Monster Cable scares your wallet with PS3 cable prices!

Nick Doerr
N. Doerr|11.01.06

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Monster Cable scares your wallet with PS3 cable prices!
Yeah, yeah... we know we did a post asking for all of your best advice when it comes to getting those extra cables for the PS3 that Sony cleverly (read: foolishly) neglected to include in the box, but Monster Cables have upped a page that's... well, it's all PS3 cables. One stop shopping, if you will. But the prices aren't as user friendly. Now, let's look at this from an ignorant buyer perspective: these cables specifically say they are for the Playstation 3... many other HDMI cables are guesstimation, at best. So, these "ignorant" shoppers will go for these, hypothetically... until they see the cost. We'll map it out for you.

  1. Playstation 3 HDMI cable -- $100
  2. Playstation 3 Fiber Optic Digital Audio Cable -- $30
  3. Component Video A/V Cable -- $60
  4. Component Video and Fiber Optic Digital Audio A/V Kit -- $70

Now, clearly, you don't have to get all of these, but it's more the case of "pick your poison" than "pick your wine". Then again, the true peripheral aficionado may want to grab whatever is specifically being toted for the Playstation 3... and that's fine. What's your take on this? Any specific route you'd prefer to getting what you absolutely, positively know will be PS3 compatible? There was a little debate about the cheap HDMI cables. Something about 1.3 and such. Anyway, the point is: buyer beware. What was that in Latin? Caveat Emptor? Maybe.
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