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[The Brick] The Brick (in store): MONSTER HDMI Cable (Q4HDMI) 4 ft., $5

Many non branded HDMI cables go for $10 or $20 or more.

MONSTER branded HDMI Cable.
-Regular price is $19.99
-Internet price is $14.99 at The Brick
-In-store Saturday Only (March 8, 2014 only) price $5.00 because of their Electronics Madness Doorcrashers, page 1 of their flyer

http://www1.thebrick.com search Monster Q4HDMI and notice these specs
Corrosion-resistant 24k gold contacts.
Black Medium Small Square Gold-plated heavy-duty metal strain-relief and connector shield.
Black Medium Small Square Nitrogen-injected gas dielectric for maximum signal strength. A dielectric is a substance in which an electric field can be maintained with a minimum loss of power.
Black Medium Small Square Maximum performance for new generation 1080p HDTVs, DVD players, and HD cable/satellite receivers.
Black Medium Small Square Experience 1080p full HD picture and digital surround sound at a price everybody can afford.

Enjoy and you're welcome!!!!
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Still cheaper @ the dollar store I believe.
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Exocet77 wrote: Still cheaper @ the dollar store I believe.
Which locations of Dollarama or dollar store sells Monster HDMI Cables for less than $5.00? Let us know!
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Meh, you can get longer HDMI cables for this price all day long. Nothing special about Monster. If anything I'd avoid buying it just to not support Monster.
Can you post a link to where I can find a premium brand like Monster cables for less? I checked other stores and most sold brands I've never heard before for $25.00 or more. Even XS Cargo ones were $10 or more.
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Who cares if it's Monster? Nothing special about HDMI cables. All the same. Don't fall for the marketing.
Yes, for $19.99 I wouldn't buy it. Not even for $10.00. But anytime you can get a premium brand cable for the same price as those found at dollar stores and such, it's a good deal.
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Haha...premium brand HDMI cable.

I got a 25 foot HDMI cable on Amazon.ca for $8 and it's worked perfectly for a year. Like I said, stop falling for marketing. All HDMI cables are the same. This has been common info for years.
Some cables are better made for frequent plugging/unplugging, but most people don't do this with their cables. However, "premium" brands for a "premium" price is still a rip-off.
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smartcdn wrote: Which locations of Dollarama or dollar store sells Monster HDMI Cables for less than $5.00? Let us know!

So we should pay for the name?
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I thought ppl stopped posting "deals" about Monster cables...
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lol.. ppl still buy premium...unless the cable is made out of rust... all hdmi cable are the same... unless its heavily coated in gold
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CoolDudeClan wrote: Who cares if it's Monster? Nothing special about HDMI cables. All the same. Don't fall for the marketing.
That is just false. I am not saying that people should all run out and buy Monster cables but your claim is just not true. The $3 cables will work fine until you have a problem. You may get lucky or not. There are differences in HDMI cables from the point of view of materials used and quality control.

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pmcd wrote: That is just false. I am not saying that people should all run out and buy Monster cables but your claim is just not true. The $3 cables will work fine until you have a problem. You may get lucky or not. There are differences in HDMI cables from the point of view of materials used and quality control.

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What happens when your $5 monster cable has problems? I have had my no-name cables for years now, no problems.
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pmcd wrote: That is just false. I am not saying that people should all run out and buy Monster cables but your claim is just not true. The $3 cables will work fine until you have a problem. You may get lucky or not. There are differences in HDMI cables from the point of view of materials used and quality control.

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When buying the dollar shop cables (clearance priced, no name), just be prepared to test them immediately. Don't expect to use them on NEWEST equipment in 3 years ... they do, then great. If not, just toss them.

I mean, they may work now with your current/older equipment that don't use all the new HDMI standards. But if you only paid $3 for it, so what ... buy a new one in 3 years for another $3.

I got two $3 6' standard HDMI from Dollar shop as suggested by RFD ... they work with my stuff. :) :)

A question for RFD ... those new HDMI cables that say they are V1.4 (or whatever the newest standard is) ... under what conditions/equipment would you need these newer speced cables?
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pmcd wrote: That is just false. I am not saying that people should all run out and buy Monster cables but your claim is just not true. The $3 cables will work fine until you have a problem. You may get lucky or not. There are differences in HDMI cables from the point of view of materials used and quality control.

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Couldn't be better said.
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Busybuyer888 wrote: When buying the dollar shop cables (clearance priced, no name), just be prepared to test them immediately. Don't expect to use them on NEWEST equipment in 3 years ... they do, then great. If not, just toss them.

I mean, they may work now with your current/older equipment that don't use all the new HDMI standards. But if you only paid $3 for it, so what ... buy a new one in 3 years for another $3.

I got two $3 6' standard HDMI from Dollar shop as suggested by RFD ... they work with my stuff. :) :)

A question for RFD ... those new HDMI cables that say they are V1.4 (or whatever the newest standard is) ... under what conditions/equipment would you need these newer speced cables?
Doesn't that defeat the purpose of a deal? Why not pay $5 for a better Monster brand one instead of ending up buying two and always using no-name products? $5 is less than $3 + $3. Simple math.

The funny thing is people will go through big troubles just to get really high end equipment and then go cheap on cables. Anyone hear of the phrase "weakest link"?
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smartcdn wrote: The funny thing is people will go through big troubles just to get really high end equipment and then go cheap on cables. Anyone hear of the phrase "weakest link"?
Nice try Futureshop associate.
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This thread is silly. What evidence are people using to assume that a monster cable will work longer than a no name cheap cable? An hdmi cable transmits a digital audio signal and a digital video signal. There's no picture or sound quality difference between a $500 hdmi cable and a $2 hdmi cable. For the people claiming that monster cables last longer would you be able to show the research indicating that? If not, please don't claim it in this thread. My $1.80 hdmi cable from amazon I purchased 4 years ago has never had any issue.

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