Originally Posted by Drag'nGT
Is Craftsman the best tool to buy?
For me and thousands of others. Yes. This concept is the same for Monster and their cables. Yes, there are no name companies that make hdmi cables but ultimately build quality is what makes monster work the extra money. My cheap HDMI cables are separating at the joint where the gold tip meets the plastic coupler but my Monsters are still solid with no problems. So eventually I will replace the cheap ones with another Monster. Just get a cheap Monster cable and you'll be fine. Don't buy into their hype about the 800, 1000 series etc...
^^^ Don’t be fooled by comments like this. Cables are cables. Monster cables just cost about 10 times more. I have a full set of monoprice now, at least 10 HDMI cables. 2 of them are 35' and 50' long. Absolutely no problems. I was sold into Moser cables when I first got in HT 12ish years ago. My monster cables haven’t lived up to their name over the years. I think all 4 optical Monster cables I had have been tossed due to poor connectors.
Data cables are data cables. You’ll never convince me that the generic 6’ cat6 cable I buy for my computers is any less better then some crazy $100 cable with a monster tag on it.
If you are worried about your connectors and have to actually pull them off all the time then buy the 6" "port savers" (like $1 at Monoprice). I use them on all my cabels and they work great. Im less concerned about the *cables* then I am my electronics "ports".
My 50' monoprice cable ran like $40. The generic Monster was $500. The monoprice was better constructed in every way I could visually infer. If in 2 years the connector goes bad in the monoprice then I'll spend another $40 on it for another. Still saving me $420 over the monster (which probably would have the same connector problem).