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Enellz
08-28-2009, 12:06 PM
Lately Ive been trying to finish up my home theatre set up. Right now I'm slowly buying furniture and then looking into cables. Right now I'm using philipps HDMI cable between my reciever, cable box, ps3 and tv. So my question is if I upgrade to monster, or just a higher end cable will this be a difference?

09Alti
08-28-2009, 12:12 PM
Probably not a noticeable difference. What size TV?

Integra2468
08-28-2009, 12:20 PM
If I were you, I'd go to radioshack and buy some monster cables. Try them out and you decide whether they are worth the extra 60-100 bucks. If not, just return them.

They say generic hdmi cables perform equally to high-end hdmi cables but I've never tested it.

Enellz
08-28-2009, 02:36 PM
Probably not a noticeable difference. What size TV?

42 inch LCD. Also I would buy one and try, but I want to see if someone actually own some.

NightDrifter05
08-28-2009, 02:38 PM
There is no difference between a $130 monster cable I am using on my PS3 and a $10 rosewill cable I got off newegg so don't even waste the money unless you just want to be able to say you have Monster. This is also on a Samsung 40" LCD

jdawg
08-28-2009, 02:38 PM
dont waste your money on overpriced hyped up junk, buy cheap ones

2fnloud
08-28-2009, 03:08 PM
Cheapest place I know of to get HDMI cables (http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240)

Qbenjamin
08-28-2009, 03:16 PM
Probably not a noticeable difference. What size TV?

Not true to the average consumer vision

Qbenjamin
08-28-2009, 03:17 PM
There is no difference between a $130 monster cable I am using on my PS3 and a $10 rosewill cable I got off newegg so don't even waste the money unless you just want to be able to say you have Monster. This is also on a Samsung 40" LCD

I have to agree, as I purchased the $120 Monster Cables when I first purchased my TV three years ago. I have since purchased more cables for about $25 that I cannot tell the difference between them and the overpriced Monster Cables.

Enellz
08-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Well screw that then. I might get a surge protector from them, they reasonable priced. Any recommendations?

jdawg
08-28-2009, 03:18 PM
Not true to the average consumer vision

there was a test done at a store, they swapped in coat hanger with the ends soldered on, they told so called experts that they swapped in monster cables and they raved about how much better the picture was so obviously they cant tell either

Qbenjamin
08-28-2009, 03:26 PM
there was a test done at a store, they swapped in coat hanger with the ends soldered on, they told so called experts that they swapped in monster cables and they raved about how much better the picture was so obviously they cant tell either

:rotflol:

We did similar tests while I was working at Circuit City, and I definitely couldn't tell the difference between the expensive cables and the cheap ones.

hempy
08-28-2009, 04:45 PM
I would never buy anything from Monster. They're a company with horrible business, not to mention legal, practices and everyone really needs to know what they are all about.

bread0710
08-28-2009, 04:49 PM
there is no difference is picture quailty between monster and a cheaper cable. i have a monster cable b/c i got it for like 15 bucks off ebay.

JayRich
08-28-2009, 04:50 PM
Lately Ive been trying to finish up my home theatre set up. Right now I'm slowly buying furniture and then looking into cables. Right now I'm using philipps HDMI cable between my reciever, cable box, ps3 and tv. So my question is if I upgrade to monster, or just a higher end cable will this be a difference?

Monster cables are a gimmick, my bro worked with Circuit City corporate before they went under and they came up and made a presentation, and its really no difference. They make over a 1000% profit on their wiring that they sell retail. SAVE you money and visit this website http://www.monoprice.com/products/department.asp?c_id=102

JayRich
08-28-2009, 04:52 PM
I'm gonna see if i can find an article where there was a test between High end cables($1k+) and a wire hanger, and the professionals could not tell the difference.

JayRich
08-28-2009, 04:52 PM
there was a test done at a store, they swapped in coat hanger with the ends soldered on, they told so called experts that they swapped in monster cables and they raved about how much better the picture was so obviously they cant tell either

Thats was I was talking about too

Enellz
08-28-2009, 06:14 PM
If you can lmk

bamaboy
09-04-2009, 01:14 AM
http://gizmodo.com/363154/audiophile-deathmatch-monster-cables-vs-a-coat-hanger