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I bought a Samsung LN40A630 LCD TV.
It has 120 Hz refresh rate.
The salesman at (big box store name removed) said I needed a special HDMI cable for 120 Hz and Monster is the only company that makes it.
Monster cable 1000HD for HDMI ($135.00 on sale for $108.00).
When I got the HD box from the cable company(Comcast) it came with a HDMI cable that seems to work just fine.
Is there any reason to keep the Monster cable?
Thanks for any help.
Mike
 

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Old 12-29-08, 09:26 AM
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The salesman was selling you a load. Take it back and get your money back.
 
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Old 12-29-08, 04:30 PM
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Thats absurd. On sale for $108? lol

I will never buy a monster cable again. A huge waste of money in my opinion.

You can get a good quality HDMI online for under $10.
 
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I agree.
Here is a test report on high and low priced HDMI cables.
 
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There is a mail order / Internet company that often has Monster cables for about 30% of the retail price. That's where I buy my Monster cable.
 
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There is a mail order / Internet company that often has Monster cables for about 30% of the retail price. That's where I buy my Monster cable.
Then you are still paying too much.
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The cable comcast gave you is probably the cheapest cable they could find, maybe $1 a piece. If your eyes cant tell a difference then take the MC back. I have bought numerous cables online (monoprice.com) and wouldn't pay more than $10 for a 6 ft HDMI v1.3 cable. That $100 cable is just a revenue generator for the co. They get you in on a low price for the TV and cash in on the cables and wall mounts.
 
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Originally Posted by chris8796 View Post
I have bought numerous cables online (monoprice.com) and wouldn't pay more than $10 for a 6 ft HDMI v1.3 cable.

Guys,

He said it this time, not me.


Chris, I always recommend people to that site, but I say it so often, it sounds like I'm advertising for them or I happen to own them.....
 
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A 6-foot cheap cable is one thing, but as you go longer the quality difference can show up by not allowing 1080p to pass. I'm not saying Monster is the way to go. To me, they're more about marketing and hype and holding the price high than they are about quality.

Cables to go has a good line of quality cables for longer runs that's priced right. The limit is about 45 feet. To get there and beyond takes a whole lot more effort (and cost) to make an HDMI cable that meets the specs. We once had to run 65 feet on an installation. We had to buy a special HDMI cable from Extron. Dealer cost, as I recall, was around $325. It was still cheaper than buying two Cat5 or SDI tranceivers.
 
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HDMI cable

Thanks for all your help everybody.
I called Samsung & they said the same thing.
They are both 6' cables & the box & TV are about a foot apart.
Thanks again for your help
Mike
 
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