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#181 klwillis45

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Posted 12 February 2009 - 02:05 PM

How much is the standard shipping at monoprice.com?

YMMV. They don't rape you on shipping like most places, so it's dependent on the size/weight of what you are buying. They basically charge what it actually costs to package & ship, a novel concept.
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#182 Redeema

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Posted 15 February 2009 - 08:15 PM

Anyone have any experience with their in-wall/in-ceiling speakers? The price is pretty hot for something that I'd be using as rear surrounds anyway and they probably doesn't need to be super high-end, though, it would help. I'd be interested in picking some up as they've gotten decent reviews on the site, but I wanted to know if anyone had first hand experience with them. Thanks.

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#183 Watchman

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 06:36 PM

Thank you.

This MonoPrice elitism is out of control.

MonoPrice's price's are not nearly as good as Amazons, or at times other sites as well.

My cord from Monoprice only works on my 360, not my PS3.
I got a $2 cord from Amazon that runs both perfectly.


Don't fall for MonoPrice hype until you've searched better sites 1st.


I'd like to know where these "better sites" are-- because given their ridiculously low prices and shipping rates, same-day order-and-mail, quality product and exemplary customer service, I just don't see this being possible.

Frankly, I'd pay one dollar more through them than try to nickel and dime myself from some unknown buyer off of Amazon that will probably ship whenever they get around to it the next day.
Monoprice is exactly the kind of company you can rely on for low prices and great customer relations-- so forgive me if you think I'm being "elitist".
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#184 rumarudrathas

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Posted 21 March 2009 - 05:20 PM

Thank you.
(...)My cord from Monoprice only works on my 360, not my PS3.
I got a $2 cord from Amazon that runs both perfectly.

Don't fall for MonoPrice hype until you've searched better sites 1st.


Ever consider contacting Monoprice and having them refund the money?

For me, no complaints on Monoprice, having bought an HDMI cable for my ps3, a Sansa MP3 docking/charging, and I'm about to place an order for a long VGA cable and a powered VGA splitter. It's cheaper than b&m retailers, and I dont like the idea mining for a cheaper price, usually found on some shady looking website, and having some unreliable service from them.

I bought a textbook on the cheap from a referred site from Amazon. I spent $10 shipped, when the book costs $90 in my local college bookstore. I ended up buying the $90 book because the online retailer took 7 weeks to get that book to me.

I'm not an elistist, because if I were, I'd be blowing my money on MonsterCables. I just like the service that I get from monoprice, and if that means I have to spend the extra $1-$3 dollar premium to get it on HDMI, then so be it.

#185 cag1000

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:28 AM

There are sooo many options of HDMI cables on Monoprice I'm looking for just a single cable for an HD cable box. Which one should I get any reccomendations? Is 1.3 the one to get? That should work with any HDMI slot right?

#186 Tavohl

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:23 AM

There are sooo many options of HDMI cables on Monoprice I'm looking for just a single cable for an HD cable box. Which one should I get any reccomendations? Is 1.3 the one to get? That should work with any HDMI slot right?

V 1.3 cable is the latest, so you should get those. I suppose any kind of hdmi cable will work. i bought a belkin cable at target for 50 bucks, it works great, but i dont want to pay that much for every cable.
GrilledWitOnions recommended these cables:
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 (10ft cable)
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2

Every one says how great their cables work, but dont say wich ones they bought, so try to look at some reviews too.

#187 WeLoveDaisuke

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 02:25 PM

There are a lot of nerdwires in my apt, and they are nearly all monoprice. All but one worked, and they sent ANOTHER ONE and didn't even ask for mine back.

Everything is color-coded, and I wired my entire living room for less than the 12' HDMI cable they tried to sell me at Best Buy with my tv.

RE: HDMI cable for Cable box, ask your cable provider. Comcast gives them away like lollipops at a bank, at their offices. Just ask.
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#188 Interfeci

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Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:34 PM

Question. I'm not too sure how AWG affects anything. Could anyone explain this?
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#189 berzirk

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 04:50 PM

So as a prospective PS3 buyer, I just need a male to male 1.3a HDMI cable...is that right?

#190 shrike4242

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 08:48 PM

So as a prospective PS3 buyer, I just need a male to male 1.3a HDMI cable...is that right?

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#191 Rig

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:32 PM

Question. I'm not too sure how AWG affects anything. Could anyone explain this?


IIRC, AWG is basically the thickness of the cable. If you're running a home-theater, your'd want between 12-18 AWG speaker wire. The lower the number, the thicker.

That being said, I've bought my ethernet cables, HDMI cables, and 200 feet of 12 AWG speaker wire from Monoprice, and all is wonderful.

The only minor issue I had with them is when I bought banana plugs. They ended up sending a few packages of "open screw" types, when I wanted (and paid for) closed screw type. They sent replacements the same day I emailed, without wanting/needing the open ones back. They are wonderful.

#192 Strell

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:02 PM

Dumb question that's probably been asked, but does anyone know when Monoprice generally restocks? I need an iPod sync cable and I refuse to pay 2000% at Best Buy.

Thanks for the heads up.

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#193 Draekon

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:46 PM

Dumb question that's probably been asked, but does anyone know when Monoprice generally restocks? I need an iPod sync cable and I refuse to pay 2000% at Best Buy.

Thanks for the heads up.

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Most items will have an ETA and for the ones that don't may of recently just went out of stock or they're unsure I assume. An example of this would be:

http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2

It shows "Estimated Time Arrival: 10/9/2009" right under the user satisfation rate (Same place you click to purchase normally). If you're on the multiple listings page, it's located on the right side where you can usually add stuff to your cart.

The sync cables look like they say they come in on 10/03/2009, but I don't know if those are the cables you're looking for. I doubt they're different than the one without the ETA since that one is 3.5ft and the other are at 2 or 6 foot. I can say their notification system works pretty well, but sometimes it takes a little while to restock those ones without a specified ETA.

#194 Strell

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 08:49 PM

Looking at this one. I gots a fifth gen iPod video, some 3-4 years old.

ETA is N/A, so I was wondering if there was a general timetable here.

Oh well! Thanks for the heads up!


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#195 pitfallharry219

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Posted 23 September 2009 - 09:09 PM

If you're not opposed to a shipping wait, get one from DealExtreme. I ordered one a few months ago. While it's an obvious knockoff, it works great.

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#196 pixi

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 02:21 AM

Recommendations?
Need 3-6 feet HDMI cable for when I get an HDTV

#197 shrike4242

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:11 AM

Take your pick of the HDMI cables they have to offer:

http://www.monoprice...102&cp_id=10240

Any of the 28 AWG cables would work for your needs. Category 2 is tested for higher speeds, though either one would work. Info about the differences:

http://en.wikipedia....DMI#Version_1.3

I have numerous of these cables, and they all work like a champ:
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 (10 ft)
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2 (6 ft)

#198 pixi

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:12 AM

Same quality as monster?

#199 shrike4242

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:16 AM

Monster Cable is so over-hyped, it's ridiculous. HDMI cables either work or they don't.

Just about every AV cable I have at this point is a Monoprice cable, and I've bought hundreds of dollars of cables from them.

From another post of mine, in the Monoprice thread in the DVD forum:

I've ordered all of the following types of cables from them:

HDMI cables
RCA component cable
RCA composite cables
S-Video cables
TOSLink optical cables
Speaker wire
Banana plugs for speaker wire
USB cables
Ethernet cables
USB extension cables
AC power cables
AC power extension cables

All of them have been solid cables with no issues at all. Shipping has always been reasonably priced and quick. I've been buying from them for years and will keep doing so for years more.



#200 pixi

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:23 AM

Want the best quality though.
My TV right now was made before I was born - never really showed the difference in quality in cables
But HDTVs show it and its driving me nuts. I want full HD when I get my TV!

#201 shrike4242

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:45 AM

:roll:

Why don't you pick up some cables from Monoprice and see how they work for you? If they don't work out, their cables have a return window on them, as well as a lifetime warranty.

If I purchased the same cables as Monster Cable cables from other vendors for what I paid from Monoprice, I'd have paid thousands for what I've paid hundreds for.

#202 pixi

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Posted 18 October 2009 - 03:50 AM

Thanks Shrike

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Posted 01 December 2009 - 11:40 PM

I planned on ordering one 50ft ethernet cable (cat5e straight) but the S&H (to my zip) is actually more than the cable itself. It'd be better if I actually needed like 10+ cables but not sure if it's worth it for just one especially if I can get elsewhere. so any other sites with decent quality cables for decent prices (preferably closer to the East Coast)?

#204 Rig

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Posted 02 December 2009 - 03:26 AM

I planned on ordering one 50ft ethernet cable (cat5e straight) but the S&H (to my zip) is actually more than the cable itself. It'd be better if I actually needed like 10+ cables but not sure if it's worth it for just one especially if I can get elsewhere. so any other sites with decent quality cables for decent prices (preferably closer to the East Coast)?


If you shop around, you'll probably find that the Monoprice cable is still cheaper than other places.

I think the *only* time I've seen cheaper prices is possibly on Amazon...or from Amazon sellers. Even then, Monoprice is reliable and ships really quick.

#205 Gamer SDP

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Posted 04 December 2009 - 01:47 AM

eh I'll probably end up ordering anyway but should probably get some other cables while I'm at it.

I'm trying to find some universal game system component cables since my monitor lacks the normal RBW plus. the main systems I want in component are GCN and PS2 but monoprice doesn't have that

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ended up ordering 50ft cat5e and the cheapest hdmi cable I saw. really wanted to find a component for PS2/GCN.

Edited by Gamer SDP, 04 December 2009 - 05:27 PM.


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Posted 04 December 2009 - 11:43 PM

May I ask a noob question: Whats the deal with the Xbox 360 system specific crossover cable for system link? Ive never even heard of that. Couldn't you just use regular old Cat5 for system link? Whats the benefit of this "crossover cable"?
Indulge me, I really haven't the slightest clue.

#207 Ruahrc

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Posted 06 December 2009 - 04:50 PM

GCN component cables are extremely hard to find because I don't think a third party ever made them, and because nintendo dropped the digital out port on the GC they didn't make too many and thus they are very rare.

For the crossover cable, if you're connecting two system sdirect to each other (not through a hub or switch) you need to use a crossover cable. Basically the cable flips the listening and sending pin wires between the ends, so the send pin on one end becomes the listen pin on the other end. Otherwise you will send info to the other systems send pin and it won't be able to recurve it. The part I'm not sure about is that many networking chips have the ability to auto-detect if a crossover or plain (called a patch cable) is being used and can just reverse what pin it sends/listens on to accomodate. At least my laptop 5 years ago did. So I imagine that most network chipsets can do this nowadays?

My question is does or did monoprice sell right angle converters? I swear I was looking one day not too long ago and found they had right angle adapters for things like hdmi, toslink, and RCA. But when I went a couple days ago to order I looked all over and could only find the hdmi ones. Am I seeing things or did they take away those items like a week ago?

#208 freeorelse

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:19 PM

Has anyone here had any experience using a 40 ft or longer HDMI cable to hook their PS3 to their TV. Was thinking of using this one but didn't know if there would be signal drop off over a certain length.
http://www.monoprice...&seq=1&format=2
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#209 Ivanhoe

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:42 PM

I don't have expereince with 40ft
But I use 20ft just fine. I highly doubt their would be much if any noticable signal loss.
(It may be detected with software but probably not the human eye)

Just wanted to post. I have ordered a lot more cables from mono price over the past few weeks.
And each time they have been the cheapest and also the fastest shipping around.
Amazon sometimes can beat or equal their prices during certain promotional sales (if you have prime of if they happen to have free shipping on the cables)
But pretty much everytime I needed a cable I would hit different sites and monoprice was always best at the time that i needed to have cables shipped.

Also I just go ahead and order 2 or 3 of the same cables to offset the shipping. I have a big box of cables for all kinds of things. Its really handy.

#210 Ivanhoe

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Posted 21 December 2009 - 11:45 PM

May I ask a noob question: Whats the deal with the Xbox 360 system specific crossover cable for system link? Ive never even heard of that. Couldn't you just use regular old Cat5 for system link? Whats the benefit of this "crossover cable"?
Indulge me, I really haven't the slightest clue.


Most of your question was already answered above.
But also, If your bored and have some cat 5cables laying around you can go ahead and easily make your own crossovercable by simple re aligning one end of the cat 5 cable thus creating a crossover cable for the 360 direct connect usage.