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HDMI Cables.. is there a difference?

Ive noticed different prices in HMDI cables.. is there a difference in performance? like the more expensive, the better? I would think an HDMI cable is an HDMI cable
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No difference. Buy the cheapest.

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Signal strength is short cables is going to be virtually identically between cheap and expensive brands.

It won't matter until you start getting to long cables. How much do you need?

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2 ft max.. looks like ill hit up wally world they have some for cheap
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what about digital output? is that sound only or video too?
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HDMI is video and audio.

Optical / Digital Coax are audio only.

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There can be a difference. Not between Monster and moderately-priced cables, but between moderately-priced and cheapo cables. Anyone wanting to see the line in the sand for HDMI cable comparisons should read Gizmodo's scope comparison here.



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FWIW, I run three Monoprice.com CL2-rated 35ft HDMI cables in my setup and despite what the Gizmodo article says, I have no problems whatsoever running 1080i and 1080p. I would absolutely buy them again.

I'm a little curious as to why the scope in the Gizmodo pictures shows what appears to be an analog sine wave rather than a digital square wave?

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you can buy a 3 pack of 6ft HDMI cables at Frys in the computers department for $9.99.

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Buying anywhere else is grounds for branding you a moron.
I just wait for deals to pop up on deals.woot from time to time. About a month ago I bought a 3 pack of HDMI cables for what it would have cost me to buy one on monoprice.

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There was a guy on CL a month ago that had hundreds of high-end HDMI cables. He had a connection at Best Buy to buy all of the ones that had been "opened". I bought 4 8ft'ers and a 6 ft'er for $45. $5 or $10 each, depending on the length.

I checked CL, and he's in Crandall.

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x eleventybillion. They're not the cheapest, though they are very low and represent the absolute sweet spot for the cost/value equation.



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