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Old 03-26-2014, 01:48 PM   #11381 (permalink)
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i'm going to go out soon and pick up my first blueray player. Pardon my ignorance, but do they come with cables that will show the video in HD? like a HDMI cable or something...

Is it recommended that i get an HDMI cable?
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Old 03-26-2014, 01:53 PM   #11382 (permalink)
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You'll need to get an HDMI cable (although you could probably also use component cables). Make sure it's long enough to run from the player to the input on your TV. Also make sure you have an optical cable if you're hooking it up to a surround sound system.
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:10 PM   #11383 (permalink)
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You'll need to get an HDMI cable (although you could probably also use component cables). Make sure it's long enough to run from the player to the input on your TV. Also make sure you have an optical cable if you're hooking it up to a surround sound system.
will also add to not get caught up in the hype over expensive HD cables...some run for $89.00 (Monster Black Platinum)...which is ridiculous

plan on spending anywhere from 12-16 bucks for a decent one

and ya, an optical cable is crucial for surround
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Old 03-26-2014, 02:20 PM   #11384 (permalink)
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ok thanks dudes. I don't run my TV or DVD players through any sound system.
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Old 03-26-2014, 06:09 PM   #11385 (permalink)
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Hmm sorry but won't it be better to run HDMI to home theater amp and then another to the TV? I heard optical doesn't carry all the sound from blu ray disks
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:30 PM   #11386 (permalink)
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Re: HDMI cables. Do not buy one from BestBuy/Future Shop. They overprice it so much. Look for cheaper online alternatives.

I believe we ordered our's from the US. Low price (<$5), does its job, and long lasting - still using them after 3 years.
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Old 03-26-2014, 09:33 PM   #11387 (permalink)
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Re: HDMI cables. Do not buy one from BestBuy/Future Shop. They overprice it so much. Look for cheaper online alternatives.

I believe we ordered our's from the US. Low price (<$5), does its job, and long lasting - still using them after 3 years.
Agreed, i bought mine years ago when i didn't know any better and went to Best Buy. Far too expensive
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Old 03-26-2014, 11:52 PM   #11388 (permalink)
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Friend of mine who's an expert in this sort of thing said there is literally zero difference from the top-end HDMI and the low-end HDMI. What you should end up paying for is the length of the cable.

On a related note some of the reviews on this $1000 HDMI cable are hilarious:

AudioQuest Diamond 3.3' HighSpeed HDMI Cable 65-083-02 - Best Buy
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:00 AM   #11389 (permalink)
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Old 03-27-2014, 03:15 AM   #11390 (permalink)
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checkout monoprice.com the cheapest place for all types of cables
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Old 03-27-2014, 09:17 AM   #11391 (permalink)
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well i got an LG blue ray player for $50. It has wireless capabilites (although i was dissapointed i couldn't just get on youtube like the store employee said i could). HDMI cable for $7. All in all it's quite nice.

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Old 03-27-2014, 11:01 AM   #11392 (permalink)
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anyone else experiencing problems with the forum this morning ?
load/refresh times are extremely slow...took me about 5 tries to actually get into the site
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:15 AM   #11393 (permalink)
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working fine for me.
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Old 03-27-2014, 11:25 AM   #11394 (permalink)
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same here. might want to run some scans on your compy shadow.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:34 PM   #11395 (permalink)
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anyone else experiencing problems with the forum this morning ?
load/refresh times are extremely slow...took me about 5 tries to actually get into the site
I had a problem with the cell phone refreshing properly. Everything seems fine on my PC
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:08 PM   #11396 (permalink)
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anyone else experiencing problems with the forum this morning ?
load/refresh times are extremely slow...took me about 5 tries to actually get into the site
I had it too.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:09 PM   #11397 (permalink)
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thanks guys ^

seems to be better now...Raptors Forum was the only site where i was having problems...nothing would load

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Old 03-27-2014, 04:37 PM   #11398 (permalink)
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anyone else experiencing problems with the forum this morning ?
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yup, me too
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Fucking Gmail is so stupid. Obviously my recovery form isn't going to match what you have on file, I HAVEN'T LOGGED IN FOR 3 GOD DAMN YEARS!!!!.

I understand security, it'd be great if someone was actually trying to get in who wasn't supposed to be, but I'm just trying to recover some photos I had on there. How the hell am I supposed to remember the exact last day I logged in or names of the emails I've received.
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Fucking Gmail is so stupid. Obviously my recovery form isn't going to match what you have on file, I HAVEN'T LOGGED IN FOR 3 GOD DAMN YEARS!!!!.

I understand security, it'd be great if someone was actually trying to get in who wasn't supposed to be, but I'm just trying to recover some photos I had on there. How the hell am I supposed to remember the exact last day I logged in or names of the emails I've received.
yea it's messed up, I was trying to retrieve my password and I couldn't because of some stupid ass security questions that I can't possibly remember
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