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    Hello all...

    So I'm working on finishing my basement... and I'm running HDMI as well as other home theater wiring through my walls... and ya... these friggin HDMI cables are out of control expensive... the Monster brand anyway...

    anyone have another brand that has worked well for them?? I will spend the money if I have to... at least EBAY is a little better on price for the Monster... but I don't want to pay for hype... ya know..

    Thanks in advance for your replies...


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    FWIW monster cable is way to hyped up and there speaker cable lost to a test by some Hi-Fi mag some years back to regular cat5 cable

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    monoprice.com Don't waste your money on monster cable.

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    I've had good luck with these guys... HT Products

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    Mike... definitely hit monoprice.com

    The prices are insanely cheap... I've ordered their stuff before and I've been happy.

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    Well I'll be dayumed. I was cruising that site earlier (also finishing my basement home theater.... 95" diag wall screen etc...) and copy n paste the addie... fuck. Well, if it comes back up, Home - FireFold should get ya there, hope its just an off-line update scheduled thing.

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    Another vote for Monoprice.com. They are very inexpensive and I've never had any problems ordering from them.

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    Thanks y'all for the replies... I'll check em out!

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    and yet another vote for monoprice, but i also suggest Blue Jeans Cable--Quality Cables at Reasonable Prices for great quality cables.

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    Thanks again for the replies...

    I went over to monoprice.com... you weren't kidding about the prices... I bought 2 16ft in-wall HDMI cables, 2 3ft Gold Plated HDMI cables, a 6ft HDMI cable... AND!!!! a very well reviewed tilting mount for up to like 60"s and 165lbs.... for $89 including shipping!!! WOOOOHOOOO!!!!


    I went back and ordered some wall plates, component and rca cables... Hopefully they all work well!!!

    Thanks again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceF2 View Post
    Thanks again for the replies...

    I went over to monoprice.com... you weren't kidding about the prices...
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    +8 for Monoprice I have been using there hdmi cables on my 1080P tv for a while now A+++++++++++

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    Well not trying to beat a dead horse here... but being one who was recently in the dark about cable alternatives... I figured I would post that I received all of my items from www.monoprice.com and am very pleased...

    My setup isn't complete... but I took the HDMI cables to my folks who are currently running the Monsters they got from Circuit City when they bought their Panasonic Plasma... we swapped back and forth and saw no change between the $100 monster cable and my $19 Monoprice cable... the constrution of the cable appears top notch as well... again... very pleased...

    I also bought the wall mount... on sale for $26! Looks pretty good so far!... Heavy duty metal... nice finish... again comparing against my folks $130 Circuit City mount the only thing I would say is better on theirs is the tilting mechanism... Mine will work fine however once you set the degree of tilt you tighten a few bolts to secure it... which means to change the tilt you would need to losen those bolts... whereas my folks has a knob on each side that you can losen... and move the set on the go...

    Maybe a little inconveinent... but not worth spending another $100 IMO...

    So that's my review so far... hope it helps someone who may also be looking!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceF2 View Post
    My setup isn't complete... but I took the HDMI cables to my folks who are currently running the Monsters they got from Circuit City when they bought their Panasonic Plasma... we swapped back and forth and saw no change between the $100 monster cable and my $19 Monoprice cable... the constrution of the cable appears top notch as well... again... very pleased...
    It's amazing that stores can get away with charging so much for cables. At $19, Monoprice has to have at least a 25% which means they buy the cables for $15 or less. Circuit City selling them for $100 is over a 600% margin for the same exact thing. Talk about raping the uninformed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZX-12R View Post
    It's amazing that stores can get away with charging so much for cables. At $19, Monoprice has to have at least a 25% which means they buy the cables for $15 or less. Circuit City selling them for $100 is over a 600% margin for the same exact thing. Talk about raping the uninformed.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VinceF2 View Post
    I think it's the man trying to keep us down...

    Wait a second, aren't YOU the man or does the man refer to the larger scale of all of them put together?




    also like I said cat5 beat monster cable for speaker audio quality

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