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      04-03-2008, 12:31 PM   #67
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I use a ~$50 HDMI cable on mine and it works perfectly fine. I've never used a $5 or $10 dollar monoprice.com HDMI cable, so I can't comment on its quality. But I can tell you that you certainly don't need an overpriced Monster HDMI cable to get a good HD picture.
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      04-03-2008, 12:46 PM   #68
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got my cable for $2 from amazon. compared it to my buddy's $129 monster cable and he was pretty pissed off for spending $130 for something that performs JUST AS WELL as something that costs $2. i still laugh at him every time i see him.

in fact, i wouldn't be surprised if both the $2 cable and the $200 cable were getting their parts from the same manufacturer.

HDMI is all digital signal. whenever best buy or circuit city monkeys tell you that monster cables are offer better quality, they're full of shit. just ask them how 1s and 0s in cable A can be of better quality than 1s and 0s in cable B. they have no clue what the fuck they're talking about.
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      04-03-2008, 12:57 PM   #69
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HDMI is all digital signal. whenever best buy or circuit city monkeys tell you that monster cables are offer better quality, they're full of shit. just ask them how 1s and 0s in cable A can be of better quality than 1s and 0s in cable B. they have no clue what the fuck they're talking about.
Bingo!! 100% right!!

Component cables, composite cables, audio (rca connections) all benefit from higher quality cables!

DVI,HDMI,Toslink, digital audio cables...buy the cheapest ones you can buy!! As long as they click into place, picture looks exactly the same as 150 dollar cables!!

1's and 0's don't care about gold connectors, or kryptonite plated bullshit!
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Cable was $18.

I read those Monster cables on the various speeds at which they transfer signals. I have no idea how fast the component ports on my equipment can run, so don't know that I need 10.2GHz for $200 vs. 2.3GHz for $20. I tend to error on the cheap side (slaps elbow)
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      04-03-2008, 03:15 PM   #71
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actually no...i used a cheapo hdmi cable for my ps3 and the video could occasionally cut out

switch to monster and never had a problem again

cables do make a difference...any person who appreaciates hd can tell you that
do a search on avs forums... you'll find out the truth And i don't think any person who appreaciates hd can tell me that
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cables do make a difference...any person who appreaciates hd can tell you that
If it's true HD, i.e. digital signal, the cables don't matter even the tiniest bit. You're sadly mistaken if you think otherwise.
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i ended up getting ps3 because honestly for what your getting, it's really a bargain. It's like you computer, blu-ray player, and it's more quiet the the 360. AND FREE ONLINE!!!!
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i ended up getting ps3 because honestly for what your getting, it's really a bargain. It's like you computer, blu-ray player, and it's more quiet the the 360. AND FREE ONLINE!!!!
I agree with all but the computer part. Just because you can install Linux on it doesn't make it usable as a proper computer. It's more just because you can and for very processing intensive things. i.e. Folding@Home or any type of sim/hashing you want to do. The PS3 can crank out rainbow tables like on other or so I've heard.
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FF13
God of War 3
Tekken 6
Street Fighter 4
Resident Evil 5
GT5

theres are the games that I dream for
I want Street Fighter 4 and God of War 3 and Tekken 6.

I have a 360 Elite though.
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the winner is the one that plays free games............which one is it?
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the winner is the one that plays free games............which one is it?
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Just get a ps3/360 for the exclusive games. PC for everything else. And a modded Wii for the few games that it has. Simple and covers everything.

The games are whats expensive, not the systems.
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I'd got with the 360 because theirs more games on it that I want lol. And games that are only on it :S.
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      11-25-2008, 07:40 AM   #81
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found this very ineteresting: http://green.yahoo.com/blog/the_cons...fficiency.html
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They're both great consoles that cater to entirely different audiences. This is exactly like trying to compare Mercedes Benz with BMW. Sure, similar in some regards, but they're for different people. It's a matter of tastes. Better yet, why not buy both and quit trying to justify purchases. Eh? People on this board are driving cars in the general range of $35-55k. What's $399 to ya?
With a second controller, $40 HDMI, Blue-ray remote, and a game my PS3 setup came to almost $700 with tax. All those accessories are pretty much essential. So it's a little more then 399.
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With a second controller, $40 HDMI, Blue-ray remote, and a game my PS3 setup came to almost $700 with tax. All those accessories are pretty much essential. So it's a little more then 399.
I think you got ripped off because how does 400 + 50 + 40 + 25 + 60 + tax = 700?

And you dont need to pay 40 on an HDMI cable, a $5-10 works just as fine.
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With a second controller, $40 HDMI, Blue-ray remote, and a game my PS3 setup came to almost $700 with tax. All those accessories are pretty much essential. So it's a little more then 399.
Oye that's a shame. For $400 you could have a 360 with everything you need and a game.
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Oye that's a shame. For $400 you could have a 360 with everything you need and a game.
Or for 500 for the Elite.
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Ok so my $700 was a bit high .. it was more like $660

PS3 - $400
Second controller - $55
Game - $60
HDMI - $40 ( yes I know a $10 cable would've been fine )
Blueray remote - $25

Total = $580. Not having to buy a separate Blueray player for $300 = Priceless

+ 13% tax = $660

Keep in mind, things cost a little more up here. After seeing some of the deals of Craigslist, I should have bought it there.

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i ended up getting ps3 because honestly for what your getting, it's really a bargain. It's like you computer, blu-ray player, and it's more quiet the the 360. AND FREE ONLINE!!!!
+1 who wants to pay a monthly fee just to play online!
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