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post #121 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 10:42 AM
 
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Please forgive me if someone already mentioned this but Costco has Philips 24carat gold-plated 12ft HDMI cable for less then $40. Good deal.

I got mine at the Clareview Costco in North Edmonton.
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post #122 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-20, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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As discussed earlier in this thread, 3-12' HDMI cables can usually be purchased from computer stores for about $15-20, or less from some online stores, so go ahead and spend $40 if you like.

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post #123 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-22, 10:15 AM
 
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I bought my component cables from a small houseware store for $12. Later I saw exactly same cables at Home depot for $20. I'm quite picky about the picture quality, but after connecting those cables to my Panasonic 50' plasma, I have absolutely no complains. They give an excellent picture.

So I join the advise: don't spend your money on expensive cables.
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post #124 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-25, 01:08 AM
 
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Think Mon$ter is expensive?
have a look at these...
http://j-walkblog.com/index.php?/web...peaker_cables/
Well Sammy Hagar is a big Monster Cable guy.

Noel Lee and Richard Marsh at Monster.com explain about Time Correct technology.

"Monsterís way of compensating for something called "Velocity Propagation" or better known as the skin effect. An analog audio signal passing through a copper cable succumbs to this law of physics in which bass frequencies tend to gravitate towards the center of the cable; higher frequencies are forced to the outer portion of the cable. Monster utilizes multiple gauge windings to help compensate for this distortion. Large, solid-core copper strands in the center for bass frequencies (containing higher mass) and smaller gauges wrapped around the solid core conductor to delay the midís and highís ensuring that the entire bandwidth of frequencies arrive in uniform."


WideWest Electronics have MonsterSigma Retroô Gold Speaker Cable online for $1999.95 u.s.
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post #125 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-27, 11:23 AM
 
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One thing I haven't seen so far in this thread is anything about sub-woofer cables. Another "specialty" item that is pricey.

Ordinary 12-14g wire good for subs too?
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post #126 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-27, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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If you're hooking it up using the speaker terminals, then yes, 12-14 ga two conductor wires will be fine. (this was discussed earlier in this thread several times when the subject of speaker wires came up.).

If, however, you're going to use the (low level) LFE out from the AVReceiver, and the sub cable is fairly long, then get a good cable with RCA connectors at both ends. The premium sub cable from monoprice is a good deal. You should be able to purchase a good 20-25' cable for about C$20.

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post #127 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-27, 12:47 PM
 
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so a cable from monoprice like:
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Digital Coaxial Audio RCA Cable M/M RG59U 75ohm S/PDIF Subwoofer - 12ft [CT]
is what you are referring to? With the bazillion types out there, this is all so confusing
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Instead of product 620, I'd go for 2682, since it's only a couple of $ more. You can search the site by product number.

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post #129 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-01-27, 02:59 PM
 
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Thanks.

Being such a newb at this and getting all these terms (ohms and pass thru and coax and hdmi etc), I'm slowly learning. BUT sometimes it's nice just to get the specific example of something (as you just did for me) so I can then see what exactly you're referring to so I can compare.
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Angry Just bought a bunch of cables that are going back

I just bought a 46 in Sony LCD from futureshop,
tv's fine, but all the "gear" is going back!
I was told I needed a Monster HDMI cable
I bought their Store brand version, and that's going back because I still feel I paid too much.
Their wall mounts exceed the list price of the manufacturer "Sanus systems"
some by over $100 above list.
They suggested a $150 monster power bar that looked like it could run all your heavy kitchen appliances. I bought one for $40 from their computer dept. which I returned because the source was selling a PURE AV power bar for $30.00 marked down from a gouged up $89.00 I am just in a rage!

Can someone recommend a source of good quality inexpensive cables
HDMI//Component Video/Audio/S-Video/Composite? 8ft Length preferred...
something where the plugs are already on, where they do not have to be soldered on? - I'm not going THAT inexpensive... LOL
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post #131 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-02-11, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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Please review previous posts in this thread, as many suppliers have already been suggested, including Monoprice.com (also reviewed in this forum), Costco, Wal-Mart, Princess Auto, etc.

http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/show...ight=monoprice

Please put your location and service provider in your UserCP Profile (location). This can often help us help you. Without a location, it's difficult to recommend stores.

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post #132 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-04-10, 08:52 PM
 
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Wow - you folks should be congratulated! This is one of the very first threads on the topic of cables that didnít disintegrate into a shouting match between the two sides of the discussion.

Kudos!

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post #133 of 372 (permalink) Old 2007-04-11, 11:19 AM
 
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2 TO area retailers I have dealt with for quality cables mycableshop dot ca & infinitecables dot com

Samsung UN55C6400,EV 6100,Pan DMP-BD85,Rec Pioneer VSX-D812K,PSB Image B25 F's & 10S R's,Energy ECC-1 Center & S8.3 Sub
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Okay, what's the difference between OEM and NON-OEM cables?

I'm looking at Ebay for my cable action but know NOTHING about the technology.

These Non-OEM cables are like $10 total (w/ shipping), $25-$30 OEM.
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Blue Jeans Cable Advisory on DVI/HDMI vs Componenet Cables

I suspect there is a reference to this here somewhere, but I found it so useful a read it doesn't hurt to point to it again. It's an article mainly on whether HDMI or DVI are better than Component, but by necessity touches on the question of cable quality and the difference it can make.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articl...icomponent.htm
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