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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2009, 03:18:25 PM »
Just noticed they also have a 1', and it doesn't have the ferrite cores:
http://tinyurl.com/7v8549
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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #16 on: January 14, 2009, 10:43:05 AM »
got an email today from meritline
2 hdmi cables shipped for $11
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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #17 on: January 14, 2009, 01:26:52 PM »
I got in a huge argument about hdmi cables being digital and it not mattering on price, etc on my offroad message board.  Its hard to talk sense into people that believe the guy at best buy selling them the $100 hdmi cable knows what he's talking about.

I found these to be some good reads:
http://www.audioholics.com/education/cables/long-hdmi-cable-bench-tests

Also...this is the good one to show people who claim their monster hdmi cable is better than yours:
http://www.audioholics.com/education/cables/long-hdmi-cable-bench-tests/hdmi-cable-testing-results
(note how the Monoprice $9 cable is just as good as any in the lot)

The cable I got free with my PS3 costco bundle is total crap though.  It passes a signal just fine when it stays plugged in...but thats just bad craftmanship.


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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #18 on: January 15, 2009, 09:34:08 AM »

I saw this on slickdeals.net this morning -

HDMI cables (6 ft) for $6.99 shipped

Meritline.com currently has a 10% off sitewide code: sw10poff
http://www.meritline.com/a-pair-of-6-feet-hdmi-male-to-male-digital-av-cable-28-awg.html

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I picked up two cables from meritline, I'll report back once I get them and try them out.  Thanks!

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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #19 on: January 15, 2009, 12:52:54 PM »
I agree, Monoprice is probably the best place to pick up cables.  Because it's a digital signal (0s and 1s) it either works or it doesn't.  Also, HDMI is better than component cables, if for no other reason, the audio is better. 
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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2009, 06:24:48 PM »
http://taperssection.com/index.php/topic,116378.0.html

same as above, except you can also get (3) 6' cables for $9.99 !

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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2009, 08:35:17 AM »
By the way, I installed the meritline HDMI cables, yep, they still slip out...its definitely the TV, so to keep the cables in place I twisted the cord up towards the TV and taped it to the TV to keep them in place so they don't slide out on their own. 
SP-CMC-4s (C, H, SC terminated to mini xlr)>Tinybox>Sony M10/Tascam DR-2d
Countryman B3 (Omni, mini xlr)>Tinybox>Sony M10/Tascam DR-2d
Audix 1200 series cable from Chris Church, pair of Audix M1280 card capsules

Listening: Oppo 980HD>Yamaha RXV667>Rega R1's + Rega RS VOX + Rega R5S's

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Re: HDMI cables
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2009, 03:46:25 PM »
By the way, I installed the meritline HDMI cables, yep, they still slip out...its definitely the TV, so to keep the cables in place I twisted the cord up towards the TV and taped it to the TV to keep them in place so they don't slide out on their own. 

You might want to check these out.  I don't use these particular ones myself, but I do love bettercables' products, I use them for my favorite analog cable runs.

http://www.bettercables.com/ppc-locking-hdmi-cable.aspx Locking HDMI Cable
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