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Monster intros cable lineup for Apple TV

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
News Categories: Apple TV

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Monster Cable has announced the availability of a new lineup of high-performance cables designed specifically for the Apple TV. The new products, which connect the Apple TV to televisions and A/V receivers, include: Monster iTV Component Video Cable ($40), Monster iTV Fiber Optic Cable ($30), Monster iTV HDMI Cable ($60), and Monster iTV Analog Audio Cable ($25). Among the features of the cable are 24k gold contacts, full-coverage shielding, and Duraflex protective jackets.

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1

I can’t believe that company. They charge 60 bucks for a cable that probably costs .5 to 1 dollar to make… DO buy cheap-### HDMI cables, they’re as good as that gold-plated overpriced crap.

Posted by amazing on March 21, 2007 at 7:05 AM (PDT)

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They’re banking on the fact that most people who set up a home system have no clue that newer-generation cables don’t actually cost this much or that a shiny metal endcap for a fiber-optic cable will actually make a difference.  Other companies are also guilty of slightly under-cutting monster and still ripping off customers.  I purchased non-brand HDMI and optical cables on a website that work just as well as a now-returned over-priced first name brand for a fraction of the cost.  Don’t believe the fancy packaging and shiny connectors; believe the beautiful picture and crystal-clear sound.

Posted by crazy on March 21, 2007 at 7:21 AM (PDT)

3

xtrememac has cables for $20.

Posted by OnlyShawn on March 21, 2007 at 7:43 AM (PDT)

4

I’m not sure if these Monster cables are at all like their intrument cables, but the instrument cables have a permanent replacement guarantee. If it breaks, take it back to the store and they give you a new one - period. That makes up for the higher price in my opinion.

Posted by thelottery on March 21, 2007 at 8:36 AM (PDT)

5

isn’t HDMI digital???
if the signal gets to your tv it should by default still be perfect.

get the cheapest cable you can find.

Posted by don shank on March 21, 2007 at 9:20 AM (PDT)

6

In addition to XtremeMac, another good option is Monoprice.

Posted by mattwardfh in Texas on March 21, 2007 at 9:38 AM (PDT)

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This is the same Monster who thinks they own the English language, sueing anyone bold enough to use the word “monster” in a product name - whether or not they’re in a completely different business and whether or not they had been using the name for years. They even went after Discovery Channel over the TV show “Monster Garage,” and Disney over the movie “Monsters, Inc.”

http://www.monstervintage.com/Monster Cable/Boycott Monster cable products.htm

Won’t get my business.

Posted by m.s. on March 21, 2007 at 1:59 PM (PDT)

8

This should be called Monster realizes that buy putting out a new cable every time a big product that can use that cable is released makes them more money, they should just send out a press release that the old monster cables will work with appleTV and then spend the savings on advertising it really well.

Posted by JuanoTejano on March 22, 2007 at 1:58 AM (PDT)

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