Originally Posted by PDXscreen
I did recently buy a quantity of monoprice cables and have had trouble. Their high speed cable came with a flex jacket. The cables were big and very inflexible.
That was your choice - they sell many variations!!
I attached one end to my HTPC with over a foot of clearance behind it. [...] I checked my connections and found the monoprice cable's HDMI exposed HDMI connector had bent over 45 degrees at the HTPC
When you are using the large gauge cables which are not very flexible, you should use the a "port saver" to prevent exactly the problem you describe. Here are a couple examples (which cost only a couple of bucks)
:Click on the images above for details
I just ordered the "skinny" HDMI model from BJC.
As you could with Monoprice.
isn't with Monoprice, it is with your selection of product!