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Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Northern, VA - Washington, DC
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Since most cables have issues near the head where they connect, the super slim cables really are a god send for the stress relief that is in place. I've hocked the ones from Parts Express from the first day I received one and used it. I've put about 100 now through a $10,000+ HDMI tester with zero failures out of the box, and my installations with them have also produced zero failures. Unlike the thicker cables which also work well, these cables do the same, but don't push the equipment around. Think of lightweight BD players, Roku boxes, and AppleTV units which literally float in the air when connected to a heavy gauge HDMI cable. Forget cable management with them as well.
The skinny cables for short runs are the bomb. I've truly replaced a box which weighed about 20 pounds with one that is 1/10th the size, and holds more cables in it.
At $25, I think that Sony cable is horrendously overpriced, and I've provided plenty of links to the $5 cables I recommended, but whatever, as long as you get great results, then what else matters?
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