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|02-20-2013 03:28 PM|
|02-18-2013 04:09 PM|
|wassabe||My UPS tracking still shows Label generated waiting for product since 2/13, anyone in the same situation?|
|02-16-2013 02:45 PM|
|ReverseHandedJO||no, they do not work with *anything*, just most things. =P|
|02-16-2013 02:45 PM|
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|02-09-2013 08:59 PM|
|Ayrton||Mine showed up today, thanks again!|
|02-08-2013 04:09 PM|
Somehow me replying to your post turned into a pointless argument.You're welcome to warn people about your negative experiences with cheap HDMI cables just as I am to share my positive experiences. Lets just leave it at that.
|02-08-2013 03:56 PM|
In For 10
btw I've noticed no difference between the china $2 cables and the Best buy $20 cables.
|02-08-2013 03:02 PM|
You kept saying my results "weren't typical". What, in your mind, is "typical"? Just because my results aren't in the "majority" (i.e being experienced by more than 50% of those using it), doesn't mean they aren't happening to others. Simply put, what, to you, is "typical"? Again, others in this very thread have reported bad experiences with cheap cables that other cheap cables (sometimes NEW cheap cables) couldn't fix. Yes, I know it's not everybody and yes, I'm happy you weren't hit by the "bad cable bug", but again, my experiences have been shared by others -- PS3/HK issues and just "issues" in general. So what percentage of a failure rate is "typical" or "not "typical"? if others are having it as well?
Any cable that snaps when pulling it through a wall is a "cheap cable" (and yes, I've since installed a wall-rated cable).
Congrats on being able to dodge the bullets with el cheapos. Again, just came here to share my experience (and other experiences I've come across when troubleshooting issues) with cheap cables and the construction quality and strong feedback I noticed with the BR cables. Typically, it's welcomed by the community (as is evidenced by the reps and by the other people also sharing their bad cable experiences). But it's all good man. Keep on keeping on.
|02-08-2013 02:09 PM|
Millions of people buy these types of cables and never have any issues with them. When they work they don't feel the need to come in this thread and tell everyone about how great they have been working for them.
I'll let you know how well these cables work when they get to me
|02-08-2013 01:09 PM|
|doqbone||Guys right good cables.mean everything.|
|02-08-2013 12:53 PM|
Also, whether they were the exact same cable or not is irrelevant. Everybody that had the HK issue had various brands of cheap cables. For those with the issue, better cables cleaned it up -- so the premise is the same. Cheap -- even supposedly "working" cables -- can turn out to be problematic depending on what they are being used for.
(Oops, better not be sarcastic -- that might be considered "trolling"... )
|02-08-2013 11:37 AM|
Your experience with other "cheap" HDMI cables is not typical, and they aren't even the same cables for purchase in the thread. So why does it belong in here? I consider it thread crapping.
BTW... I also purchased the AVR 1700, which is why I knew about the deep color issue. My cheap cables work fine with my PS3, I don't have any issues with flickering and I don't have to disable deep color. Just because you and a few other people had issues doesn't mean that it exists for everyone.
|02-08-2013 10:50 AM|
And again, we're in 100% agreement that a FULLY WORKING cable, cheap or expensive, should deliver a good picture. But to me, a non-working picture (i.e. flickering or one with sparkles or one causing a receiver to freak out) is NOT a working/good picture.
The HK AVR 1700 was a VERY popular deal on this site -- it went front page at least once. Numerous people had flickering issues (as noted on this site and AVSForums). As such, many people returned the receivers or just said "I'll live with it" because they didn't realize a cheap HDMI cable was (partially) to blame. New "cheap cables" that I had stashed away as spares didn't fix it. Used and/or new "better cables" did fix it...not just for me...but for many people. So the point of my post wasn't to tell people that they need buy super expensive cables, rather simply that (supposedly "working") cheap cables were probably to blame in that instance (and in my experiences in the past with HDMI handshake issues, video quality issues, etc.). There is a noticeable difference in build quality (whether you think it matters or not), and I still contend the reviews are the best I've seen for an HDMI cable for that price point. People can take my findings with a grain of salt. And sure, they can just use the "spares of the cheap ones" they have laying around (assuming they'll solve the issues)...but if your sole contention is to just keep throwing cheap replacements at the cheap cables that are problematic in the first place, how long before the cheap ones are no longer cheap?
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