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Is it normal dishnetwork setup with component wire instead HDMI

Discussion in 'DISH™ High Definition Discussion' started by jaytin, May 14, 2009.

  1. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

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    I bought my 3 10 foot HDMI cables on ebay for 2.50 apiece. I think it's insane to buy retail.

    Same with LCD wall mount kits. 150 at the store, 40 bucks on ebay
     
  2. HarveyLA

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    I have purchased HDMI cables of various lengths from mycablemart.com- they are quality cables at bargain prices, and have all worked flawlessly. HDMI should always be better than component because it avoids a digital-to-analog conversion then another analog-to-digital conversion in your TV. Whether you can see the difference probably depends on the size and quality of your set, quality of a given program, and how far away you are sitting. But this debate doesn't matter to me at all. I have simply purchased HDMI and know that I have the best signal path available.
     
  3. dnero

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    When I got my first 722 I had already bought an HDMI cable so I dont know how he would have hooked it up. When they hooked my second 722 although I had bought an HDMI cable he brought one with him said his company policy was to supply one with every install so he left with me used it for my blue ray player.
     
  4. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

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    That would be a local sub policy. Not Dish.

    But for the record, please don't buy into that 'you better get a good HDMI cable' garbage. recommend getting the cheapest one you can find. Contrary to what some people here seem to think. I mean of course you CAN overpay and buy a ridiculous cable, but that doesn't make it smart.
     
  5. tnsprin

    tnsprin Hall Of Fame

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    The cheapest, NO. But plenty of very reasonable HDMI cable exist.
     
  6. FastNOC

    FastNOC Godfather

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    That's ok too. you can overpay a little if you want. but it's silly to try defending that a cheap hdmi cable doesn't carry a signal as good as any other.
     
  7. Charise

    Charise AllStar/Supporter DBSTalk Gold Club

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    My TV is DVI, so I got an HDMI to DVI cable from Monoprice plus an optical cable. It arrived the day of my install, I gave it to the installer, but he apparently forgot and hooked it up with S-video. I immediately realized the picture was worse, saw my new cables on the coffee table, and swapped them out right away. He left me the cables in the box, but I got one of the first 622s, and no HDMI cable was included then. I think they subsequently included an HDMI cable for a while and then stopped supplying one. At around $8 shipped, I didn't mind purchasing it on my own.
     

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