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edit: also, they're not cheap. If you only want 1 or 2 cables, expect to pay a min of around $15 due to shipping and tax. If buying in bulkier quanities, they are indeed cheap. I've been looking to replace mine, and even off of amazon, newegg, etc, after shipping and sometimes tax, it's a min of $15 for 2 fricking cables. At least it's not as bad as best buy, freaking $24.99 for 2 cables...

Monoprice sells them for Less than $2.50 a piece, including shipping. Newegg is to monoprice as bestbuy is to newegg.
Edited by qwertymac93 - 11/16/11 at 11:26pm
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A digital signal is still an analog signal at the end of the day, and is still subject to the laws of physics.

OK.


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OK.
What?

Data is sent through wires with resistance and impurities. It is not just a works or does not work thing even though the data is digital.

The data in a CPU and ram is digital and transferred through copper wires on the motherboard, but it can still be subject to bit flips and errata.
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Data is sent through wires with resistance and impurities. It is not just a works or does not work thing even though the data is digital.
The data in a CPU and ram is digital and transferred through copper wires on the motherboard, but it can still be subject to bit flips and errata.

Yes, but that doesn't make it magically become analog.
    
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Nope no difference. Both cables have the same amount of wires and the same connectors smile.gif.
an HDMI 1.2 cable and a HDMI 1.4 cable are the almost the same. the 1.4 has 1 or 2 more wires.

well, not to distract the thread, but 1.4 is supposedly for 3d enabled monitors/tv. again, could be crap info, so correct me if i'm wrong.

yes, that was my point. smile.gif. SATA achieves new speeds(feature) with no change to the cable specs.
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Nope no difference. Both cables have the same amount of wires and the same connectors smile.gif.
an HDMI 1.2 cable and a HDMI 1.4 cable are the almost the same. the 1.4 has 1 or 2 more wires.

Not really, since 1.4 has a faster clock rate and also has support for 4k, 3D, ARC, and ethernet.

what he said \/\/\/\/\/
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The protocol does.... not the cable.
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Data is sent through wires with resistance and impurities. It is not just a works or does not work thing even though the data is digital.
The data in a CPU and ram is digital and transferred through copper wires on the motherboard, but it can still be subject to bit flips and errata.

Yes, but that doesn't make it magically become analog.

It's a digital signal still being sent over an analog medium.
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We still have a digital signal, but it is represented as an analog signal, which displays digital data physically. This is the only way a digital signal is being transmitted, since digital signals are just existing solely on a logical level.
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Where are my Monster SATA cables? You know the ones that have hair clippings from Chuck Norris in them?

I get such a kick out of these crazy cables and how often people buy into them.
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Yes, but that doesn't make it magically become analog.

Every electronic signal is analog. "Digital" simply means that there are two (or more) discrete logic states (NOT voltage states).

A digital signal is transmitted as a square wave using a high voltage as a '1' and a low voltage as a '0', with some range of voltages in between them as 'null'. The cable and external interference can influence this voltage one way or another, causing errors in the transmission. Depending on the protocol, these errors can either be caught and corrected, caught and then retransmitted, or just passed through.

Then there's also jitter, but that's a whole discussion on its own.
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what the is sata 3 cables? i didnt know lol:rolleyes:
 
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Yes, but that doesn't make it magically become analog.

lol
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Every electronic signal is analog. "Digital" simply means that there are two (or more) discrete logic states (NOT voltage states).
A digital signal is transmitted as a square wave using a high voltage as a '1' and a low voltage as a '0', with some range of voltages in between them as 'null'. The cable and external interference can influence this voltage one way or another, causing errors in the transmission. Depending on the protocol, these errors can either be caught and corrected, caught and then retransmitted, or just passed through.
Then there's also jitter, but that's a whole discussion on its own.

^What he said.
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