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HDMI Ripoff

Even if you didn't find this amusing, at least admit that it was probably useful and some of you will laugh the next time you hear some self-important person talking about their "awesome" hardware

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User avatar #34 - OH RLLY YA RLLY (04/01/2010) [+] (2 replies)
Guess which one Paris Hilton bought?
User avatar #39 to #34 - ALWAYSANON (04/01/2010) [-]
the one with night-vision?
User avatar #11 - basicargentinian (03/31/2010) [-]
What if I relly on electric stuff for my image, im rich and hate african kids BUT im jewish, what should i do then?
User avatar #20 - The Arson Beetle (03/31/2010) [+] (1 reply)
i got mine for $3
User avatar #7 - Fear The Pie Man (03/31/2010) [+] (8 replies)
Scary, but true. Gold plated terminals are the way to go, as gold is the best conductor on earth, but gold plated copper is close enough, unless you're NASA! As far as digital signals go, it's all or nothing, poor connections or shielding will introduce errors, but once it's error free, it can't get any better.
#31 to #21 - BloodyT (04/01/2010) [-]
You guys are Idiots, wood is clearly the best conductor of electricity..
Why? because i had this tree in my back yard that was struck by lightning.. not my silver chain, not my gold watch, not my platinum rims, not my titanium abs (yes im a douche)
User avatar #1 - DudeChill (03/31/2010) [-]
awesome
User avatar #40 - LeanPocket (04/01/2010) [+] (2 replies)
Heres what ya do.

1.Get a wire,any wire.

2.Use it as an hdmi cable for your tv/console or whatever.

3.??????

4.Fail
User avatar #33 - JohnnyParanoid (04/01/2010) [-]
Monster cables have ALWAYS been a rip-off. Do what I did. When I bought my HD flatscreen, I asked them to throw in an HDMI cable for free. They did. Happily.
User avatar #32 - spidermartin (04/01/2010) [-]
this is so awesome it just grew its own nutsack
User avatar #29 - MoonMan (03/31/2010) [-]
Everything Monster makes is a complete ripoff. They sell their products through the ignorance of their customers. To most, common sense says that the $250 cable will outperform the $10 cable. Any true audio enthusiast can tell you all about Monster ;)
User avatar #28 - thewolfkiba (03/31/2010) [-]
This is so true. Bought mine from eBay for $15. Totally worth it
User avatar #27 - SirKrow (03/31/2010) [-]
I'm so high this made no sense, but i'm high enough to bookmark it and later wonder what the **** i'm talking about right now. But the point is that as long as i'm high i remember things im going to forget. wait...what?
User avatar #24 - trigger (03/31/2010) [-]
i love how this is opposite in the guitar world, every little thing will affect tone
User avatar #23 - Jimminycracker (03/31/2010) [-]
$3 at the dollar store
#19 - mmacrae (03/31/2010) [-]
ugh i wish i had known this 2 weeks ago. just got a new tv and they definitely ripped us off :/
User avatar #16 - TheAnteatr (03/31/2010) [-]
My HDMI cable costed me a grand total of $7 shipped to my door. ^ foot and it works 100% perfectly. Monster cables are a huge rip off.
#9 - Tydude **User deleted account** (03/31/2010) [-]
My dad gets HDMI cables for 5 dollars, and they start at 80. best buy ftw.
#6 - jjbEruantion (03/31/2010) [-]
eh?? whats that about a SCART lead?
#3 - anonymous (03/31/2010) [+] (4 replies)
I work at Best Buy.... Sadly this is 100% accurate. HDMI cables have obscene amounts of markup on them but we actually lose about $3 on every PS3 slim we sell
User avatar #5 to #3 - Ashtwofourthree (03/31/2010) [-]
speaking of PS3's wtf is with sony and revoking linux support without permission from console owners? ... thats like selling someone a car and then later coming back and saying ''oh BTW we are upgrading your car now so that you have to choose between having wheels or having an engine because we thing that having both is unsafe"
User avatar #51 - SteveHomoki (04/01/2010) [-]
I'll give you an A for effort, but there's no need to cherry pick one over priced cable in a market of overpriced electronics. The real problem is the uneducated consumer. If a consumer wants a usb cable, they are likely to go to a large retail store for that single cable. If they went to Best Buy, it would be priced over $20. Same if they went to Target, Walmart, ect. The educated user will get a USB cable ordered online from websites such as NewEgg, Geeksdotcom, or even from a trusted seller on Ebay. I purchased a USB cable with free shipping for only $2 and had it arrive two days from purchase.
#4 - anonymous (03/31/2010) [-]
wow I feel like a tard because I spent $20 on a 1 foot cable just because a Sony store is only a 5 minuet walk from my house... and Fred Meyers wanted a lot more for it.
Living in a small town sucks.
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