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Hi, my dad's office needs a 50ft hdmi cable to run from a laptop in one room to a tv in another. Well actually the laptop is display port but they are just going to use a adapter and then run a hdmi cable.

So, what 50 ft HDMI cable should they purchase. I know the quality does not depend on the cable because as long as the signal gets to the tv it will always look the same, however I am worried about cables that cqan not maintain the signal to the point at wich it fails. The signal will most likely be 1080p so that is all the cable needs to transmit. So, what would be the best 50ft cable to get. I have no experience in this kind of stuff because my monitor is just dvi.

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At 50ft, cable quality does begin to matter.


Read: http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articl...n.htm?hdmidept

OT: Bluejeanscable was sued by Monster Cable. Monster did not know the owner is a lawyer and smacked down their suit.
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might need an amp for longer than 40 foot cable.
    
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At 50ft, cable quality does begin to matter.


Read: http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articl...n.htm?hdmidept

OT: Bluejeanscable was sued by Monster Cable. Monster did not know the owner is a lawyer and smacked down their suit.
Why did they get sued?

Oh, and so if he gets a high quality cable it should be fine, or will he most likely need an amp.
    
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Go to http://www.monoprice.com

They have great cables at great prices, and a very good FAQ section which will answer your questions.

It is who I buy all my HDMI cables from.
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Why did they get sued?

Oh, and so if he gets a high quality cable it should be fine, or will he most likely need an amp.
If you read the article that DuckieHo gave you, it would answer your questions...but yet you ask again if you need an amp....READ IT...
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Why did they get sued?

Oh, and so if he gets a high quality cable it should be fine, or will he most likely need an amp.
For telling the truth.

Monster is a horrible company.
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If you read the article that DuckieHo gave you, it would answer your questions...but yet you ask again if you need an amp....READ IT...
I read it, but it says that you really don't know at long lengths. I geuss I will tell my dad to go for the 50ft. monoprice cable first and then see if it doesn't work tell him to get an amp.
    
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