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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    It wouldn't stay in on either end? Return that pos.
    Yep, tried both ends on two different pieces of equipment.

    I'm going Bertuzzi on Fry's tomorrow!!!! lol!

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    Well, guess I have to go Bertuzzi on myself.

    Upon taking the cable back to Fry's they gave me full credit.

    I then walked over to the TV department to ask why the cable didn't work.

    The salesman said the cable is fine, he thought the same thing I did at first.

    The Acoustic Research cables have a clear rubber shield that looks like glass. He said to just pull the rubber shield off. Well, blow me down. Right he was.

    So, I just got another cable, removed the clear rubber (not glass) shield, and have the digital audio up and running.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Well, guess I have to go Bertuzzi on myself.

    Upon taking the cable back to Fry's they gave me full credit.

    I then walked over to the TV department to ask why the cable didn't work.

    The salesman said the cable is fine, he thought the same thing I did at first.

    The Acoustic Research cables have a clear rubber shield that looks like glass. He said to just pull the rubber shield off. Well, blow me down. Right he was.

    So, I just got another cable, removed the clear rubber (not glass) shield, and have the digital audio up and running.
    I was thinking that might be the problem. I was going to pm you tonight. Glad it's working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Heh! They sure are but for $19.99 at Fry's, as opposed to $27.00 at Best Buy, and, I wanted the darn cable today, and Fry's is close to work, I did the Fry's dance....
    fwiw, best buy does price match local competitors...usually it's item for item, however cables are usually up in the air when it comes down to it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychopuck View Post
    I was thinking that might be the problem. I was going to pm you tonight. Glad it's working.
    I have never seen, let alone installed, an Optical Cable before.

    The darn clear rubber looked and felt like glass and I didn't want to try to pull it or anything.

    Installing the cable does improve the audio tremendously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20lucfan View Post
    fwiw, best buy does price match local competitors...usually it's item for item, however cables are usually up in the air when it comes down to it...
    I am partial to Best Buy/Pacific Sales since I do have family working there.

    Thing was, Best Buy only had the Monster Cables, I think, and they are sooooo overpriced that I really didn't consider buying one.

    Good to know that Best Buy does price matching!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    Thanks for the link! Those are some great prices!
    That's because monoprice kicks ass!

    Quote Originally Posted by Winsomemore View Post
    The Acoustic Research cables have a clear rubber shield that looks like glass. He said to just pull the rubber shield off. Well, blow me down. Right he was.

    So, I just got another cable, removed the clear rubber (not glass) shield, and have the digital audio up and running.
    LOL They all have the rubber tips. Seriously, my tummy hurts from laughing.

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    my bb does have some acoustic research, but they are in a different aisle because monster pays to have it's own aisle. yeah, they really do, and monoprice does have really good prices, but that's if you don't mind waiting a few days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unfiltered View Post


    LOL They all have the rubber tips. Seriously, my tummy hurts from laughing.
    I don't blame you. At least I owned up to it...lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 20lucfan View Post
    my bb does have some acoustic research, but they are in a different aisle because monster pays to have it's own aisle. yeah, they really do, and monoprice does have really good prices, but that's if you don't mind waiting a few days.
    Interesting....for what Monster charges for its stuff I'm surprised that they don't have their own store! lol!

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