Why Ever Buy Cables from Retail Stores?

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Seriously, when I needed a 50’ spool of Cat5 or Ethernet cabling, and I needed a new HDMI cable for my Roku XDS to my LCD TV I was browsing the various retail stores (Home Depot, Best Buy and even Walmart) but truth is that these stores have prices on cabling about 5-10x what you really need to be paying for it.

Numerous computer magazines have tested and proven that even the cheapest HDMI cables work just fine and the same with Cat5.  Why not spend less than $5 to get both a 6’ HDMI cable and a 50’ Spool of Cat5e?

[easyazon-image-link asin=”B0002L5R78″ alt=”HDMI Cable 2M (6 Feet)” src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41is%2B997KUL._SL160_.jpg” align=”left” width=”160″ height=”160″]I would have spent nearly $30 dollars, 6x that price had I bought the same cabling from Walmart’s cheapest brand and I would have paid more than $60 if I bought high end HDMI cables with gold connectors on top. Not worth it in my opinion, save the money and buy cheap cables. Amazon.com pretty much has them the cheapest I have found anywhere.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: September 5, 2011 — 6:41 pm