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$17.99 HDMI Cables At Fry's

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Posted February 11 2008 - 02:23 PM

This past weekend I saw at Fry's electronic store some 10ft. HDMI cables for $17.99. They look like just like RAM cables even with the littel clear plastic caps on the ends.Posted Image I may pick one up to try out and let you all know how are they.

#2 of 13 OFFLINE   Jim Mcc

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Posted February 11 2008 - 07:46 PM

Too expensive. Monoprice.com is the place to buy cables.

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Posted February 14 2008 - 03:03 PM

I was at Fry's about a month ago and they had the exact same cables on sale for $5.99. Due to the low price, I picked up two just in case.

And yes, you're right, they are now priced at $17.99. What a deal!Posted Image

#4 of 13 OFFLINE   Stephen Tu

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Posted February 14 2008 - 05:50 PM

Well, if you want a cable right away and prefer not to wait for monoprice to ship, it's at least a better deal than the $50-200 cables they have in other sections of the store from Panasonic/Sony/Monster etc. And cheaper than any other local stores, likely.

It's like paying for better than overnight shipping, instant shipping Posted Image

But certainly order from monoprice if you can wait a few days. My systems are like 5x monoprice cables, 1xFry's because once I was impatient.

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Posted February 15 2008 - 03:36 AM

I got one on Amazon for 0.15. Yes, 15 CENTS. then with shipping, it came out to $5.13.
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Posted February 15 2008 - 04:14 PM

I got my 6 ft. HDMI cable on Amazon last week for $ .02 plus $5 shipping. It works great- such a deal, wish I had bought more of them because now they are gone.

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Posted February 16 2008 - 02:11 AM

I don't see how anyone can make money at .02 or .15 a cable and I would even be suspect in buying it. I don't think $17.99 is out of line. I cannot believe the prices we pay for state of the art equipment and then split hairs over a buck or two to connect it together. There is no sense paying Monster prices but to say 17.99 is too expensive to hook up a $500 BD player, for example, just seems wrong. (ok, rant over)
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Posted February 16 2008 - 05:20 AM

$17.99 [let alone what Monster charges] is too much when the cost of making it is, say 20% of the selling price. Monoprice.com and pcmicrostore.com have good quality 1080p rated cables at a fraction of the price. It's not about "splitting hairs" over the price of connections, it's about not paying a ridiculously high markup on something and rewarding the manufacturers that engage in that practice with your money. I'll pay the high price of Denon over, say, Aiwa, because I feel their product is superior and warrants the price. But I won't pay $20-$80 for an HDMI cable that I can get the exact same performance for $6.

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#9 of 13 OFFLINE   Peter Jessee

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Posted February 24 2008 - 02:03 PM

Another source for good, cheap cables is PCHCABLES.COM. They're local to me, in Hillsboro Oregon. I have several of their 6', 10' and 15' basic cables and so do several of my friends, and no problems with any of them. Just paid $9 for a 15' cable. My orders always ship same day. I've never seen or heard ANY difference between non-defective digital cables. In my experience they either work or they don't, so get the least expensive cable that seems physically able to function in the application, with decent quality jacketing and connection ends to avoid intermittent connection problems. I sat next to an engineer at a TV station on a plane flight once, and he laughed at the idea of using Monster Cables or any of the other over-priced boutique cables for digital connections.

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Posted February 27 2008 - 01:21 AM

Saw this on another forum and thought it was very entertaining. Posted Image


#11 of 13 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted February 27 2008 - 06:37 AM

Eh, I'll just stick with Blue Jeans. While I do go for inexpensive, I don't go with cheap. I've seen people have handshaking issues with lesser HDMI cables and I've experienced not one with the top of the line (read: $30 per 6 foot) BJ cable.
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Posted February 27 2008 - 08:17 AM

Great find MACPUN. In the early stages of getting into home theater in the late 90's I was all about the big name cables.Now when I need a good cable I'll look for the lowest price with good quality.

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Posted February 27 2008 - 10:36 AM

What a great video! Canadian Broadcasting Network... $262 cables compared to $12 cables with the same, PERFECT PQ rating done by an HD expert. Great post - thanks!

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