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#1 OFFLINE   Cavicchi

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:42 AM

The new HR24 comes with an HDMI cable, V1.3. How does this "free" HDMI cable compare to expensive ones from the likes of Monster Cable, etc.?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 10:44 AM

:lol: Monster is a rip off. The included cable is fine.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:02 AM

:lol: Monster is a rip off. The included cable is fine.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:05 AM

Monoprice is also good. Don't waste your money on Monster ripoff cable. Digital is digital, you either get it or you don't.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:11 AM

Monoprice is also good. Don't waste your money on Monster ripoff cable. Digital is digital, you either get it or you don't.


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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:22 AM

Remember HDMI is a standard. So, if the cable meets the standard, you are good go. The rest of your choice is how much money you want to waste.

Monoprice has been very good to me.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:25 AM

Remember HDMI is a standard. So, if the cable meets the standard, you are good go. The rest of your choice is how much money you want to waste.

Monoprice has been very good to me.


even Ebay has better deals on HDMI---good cables for under $5 or up to $20....check them out too if you need more.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:35 AM

Heck I ordered something from Overstock the other day and my receipt email had an ad for a two pack of 10'HDMI cables for $5.99. Like has already been stated, digital cables are digital cables...then you pay an extra hundred bucks to have the Monster name if you want.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:38 AM

I bought sevral 6' HDMI cables from Monoprice when I first ordered up my HR20 and my first HDTV a few years back.

The Monoprice cables were under $10 at that time. The seller of the TV threw in some free stuff with the TV including a 6' HDMI cable with a retail value of $50.

THe "$50" cable was identical to the monoprice cable right down to the numbers stamped on the bag.

Monoprice is the only place to buy cables.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

.....Digital is digital, you either get it or you don't.


Yeah, you don't see people running out and buying $100 USB cables. :lol:

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 11:45 AM

I bought sevral 6' HDMI cables from Monoprice when I first ordered up my HR20 and my first HDTV a few years back.

The Monoprice cables were under $10 at that time. The seller of the TV threw in some free stuff with the TV including a 6' HDMI cable with a retail value of $50.

THe "$50" cable was identical to the monoprice cable right down to the numbers stamped on the bag.

Monoprice is the only place to buy cables.



Firefold has great prices and very nice cables as well.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:09 PM

Going back the original question, I have used the DIRECTV-supplied HDMI cables quite happily for years.
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 12:19 PM

For hdmi cable deals check slickdeals.net. Every now and then there will be a post on hdmi cable deals. Last one I bought was 3 six foot hdmi cables for $6 (including shipping). All 3 worked fine.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

How often should you replace HDMI cables? I have been using the same ones for 2 1/2 years was wondering if I should replace them.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:12 PM

How often should you replace HDMI cables? I have been using the same ones for 2 1/2 years was wondering if I should replace them.

as far as I know, when it goes it replace them, I haven't replaced any of mine at all unless a dog or something chews it up :)

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:14 PM

Just like changing your oil in your car, change your cables every 6 months or 3000 hours of viewing!!










Just kidding. . . .electrons only move on the cable, they don't degrade them.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:15 PM

To those who suggested Monoprice and whatever else to buy from, I have the free HDMI cables from DTV and why would I want to buy an HDMI cable if what you all say is true regarding it doesn't matter?

I do have a Monster Cable HDMI that was included in my TV purchase a few years ago, but I don't feel like switching back and forth to find out if there is a difference. I do wonder if there is any difference with regard to shielding, if that matters?

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:20 PM

To those who suggested Monoprice and whatever else to buy from, I have the free HDMI cables from DTV and why would I want to buy an HDMI cable if what you all say is true regarding it doesn't matter?

I do have a Monster Cable HDMI that was included in my TV purchase a few years ago, but I don't feel like switching back and forth to find out if there is a difference. I do wonder if there is any difference with regard to shielding, if that matters?


Makes no difference. As has been said, the signal is digital.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:32 PM

To those who suggested Monoprice and whatever else to buy from, I have the free HDMI cables from DTV and why would I want to buy an HDMI cable if what you all say is true regarding it doesn't matter?

I do have a Monster Cable HDMI that was included in my TV purchase a few years ago, but I don't feel like switching back and forth to find out if there is a difference. I do wonder if there is any difference with regard to shielding, if that matters?


I think the reason why is because everyone wants to make sure you know where to go if in the future you need more cables..don't want you going to pick up a cable for your new BluRay player or something and getting fleeced by Monster. for the most part I have used the cables that came with my DIRECTV equipment...there have been some that didn't have a cable. For everything that I have that didn't come with a cable I got cables from Monoprice.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:54 PM

I have 3 free HDMI cables that came with 2 HR24 and 1 H24, so I have enough for now.




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