1080P HDMI cable? 80-120$?

lotust

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I just bought a new TV that supports 1080P and the saleman was trying to sell me everything under the sun. I allready have 2 HDMI cables. They cost me 7.99 off Ebay and work great.


DO I need new cables to support 1080P 120hz? or was that saleman blowing smoke up my #$#?


thanks
 

de8212

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I just bought a new TV that supports 1080P and the saleman was trying to sell me everything under the sun. I allready have 2 HDMI cables. They cost me 7.99 off Ebay and work great.


DO I need new cables to support 1080P 120hz? or was that saleman blowing smoke up my #$#?


thanks

yes, he was.
 

JackBurton

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I just bought a new TV that supports 1080P and the saleman was trying to sell me everything under the sun. I allready have 2 HDMI cables. They cost me 7.99 off Ebay and work great.


DO I need new cables to support 1080P 120hz? or was that saleman blowing smoke up my #$#?


thanks

option 2.
 

lotust

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To who? The HDMI cable scam police? Every company selling HDTVs will try this garbage. Always have, always will.

I have a mantra - "Never get the extended warranty and never buy overpriced cables"

mee too man. I have the same Mantra. I just had to check and see if the cable tech has changed to where I needed a new HDMI cable. I knew I did not need a 100$ cable but perhaps I needed different cable.


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Apex

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I just bought a new TV that supports 1080P and the saleman was trying to sell me everything under the sun. I allready have 2 HDMI cables. They cost me 7.99 off Ebay and work great.


DO I need new cables to support 1080P 120hz? or was that saleman blowing smoke up my #$#?


thanks

Commissioned salespeople can often make as much on cable sales as TV sales because of the much higher margin. It's no surprise they would push them.
 

themisfit610

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Not as much. More. A lot more. TVs have almost no markup. The money is ALL in the cables and extended warranties for the TVs

~MiSfit
 

blackangst1

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First of all, all HDMI cables support 1080p. There are versions of HDMI, 1.1 and 1.3 being the most common, and there are differences, but both support 1080p. If youre interested you can check out www.hdmi.org for more info.

Also, cables sold retail are EXPENSIVE. All of them are. There are lots of places to get them, but one of the most respected is monoprice.com. I just bought a 35 foot gold connector DVI/HDMI for $21. Just as an example.
 

Modelworks

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Anything that sits on the shelf a long time like cables has a larger markup. HDMI are all the same over short distances, less than 15 ft. When you start trying to reach 50 feet etc then you need to be concerned about quality. I see usb cables sell in places like walmart for $10 all the time, they cost $1.25 online.
 

smitbret

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To who? The HDMI cable scam police? Every company selling HDTVs will try this garbage. Always have, always will.

I have a mantra - "Never get the extended warranty and never buy overpriced cables"

eBay........ oops. upon rereading it, I see you didn't buy the tv off of eBay. My bad.
 

lotust

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First of all, all HDMI cables support 1080p. There are versions of HDMI, 1.1 and 1.3 being the most common, and there are differences, but both support 1080p. If youre interested you can check out www.hdmi.org for more info.

Also, cables sold retail are EXPENSIVE. All of them are. There are lots of places to get them, but one of the most respected is monoprice.com. I just bought a 35 foot gold connector DVI/HDMI for $21. Just as an example.

good info. Upon further searching thanks to your help it looks like my cable box (scientific atlanta 8300hd) supports HDMI 1.0
 

The-Noid

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Actually, over 10 feet you do need a higher price cable to support 120 hz at 1080p. I have yet to find a source that sends this though.

Monoprice does offer cheap cables however they are just this. I am sure I will get trolled about this but how many of you have ever done a 50+ foot projector run over hdmi?

If you do not get an amplified cable for runs of this length you are looking at problems and sync issues. If you are talking <10 feet it really makes no difference what you buy.

IMO Gefen and Accell make the best hdmi cables especially for long runs. Price is not more than you would expect. Gefen is probably going to be more.
 
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sep

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I got ripped once...ok twice for buying Monster Cables at a retail store (BB). In 1997 when DVD players were first out I paid $200 just for my audio cables and when I upgraded to fiber...oh my gosh $99 for a 6ft cable. yeah my behind was sore. Now you can get a 6ft fiber cable for $1 on the net.
 

jtvang125

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I think many people will push just as hard if the majority of your check depends on how much accessories and extended warranties you sell.

Fortunately there are plenty of other places to get quality cable at realistic prices.
 

blackangst1

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Actually, over 10 feet you do need a higher price cable to support 120 hz at 1080p. I have yet to find a source that sends this though.

Monoprice does offer cheap cables however they are just this. I am sure I will get trolled about this but how many of you have ever done a 50+ foot projector run over hdmi?

If you do not get an amplified cable for runs of this length you are looking at problems and sync issues. If you are talking <10 feet it really makes no difference what you buy.

IMO Gefen and Accell make the best hdmi cables especially for long runs. Price is not more than you would expect. Gefen is probably going to be more.

My run is 35 ft and it works just fine. Im using this for audio http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10229&cs_id=1022901&p_id=2831&seq=1&format=2 and this for video http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10231&cs_id=1023102&p_id=2753&seq=1&format=2
 

s44

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If you want fancier than monoprice for a long run, the Belden stuff from Blue Jeans is the only expensive option to consider.

Retail = all $ goes to markup
 

JackBurton

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If you want fancier than monoprice for a long run, the Belden stuff from Blue Jeans is the only expensive option to consider.

Retail = all $ goes to markup

I actually prefer BJC over Monoprice. They just feel better constructed, are more flexible and their prices are VERY reasonable.
 

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monster cables from what I remembered at frys gives about $10 commission on cables over >$100.0. All rubbish information from the salesman. Pure snake-oil.
 

Chapbass

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Actually, over 10 feet you do need a higher price cable to support 120 hz at 1080p. I have yet to find a source that sends this though.

Monoprice does offer cheap cables however they are just this. I am sure I will get trolled about this but how many of you have ever done a 50+ foot projector run over hdmi?

If you do not get an amplified cable for runs of this length you are looking at problems and sync issues. If you are talking <10 feet it really makes no difference what you buy.

IMO Gefen and Accell make the best hdmi cables especially for long runs. Price is not more than you would expect. Gefen is probably going to be more.


/raises hand

I have a 60 ft run to my projector, 1080p hdmi. I MIGHT get a 1/4 of a second hiccup right when I start my ps3, but after that its perfect...that issue probably isn't even due to the cable, but I don't really care to test an issue thats so insignificant. The cable is a good cable, cost me around 40-45 bucks from monoprice, but not an amplified one or anything crazy exotic.


EDIT: and for reference, my projector is a Mits HC6500
 
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