Where to Buy HDMI Cables

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  1. misman
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    Finally venturing into the 21st century with an HDTV. I recall that there was somewhere online that had HDMI cables extremely cheap, but can't find the link. Anyone recall the vendor?
     
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    Do a search on Amazon; it's what I did. There are lots of options for HDMI cables under $10. HDMI cables don't work very well over 6 feet. Yes, they sell a few longer than that, but you will still not be able to find one that snakes across the entire room. Beyond 6 feet there is a lot of signal degradation. Gold plating and whatnot that some companies provide are not really worth the added cost. If you are scared away by the dirt cheap options for $2-3, spend $20 and feel safer (I did) but don't spend $100 and think you're somehow getting something 5X better. I have a no-name cable and it's never had a problem.

    While you're at it, if you have a Mac you should buy an HDMI to DVI adaptor. Again, I went with something that cost twice as much as the cheapest option, which meant I spent maybe $6 instead of $3. These are not expensive items.
     
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    Amazon is a good place to check. Also have a look at http://www.meritline.com/ they have sales every once and a while. Picked up a HDMI cable for a $1 and free shipping.
     
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    Quite a few HD TVs and also flat sceen Monitors have a HDMI cable included. Make sure you didn't over look it.
    eBay isn't to bad a choice either.
     
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  6. I also recommend monoprice.com. Bought from them before, good quality and great price.
     
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    Thanks to all. I think monoprice.com is the one I was looking for. I haven't actually bought the TV yet... waiting for the CC to cut so I can float the $$ a little longer ;) , but I wouldn't be surprised as I'm buying from Costco which always has "extras" in their packaging.

    I think I'll only need two: one for the Blu Ray, and one for the PC.
     
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    If you need HDMI cables and can't wait for shipping, Big Lots seems to be the best source. $12 for a 6-foot and $18 for a 10-foot; they seem to be getting other options as well these days.

    Anyone who pays $80 for an HDMI cable at Best Buy et al is insane these days.
     
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    I also suggest Monoprice. I buy lots of stuff from them.
     
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    Try eBay. I never got a bad product. Use US sellers if you have a US address unless a two to four week wait is acceptable. Hong Kong product often ships free and is usually as good or better than product shipped (usually sourced overseas anyway) from the US.
     
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    I'll have to check next time I am in an electronics store, but I suspect it's difficult if not impossible to buy an HDMI cable made in the US.
     
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    I bought mine from NewEgg. A 3 pack for around $6 if I recall.
     
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    I think the OP is looking for a cable for a new HDTV set. Thin, light and easy to pack may not be a concern in that case, and I'd certainly not pay $39 to hook up my cable box or ... to my HDTV.
     
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    This what I use and they are pretty good for the price :)
     
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    +1 on MonoPrice - I've been buying stuff from them for years and it's always worked out well. All my TV cabling - HDMI, Audio, etc. comes from them.
     
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    UPDATE

    Got the TV with no HDMI cable, but there was one in the Blu Ray. Since I'm not connecting more than one HDMI item at a time right now, the one is working fine; will get more when I have to (knowing that I don't need to today!)

    Thanks again to all
     
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    I assume you just spent $100s if not $1000s on a new TV. Seems pretty ridiculous to not spend another $5 to have a HDMI cable shipped to you so you can watch whatever you want without having to get off the couch.
     
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    monoprice is the best. I really think all cables are pretty much the same. there MIGHT be some better quality of the physical size of the cable, bend-ability, strength of rubber at the head, etc, but that stuff isn't really important if one isn't swapping them out too often.

    What I like about monoprice other than the really cheap prices is that they have cables that go from about 1 ft to 20ft, so I can order cables that are EXACTLY the length I need to get from device to receiver or whatever. My DVR is about 9 inches from the HDMI/receiver. So, a 1.5FT cable is best, but the sony ps3, sits outside the cabinet and needs about a four foot cable to reach. Monoprice has them all lengths.
     
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    Agree. Check my post above: http://milepoint.com/forums/threads/where-to-buy-hdmi-cables.22387/#post-980997
     
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    Monoprice and Meritline work well.

    If not in a rush, keep an eye on Woot or Slickdeals. HDMI deals are frequent, when I got a 2nd HDTV and my PS3, I picked up a 3 pack of 4 footers for like $6 (pretty sure the woot linked to Mono or Merit FWIW)
     
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