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HDMI cable advice

pjoseph
07-30-2007, 11:11 AM
I just picked up a HP 720p hdtv I am going to get the hd box from comcast tomorrow.

I was told that I should use a HDMI cable instead of the rca cables.
So i began looking online for them and noticed how cheap they were selling but then there were a few that were very expensive.

range i found $3 to $150
So i was wondering if anyone could recommend a good cable at a resonable price. Im not looking to get the cheapest but im not looking to throw money out the window.

tcarcio
07-30-2007, 11:48 AM
www.firefold.com or www.monoprice.com If you spend anymore you are wasting your money.

pjoseph
07-30-2007, 11:56 AM
I need about 6ft what gauge do you recommend.
thanks

billinprinceto
07-30-2007, 12:49 PM
I need about 6ft what gauge do you recommend.
thanks

Guage?!?! Screw the guage - it's digital data, no power issues and at reasonable lenghts (up to 20/30') no need to worry about cable losses.

For 720p (or 1080i or 1080p for that matter) probably does not matter whether you use component cables or HDMI, PQ will be the same. Only differences are that HDMI cable is a bit smaller and less abtrusive, while the component cables are a bit bulkier but provider more robust connectors with little likelihood of breaking or pulling out.

Kdots
08-01-2007, 07:44 AM
www.tendonusa.com 1 meter HDMI for $5. Free shipping. Lifetime warranty.