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360 Elite No Longer Ships With HD Cables

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KylieDog said:
nordlead said:
which just goes to show you that Microsoft and Sony know that the mainstream doesn't care about HD, and the people that do are willing to shell out lots of extra $ just to get it.

 

 

My HD cable for my PS3 cost me a pound.  Where are you shopping?

It's not about the prices that you can find them at, it's about prices some people are willing to buy them for. 



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LordMatrix said:
I would by a Monster Cable whether it came with one or not. I have a Monster Cable for my Xbox 360, Wii and Playstation 3.

 

So you hate your money so much that you spend it on monster cables? For HDMI cable, you get absolutely no benefit from a monster cable vs. a $5 monoprice cable.

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jacks81x said:
Untamoi said:
jacks81x said:
Sure, you can use some generic $2 HDMI cable, but keep in mind that you're restricted to using your TV's built in speakers to output the audio then. The cables that came with the 360 in the past comes with the digital output connection built in so you can set up surround sound out of the box.

Or, if you have new receiver with HDMI ports, you can plug HDMI cable to receiver and from there to TV. You just need 2 generic HDMI cables for that. So you can set up surround sound even without 360 official cables.

 

That's true, but unfortunately I do not have the newer receivers that have HDMI ports.  So if I were a new 360 customer, I would have to buy a brand new receiver just to set up surround sound. 

OR you could use HDMI to your Panel and optical to your receiver. Even the not so new receivers have at least one optical in and the optical cables are the same as HDMI....cheap as hell with a little research.



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coolbeans said:
KylieDog said:
nordlead said:
which just goes to show you that Microsoft and Sony know that the mainstream doesn't care about HD, and the people that do are willing to shell out lots of extra $ just to get it.

My HD cable for my PS3 cost me a pound.  Where are you shopping?

It's not about the prices that you can find them at, it's about prices some people are willing to buy them for. 

exactly. Go into Best Buy, Walmart, EBGames, or any other major electronics retailer or the like and you'll find you need to spend $30 minimum for a 4ft HDMI cable. If you buy Nintnedo/PS3/X360 branded merchandise it costs even more. However, 4ft doesn't cut it for most people, and they need a 20ft, which will cost them closer to $100. Internet savy people are more likely to buy their cables online for dirt cheap, but most people walk in the store and buy everything they need. At Best Buy you can walk in the store and probably talk them down $100-200 on any TV if you are willing to buy the cables from them because they will make every $ back on the cables alone.




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zaMy said:
Micrsoft raising the price of xbox's, excluding parts of the bundles, stealing games, songs, and instruction maunals for games from Sony

WHATS TO LIKE ABOUT THEM?

Im not trolling or anything, i was thinking about buying a 360 but ill just wait for it to be priced at $150 or get it when the RROD is atleast 20% better

This reminds me of people that say, "I'm not racist but..." followed by something extremely racist. You're fooling noone, troll.



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nordlead said:
coolbeans said:
KylieDog said:
nordlead said:
which just goes to show you that Microsoft and Sony know that the mainstream doesn't care about HD, and the people that do are willing to shell out lots of extra $ just to get it.

My HD cable for my PS3 cost me a pound.  Where are you shopping?

It's not about the prices that you can find them at, it's about prices some people are willing to buy them for. 

exactly. Go into Best Buy, Walmart, EBGames, or any other major electronics retailer or the like and you'll find you need to spend $30 minimum for a 4ft HDMI cable. If you buy Nintnedo/PS3/X360 branded merchandise it costs even more. However, 4ft doesn't cut it for most people, and they need a 20ft, which will cost them closer to $100. Internet savy people are more likely to buy their cables online for dirt cheap, but most people walk in the store and buy everything they need. At Best Buy you can walk in the store and probably talk them down $100-200 on any TV if you are willing to buy the cables from them because they will make every $ back on the cables alone.


*self-facepalm* Didn't even see that in your post Nordlead, just saw Kylie's and posted :P. Either way it's a low blow because even if only one person buys MS' branded HDMI cable they've already won the battle since they've made a profit (although small) off of their HDMI cables that they used to put bundled with the Elite.

Seraphic_Sixaxis said:
Onyxmeth said:
Seraphic_Sixaxis said:
deathgod33 said:
Seraphic_Sixaxis said:
Well there goes my interest in upgrading to an Elite later.

ok come on, you can get an HDMI cable for under 5 bucks.


As if, not where im at, there all $50 and above and they dont ship HDMI cables where im at so no its a make or break, and with this news it just broke all over the place.

Your profile says you live in the United States. If that's true, you must be living in cabin in the middle of nowhere for your statement to be true.


Yes, Hawaii is apart of the USA, but they charge an insane amount or nothing at all for an HDMI cable which is why we only have 3 in our house all paid for at $40 to $50, so i stand by my statment.

It costs $4.80 to ship you a set of HDMI cables. Grand total is $7. Try again.



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Onyxmeth said:
NightDragon83 said:
I picked up mine a year and a half ago for $399, complete with both the dual composite / component cables and HDMI cable, which retails for $50 alone, and headset, which is anywhere from $30-$50 depending if you buy it alone or as part of the Xbox Live Starter Kit, so it was a pretty good deal for me considering I would have had to have spent roughly $100 extra on the HDMI cable and starter back separately if I got the 20 GB Pro model, plus I got an extra 100 GB of hard drive space.

This is simply M$ way of making more money since people who want the most out of their system will obviously be willing to shell out some extra dough for HD cables.

You'll waste a lot of money in your life if you shop for everything that way. Maybe that's who MS is hoping to pray on, the uninformed shopper that doesn't realize they have cheaper alternatives to the official products MS puts out.

I got my Elite in Dec 2007... at the time it was going for $450 regularly, and I got it at Toys R Us with a $50 coupon that I scored online... so I payed $399 for an Elite special edition holiday bundle, complete with Forza 2/Marvel Ultimate Heroes packed in, an HDMI cable plus standard cables, headset, and 120GB HDD at a time when the Pro model was still going for $350 with a 20GB HDD, and the 120GB HDD alone was selling for $150.

I also scored a 13 month XBL gold card for $30 and COD4 for $40 at Best Buy the same day.... so all told I spent $470 + tax for a 360 Elite, 3 games, and over a year of XBL, and that was almost 2 years ago.... back when the base PS3 model was still $499!

I'd call that some pretty savvy shopping on my part 



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.