anyone know anything about birdog repair, i have a meter that is only staying on if i hold the on button in and only goes to the main screen nothing further?> any help?
     
  20. Yoda-DBSguy

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    A Galaxy...
    You might not want to hijack anothers thread as it's kind of a rule of thumb anywhere on the net; besides just being polite.

    At any rate, have you tried to program it yet; if you have, it sounds like a battery issue----needing replacement that is. If you have not programmed it yet, you need to before it's operational.
     

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