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Monster Cables (Yes or No)

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

  1. May 25, 2010 #61 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Thank You...I served 25 years 1967-1992.
     
  2. May 25, 2010 #62 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Serious Conversion...Now that the spanking has been administered can we get on with some serious conversation? Like it or not Monster does produce a quality product. All of my cable is Monster (speakers, input, output, ect.) and has served me well for years. I recently upgraded my home entertainment system (Sony ES equipment complemented with Polk speakers). With the exception of additional cable needed I am still using the same cables from my old system. Not bad for a product that some think is over priced and over rated!
     
  3. May 25, 2010 #63 of 127
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    No, because of the price.

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    Any cable that meets the specs for the application is fine regardless of price. So why pay more for a cable that is not going to provide better performance?

    http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#48
     
  4. May 25, 2010 #64 of 127
    Hoosier205

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    ...and you would have been served just as well with a lower price cable from another source. Instead, you paid far more for an identical product. It's digital. Either you get a signal...or you don't. Monster brand cables are a ripoff. There are absolutely no advantages whatsoever to substantially overpaying for their products....none...zero...zilch.
     
  5. May 25, 2010 #65 of 127
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    Monster is garbage! This is the only way to go.
     
  6. May 25, 2010 #66 of 127
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  7. May 25, 2010 #67 of 127
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    Look, some people think there is a difference and they have the money to spend on the cable. Just let them be. There is no way you are going to convince someone who has invested thousands of dollars in cables that they could have gotten the same quality for a fraction of the price.
     
  8. May 25, 2010 #68 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    CNN...When I recently visited a friend of mine who is employed by CNN in Atlanta I was given a tour of the studio. Those are high def monitors behind the broadcasters. I can assure you they are not wired with cable purchased only for it's low price.
     
  9. May 25, 2010 #69 of 127
    sigma1914

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    Great comparison! A top notch studio and a home system. :rolleyes:


    If they're HDMI cables under 10', then a $4.00 cable from monoprice will have the same exact PQ.
     
  10. May 25, 2010 #70 of 127
    Hoosier205

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    Well, those people are wrong. I'm happy to remind them of that. :D
     
  11. May 25, 2010 #71 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Price...Gentlemen, I agree you can get a quality cable for less then Monster's pricing and you can also get a cable from another brand for much more. My brother-inlaw tried to save money and bought RadioShack's high end audio cable. When he tried to hook them up to his receiver they were difficult to incert into the audio input jack. He almost damaged the jack removing the cable. Quality cables but obviously defective in the manufacturing process. No money saved there. Bottom line: It's all about personal preference and what your willing to spend.
     
  12. May 25, 2010 #72 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    If what you just said is true, then what is wrong with the comparision?
     
  13. May 25, 2010 #73 of 127
    sigma1914

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    I have no experience in studio A/V wiring, but I'm sure that there is a bit more to the wiring than a simple 10' HDMI plug.
     
  14. May 25, 2010 #74 of 127
    Hoosier205

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    You would be surprised. They know better and will do what they can to keep costs down. If two equal products are available...they will choose the less costly option.
     
  15. May 25, 2010 #75 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Take a look at a CNN broadcast. Some of the HD monitors are hugh and yes have runs over ten feet. The smaller ones have much smaller runs. But the cable is of high quality.
     
  16. May 25, 2010 #76 of 127
    sigma1914

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    Are they Monster?
     
  17. May 25, 2010 #77 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Question...Some of you are saying there is no difference in picture quality with cable other than Monster's and sells for much less. Given that would your purchase cable from Big Lots or Dollar General? I have seen their audio video cables and doubt if you would.
     
  18. May 25, 2010 #78 of 127
    MysteryMan

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    Not sure. Could not tell from my point of view but I could see they were high end.
     
  19. May 25, 2010 #79 of 127
    sigma1914

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    Yes. Digital is digital.

    Do you work for Monster? It seems you can't accept facts that show how there is no difference with typical short runs.
     
  20. May 25, 2010 #80 of 127
    Hoosier205

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    ...and? High quality (and lengthy) cables can be purchased for a fraction of the price of Monster brand cables.
     

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