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Monster Cables (Yes or No)

Discussion in 'General Satellite Discussion' started by kcolg30, May 12, 2010.

  1. May 18, 2010 #21 of 127
    doorknob60

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    Get the cheapest one you can find on Newegg. Just make sure it has a good rating by other users. You can get them cheap there. Everywhere else is overpriced IMO (unless you can find a good sale at the right time). With digital signals like HDMI, either it works 100% or it doesn't (pretty much), so don't worry about cheap cables. I have cheap cables from Newegg and they work just fine. And if they don't Newegg has good customer service and will let you return it if you need :p
     
  2. May 18, 2010 #22 of 127
    Richard King

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    I have a customer here who had a 40' long HDMI cable installed by a local electrician (pulled up a wall, over the ceiling and down a wall). It was a near $100 cable purchased from Best Buy. It didn't work. If I recall correctly the signal was intermittant and only filled a part of the screen. I replaced the cable with one from Monoprice.com at about 1/3 the cost and it has been working just fine since.
     
  3. May 18, 2010 #23 of 127
    rynorama

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    No
    Monoprice
     
  4. May 18, 2010 #24 of 127
    matt

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    NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

    monoprice.com
     
  5. May 19, 2010 #25 of 127
    ffemtreed

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    Never Never Never!!!! Way too overpriced and no gain in quality.
     
  6. May 21, 2010 #26 of 127
    BetterThanMost

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    +1 for Firefold. They are local here in the Charlotte area, and always have good talent working at their counter;)
     
  7. May 22, 2010 #27 of 127
    jfeheley

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    This has nothing to do with TV cables but for information. I can notice a better clean sound from my speakers in my home music studio by using Mogami cables.
     
  8. May 22, 2010 #28 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    I use Monster Cable. When you invest in quality electronic gear why compromise it with cheap cable. As for their price, it pales in compairison to some of the other high end cable I've seen.
     
  9. May 22, 2010 #29 of 127
    sigma1914

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    Because you're getting suckered into hype. There's no better PQ or audio quality on your $100+ HDMI cables vs. $5 monoprice cables.
     
  10. May 22, 2010 #30 of 127
    hdtvfan0001

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    Monster Cable is perfectly fine.

    ....of course....you can get the same or better quality for a fraction of the price.... :D

    But hey...its your money to spend as you wish. ;)
     
  11. May 22, 2010 #31 of 127
    spartanstew

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    Three things the pros wouldn't be caught dead with:

    Monster Cables
    Bose Audio Gear
    Behr Paint
     
  12. May 22, 2010 #32 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Agrees with hdtvfan0001. But it's not my money. It's yours! Your tax dollars pay my Army retirement which I use for entertainment!:)
     
  13. May 22, 2010 #33 of 127
    mattpex

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  14. May 22, 2010 #34 of 127
    julesism

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    Just say NO to Monster.

    My 3 Terk HDTVa's have worked great for me since 2005 in several locations around Dallas and Austin TX.
     
  15. May 22, 2010 #35 of 127
    bluemoon737

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    That depends...if you like to look AT your cables then an argument can be made for them...otherwise, I wouldn't touch them with a 10' pole! ;)
     
  16. May 22, 2010 #36 of 127
    bluemoon737

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    Don't forget...you pay yourself as well :hurah:
     
  17. May 22, 2010 #37 of 127
    kevinturcotte

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    Back when I bought my first DVD player (2002 or so I think) I paid $125 for a 3 foot Monster component cable (Their top to the line at the time). I still have them, and use them (Or did before I went HDMI), but I've learned my lesson. For normal, short runs (I can't testify to anything over 10 feet or so), the cheap composite cables that usually come with stuff work just as well (Still use component output). And digital? Digital is digital. It either gets there or it doesn't. Again, I can't speak for longer cable runs though.
     
  18. May 22, 2010 #38 of 127
    Grentz

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    No, always overpriced.

    I have a few I found on deep deep discounts, but that is rare :p

    Never heard the Behr paint one before....always has worked well for me and I have done plenty of painting with many different brands :confused:
     
  19. May 22, 2010 #39 of 127
    Piratefan98

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    P.T. Barnum was right.

    And because of that, companies like Monster can actually find people to buy their $100 HDMI cables. The more things change .... , well, you know. :lol:

    Jeff
     
  20. May 22, 2010 #40 of 127
    Davenlr

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    Sort of reminds me of a friend of mine, who spent close to $100 for a custom 6 gauge power cord for his high dollar tube type amplifier, and swore it sounded better than when he was using the $1.98 cent line cord. Until I reminded him that the socket he was plugging it into was connected to the breaker box using unshielded 14 gauge wire strung through the walls...
     

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