Knowing very little about the tech side of gaming and having just read the thread concerning the less-than-desirable quality achieved by using component cables on an HDTV, i figure i should get rid of my composite cables in favor of HDMI and finally enjoy my 360's full potential. BUT we all know retailers are thieves when it comes to this department, so i ask you, knowledgeable community, for some alternatives. Thanks a million pixels.
Now that I think about it I'm pretty sure that I have always just had the right cables come with the box. If I had to ever replace something I would probably head to amazon.ca, newegg.ca or stop at Futureshop on the way home from work most likely.
Depends, for simple digital cables you can't fuck up, I go to my local computer store Canada Computres since it's all pretty cheap compared to big-box retailers.
For copper speaker cables, or other specialty analog audio/video where cable quality does make a difference, I go to my local high-end stereo store, Bay Bloor Radio.
@phantomsnake: i didn't even see a 360 hdmi cable on monoprice. it does need to be the microsoft brand to hook up a 360, i assume?
HDMI is a global standard. Any HDMI cable will work with any HDMI device and DON'T fall into the trap of people telling you an expensive cable works better. A cheap ass $3 cable will work fine as an overpriced $30 cable.
Monoprice... just about never retail... you can spend upwards of 10 times the amount that you pay on Monoprice or an online retailer... I wouldn't mind if they added an extra $3-5 on top of the price at retail, but when there is such a large price gap, I cannot even consider it.