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Old 02-13-2008   #6
rex
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Default Overpriced cables scam.

I don't doubt that there are cables that don't work properly. But that does not mean there is any benefit to spending $100 or more for a cable when a $10 cable will work just as well. I think you should be fine going with the lowest priced cable certified by HDMI.org. If I am wrong about this, somebody please correct me. Here is an article about the scam of selling overpriced cables:
http://www.southernillinoisan.com/ar...e/22725785.txt
A few years ago, Consumer Reports and PC World, testing showed virtually no difference between expensive and inexpensive cables. They also said that gold-plated connectors (even monoprice cables have these) are purely a marketing ploy. Here is a link to PC World (CR is subscription only.):
http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,12...1/article.html
Also, of interest is this expose on speaker wire:
http://www.roger-russell.com/wire/wire.htm
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