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I never noticed a difference between the 3' HDMI cable I bought a long time ago from Monster for $100. I returned it. I just got a 25' HDMI cable from Amazon for $11.16 shipped.
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i dont understand how places like best buy are still in business, circuit city was LOADS better and they went under (well, online...thanks tigerdirect)

still,

if youre going to buy a cable for hundreds of dollars...common sense should tell you otherwise
Many people don't care or even want to know how things work. Expensive mean better to them so they gladly spend more thinking they are getting a top of the line system.
    
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Yea, you either get a signal, or you don't, ducky. You should know this...
It's not that simple. If you performed a real world test you'll see what's wrong, especially with 12-bit deep color sources and media.

Goes to show how many people only have paper knowledge and not real world hands on knowledge when it comes to technology.

Might want to take you're time and read this.

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I never noticed a difference between the 3' HDMI cable I bought a long time ago from Monster for $100. I returned it. I just got a 25' HDMI cable from Amazon for $11.16 shipped.
Because the average Joe hasn't reached the point where they'll notice a problem with long cables. The average Joe has all his equipment within 6ft. of each other therefore the problem never arises.
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Nice link! Thanks for that.
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It's not that simple. If you performed a real world test you'll see what's wrong, especially with 12-bit deep color sources and media.

Goes to show how many people only have paper knowledge and not real world hands on knowledge when it comes to technology.

Might want to take you're time and read this.



Because the average Joe hasn't reached the point where they'll notice a problem with long cables. The average Joe has all his equipment within 6ft. of each other therefore the problem never arises.
http://boardsus.playstation.com/play...read.id=828972

I guess the signal can be LOST after a long distance of sub-par cable, but not just weakened. One of those pins get's a signal, or it doesn't.
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yea, this has been known for quite a while from audiophiles and home theater folks.
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http://boardsus.playstation.com/play...read.id=828972

I guess the signal can be LOST after a long distance of sub-par cable, but not just weakened. One of those pins get's a signal, or it doesn't.
What is your playstation link trying to show? All I see if the main page.

Pins receiving a signal or not has to do with manufacturing quality not distance.



Poorly soldered cables (which HDMI has 19) can be a result of poor signal or no signal.
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my link is messed up. I'll search for the original thread/article.
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Originally Posted by SIMPSONATOR View Post
No need for double post, there's a "edit" button.

You need to slow down and clearly read what he's saying:
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That answer is, "No, an expensive HDMI cable will make NO difference in the quality of your picture OR sound"
He's talking about quality, if there is a increase in quality when using a expensive HDMI cable vs a cheaper one, and he's right there is no difference.

The topic on the link I provided is targeting distance. Two sources targeting different questions on the same topic.
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