No Need to Spend $50 or More for a HDMI Cable

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Do you need to spend $50 or more for an HDMI cable or will a cheap one do? If you spent all of your money on a new HDTV for the holidays, then you are probably trying to save as much as you can when it comes to hooking up your Blu-ray player, cable/satellite box and maybe PS3.

You may be wondering if there is such a thing as a cheap HDMI cable. The simplest answer that I can give you is, yes and no. If you shop at the local electronics retailer, then you have probably passed up an opportunity to purchase a relatively expensive HDMI cable at one point and time.

What many people fail to realize is the expensive HDMI cables are no better at doing their job than the ones that cost a fraction of the price or “the cheap one”.

HDMI cables transmit data digitally so the chance for interference to interrupt the data transmission is very unlikely. That means that a 10 foot HDMI cable that costs $50 does not do any better of a job than a 10 foot HDMI cable that costs $10. Digitally transmitted data is either on or off and buying a cable that supposedly offers better picture quality over another is absolutely absurd. This is usually used as a common selling point.

There is a big misconception among local retail stores when they try to sell you cables to go along with your high-priced flat panel TV. They attempt to make you think that you must buy the “premium” accessories to go with your new “premium” TV. Do not fall for this trick.

Where do you buy cheap HDMI cables?

Cheap HDMI cables are mostly available online instead of your local retail or electronics store. Some of the sites that I have purchased inexpensive HDMI cables from include Monoprice.com, Newegg.com and Cablesunlimited.com. Many of the cables can be had for under $15 which will help you recoup the money that you just spent on your new HDTV.

How much have you spent on HDMI cables? $50, $60 or too much to admit?

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