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What kind of ethernet cable is best for my Samsung LED TV?

by MAAD17 / January 31, 2010 5:01 AM PST

Hey everyone. I have a Samsung 8000 series LED TV and will soon be upgrading my high speed internet to insanely high speed internet (for HD video streaming, etc.). I considered getting the wireless adapter but have decided that I'd rather run an Ethernet cable to the TV instead. The thing is, all of the devices in the house (computers, PS3, etc.) that are connected to the router are connected wirelessly (except for the one PC next to the router) so I really have almost no experience with Ethernet cables. I've seen cat5, cat5e, cat6, cat6a and I'm totally lost on which would be best for my setup. Any help or advice would be appreciated. Thanks!


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CAT5 is fine.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 31, 2010 5:50 AM PST

I never installed anything beyond that but I'm sure MONSTER CABLEs needs more sales. Gold plated marketing. Hint? I just use CAT5 from

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Thanks Bob.
by MAAD17 / January 31, 2010 11:35 AM PST
In reply to: CAT5 is fine.

Oh, I'm definitely not looking into Monster cabling. I've had good experience with places like newegg and cyberguys when it comes to computer components and cables so brand is not really something I care much about. As long as the product functions the way it should, that's all I care about. My main concern is just using the right kind of technology (in this case, the right type of cable for my needs). I just want to make sure that I don't get a cable that is not good enough to use for my needs and end up having to replace it.


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CAT5E is all you need.
by jcrobso / February 1, 2010 4:20 AM PST

For the most part designer brands of cables have not started marketing exotic CAT5/CAT6 cables, yet.
Radio shack, Home depot, Newegg, BBY, etc. don't sweat it.

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