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Old 02-27-2009   #7
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95% of what you pay for a Monster brand cable goes to their marketing dept. Don't be fooled.

Get an HDMI cable that is well built in that it has a good strain relief and doesn't look like it'll fall apart if you touch it, but don't spend more than $100 on any length of cable. My CRT projector (sold for $30K back in 2001 but I didn't pay that) is fed by a $3 HDMI cable from bluejeanscable.com

Poor quality wire using in long HDMI cables (15+ feet) may cause data dropouts which appear as what people call "sparklies": White dots that dance around the screen. So either the cable works (no issues), or it has dropouts (sparklies or complete loss of picture). There's nothing else that can happen.

The idea of bandwidth requirements and other crap like that with HDMI cables that some of the boutique companies try and push is just plain prying on consumer ignorance.

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Old 02-27-2009   #8
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95% of what you pay for a Monster brand cable goes to their marketing dept. Don't be fooled. Get an HDMI cable that is well built in that it has a good strain relief and doesn't look like it'll fall apart if you touch it, but don't spend more than $100 on any length of cable. My CRT projector (sold for $30K back in 2001 but I didn't pay that) is fed by a $3 HDMI cable from bluejeanscable.com Poor quality wire using in long HDMI cables (15+ feet) may cause data dropouts which appear as what people call "sparklies": White dots that dance around the screen. So either the cable works (no issues), or it has dropouts (sparklies or complete loss of picture). There's nothing else that can happen. The idea of bandwidth requirements and other crap like that with HDMI cables that some of the boutique companies try and push is just plain prying on consumer ignorance. Kal

YES monster Cable is all fluff, they oem their cables from others get it packaged and charge you 100 times the price!! Great marketing with no substance.

Monoprice HDMi are very good as well, I bought a 45 feet HDMi Belden cable made by bluejeanscable and it works great.

I had fallen into the trap a year ago buying a 50 feet cable Vizonware cable for $700!! What was I thinking, I trusted the dealer that for long run I really needed that cable, what a rip off. The stupid cable broke after seven months the electronics melted and since the company went bankrupt I am stuck with a $700 piece of coper wire

The Dealer also went belly-up and screwed a bunch of customers and suppliers. They had been around over 10 years!!! That just shows there are crooks everywhere.

Now I take my time and seek advice from members before buying blindsided, lesson learned
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That's what I have read also. Most all of the HDMI cables sold come from one or two factories in China, and from there they are badged to who ever. Very few are made in the US.
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As soon as I known, 3ft/6ft/10ft HDMI CABLE is most popular.
I bought 10ft HDMI CABLE from mount4less.com, and it works well. I spend less cost for high quality, it is very-well value.
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That's what I have read also. Most all of the HDMI cables sold come from one or two factories in China, and from there they are badged to who ever. Very few are made in the US.
Actually ALL cables are connected (the cable ends installed) in China.
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These posts really helps me alot. Thank you..
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