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post #11 of 181
how much is a nice flexible wrapper to you, cause that's really all you are paying for, imo. unless you have really good eyes and ears and a top of the line equipment you're probably not gonna notice the difference, and even then chances are slim
Edited by dmbjohn - 2/16/11 at 10:21am
post #12 of 181
got a 6ft hdmi cable for my brother a few months ago and it works fine
and it only cost $1.99 shipped
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For runs 12ft or less, the typical usage scenario of most home users, expensive cables are a scam.
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Cable debates in video and audio circles are beaten to death, brought back to life, and then beaten back to death every month or two.

Just buy a cheap but solid HDMI cable and you'll be fine.
    
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Interesting. I really enjoyed reading page 4 of the article--being someone that doesn't pick up on subtle changes in audio and video quality (i.e., I'd be a poor human test device), it's interesting to see how cables are electrically analyzed for quality/acceptable tolerances.
    
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Honestly, The only thing I like about the 100$ monster cables I sell at best buy is that When a new technology comes out you get the free upgrade. So when the High end 3d Bluray 70gbps hdmi's come out youll get that cable for free. Its not all a scam. but for most people who wouldnt know the difference it iss too much money.

Visually you wont see much difference depending on the cable. For those of us with 7.1 surround setups we will hear the difference even on non surround systems you can tell.
Point #1 is moot. It would be cheaper to upgrade cables over time. $100 would be enough to upgrade for ~10-20 generation of cables.

Point #2 is impossible. Data is digital and even a 0.5% error rate would render the signal unlistenable. You cannot tell. PERIOD. In fact, your arguement is weak. Video requires much more data so you have a large sampling. If there was any difference, you would notice it in video before audio.

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Interesting. I really enjoyed reading page 4 of the article--being someone that doesn't pick up on subtle changes in audio and video quality (i.e., I'd be a poor human test device), it's interesting to see how cables are electrically analyzed for quality/acceptable tolerances.
RAM is tested the same way by looking at the data eye.

Note, that humans cannot detect these subtle difference. We're talking about 1 bad pixel that appears on a screen for 17ms.
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HDMI Cables are the biggest scam at bestbuy or here in canada futureshop, i have bought 2 lcd tvs and every time they ask me if i wanna buy a 400 hdmi cable i laugh in there face everytime !
    
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HDMI cables? It's absolutely a scam. Best Buy is one of them.
    
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HDMI Cables are the biggest scam at bestbuy or here in canada futureshop, i have bought 2 lcd tvs and every time they ask me if i wanna buy a 400 hdmi cable i laugh in there face everytime !

WTS: Rosewill HDMI Cable for low low price of $700, want? It has
Greater cable capacity supports Deep Color, allowing display of billions of colors;

24K gold-plated HDMI connectors prevents contact corrosion and allows greater singal integrity;

Durable internal metal shield rejects noise interference;
High grade oxygen-free copper wire helps to generate maximum signal;

High-Density Triple-Layer shield around wire enables superior noise rejection


All those quality! Best Bang for your buck!
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Mycablemart.com guys been getting all my cables there for years CHEAP!
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