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Recently purchased new 50" plasma(86 lbs.). Looking to mount it on a corner wall. I have found chief mounts up close and personal at BB. They seem like the quality I'm looking for, but not sure I'll get the best deal at BB. I'm also not sure if there aren't other brands out there I should be looking at. Curious to hear suggestions on where to buy such an item or maybe you guys have other brands or even specific models you can suggest to corner mount a 50" plasma.


Also need a few HDMI cables. I can get monster cables at BB. But figured you all might have ideas where I can get monster quality or better at lower costs.


Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Thanks,

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Monoprice products and prices are excellent.


One thing you can count on is that anything you buy at BB is far from being a decent price. The only thing they have going for them is that you can easily take stuff back if you don't like it.


Friends never let friends buy cables from Best Buy.
 

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Check with monoprice for cables and what Chief mount are you refering to?

Here are two in the store I saw and liked(other than the price).

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202650462869

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage....=1202650462801


I don't want to cheap out on the mount, but if I can get this quality/sturdy of a mount at a better price, I'm all about that.


Thanks for the lead on cables. Will any old HDMI cable work or are there certain standards I should adhere to to maintain my picture quality?


Thanks for the help thus far guys,

Mike
 

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BB is not known for value to the customer in their pricing. Just because they charge more for something doesn't mean that is warrants the price.


Monoprice products are excellent. They make you realize how overpriced most others are, especially local shops that can gouge consumers who want it "now".
 

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Recently purchased new 50" plasma(86 lbs.). Looking to mount it on a corner wall. I have found chief mounts up close and personal at BB. They seem like the quality I'm looking for, but not sure I'll get the best deal at BB. I'm also not sure if there aren't other brands out there I should be looking at. Curious to hear suggestions on where to buy such an item or maybe you guys have other brands or even specific models you can suggest to corner mount a 50" plasma.


Also need a few HDMI cables. I can get monster cables at BB. But figured you all might have ideas where I can get monster quality or better at lower costs.

Do NOT buy Monster cables - they're an over-priced scam. A simple $5 HDMI cable from Monoprice or Amazon performs exactly the same as a $160 Monster cable. This has been verified in tests.


About the corner mount, there are a few ways you can go about it.


A. The inexpensive simple route if you don't need the mount to be articulated is to get a Peerless Corner Mount Accessory Bracket kit; you bolt it into the corner then you can attach a regular flat or tilting non-articulated wall mount to it to it. The Peerless site says it's compatible with Peerless mounts so i don't know if the holes from an inexpensive Monoprice wall mount would line up or not.

http://www.peerlessmounts.com/dyn/Pr...ct.aspx/tn/355






B. If you want the mount to be articulated, Peerless makes a dedicated articulated corner mount (model CM850) based on their corner mount kit that attaches to both walls but also includes an articulated arm mount.

http://www.peerlessmounts.com/dyn/Pr...categoryID/195

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-CM850...9393667&sr=8-1







C. If you prefer a standard articulated arm-style mount to bolt to one wall right at the corner, you should probably stick with one where the arm assembly attaches to the wall bracket portion with a single pivot (like the PLA50-UNLP-GB that i have), as opposed to the dual-arm mounts. These tend to have a greater range of motion than the ones with dual-arm-attachment which are kinda limited in range. I bought mine from Ebay for around $270 shipped, and it came with a Universal Mounting Bracket that worked perfect first on my 42PZ700U, then on my new 46G10. It's rock solid even when pulled a few feet out from the wall.

http://www.amazon.com/Peerless-Pla50...9393321&sr=8-1

 

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Randy thanks so much for those suggestions. I think I will try one of those peerless mounts. looks good and the price seems just right.


Also the prices on Mono are unbeliveable! If I didn't know how serious AVSers take their picture quality I would most likely assume these cables were of cheap quality based on their low cost. Thanks for the tip on these, that will save me a ton of money.


I was looking at these two cables:

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2


They have a bunch of similar cables, so not sure I'm getting the best possible cable at a given length.


Thanks again,

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You're lying to him about Cables...


Cheap cables aren't really oxygen free. Thats a lie. They use low grade material, and they use low grade workmanship. They degrade very very quickly. Usually a cheap cable will last 3 months before the copper wears down and you need a new one. It will also have a lot of handshaking issues where you lose picture and end up with a blue or pink screen, lose audio or video, the picture loses quality etc. I see it all the time.


These guys are a 3rd party company that does HDMI testing. They test a lot of Company's cables only to find out they don't even meet an industry standard.
http://dplrating.org/


The cables make a huge difference. If your watching a HD source thats 10 bit (PS3, XBOX 360, Sony or Pioneer Blu-Ray players) and your TV is 10 bit than you need a true 10 bit HDMI cable to get you the full picture quality. Standard HDMI cables are 1080p, 1.3, 8 Bit. I'd recommend the EM series from Ethereal if this is the case.


If you don't have a 10 bit TV or watch a 10 bit source I'd recommend getting a cable from one of the companies that are a registered member of DPL.


That peerless mount is great for corners.
 

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You're lying to him about Cables...


Cheap cables aren't really oxygen free. Thats a lie. They use low grade material, and they use low grade workmanship. They degrade very very quickly. Usually a cheap cable will last 3 months before the copper wears down and you need a new one. It will also have a lot of handshaking issues where you lose picture and end up with a blue or pink screen, lose audio or video, the picture loses quality etc. I see it all the time.


These guys are a 3rd party company that does HDMI testing. They test a lot of Company's cables only to find out they don't even meet an industry standard.
http://dplrating.org/


The cables make a huge difference. If your watching a HD source thats 10 bit (PS3, XBOX 360, Sony or Pioneer Blu-Ray players) and your TV is 10 bit than you need a true 10 bit HDMI cable to get you the full picture quality. Standard HDMI cables are 1080p, 1.3, 8 Bit. I'd recommend the EM series from Ethereal if this is the case.


If you don't have a 10 bit TV or watch a 10 bit source I'd recommend getting a cable from one of the companies that are a registered member of DPL.


That peerless mount is great for corners.

I just hate it when the copper wears out in my cables. Restringing them is a pain.
 

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Originally Posted by Jsun947 /forum/post/16952212


You're lying to him about Cables...


Cheap cables aren't really oxygen free. Thats a lie. They use low grade material, and they use low grade workmanship. They degrade very very quickly. Usually a cheap cable will last 3 months before the copper wears down and you need a new one. It will also have a lot of handshaking issues where you lose picture and end up with a blue or pink screen, lose audio or video, the picture loses quality etc. I see it all the time.

Speaking as a Materials Science Engineer with a background in metallurgy and ceramics, this post made my head hurt.


I have a 10 bit panel on my LCD and have been using a monoprice 20' HDMI cable that is about 2 years old. No issues whatsoever with everything I throw at it.


At one point I did see a puddle near the base of the TV but I suspect it was the dog and not the copper leaking out the HDMI port.
 

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"The editors at CNET are so confident that cheap HDMI cables offer identical performance, we've been using inexpensive Monoprice HDMI cables in the CNET Home Theater Lab for more than a year with no issues. That's saying a lot, especially when you consider that our video experts are constantly swapping in new products and changing configurations, which means our cables take much more abuse than they would in a normal home theater. We're also accustomed to making long cable runs, and many of our cables from Monoprice are 15 feet long. We also use even longer 20-foot cables from a generic maker with no appreciable loss in video quality. If cheap HDMI cables are good enough for the eagle-eyed video professionals at CNET, we're betting they're good enough for your home theater."

http://reviews.cnet.com/hdmi-cable/?...content;rb_mtx
 
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