Originally Posted by mycatsnameis
Don't worry, no one here will mind if you want to spend $200 on an HDMI cable either ...
MEOW!!! HISS HISS...
See, I knew it wouldn't take long for the "monoprice" people to come at me.
Seems to me this post is more of an "advertisment" for monoprice!
Actually you didn't read my post very well, I DID buy my HDMI cable from MP, and yes, saved allot of money over BB or CC, I'm not stuipd!
The reason for my post was NOT to put down the MP mount, just BUYER BEWARE! They, monoprice mounts, have not been UL or agency tested.
That is a BIGGIE as a consumer, even though it works fine now, what type of metals were used at what temps/hardening ect...
Will the metals fail after time and stress? Metals do fail and become brittle, but not if the correct materials and tempering is done.
How long have these mounts been on the market?
UL has specific levels of materials and how a product is made to make certain it is safe for the appplication intended.
All I'm suggesting is, look at all the major mount mfg.'s, they all have UL CSA listing/certifications! For a reason too, to make it SAFE and avoid lawsuits from failed products.
It's more expensive to take a product through testing, tens-of-thousands of dollars. MP may have elected not to spend the $$,$$$.$$ to verify the level of performance and safety of materials and methods of making them, so they can be so under priced. As a consumer and the OP asking about them, it should be important to note what your getting and how it was not tested by any recognized testing used for millions of products in the world.
Call monoprice and see what they say, maybe they have better answers for you to feel comfortable for the long run of their mount. Maybe they are made to the exact same standards as the "big" name brands.
As to HDMI cables; they are apparently not REQUIRED to have UL, so no problem as a consumer trusting duribility and safety performance they either work or don't, no biggie.
Go monoprice! great company for bargins and saving money on products we all need as AV nuts. There, I plugged monoprice, I did buy my HDMI cable from them, and it works just fine.