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Is this a good set for blu-ray movies?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889252083

I'm thinking of running a 35 foot hdmi cable to the living room. Is there a length restriction on hmdi cables?
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yes, length makes a big difference on HDMI. check out the wiki page for more info.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI

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Although no maximum length for an HDMI cable is specified, signal attenuation—dependent on the cable's construction quality and conducting materials—limits usable lengths in practice.[57] HDMI 1.3 defines two cable categories: Category 1-certified cables, which have been tested at 74.5 MHz (which would include resolutions such as 720p60 and 1080i60), and Category 2-certified cables, which have been tested at 340 MHz (which would include resolutions such as 1080p60 and 2160p30).[54][58][59] Category 1 HDMI cables are to be marketed as "Standard" and Category 2 HDMI cables as "High Speed".[1] This labeling guideline for HDMI cables went into effect on October 17, 2008.[60][61] Category 1 and 2 cables can either meet the required parameter specifications for interpair skew, far-end crosstalk, attenuation, and differential impedance, or they can meet the required nonequalized/equalized eye diagram requirements.[58] A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft.) can be manufactured to Category 1 specifications easily and inexpensively by using 28 AWG (0.081 mm²) conductors.[57] With better quality construction and materials, including 24 AWG (0.205 mm²) conductors, an HDMI cable can reach lengths of up to 15 meters (49 ft.).[57] Many HDMI cables under 5 meters of length that were made before the HDMI 1.3 specification can work as Category 2 cables, but only Category 2-tested cables are guaranteed to work.[62]
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post
Is this a good set for blu-ray movies?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889252083

I'm thinking of running a 35 foot hdmi cable to the living room. Is there a length restriction on hmdi cables?
Yes to the second question. Long HDMI cables usually cost more and more, exponentially. You'd have to ask an audiophile around here, there are plenty.
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It's okay for movies, but you would never be able to hook it up to your PC though as a monitor, or use a HTPC with it...

I had two of them, and these sets produce a strange rainbow blur around texts and lines, which makes it unusable... Which makes me wonder if it's doing the same thing with my bluray, but it's refreshing quick enough for me to not notice...
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As for the length of the cables for HDMI, it has no affect on performance of video or audio, since HDMI is digital signal... When you run component or vga or any other analog signal, length makes a difference...
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i hate to say it but walz maht has a 40" for less than 80
$ more in my town. I almost bought it. It looked great. I just got this today though and havent plugged her in cause the fam is around (xmas surprise) http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16889253251
Got for 630 on sale. lets hope its worth it.
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post #7 of 18
yes that tv is fine for blu-rays.
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post #8 of 18
I have a 25 foot cable running to my TV and it looks pretty good to me.
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Originally Posted by GoHigh View Post
As for the length of the cables for HDMI, it has no affect on performance of video or audio, since HDMI is digital signal... When you run component or vga or any other analog signal, length makes a difference...
You are wrong. Wrong. Wrong.
HDMI is more complicated than most people think.

Though in general, anything under 25 feet, there shouldn't be any issues if you are using category II cable.
Edited by hondajt - 12/22/10 at 3:56pm
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post #10 of 18
be careful with 35 feet hdmi cable... but if the outgoing signal is good you might be ok with that and dont see much of the difference with an eye. OVerall it's a good tv, now days pretty much any brand name tv has a good quality as long as you happy with the price.
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