Buy HDMI and A/V Cables for under $5.00
Don’t be a dummy. Don’t buy expensive cables!
High-priced cables are one of the world’s biggest scams. Don’t fall prey to it. There is no benefit to buying expensive connection cables and speaker wire. Copper is copper and electrons are electrons.
HDMI is a digital connection. You either get perfect results or you do not get anything at all. The reason you see nothing but expensive HDMI cables in the stores is they want you to believe that is the going rate and you have to spend from $60 to $200 to buy one.
You can get a PERFECTLY GOOD cable for much, much less than that. I say perfect because it will perform 100% identically to a $70, $200, $300, even a $1000 cable.
How much? How about under $5.00 each for an excellent HDMI cable? Let’s look at the potential savings.
Let’s say you need three cables. One HDMI cable from your cable box to your receiver, one HDMI cable from your Blu-ray player to your receiver, and one HDMI cable from your receiver to your HDTV.
Assume the big-box store is selling them for a minimum of $79.99 each, call it $80.00. That means you spend at least $240 for three cables. That’s $240 for three miserable pieces of wire with connectors on each end!
Total for three cables= $240.00
You can get a good quality HDMI cable for $5.00 or less online.
Total for three cables= $15.00
$240-$15= $225 savings
Charging $240 for something that can be had for $15 is absolutely obscene!
If you are offended by this, you should be. A business is entitled to a fair profit but this is outrageous. It’s like paying $240 for three boxes of breakfast cereal!
HDMI cables from monoprice.com are top quality!
Where to buy HDMI cables
Here are some proven retailers that have been used by myself and my readers, to great satisfaction!
I have long recommended Monoprice.com. Here is some pricing for their excellent HDMI cables, all of which come with a LIFETIME warranty:
Monoprice also has excellent digital audio, analog audio, and video cables. See my review of them here.
Amazon.com is also a good source of high quality, affordable HDMI cables. If you have an Amazon account, this may be the easiest way for you to buy them. I also have an affiliation with Amazon so if you order your HDMI cables from the links below, it helps support my efforts publishing this site. It also supports the site when you purchase movies and electronics from the links below the reviews, and ordering anything you want via the Amazon search box in the center column.
Your support in this fashion means I can continue to help you understand consumer electronics, while helping you save money. Please consider using the links and the search box when you make purchases – you will save money on great products and I can expand and improve this website.
My Cable Mart
I have a lot of readers in the Twin Cities area of Minnesota, and there is a good cable vendor right in your backyard… My Cable Mart of Eden Prairie, MN. Their website is www.mycablemart.com . You can order online and if you are local you can place orders and pick your cables up at their location. They have lots of other accessories available, so be sure to check out their website… it is excellent. My Cable Mart is located at 7887 Fuller Rd., Suite 105, Eden Prairie, MN. Phone is 952-486-873. Thanks to John Ewoldt of the Star Tribune for this excellent find!
Hope this helps!
I sincerely hope this helps. I can’t stand deceit or scams and this is one of the biggest ones in the world. Get inexpensive cables and save your money for better televisions, better speakers, better electronics, or more movies and music… or food, gas, vacations and toys for your kids… things that MATTER! Cables don’t matter much when you can get $5 cables that perform as well as $1,000 cables. Have any questions? Contact Don.