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New king of over-priced cable? $1,600 HDMI 26'

Discussion in 'Home Theater Audio' started by Earl Bonovich, Mar 26, 2011.

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    Lack of common sense ...
     
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    Thank goodness for monoprice!
     
  5. Doug Brott

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    Holy cow, that Diamond cable. Even if they hand mold the connectors, use absolutely top-shelf components and it's done by the the most expensive cablesmith in the world it still seems like $300 would be the max it could get to .. but nearly $2,600. I've heard of markup, but that's got to be at least a 10x markup.

    I'm a simple guy .. I'll stick with the $2 to $10 cables .. Although I do have one that cost me $43 .. a 50' HDMI cable.
     
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  8. P Smith

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    If someone willing spend those two grand for such cable, how many MILES he could span by the cable ? :D
     
  9. KroyT

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    I know some musicphiles who pay hundreds of dollars for cables because they tell me they can hear the difference. I actually bought pure silver speaker wires for my system once. I can't really tell if they sounded any better than the cheap copper speaker cables that I was using. I did end up selling them for the same price I bought them because of the value of the silver. As far as the prices of video hdmi cables go, I think it's a good idea to have your satellite receiver and blu-ray and other video devices close to the TV so you don't end up paying for every foot that the TV is away from the devices. I was just looking at the HDMI cables at hh gregg and like I said, the longer the cable you need the more expensive it will be. That's the lesson I've learned from seeing all those prices.
     

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