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The True Story of Overpriced HDMI Cables

by on March 31, 2010

After dropping a few grand on that new HDTV and BluRay Player combo, dropping an extra $50 or $100 on HDMI cables almost makes sense.  Afterall, you want the best picture/sound you can get right? Unfortunately, that $100 Monster Cable is really no better than the $6 Amazon Cable, and a new Infographic from Wallstats.com & Mint shows us exactly why.

To understand why you shouldn’t pay extra, you need to understand the difference between analog and digital. With analog cables, the signal degrades, with digital cables such as HDMI, it either works or it doesn’t. The signal doesn’t degrade any more than your JPEGs degrade when you put them on a thumb drive.

See the graphic after the break.

via The Rip | MintLife Blog | Personal Finance News & Advice.