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    Digital cables: Making the best connections




    BEST HARDWARE

    Digital cables: Making the best connections

    By Michael Lasky

    An often overlooked source of intermittent problems with PCs, TVs, and audio equipment is poorly constructed connection cables. Knowing what makes a good, dependable cable be it USB, HDMI, Ethernet, or audio might save you from unnecessary and costly hardware replacement or repairs.

    The full text of this column is posted at WindowsSecrets.com/best-hardware/digital-cables-making-the-best-connections]/ (free content, opens in a new window/tab).

    Columnists typically cannot reply to comments here, but do incorporate the best tips into future columns.

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    Another good source for all sorts of cables and connectors is My Cable Mart (mycablemart.com). I have purchased many audio and video cables from them and they are of high quality and very reasonable prices.
    I am not connected with the company except as a satisfied customer

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    monster cables ?? BS crawl home and do not come back! and let us not hear from you again! This guy has zero cred w/ me.
    good stuff from monoprice no problems
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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    monster cables ?? BS crawl home and do not come back! and let us not hear from you again! This guy has zero cred w/ me.
    There is no recommendation for Monster cables in the article; rather the opposite:

    "I remembered my lesson from the faulty USB cable and replaced the original HDMI cable with a gold-plated Monster cable (more info). Once again, my connectivity issues immediately vanished.

    But as I later learned from cable experts, buying a premium cable with gold-plated connectors was unnecessary; I could have spent much less and still had a solid, successful solution.
    ...
    (There are few general “brand-name” cables. The most well known – Monster – is able to sell its products at exorbitant prices due in part to its widely recognized name.)
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    Point taken. I need to read more carefully.
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