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    HDMI Cable

    Any specific brand?

    People keep trying to sell me Monster.

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    Monoprice.com

    Don't overpay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easto View Post
    Monoprice.com

    Don't overpay
    Yep

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    Any specific brand?

    People keep trying to sell me Monster.
    don't ever buy ANYTHING "Monster",digital signal is digital signal no matter what it's made of,as long as it's in good condition.
    I buy all my cables from here, http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/...hdmi-cable.htm

    how long do you need ?

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    Hi CD

    I went through this a couple of years ago and found the Zeroes & Ones argument not to be valid. What you generally get in higher priced cables is the difference in quality of manufacture and materials used and this does make a difference.

    I bought from a local store and brought home 3 differing cables at various prices and ran each one to see if there were differences & found the biggest difference for me was the quality of the sound reproduced. The picture was close imho or slightly better, however sound quality (clarity) was a large improvement at least in my system, so i sprung for the higher priced spread.

    I found this on Google...mind there are just as many that disagree with these findings. My advise, try a couple of different ones and look and listen.

    The old adage i use is "If you can't see or hear a difference, then there is none" Others of course may see or hear differently. Have your gal or buddy sit in and ask for their honest appraisal if it makes you feel better.

    http://hdmi-cables-review.toptenreviews.com/

    Hope this is of some help & good luck

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    No on Monster. They are good cables, but heavy doesn't equate to 10x the price of a capable cable. The cables that our guys install at customer's homes are perfectly fine.
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    monoprice //end thread
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    book marked monoprice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    how long do you need ?
    About a foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CableDude View Post
    About a foot.
    I would still checkout the link I posted,honestly I had purchased a couple things for my son's home theater from monoprice,and it was all really bad cheap garbage items.

    at least do the reading on that HDMI page I posted to see what it's about.

    the "BJC Series-FE Belden Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable" at bluejeanscable is as good a quality if not better than monster for a fraction of the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I would still checkout the link I posted,honestly I had purchased a couple things for my son's home theater from monoprice,and it was all really bad cheap garbage items.

    at least do the reading on that HDMI page I posted to see what it's about.

    the "BJC Series-FE Belden Bonded-Pair HDMI Cable" at bluejeanscable is as good a quality if not better than monster for a fraction of the price.
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    i bought these and they seem to work just fine..........

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    i bought these and they seem to work just fine..........

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    Those look like good cables.

    I like these too.

    http://www.amazon.com/Cmple-Speed-Ca...hdmi_cables-20

    Agreed stay away from Monster. Not that they aren't a good cable because they are but they are overpriced. Dan I've made RCA cables from the same cable that Blue Jeans uses. I've never tried their hdmi cables however.

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    Minir, my pre/pro doesn't have HDMI so I have no way to really test for sound. I would agree though that there is more to 0's and 1's.. Like jutter and such. HDMI is supposed to help fix that problem but I've not bothered to keep up on that discussion.
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    I have TWC's HDMI cable (). Can it be the cause of freezing/stuttering/pixelating TV

    OR

    IS THIS problem outside?

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    Freezing/stuttering/pixelating is usually either the signal, or your cable box/DVR is not able to handle the load (if, for example it's pixelating only on some HD channels).

    The first SA DVR that Comcast tried to give me had these issues on HD channels a couple of years back, they just gave me a better/newer DVR. My signal was perfectly fine.

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