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24-Bit Dailies in a 16-Bit World

Good source for cables

HDMIPeople are always asking me if I could recommend a reliable and inexpensive source for purchasing miscellaneous computer, HDMI, and audio cables/adapters. Sure, you can find them in the big box electronic retailers -- but they are generally overpriced and serve as a good source of income to make up for the big items that these stores sell so cheap.

As you know, here at FilmTVsound.com, we accept no paid advertising and are not beholden to any dealer or manufacturer. So when I plug a company, I do it without compensation, and as a way of helping the readership and as a means of rewarding vendors "who do it right, and take care of us end-users".

Here is my favorite source for ordering those pesky (and usually expensive) cables and adapters.

Monoprice.com

For example, here is a copy of a recent order that I just received from them. Note how inexpensive they were for HDMI hi-speed, heavy duty cables. Also note, the price included overnite shipping!

Order Information

 

 Invoice Number : 10385xxxx

 Shipping Address

Fred Ginsburg
EQE Media Consulting Group
xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Xxxxx Xxxxx, CA 91XXX
UNITED STATES

 Order Date

5/15/2014 4:10:42 PM

 Shipping Method

Norco Overnite: Next business day

 Estimated Shipping Date

 5/16/2014

 

Product

Qty.

Price

Total

 85

6ft SVGA Super VGA M/M Monitor Cable w/ ferrites (Gold Plated)

2

$3.25

$6.50

 

 7116

Headphone Splitter with Separate Volume Controls

3

$2.63

$7.89

 

 3342

6ft 24AWG CL2 High Speed HDMI® Cable Male to Female Extension - Black

1

$6.63

$6.63

 

 3958

10ft 28AWG High Speed HDMI® Cable w/Ferrite Cores - Green

2

$4.96

$9.92

 

Subtotal : $30.94
Shipping & Handling Cost : $5.90
CA Sales Tax : $2.76
GRAND TOTAL : $39.60

Next time you need to hook stuff up, check this company out.

 

By the way, here are some of my other favorite places to shop:

Studio Depot for expendables, cases, grip equipment

TREW Audio, Location Sound Corp, and Professional Sound Services  for production sound rentals & sales

Sweetwater Sound for professional audio & software, XLR cables, etc.

B&H Photo for all kinds of stuff.

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