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I need a HDMi cable for my LCD Samsung tv, I want to know which HDMi cable is worth buying. I know I can find a pretty good cable from amazon for a cheep price. I am looking t get a 6ft cable.

Suggestings will be great.
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http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Speed-HDMI-Cable-Meters/dp/B003L1ZYYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356214178&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi

If you want to save a dollar or two, you can order from Monoprice.com, but shipping will take much longer.

Just be sure to look for a cable that supports the newest standard for HDMI which supports 3D/ethernet/audio return etc, especially if you have a 3D TV.

EDIT: and just to make sure, do not overspend on an HDMI cable, the $2000 monster cable and the $5 Amazon cable are the same thing.
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If I were you, I'd get 2 or 3 from monoprice. Shipping will be only a little more, and you'd have extras on hand.

As mentioned, they're just as good as the astoundingly over-priced monster cables. So don't be a sucker.tongue.gif
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http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-High-Speed-HDMI-Cable-Meters/dp/B003L1ZYYM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1356214178&sr=8-1&keywords=hdmi
If you want to save a dollar or two, you can order from Monoprice.com, but shipping will take much longer.
Just be sure to look for a cable that supports the newest standard for HDMI which supports 3D/ethernet/audio return etc, especially if you have a 3D TV.
EDIT: and just to make sure, do not overspend on an HDMI cable, the $2000 monster cable and the $5 Amazon cable are the same thing.

Thanks for the suggesting, would you recommend any specific brand? Should I order it from amazon or Mono price?
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Thanks for the suggesting, would you recommend any specific brand? Should I order it from amazon or Mono price?

As i mentioned, if they are 3d/ethernet capable, they are pretty much all the same. if you need the cable as soon as possible, order from Amazon, if you can wait a week or two, order from monoprice.

it's as simple as that! Good luck!
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As i mentioned, if they are 3d/ethernet capable, they are pretty much all the same. if you need the cable as soon as possible, order from Amazon, if you can wait a week or two, order from monoprice.
it's as simple as that! Good luck!

Will it be worth it if I order it from mono price? I need two of them.
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So decide already. tongue.gif

Just a few weeks ago, I got 3 of these:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3953&seq=1&format=2

Other colors and lengths available. These are as good as any, and cheaper. IIRC, it took less than a week to get them via USPS. But right now, figure a week or more.

Good luck.

[EDIT] If you need HDMI w/ethernet cables, look here:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/search.asp?keyword=hdmi+ethernet+cable
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I bought these (amazon) and have been very happy with them. If you have Amazon Prime, I found these to be a bit cheaper than MonoPrice too. I have some MonoPrice HDMI cables as well & found these to be just as good.
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Is this a good HDMI cable http://www.amazon.com/BlueRigger-Speed-Cable-Ethernet-2-Pack/dp/B0079MX4Q4/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&qid=1356384440&sr=8-11&keywords=hdmi+cable+6ft

I am going to be ordering two of them, so I need to know where I should order it from?
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All you need is Certified High Speed HDMI cables from a reputable dealer/mfr such as Monoprice, MediaBridge, or BlueJeans. Just make sure the certification is for the length of cable you buy. Certified cables are tested for a particular length to insure that they meet the HDMI specs. However, those specs cover more than is currently available in consumer products (such as ethernet, there are no consumer devices that can use ethernet over HDMI yet) so you're buying for the "future". If you think you need ARC, make sure that your devices are ARC capable (receiver and tv).
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I was thinking about getting this cable from Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0079MX4Q4/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&smid=A3TG9YEWX61L6A

Is this cable the same from Amazon http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3945&seq=1&format=2
I am going to be ordering two of these

How do I find out if the cable is certified?
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How do I find out if the cable is certified?

The Monoprice cables have ferrite cores which I don't think you really need so I wouldn't pay extra for that feature. If the cable is "certified for the length of cable" to meet all HDMI specs, then it should state that somewhere on the packaging or it should come with a certificate. Some mfrs have the certificates available on their websites that you can view and download. You need to ask if not clearly stated. Having a cable that is certified for the length that you buy is important. You may buy a cable from a mfr that indicates all cables are certified but if that certification is really only good for the 3' cable, and you buy a 10' cable, you may encounter issues ("sparkles", no video, etc). And I'd never buy an HDMI cable from eBay because most of them are fake, sub-standard cables, especially if the price is really good.
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The Monoprice cables have ferrite cores which I don't think you really need so I wouldn't pay extra for that feature. If the cable is "certified for the length of cable" to meet all HDMI specs, then it should state that somewhere on the packaging or it should come with a certificate. Some mfrs have the certificates available on their websites that you can view and download. You need to ask if not clearly stated. Having a cable that is certified for the length that you buy is important. You may buy a cable from a mfr that indicates all cables are certified but if that certification is really only good for the 3' cable, and you buy a 10' cable, you may encounter issues ("sparkles", no video, etc). And I'd never buy an HDMI cable from eBay because most of them are fake, sub-standard cables, especially if the price is really good.

Would recommend me buying the cable from mono price?

I don't think it is listed that cable certified. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3945&seq=1&format=2
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Any Monoprice cable is fine for a short run.

Period.

There is no difference in HDMI cables. If you can see the picture without visible dropouts or sparklies, the cable is working at 100%. No other cable will display a better version of that picture. You're simply wrong if you think there is a better digital cable than one that is already working.
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for a 25ft run computer to tv

what is the best picture to price deal

vga hdmi Y Pi Pr wifi or other ?
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for a 25ft run computer to tv
what is the best picture to price deal
vga hdmi Y Pi Pr wifi or other ?
Do you have something like a DC-DA1 which will fool a source to think that your VGA output is connected to a Hollywood approved HDMI monitor?
These days, for no problems but restricted (by law) abilities you need to use an HDMI cable.mad.gif
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I just want to verify that this HDMI cable is worth buying because I am going to be buying two http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3952&seq=1&format=2

Also will this cable give me the same picture quality as the one I have now? This is the one I have now http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_05710901000P?vName=Cameras%20&%20Camcorders&cName=CameraCables&Connectors&sName=HDMI%20Cablesmv=rr
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$30 is a bit steep for the Sears 6' cable. If certification isn't listed, then you need to contact the mfr and see what they have to say. Gold connectors, oxygen-free metal, etc are all extra fluff that really don't justify the extra cost. The Amazon link doesn't work so I can't see what the cables are like. You can use non-certified cables from a reputable mfr/dealer it's just that the certification guarantees that the cable has been tested to work under the High Speed HMDI protocols listed for the length of cable.
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I don't think it is listed that cable certified. http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3945&seq=1&format=2

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