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Why All HDMI Cables Are Pretty Much The Same

submitted on April 26, 2011 by siggy38 in "Products / Gadgets"

Buying a more expensive HDMI cable regardless of labeling or what a salesman tells you will not give you any improvement in picture quality.

Dozens of reputable and disreputable companies market HDMI cables, and many outright lie to consumers about the "advantages" of their product.

Worse, the profit potential of cables is so great, every retailer pushes high-end HDMI cables in the hopes of duping the buyer into spending tens, if not hundreds, of dollars more than necessary.

Here's the deal: expensive HDMI cables offer no difference in picture quality over cheap HDMI cables. CNET has mentioned this before, but here's the science of why.

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    Posted by webbyone2010 on April 26, 2011
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    The cheaper, the better. Avoid Monster!
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    Posted by YanBz on April 26, 2011
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    Don't know about HDMI cables but I had a problem with two cheap mini-USB cables I bought on eBay. The phone would recognize them OK but will not start charging when I plug the other end into computer. Other (brand name) cables work just fine
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    Posted by CouponNut on April 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    We never had any problem with any type od HDMI cables.
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    Posted by James J on April 27, 2011
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    I am appalled with the sales man that sold me on this. I spent over one hundred dollars on a gold plated HDMI cable, and other than oxidation, my money attained no further value! I might have been better off letting the salesman dig through my wallet. I fortunately kept my receipt, and my employer DISH Network gave me a free HDMI cable when I upgraded. I will definitely be going back for my money. Thank you for the eye opening article, and for saving me the cash!
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    Posted by clover on April 27, 2011 [reply] 0 0
    I will let you know after I receive the one I got ordered today from Daily Steals:
    New Xtreme Cables 6ft Hi-Resolution Gold-Plated v1.4 HDMI Cable – 3D Capable and 4X 1080p Resolution $1.00 Shipped
    I have not gotten a bad deal from them yet!

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