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No difference, don't fall for gimmicks. Need a cable, don't waste your time with the big chain electronic stores, just shop for those cables online.
 
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post #142 of 181
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A few months ago I was able to snag 2 6" HDMI cables for 3.95, free 2 day shipping.
1 foot of cable for $4? You got ripped off.
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Monoprice. That's all you need. It's what I tell everyone so they don't get ripped off.
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Seriously, it's not that big a deal, just like you said, especially since it's so damn easy to just TURN IT OFF. First thing I did when I got my last laptop that had Vista on it? Turn off UAC. And when I bought this one with 7 on it? Turned of UAC. UAC was designed to try and hinder the stupidity of most consumers. But as Ron White says "You Can't Fix Stupid".

Just like voice says, it's supposed to be a warning to let you double check that you want a program to be doing what it's doing. Besides, compaing UAC in Windows to HDMI is quite a pointless comparison. No one is getting bent out of shape about either, especially since you can turn off UAC, and most current gen tvs and component devices have OTHER options than HDMI. FFS I know people who have a blu-ray player and DON'T have an HDTV, they connect it via component video cables, one of them even uses composite. Hell my parents have an HDTV and they still own a VCR (which is hooked up) and don't own anything on VHS that I haven't bought for them on DVD or Blu-Ray. I bought my dad a Blu-Ray player for his B-day last year, and he refuses to pay the extra 2 bucks a month for blu-ray on Netflix. I swear, some people and technology just don't mix.

Anyway, I'm ranting, I'm gonna stop now
Jeebus. You guys did not even read that frikkin link. You just zero'd in on what the end users saw as the inherent problems of windows vista. Not the giant hidden problems beneath the surface which are simply social structures. Let's try this again.

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut00...ista_cost.html
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Jeebus. You guys did not even read that frikkin link. You just zero'd in on what the end users saw as the inherent problems of windows vista. Not the giant hidden problems beneath the surface which are simply social structures. Let's try this again.

http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/~pgut00...ista_cost.html
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post #146 of 181
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No difference, don't fall for gimmicks. Need a cable, don't waste your time with the big chain electronic stores, just shop for those cables online.
Try saying that with category 2 >10m length cables with 12-bit deep color sources.

Active HDMI cables exist for a reason.
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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.
The lifetime guarantee only applies to HDMI. As soon as the interface changes, "It's no longer a HDMI cable, sorry."

I used to work for Best Buy and wanted to know what we were really pitching.
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Bad link?
Yup first post had good link 2nd post I copied it from first and the board made a bad link. It should be fixed.

"For example the content-protected version of the game Flatout 2 runs 15% slower than the same game without content protection."

Example of all the juicy stuff in there. Which nobody bothered reading just started ranting about vista's nagsecurity.
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Try saying that with category 2 >10m length cables with 12-bit deep color sources.

Active HDMI cables exist for a reason.
Yeah but if you can find cables with the same "specs" it doesn't matter. Apparently, from what I've read, is that certain ones support the larger frequency ranges. Well, something like that as I'm not the "cable guy". lol Oh that was well worth it. Anywho, if you can find cheap cables that run the same frequencies there is no difference. Though I'm not sure if the lower spec cables even do that, so for all intent and purposes it could be that those cables are only sold by the expensive guys.

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The lifetime guarantee only applies to HDMI. As soon as the interface changes, "It's no longer a HDMI cable, sorry."

I used to work for Best Buy and wanted to know what we were really pitching.
Pitching your soul away! Naw, I know a lot of the crap problems (and gimmicks) of best buy. It's ok, but they give terrible customer advice.
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Console based, but this article also sums up the differences pretty well

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...vs-hdmi?page=2
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