Monster HDMI Cables or Cheap HDMI Cables?
When I first picked up my HDTV I was clueless about HDMI cables. I had no idea what it was, or what it would offer, or why I even needed one. I was told by the salesman who sold me my HDTV that I would definitely need to pick up some HDMI Cables. Seeing that my HDTV also came packaged with a Playstation 3, I was told I would need to buy 2 cables, or I could switch one cable back and forth between my cable box and my Playstation 3, which would work well enough, but prove to be annoying in the long run.
Seeing that I'm the lazy type, I wanted 2 HDMI Cables. One to plug in to the back of my HD ready cable box, and one for my Playstation 3.
The salesman showed me a rack of all sorts of HDMI Cables. First he started with some cheap looking ones that were wrapped in plastic. They looked cheap, and they were cheap. $10.00 for a 4 foot HDMI no frills brand. It seemed good to me! Seemed great even! So I grabbed two, four foot HDMI Cables priced at $10.00 each.
Then he stopped me. He pointed at the Monster HDMI Cables. These cables were nicely packaged in a plastic case, had a sick looking logo, and reeked of expense. Sure enough, one Monster Cable would come to $75.00!
I gagged. I just spent $1,700 on the HDTV, and now this clown wants me to spend close to $200 more for 2 more HDMI cables! He must be crazy. I shook my head and said, no thanks.
He gave it one last final attempt to up-sell the Monster Cables, he went on to tell me that they would offer a clearer picture quality on not only my regular viewing, but also that the gaming picture quality on the Playstation 3 would also be much better.
I declined yet again, and went happily away with my generic HDMI Cables. I assumed they would work just as good as the $75.00 Monster HDMI Cables.
Man, I was dead wrong!