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Old 01-06-2008, 03:22 PM   #1
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I'm looking at HDMI cables for my 360. The Microsoft kit is a waste for me because I don't have a speaker system, and if I did, the TV has an optical out anyway. So I just need an HDMI cable.

Looking around Amazon, reveals prices anywhere from $1.50 to $100. The cheap ones have raving reviews, and some that say they couldn't get 1080p or the picture quality wasn't as good as the name brand cable the store recommended.

1080p doesn't bother me, as the TV just does 1080i, but I do want the best picture quality I can get.

Has anyone had a bad experience with a cheap HDMI cable?
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im a lil confused, bc my 360 came with the hdmi cable, ur didnt?
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Only the Elite comes with a cable. The newer 20gb version doesn't, but it does have an HDMI port.
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Only the Elite comes with a cable. The newer 20gb version doesn't, but it does have an HDMI port.
i dont have the elite. i think it was the "platinum" or w/e theey called it. so its not included any more? lame.
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Possibly buy the cheap one and the expensive one and return what you don't like.
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Here'* the current listing of consoles. I don't know what the platinum is.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/c...htm?WT.svl=nav
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Here'* the current listing of consoles. I don't know what the platinum is.

http://www.xbox.com/en-US/hardware/c...htm?WT.svl=nav
actually, i think that was the "platinum bundle", it was pre-elite.

thats bs, that they charge extra for that now.
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I don't think it matters. Since it is a digital signal, the type of material shouldn't matter. Another forum I am on was debating this. Once you start getting up there in the high end components and larger distances, then it becomes more of an issue.

I'd get a cheaper one and try it, then spend the extra on the other if it doesn't have the quality you'd like.
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if your not trying for 1080p then i wouldnt bother spending the money... component cables are just as good IMO on 480/720p over a short distance
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