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Why you shouldn't buy expensive HDMI cables.

submitted on March 31, 2010 by pablos17 in "Products / Gadgets"
http://www.mint.com/blog/trends/the-rip1/

"To understand why you shouldn’t pay extra, you need to understand the difference between analog and digital. With analog cables, the signal degrades, with digital cables such as HDMI, it either works or it doesn’t. The signal doesn’t degrade any more than your JPEGs degrade when you put them on a thumb drive."
           

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    WhattaDealBlog
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    Posted by WhattaDealBlog on March 31, 2010
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    Was just about to post this! But from Consumerist:

    http://con.st/10003937

    I agree by the way I've never paid more then $6 for a HDMI cable yet.
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    Posted by mooncow728 on March 31, 2010
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    My husband swears that the more expensive ones carry sound better. He agrees that the video is the same at least. I've never noticed a difference so thanks for posting this article. Now I can prove to him that he's just weird. YAY!! Big Grin Twisted
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on March 31, 2010
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    I can prove to him that he's just weird. YAY!!


    Did you need the article do do that? Smile
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    • mooncow728
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      Posted by mooncow728 on March 31, 2010
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      Well I'm always the weird one or the one that's wrong (when he can't prove it either way at least) so yes I did need this. YAY! Mr Green
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    MrCheap
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    Posted by MrCheap on March 31, 2010
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    Gold Plated HDMI cable $2 + $3 s/h

    http://www.buxr.com/deal/gold-.....able_47615

    Was: $59.99 !!!
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    Posted by busant20 on March 31, 2010
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    Good info, pablos17. Btw I like your old avatar (your junior) compare to Bruce Lee Big Grin Big Grin
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 1, 2010
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      Had to change the avatar since seeing him in his Winter coat only reminded me of the crappy weather we had to endure here. I plan on getting another pic of the cutie man in place for my new one. Smile
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 1, 2010
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      There, I changed it. This is a pic of him just after a bath. Needless to say, he needs a haircut pretty badly and will be getting his first one here soon.
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    • busant20
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      Posted by busant20 on April 1, 2010
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      This avatar is much much better than Bruce Lee Big Grin How old is he?
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    • pablos17
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      Posted by pablos17 on April 6, 2010
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      He's now a year old. I can't believe his birthday is here already. Making me think I'm older every day, but he keeps me young at heart since I can now re-live my childhood vicariously through him.
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    • MrCheap
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      Posted by MrCheap on April 7, 2010
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      Don't let him hear HDMI cables, dangerous stuff, you know
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    • MrCheap
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      Posted by MrCheap on April 7, 2010
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      hear = near Red Face
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    pablos17
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    Posted by pablos17 on April 7, 2010
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    We have the PC and TV with HDMI far out of reach. All outlets are baby-proofed like crazy around the house. We even have to use covers for outlets with devices plugged into them since he's so curious, adventurous, and way too d*** fast now that he's started walking.

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