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Anything digital; either works 100% or not at all.
Nope. Wrong.
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i wouldn't get the radio shack cables... but i also wouldn't spend that much for Monster cables

good cables can be bought at a reasonable price
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Nope. Wrong.
Well it's true for pure digital signals, but HDMI isn't quite pure digital. Optical audio (or component) is a pure digital signal, which works or doesn't. However HDMI isn't digital in the same sense that audio is. It's really kinda misleading.
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Well it's true for pure digital signals, but HDMI isn't quite pure digital. Optical audio (or component) is a pure digital signal, which works or doesn't. However HDMI isn't digital in the same sense that audio is. It's really kinda misleading.
No, the one misleading here is you. "Pure digital signals"? LoL, do I pour holy water on my digital signal and make it pure?

What you meant to say was, HDMI is a digital signal however it is carried over a analog medium, copper.

Signals sent over copper, in long distances, tend to weaken. The problem with copper is incoherent when it comes to fiber which can travel long distances without signal degradation.

A passive HDMI cable made of fiber maintains it's signal for a good 100m whereas our current HDMI cable, made of copper, is good for 10m before signal degradation, some lower quality cables will start exhibiting problems before hitting the 10m mark.

Some of you may ask, why don't they made HDMI cables out of fiber? They can, but then everyone of you here will whine and cry like a baby because of the high cost of fiber.

Cost of HDMI Fiber Optic Cables @ DVIGear
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Well it's true for pure digital signals, but HDMI isn't quite pure digital. Optical audio (or component) is a pure digital signal, which works or doesn't. However HDMI isn't digital in the same sense that audio is. It's really kinda misleading.
No it isn't.
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Yeah I kinda splurged on my HDMI cable... Went to Amazon.com and saw the 1 cent ones but thought I could do better, had to go for the $1 ones oh yeah and they're 24k plated just like those monster crapsles, gotta say theyre really nice, still using a $1 optical cable for the audio half though.
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still using a $1 optical cable for the audio half though.
Optical can't be used for any of the high definition movie audio formats.
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Yeah I kinda splurged on my HDMI cable... Went to Amazon.com and saw the 1 cent ones but thought I could do better, had to go for the $1 ones oh yeah and they're 24k plated just like those monster crapsles, gotta say theyre really nice, still using a $1 optical cable for the audio half though.
I almost went for those penny ones, lol. Then I was like eh... must be a catch. Went for $4 ones from Monoprice.
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Then I was like eh... must be a catch. Went for $4 ones from Monoprice.
There's always a catch...

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