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Old 01-08-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Local place for cheap hdmi cables?

Hey guys,

Does anyone know where I can get cheap HDMI cables in town?

I just bought myself a 52" Aquos and Blueray player from Future Shop but I just can't bring myself to waste $70 on their cables.

I need HDMI to HDMI for the blueray player, and a DVI to HDMI cable for my Mediacenter PC.
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ALL hdmi cables are DIGITAL so they all work the same, JSUT the connections look more bling with $$$ ones
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Hey guys,

Does anyone know where I can get cheap HDMI cables in town?

I just bought myself a 52" Aquos and Blueray player from Future Shop but I just can't bring myself to waste $70 on their cables.

I need HDMI to HDMI for the blueray player, and a DVI to HDMI cable for my Mediacenter PC.
Go to Madman Mackay's home theatre on the Island highway (Just past six mile). They will sell you a generic, non fancy, whatever length you want HDMI cable for ultra cheap. The do sell the expensive ones, but for home installations they use the cheaper cables to run through walls and whatnot where nobody will see them.

As for pricing, we got a 25ft HDMI cable for something like $160.
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not local, but much cheaper than anything I could find local. ordered and recieved within a week. http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp
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i got my dvi - hdmi cord from a computer store for $40 i think, phone around to them don't bother going to future shop for that kinda stuff.
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Excess Cargo had them for like $30 for 4 feet I think it was. Walmart also has them. I bought a kit for $35 that came with 12ft of HDMI cable, some screen cleaner & cloth, and a power bar.
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Costco has a kick ass Home Entertainment pack for like 80 bucks. Has two 6 ft HDMI cables, component cables, and even optical cables for audio. I think it had some standard ones in there as well.
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FS sells no name brand HDMI for 45.99 up. Picked mine up there.
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Costco has a kick ass Home Entertainment pack for like 80 bucks. Has two 6 ft HDMI cables, component cables, and even optical cables for audio. I think it had some standard ones in there as well.
nice, I may go and check that out. i need another HDMI cable and opitcal cable.
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not local, but much cheaper than anything I could find local. ordered and recieved within a week. http://www.monoprice.com/home/index.asp
Thanks! Ordering 2 35' cables right now

$109USD shipped.
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ya, its a good store. got 2 3' HDMI cables for under $15 to my door when they had a sale.
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Thanks guys.

I ended up getting the cables from Queale, the cables were $23 each in 10 foot lengths. They even had braided sheathes to boot!

I had no idea how much Future Shop was ripping people off on cables before, a 4' Rocketfish HDMI-DVI was $71
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Costco has a kick ass Home Entertainment pack for like 80 bucks. Has two 6 ft HDMI cables, component cables, and even optical cables for audio. I think it had some standard ones in there as well.
true story.

my g/f got a 13-foot HDMI cable from Costco for around 40 bones...name brand (Panasonic, I think), shielded and gold-plated connectors...what more could you want?
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Excess Cargo had them for like $30 for 4 feet I think it was. Walmart also has them. I bought a kit for $35 that came with 12ft of HDMI cable, some screen cleaner & cloth, and a power bar.
I got a couple of six footers from XS Cargo for $16 each. Hard to beat if you want local pickup
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I got a couple of six footers from XS Cargo for $16 each. Hard to beat if you want local pickup
I went to XS Cargo today but they were already sold out of HDMI cables
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I got my 6' one from Queale, it was about $12, on my account cost around 2 years ago.
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Thanks guys.

I ended up getting the cables from Queale, the cables were $23 each in 10 foot lengths. They even had braided sheathes to boot!

I had no idea how much Future Shop was ripping people off on cables before, a 4' Rocketfish HDMI-DVI was $71
anyone who works/has worked at FS or a similar store will tell you that that's where they make their money...apparently on something like a Blu Ray player they only make a few percent profit...on Monster cables, Rocketfish, etc...it's somewhere in the 90%+ range...pretty disgusting
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Not local... But I usually buy stuff from NCIX in Richmond (www.ncix.com) and use www.shopbot.ca to pricematch. Usually get stuff in the next day... But I got a couple generic 6FT for $10 each, and 15FT for like $15 before.

Also Rogers Video has 6FT ones for $9.99. Not sure if they still do...
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last 2 cables i bought were under 10 bux from FS.
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T'is true. I love how people get sucked into advertising. Its digital... it either works or it doesn't.
Analog is a different story... you can hear/see the signal loss or interference.


The high markup on accessories doesn't just happen at FS... it happens at most (if not all) retail stores. No one complains too much if something that cost $1 wholesale is marked up to say $5... its only 5 bucks, right? However, mark up something that cost $1000 wholesale to $5000 retail and customers would lose it.
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paradon computers on bay street has a giant pile of hdmi and hdmi-to-dvi cables for cheap...I think most of them were $20 when I was there last.
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T'is true. I love how people get sucked into advertising. Its digital... it either works or it doesn't.
Analog is a different story... you can hear/see the signal loss or interference.


The high markup on accessories doesn't just happen at FS... it happens at most (if not all) retail stores. No one complains too much if something that cost $1 wholesale is marked up to say $5... its only 5 bucks, right? However, mark up something that cost $1000 wholesale to $5000 retail and customers would lose it.
I know that's why I sad "FS and similar stores" I've just talked to mostly ppl who worked at FS/Source about this shizz...

Jas: what kind of cables? obviously not HDMI When we went looking at FS/Best Buy, the cheapest we coudl find was like 60 bones
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