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


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#1 OFFLINE   Fontano

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:18 PM

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....y-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.

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#2 OFFLINE   Tom Robertson

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:23 PM

$1k for a 1M cable? I'll pass. Now if it was 40 inches or so, that would be a bargain... :D

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Posted 08 December 2009 - 06:32 PM

Dangit, I just ordered a 6 footer from monoprice, I better cancel.
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 10:33 PM

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
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Posted 08 December 2009 - 11:23 PM

I think this plugs directly into your brain right? At least for that kinda money I would expect it too :P
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:00 AM

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

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 09:10 AM

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.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:44 AM

Someone is obviously taking advantage of the fact that some people just have too much money to spend.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:48 AM

Reminds me of this. http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000I1X6PM

Read the reviews. lol
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:53 AM

Reminds me of this. http://www.amazon.co...e/dp/B000I1X6PM

Read the reviews. lol


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.

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:56 AM

It has a patent-pending DNA Helix conductor design formed by the gods themselves out of 24 solid silver conductors.


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.
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Posted 10 December 2009 - 10:57 AM

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.°

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°Yes, the cables do have value--$4.00 at monoprice (for their best cables.) :lol:

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Posted 10 December 2009 - 11:06 AM

The five most overpriced cables
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:38 PM

Are they cryogenically treated so that all the molecules line up perfectly????

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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:53 PM

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.
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Posted 05 January 2010 - 05:59 PM

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


Actually if you buy one of these I would expect it to plug in a few feet lower:D
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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:24 AM

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

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Posted 06 January 2010 - 08:38 AM

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
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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

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?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:15 PM

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?


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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