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Discussion in 'The OT' started by Richard King, Nov 17, 2010.
I wonder if they are letting him drive his Segway around the ship.
Wow, certainly no love for Monster at AVS. If I were him, I might be afraid of what might happen.
Never have and never will.
Monoprice.com... The place for all my cable needs...
I used to have access to just about every piece of electrical test equipment available and I tried to find out what the difference between Monster wiring and other types of wiring and never saw one bit of difference. The only thing I like about Monster wiring is it's flexibility. For that reason only, I do buy small rolls of Monster 16 gauge wire when I'm wiring speakers.
For those of you who are wondering, 16 gauge bare copper wire, no matter the manufacturer, is still just 16 gauge wire. The differences come with the insulation used.
Likewise...for over 5 years.
Had two friends that were going to get HDMI cables for their TV's at Best Buy and one was considering getting a Monster Cable. I showed them that a 6 ft cable at Monoprice was about $3 and he nearly fell out of his chair. They each ordered a 3 ft, 6 ft and 8 ft cable for about $12 total. When the shipment showed up about 3 days later, he was even more impressed.
Right on! That's what friends do! Seems like they owe you a drink or two. :goodjob:
I've probably done that 20+ times now too.
Even when I steer them towards the Monoprice premium cables, they're less than 1/3 the price of Monster stuff with the same specs.
Friends don't let friends buy Monster Cable.
Yup. Just placed an order myself in anticipation of ordering my new TV in the next day or so...
Adjustable Tilting Wall Mount Bracket for LCD Plasma (Max 165Lbs, 37~63inch) - BLACK
10FT Cat5e 350MHz UTP Ethernet Network Cable - Gray
Recessed Pro Power Kit w/Straight Blade Inlet White
10FT (RG-59/U) 5-RCA Component Video/Audio Coaxial Cable
10FT 28AWG High Speed HDMI Cable w/Ferrite Cores - Black
$4.05 each (Qty 2)
3-RCA RGB Coupler for Component Video Cable Extension
3-RCA Coupler for Component Video Cable Extension - Single Color
Subtotal : $85.73
Shipping & Handling Cost : $15.50
GRAND TOTAL : $101.23
Not too bad...
The only thing you have to watch for is when you buy a long HDMI cable, like the 25 footer I bought. Then you have to watch the gauge size. It should be as large as you can get reasonably. Don't remember what size I bought, but I think it was around 23 or 24 gauge. Still cheap online at most sites.
Wonder how much that stuff would have cost you for Monster equipment?
Two car titles and a partridge in a pear tree...
Yeah. I don't anything that long. I got the 2 10-footers to be sure I had enough slack to go out the back of the the TV stand, down to the baseboard area for the recessed wall outlet, into the wall and up about 6 feet, out the other recessed wall outlet to the back of the TV. I figured 28 gauge was fine for that distance.
I know, I always look at the Monster equipment and marvel that people actually buy them.
Are you aware that you can also by "couplers" for HDMI cables?
I feel bad when newbs here or avs post issues with a setup and include, "with Monster HDMI cables," in their posts.
Yeah, but I have 6 ft cables so if I bought more 6 footers and coupled them that would probably be in the wall, which I don't want. And the cost for a 10 footer over a 6 footer is only a few cents or so...
The Great American Herd (GAH) definitely needs educating. This is just a small example of what they don't know. Suckers born every day.