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Expensive TV cables are a rip-off

Tests by consumer advocate in Australia - Choice have proven what everyone always suspected on spending hundreds of dollars on high-end home theatre cables is a waste of money.


Choice's report, available to subscribers on its website, tested HDMI cables from Belkin, Monster, Concord, Phillips, Panasonic, Sony and Audioquest, as well as Toslink digital audio cables from Belkin, Monster, Foxtel, DSE, Audioquest and Neotech.

"Although the results were slightly in favour of the more expensive brand for longer lengths, the differences were not enough to conclude any brand delivers a significantly better result," the report added.

"Results for the digital audio cable were even more conclusive, with no advantage to be gained through the use of more expensive cables for better performance."

Source: theage