Received my Stream 4K's today..

Discussion in 'TiVo Stream 4K' started by buckweet1980, May 8, 2020.

  1. CMH

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    monoprice cables are junk should get Blue Jeans Cables Blue Jeans Cable -- Quality Cables at Reasonable Prices
     
  2. Mikeguy

    Mikeguy Well-Known Member

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    Really? The first time I've heard this.
     
  3. CMH

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    yep - cause you cant call Monoprice and talk to people who make the cable - at Blue Jeans you can
     
  4. aaronwt

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    Yes they are anything but junk. The Premium certified HDMI cables work great. I've used dozens of them since 2015 with my UHD devices. And they have a lifetime warranty too.

    I did used to use Blue Jean cables in the old days with analog connections. But I started switching everything to HDMI in 2005. SO it's been a long time since I've used a BJ cable. But the last time I looked at their HDMI cables, they worked the same as the Monoprice ones, only they were more expensive and only had a 30 day warranty. A far cry from the Monoprice Lifetime warranty. I would call a 30 day warranty Junk.
     
  5. CMH

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    Returns Policy -- Blue Jeans Cable read their policy - they do except returns IF Defective
     
  6. cybergrimes

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    How many do you have now? iirc it was your recommendation of a switch on AVSForum that solved a couple problems I was having with my now dead Vizio soundbar.
     
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  7. aaronwt

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    It seems like a bunch of hoops to go through. The two cables I had replaced by Monoprice over the last ten years was just a matter of them sending me a new cable. I didn't even need to return the old cable.
     
  8. aaronwt

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    Those Sewell 5x1 switches? I'm using five of them now between my two UHD setups. The prices are much lower than they were a few years ago. I'll just get a 3x1 switch for the one TiVo Stream 4K that will need a switch.

    EDIT: It looks like there is a new version that is even lower in price.

    EDIT: I just ordered a couple of the new ones directly from Sewell instead of Amazon. SInce they give you 10% off for ordering two of the 3X1 switches. So they were $22.45 each. Instead of the $24.95 they would have cost from Amazon.
     
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  9. CMH

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    that's not a lot of hoops for quality
     
  10. cybergrimes

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    Yeah the Sewell 5x1, I have the one with optional auto switching. It worked great when I needed it.
     
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  11. cherry ghost

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    Yes, Blue Jeans Cables are great, but Monoprice are not junk.
     
  12. stuart628

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    Notification just came through out for delivery :) now I wait...have a lot to do today (smoking a brisket and pulled pork plus twice smoked potatoes and green beans for Mother’s Day lunch) so I don’t know how much play time I will have...good news is it’s cold outside so the 15 yards of mulch can wait


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  13. stuart628

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    G[​IMG]

    Guess what’s here :)


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  14. cybergrimes

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    Nice, wish Fedex did Saturday delivery out here. Have fun!
     
  15. aaronwt

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    ?? for quality? It's an HDMI cable. It's all digital for signals. My dozens of Monoprice Premium certified HDMI cables have had no issues sending video that is close to the max 18Gbps bitrate of HDMI 2.0(ie. 422 with 2160P at 12 bit which is 17.8 Gbps or 444 with 2160P at 8 bit which is also 17.8 Gbps) . I've been using their Premium certified HDMI cables for my UHD devices since Autumn 2015.

    I don't see what paying two to three or four times as much for another HDMI cable is going to give me. The video and audio is not going to be any different. And I still get a lifetime warranty with the Monoprice cables. And they will still work for many, many years with no issues. Whether I pay $5 for the cable or $20.

    I'll probably swap out some of my older, thicker Premium Certified HDMI cables for some of the thinner ones later this year. Those were not available from Monoprice until a few years ago..

    Although I do still have a bunch of the Blue Jeans coaxial cables I purchased in the early 2000's. I still use them for my FiOS cable and OTA feeds. And I still use a couple of their cables for my subwoofers. But the many dozens of other BJ cables I used to have are either in the trash or in storage. But those wore old component cables and audio cables.
     
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  16. compnurd

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    Dont you love the new guys who show up and think they know everything
     
  17. BillyClyde

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    15 yards of mulch?
     
  18. stuart628

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    Yep and it’s going nowhere today lol


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  19. cybergrimes

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    Yeah it's the worst. I just put my Oppo 203 between the Shield and TV, using it's HDMI IN/OUT ports seems to have fixed it. Maybe no need for a new streamer or an audio extractor.
     

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