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BAILEYDOG
03-05-2009, 05:35 PM
Anybody know where I can pick up cheap HDMI cable here in town...under $20? 2-6 feet?

Upper Decker
03-05-2009, 06:13 PM
no where. im in the same boat as you, ncix has the same 14.99 cables as places here that want 100+ for

BAILEYDOG
03-05-2009, 06:42 PM
I read this and now I refuse to buy expensive ones, i've seen other articles saying the same thing.

http://reviews.cnet.com/hdmi-cable/

BAILEYDOG
03-05-2009, 06:46 PM
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V Code
03-05-2009, 07:10 PM
i believe i got a 2-3 footer from walmart canada for $17.9ish

Shawn
03-05-2009, 08:57 PM
www.monoprice.com (http://www.monoprice.com) just made a large order from there for a friend of mine, nearly $200US, and to buy that stuff here probably would have been over $500. Might not be local, but with less than 5 days for shipping well worth it... just send it to Weirs and pick it up.

Shawn
03-05-2009, 09:09 PM
Oh ya, when it comes to a lot of these home theater places they sucker people into these expensive cables because people don't know about what they are buying... it just sounds good so it must be true right? Well these cables carry digital signals, just a bunch of 1's and 0's. With a digital signal, it either works or it doesn't. Analog signals yes are affected by bad cables... but digital it basically works or it doesn't. As long as the cable is made correctly for what you are intended to use it for, and its made to spec there is no difference between a Monster cable or a cheep $10 cable.

Madmax
03-06-2009, 08:02 AM
You can buy around a 6ft cable in town for around $6.00 to $10.00.

And yes HDMI is HDMI no matter who the company is, now there is two types of HDMI cables in which one will carry the audio signal and one that will not, but like Shawn mentioned as long as you buy what your intended purpose is for, then you will not need to worry.

I can't remember at this minute.. but i think 1.2 and 1.3 spec carries the audio signal, which most HDMI cables today are speced in that range, basically look for a decent 1.3 speced HDMI cable and don't worry about it afterwords.

mboy67
03-06-2009, 09:33 AM
may I ask do u need hdmi at both ends? I have a extra hdmi to dvi cable 6 feet long for 20 bucks.

Shawn
03-06-2009, 12:57 PM
You can buy around a 6ft cable in town for around $6.00 to $10.00.

And yes HDMI is HDMI no matter who the company is, now there is two types of HDMI cables in which one will carry the audio signal and one that will not, but like Shawn mentioned as long as you buy what your intended purpose is for, then you will not need to worry.

I can't remember at this minute.. but i think 1.2 and 1.3 spec carries the audio signal, which most HDMI cables today are speced in that range, basically look for a decent 1.3 speced HDMI cable and don't worry about it afterwords.

1.3a is what you want to buy. That is the latest.

BAILEYDOG
03-06-2009, 01:46 PM
i think i need it at both ends, just bought a home theater in abox system with upscaling and want to hook it up to my plasma.

BAILEYDOG
03-06-2009, 01:47 PM
madmax where can I ?

Madmax
03-06-2009, 02:14 PM
They use to sell them and may still do so at the Tancard Pawn Shop, BRAND NEW cables.

BAILEYDOG
03-06-2009, 03:01 PM
ok thanks I'll try there

mboy67
03-06-2009, 03:04 PM
I was at there location in the church hill plaza today and they have some for 19.99

Scabtacular
03-06-2009, 04:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tDw2ZSDzlMw

Marketplace on HDMI Cables and accessories.....WOW!!!

Shawn
03-06-2009, 05:37 PM
I believe this is the episode as its been a while since I watched it, but it also explains a lot from a professional AV guy, http://revision3.com/systm/avcabling/

Shawn
03-06-2009, 05:40 PM
Like so far the only cables I really have not got into making myself is hdmi and fibre. I usually make my own coax, rca, component... I have most of the material already, I just get the right ends and do all the crimping... myself.

tired-n-cranky
03-06-2009, 07:47 PM
+1 for monoprice.com . Excellent service there.

BAILEYDOG
03-06-2009, 10:54 PM
those are two excellent videos thanks.

BAILEYDOG
03-07-2009, 07:07 PM
ok got the hdmi cable at the pawn shop for only 10 bucks thanks guys.

B.David
03-07-2009, 09:54 PM
I ordered 3 from Monoprice last year and paid $14 after tax & shipping. Had them in about a week. :)

Shawn
10-30-2009, 03:16 AM
http://www.cbc.ca/marketplace/2008/02/20/packing_the_deal/

Here is the video from market place http://www.cbc.ca/mrl3/8752/marketplace/packing_the_deal.wmv

mboy67
10-30-2009, 10:12 PM
yep my 6 buck cables do the job nicely

Coach
03-20-2010, 03:40 PM
I found excellent HDMI cables at Savings world in the Churchil plaza....same specs as the $50, $60, $70 and up models...I've had HDtv for over a year now...no m=problems

GRUMPY
03-21-2010, 03:04 PM
according to a certain member you are wrong but then let him buy the pricey ones seeing that from his posts he gets off pointing that kind of stuff out to people.

tired-n-cranky
03-22-2010, 07:17 PM
Well, I found some on Amazon.com.. for.. get this... a whopping 4 cents each!

I ordered 5 x 6FT Male-Male HDMI cables, and it cost me 20 cents plus shipping. Total all in for 5 cables, shipping, was $21.

steve
03-27-2010, 10:01 PM
got 6ft one at source 19$ works just fine

cybolynx
05-13-2010, 03:14 PM
yes i bought all my hdmi cables from the pawnshop on queen ... the build quality of the cables them selfs are really nice ... make shure you check the package really well tho cause the dvi-hdmi cables are in the same type of packaging ... and you cant see the dvi end so be cautious ...

i use to do my own cables as well BUT i found some really good deals in the source for some nice cables so i bought them .. was cheaper than building what i wanted at the time...