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Ok so from what I'm reading HDMI cables over a short distance make no difference in picture quality correct? So i can get a cheap-o HDMI cable to go about 5 feet and i should still get the same resolution that i would get with a monster cable?

As for calibrations, does a LCD tv actually need to be calibrated? Like I know the Samsung 40A650 on display at my bestbuy was just thrown up without calibration, and looks awesome. So should I worry about calibration? I'm not a videophile so I won't be nitpicking at colors unless its very clear that you can see it. Also if I do get it calibrated, should I do it myself? If so how?
    
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a 5 foot Cheap-o HDMI Cable is kind of iffy, 6ft-10ft is when i would start looking for better brands, IMO most tv's need some kind of calibration done Rarley do i see out-of-box settings that look phenomenal and if you want you can calibrate it yourself or hire a professional to come out and do it for you which will cost some $$$ and if you choose to do it yourself http://www.avsforum.com has great information and how-to's
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Ok so from what I'm reading HDMI cables over a short distance make no difference in picture quality correct? So i can get a cheap-o HDMI cable to go about 5 feet and i should still get the same resolution that i would get with a monster cable?

As for calibrations, does a LCD tv actually need to be calibrated? Like I know the Samsung 40A650 on display at my bestbuy was just thrown up without calibration, and looks awesome. So should I worry about calibration? I'm not a videophile so I won't be nitpicking at colors unless its very clear that you can see it. Also if I do get it calibrated, should I do it myself? If so how?
HDMI is digital, you don't need to spend more money, you can't have improved signal on 1s and 0s, lol. Just get a cheap 3-5 footer and call it a day. And most do benefit from calibration, my viseo is one of the rare ones that have a good pic out of the box so I haven't bothered yet but will get it calibrated eventually and it will make a difference.
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