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Can you splice a HDMI cable?

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I have 2 4ft HDMI cables they are to short. I was wonder if I Could spice them together. Would I lose any quality?
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post #2 of 10
I don't know... but for the time it takes, I'm sure you can pony up $3 or something to get a longer 10 ft one
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If they have the wire mesh around the wires (under the insulation) then splicing them is not possible. I've tried splicing wires like that many times and they never worked. Console controller wires come to mind... they never worked after I tried splicing them.

Maybe it's possible with a special tool, but in my experience it can't be done by hand. If you need a special tool then it's probably cheaper (and better) to buy a new wire unless you have a lot of wires to splice.
post #4 of 10
I wouldn't splice a HDMI cable together. The joints can introduce electrical resistance... I would just buy a long enough lead instead.
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post #5 of 10
Splicing will most likely cause the cable not to work. This is digital signal, so if the quality of the cable goes south than your cable cannot deliver the signal.

It will be better to buy a longer cable instead.
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MONOPRICE.COM buy a new one for dirt cheap.
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http://www.amazon.com/Premium-Series-Female-Coupler-PTC/dp/B001EPVOQY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333174653&sr=8-1
doesn't have to be that specific one but it's just to give you a clue as to what to look for. I use it for my mom's room where she has a nettop at the end of the bed with the tv at the foot of the bed on the opposite wall and i use two 12ft hdmi cables extended by a female/female coupler.
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post #8 of 10
I don't know man, even if its possible, i think you will just degrade its performance. Its a bunch of cables bundled together and has a special shielding to preven interference/ crosstalk to each other cables, you will destroy that shielding.
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If you by any chance lives near anaheim i will happily give you my extra hdmi cable
post #10 of 10
even if you could disassemble the cable it would be damn near impossible to reconnect it.

see this.
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