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Cheap HDMI cable for PS3

For those of you concerned about shelling out an extra $100 for an HDMI cable for your premium PS3, here's a site that sells 6 foot HDMI cables for under $7. Other sizes also available. The cables will work with PS3 as HDMI is backwards compatible (1.1, 1.2, 1.3) and the site is highly respected amongst HT enthusiasts.

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specialguest3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

i have one of those cheaply priced HDMI cables. works just fine.
unfortunately, the consumer majority don't know that there's a cheap alternative out there. instead, they buy that over-priced monster brand or the other brand which is still expensive, because that's the only thing offered at those stores.

HyperBear3670d ago

that sells HDMI cables, 5ft. Long, and they sell them for 44.99. Which i think is pretty reasonable, its not too low to be made of low quality, and its not too high that it will bankrupt me after getting PS3 alone.

Ravenator5293670d ago

If you are going to purchase a $7 HDMI cable, you might as well just use the component cables that will most likely come with the PS3!

There is a difference between a $7 HDMI cable and a $50 HDMI cable. Don't sit here and tell me otherwise! You would only be lying!

I have been using HD technology for at least 3 years now! I have used the cheapie and expensive cables. The expensive ones do make a difference!

andy capps3670d ago

I was actually going to ask the question, does it make a difference getting a cheap HDMI cable, versus an expensive "reference quality" HDMI cable. It's a digital signal, can a cheap cable have an effect on it? I could see getting decent component cables that are gold plated and whatnot, but am curious about HDMI cables as I'm going to be completely redoing my setup around Christmas with HDTV, PS3, and all that.

Gh0stDrag0n3670d ago

I think cheap cables are junk. But most people will hook up the PS3 with the cables provided anyway.
Where on the site does it say the cables are HDMI 1.3 compatiable?
BTW...PS3 has HDMI 1.3 and I think requires a HDTV with HDMI 1.3 not sure though.
http://www.tgdaily.com/2006...

Sexius Maximus3670d ago (Edited 3670d ago )

Let the non educated poor people buy their cheap cables. If you have a high end HDTV, it makes a HUGE difference in the picture quality. Don't be a sucker and buy crappy cables. If you going to drop $800 on a system (total-game, tax controller, etc.) buy a good cable.

bambam19013670d ago

The site does not say it is BC. I said it because it is true. These cables will work great with PS3 and no, you don't need an HDMI 1.3 compatible TV for PS3.

emu3670d ago

I've been ordering cables from monoprice for years now including HDMI cables. In fact, I posted in this site about monoprice a couple of weeks ago. Guess n4g didn't see my post as they could have put this news up earlier. The prices charged in stores for these cables is just crazy. The monoprice cables have been tested professionally and showed excellent performance.

There is a lengthy discussion on monoprice cables here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs...

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