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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfectly fine cables, January 13, 2009
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When I bought my LCD TV, I paid a fortune for an HDMI cable at the retail store. Stupid me, I should have known better about the outrageous markups many retail stores put on video accessories. Recently, I bought several of these cables at a fraction of the price I paid for that first one, and I used them to connect a Blu-ray player, an Xbox360, and an audio/video receiver. Even with the high shipping cost, these cables are much cheaper than I found elsewhere. And they work just fine.

Remember, HDMI cables transfer digital info -- they pass bits, not an analog signal -- so, basically, they either work or they don't work. You'll either see the complete picture and hear the audio, or you won't (if the cable is defective). These are not like analog cables where cheaper, poor-quality cables can result in a poorer picture or sound. So if you get any HDMI cable that works, you won't get any better quality by paying for more expensive HDMI cables. Reviewers that say they see a poorer picture with cheaper HDMI cables are fooling themselves and don't understand digital vs. analog.
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Initial post: Sep 7, 2010 4:01:23 PM PDT
F. Levy says:
Thanks a ton man, you just eliminated all doubt from my mind about buying this.
I'm paying less than a dollar for stuff marked at $30+

Posted on Nov 3, 2012 12:48:07 PM PDT
Sharon says:
Thank you for your review I just bought a 32 inch rca 1080p It has 4 hdmi spaces, I can add my dvd recorder wii and dvd vhs combo. I will take your advice.!!

Posted on Dec 9, 2013 4:33:54 AM PST
cody steller says:
does it support 3D ? if u know

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 9, 2013 9:51:48 AM PST
Sharon says:
Sorry, I do not know. But for the price, order them and when it comes try it and if not, return them.

Posted on Feb 7, 2014 1:22:30 AM PST
There was a study done on the most expensive and the cheapest versions of the HDMI cords. There isn't really even a difference.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 27, 2014 6:37:46 AM PDT
A. Steidl says:
I'm not doubting you, but could you provide a link to said study?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2014 6:10:16 PM PST
Here's one study: http://geeknewscentral.com/2012/06/07/proof-that-all-hdmi-cables-are-created-equal/

As Robert's original review pointed out, the quality of cables was only important in the analog era. In today's age of digital data transfer, you either have a connection or you don't. The only time you'll have a bad cable is if you see your image pixelating because data is being lost.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 26, 2014 12:40:41 AM PST
A. Steidl says:
Thanks, Steven.

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 5:23:32 PM PDT
Gabe says:
Robert, what kind of Xbox 360 do you have?
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