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#326497 - 10/24/10 09:42 PM PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff.
Henry66 Offline
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That is all.
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#326498 - 10/24/10 09:53 PM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: Henry66]
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The BJC Belden Series-1 is the Ron Jeremy of HDMI cables.
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#326499 - 10/24/10 10:00 PM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: BlueJays1]
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Originally Posted By: Dr.House
The BJC Belden Series-1 is the Ron Jeremy of HDMI cables.


That has to be one ugly ass cable.
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#326501 - 10/24/10 10:17 PM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: Wid]
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laugh
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#326508 - 10/25/10 12:33 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: merchman]
F16Thud Offline
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Registered: 06/03/06
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Loc: Utah
Well, I hope that HDBaseT will take off in the next year or so! Cat5e/6 cable is nice and flexible and very cheap! When I finish the basement I am looking at a fairly long video run (45'), HDBaseT just makes sense to me.

I have purchased the Monoprice #3661 cable along with about a dozen co-workers, and we all agree that it is a great cable and worth the $6.75!!

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#326512 - 10/25/10 08:15 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: Wid]
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Originally Posted By: wid
Originally Posted By: Dr.House
The BJC Belden Series-1 is the Ron Jeremy of HDMI cables.


That has to be one ugly ass cable.


And hairy.
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#326513 - 10/25/10 08:36 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: Da_Gimp_Pimp]
terzaghi Offline
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Registered: 04/04/07
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I have two 6 foot hdmi cables from monoprice and didn't notice that they were stiffer than any of the other hdmi cables I have. I bought these a couple years back so maybe things have changed?

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#326516 - 10/25/10 09:25 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: terzaghi]
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I exclusively use Blue Jeans' Series-F2. They're really flexible. So much more so than the $5 DVI cables I got for monitors at work.
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#326517 - 10/25/10 09:52 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: ClubNeon]
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I have some of the cheapest 28awg HDMI fom monoprice for a 10 foot run and it has good flexibility and works great. I take it some of the better and more expensive Monoprice cables suited for longer runs are a lot thicker than the one I have. The Belden Series 1 from Blue Jeans is an extremely robust HDMI cable, great for passing long distance runs but really, really stiff.
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#326520 - 10/25/10 10:08 AM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: BlueJays1]
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Registered: 06/28/08
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Loc: Toronto, Canada
I agree with the monoprice cables, they are applying a lot of force on the Denon connectors so everytime I have to touch them I am kind of scared, but I also agree that they are very good cables for the price, just extremely stiff. I remember BJC shipping being pretty expensive for Canadians but that was a couple of years ago.
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#326580 - 10/25/10 04:00 PM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: bdpf]
speedbump Offline
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Registered: 08/02/10
Posts: 31
Monoprice offers several different gauges of HDMI cables. If you want them flexible, buy smaller gauge. If you've got a long run and need less loss, get the thick gauge, but don't expect it to have a tight bending radius.

I bought a 22 ga. for a long run and it's fat as a garden hose. The 28 gauge aren't bad for short jumpers.

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#326739 - 10/27/10 03:28 PM Re: PSA: HDMI cables from Monoprice are very stiff. [Re: bdpf]
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Registered: 08/15/09
Posts: 198
Loc: In the middle of the sea
Did you guys accidentally buy the in-wall versions? The in-walls are very stiff, while the regular ones are just about the same stiffness as most other HDMI cable I have seen.

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