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Old 2004-12-31, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Best non-monster HDMI cable

I need a good HDMI cable about 8' long....I was in best buy and the only one they have is one from Monster for about $250....and not nearly 8' long.

$250 is just downright stupid for a cable....what's a good alternative for a reasonable price?
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Old 2004-12-31, 09:07 PM   #2
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I ordered and received yesterday an HDMI to DVI cable for $16.25 US (shipping charge included in price) from http://svideo.com/index.html affiliiated with Yahoo . I found out about this site from a posting on this forum. I trust you will find your cable and the price is great Hope this helps.
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Old 2005-01-01, 05:34 AM   #3
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I ordered and received yesterday an HDMI to DVI cable for $16.25 US (shipping charge included in price) from http://svideo.com/index.html affiliiated with Yahoo . I found out about this site from a posting on this forum. I trust you will find your cable and the price is great Hope this helps.
I purchased my HDMI to DVI cable here as well. Works great and was shipped within about 1 week.

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Old 2005-01-01, 02:44 PM   #4
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See the Digital Home FAQ on DVI/HDMI Information. Lots of links, suggestions.
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Old 2005-01-11, 04:23 PM   #5
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ordered the 6ft DVI-HDMI cable...now all i need to do is watch all my recorded content and upgrade to the 8300!
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Old 2005-01-12, 12:25 AM   #6
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I ordered that 3 ft DVI-HDMI on the 2nd jan/05 still waiting in Alberta...
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Old 2005-01-12, 08:25 AM   #7
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I ordered my HDMI cable Dec. 31st and it arrived on Jan 10th. Not bad given New Years holiday in there. The only thing that bugged me about svideo.com is that there was no other communication besides the confirmation. No shipment notice or tracking number. I had to email them 3 times to get an answer on the shipment date.
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Old 2005-01-12, 11:30 AM   #8
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Just a quick question here, since it seems to be on topic. Tigerdirect.ca sells two brands, MCM, and Bafo. The Bafo cable is significantly cheaper and I was wondering why. Is there a difference in quality here? Or is it just a case of where one is manufactured over the other or something.

For a 6' HDMI cable the MCM is $47.99, and the same length in Bafo brand is $33.99. Just wondering why I should pay $14 more for one brand over the other for the same length/type of cable.
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Old 2005-01-17, 11:49 AM   #9
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Just a quick question here, since it seems to be on topic. Tigerdirect.ca sells two brands, MCM, and Bafo. The Bafo cable is significantly cheaper and I was wondering why. Is there a difference in quality here? Or is it just a case of where one is manufactured over the other or something.

For a 6' HDMI cable the MCM is $47.99, and the same length in Bafo brand is $33.99. Just wondering why I should pay $14 more for one brand over the other for the same length/type of cable.
Bump in hopes of an answer to this.
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Old 2005-01-17, 12:17 PM   #10
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There may be a difference in quality, or it may simply be pricing. Neither brand means anything to me. One may have better connectors, maybe not. The signal should pass through both the same.
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Old 2005-01-17, 01:17 PM   #11
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I purchased the Bafo HDMI cable from tigerdirect.ca and haven't had any problems with it. Seems perfectly fine to me.
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Old 2005-01-17, 01:32 PM   #12
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Cool, thanks guys. It's not like $14 is a big deal, but I'd rather not spend extra if there isn't a particular reason to.
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Old 2005-01-20, 08:36 PM   #13
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Cool, thanks guys. It's not like $14 is a big deal, but I'd rather not spend extra if there isn't a particular reason to.
What boggles the mind is that there is actually a market for Monster to sell a DVI or HDMI cable at $169+ CAD. Gee whiz, just imagine if we spent that on each USB/SCSI/firewire/RS232, etc digital cable that we bought for our computers.

Better yet, imagine a Monster IDE ribbon cable inside your computer for the hard disk controller for $150 (on sale). Lets see, that'll be $800 for that new P4 Tower, and $1500 for all the copper wires inside.

A digital cable is a digital cable. If you can find one for $2 then go for it. It will certainly work just as well as monster's $169 as long as its in working order.

Now, you won't find them for $2. But certainly there is no reason not to buy the cheapest HDMI/DVI cable you can find.

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Old 2005-01-21, 02:19 AM   #14
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One more place for inexpensive HDMI/DVI cables and adapters:

monoprice.com

(57 - you may wish to add this to your FAQ)
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Old 2005-01-25, 10:18 PM   #15
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Tiger Direct has a 6 footer for $21CDN. Hard to beat...

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...186&CatId=1638
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