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Unless it is some really cruddy cable with inferior connectors - which will show up as a problem very quickly. But then, places selling the $100 HDMI cables that are not one iota different from a regular cable at a regular price should be charged with fraud - since that is what they are engaging in.

It's not like the difference between say, Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 cables - where there is a measurable difference in performace. It's more like telling someone they need some expensive plenum grade Cat6 in a situation where they only need a 3" patch of Cat3, all to score extra profits.
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Unless it is some really cruddy cable with inferior connectors - which will show up as a problem very quickly. But then, places selling the $100 HDMI cables that are not one iota different from a regular cable at a regular price should be charged with fraud - since that is what they are engaging in.

It's not like the difference between say, Cat3, Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6 cables - where there is a measurable difference in performace. It's more like telling someone they need some expensive plenum grade Cat6 in a situation where they only need a 3" patch of Cat3, all to score extra profits.
In a way it is fraud, I agree, but retailers can sell anything they have at any price they please; that's why manufacturers/developers only set MSRPs. (Manufacturer suggested retail prices) How else would retailers make profit? You need to take into consideration that they have MANY employees to pay as well as operating costs. A few pennies/dollars profit for every item would barely break them even.
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 2/16/11 at 1:42pm
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Depends if it's analog or digital, if it's digital, it's either a 1 or a 0, there either is, or their isn't. With analog the signal is variable and it needs to be maintained throughout the cable.

correct me if I'm wrong
    
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Just buy a cheap but solid HDMI cable and you'll be fine.
If it's solid it would be a rod, not a cable.
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ok i'm having hard time reading this...



So.. Judging by that picture... there is really "no different" between uberly expenive cable and cheap cable.. since majority can't tell the different between cheap and expenive cable in terms of quality
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From my understanding - Prefer Cheap and No Difference are one in the same because who doesn't prefer cheap if there is no difference? You're insane if you prefer expensive just for the sake of it being more expensive. I mean, fancy stuck up people who buy a really fancy car just because it's more expensive is one thing but this is just cables


For those knocking Best Buy - you can find cheapish HDMI cables in there. While they don't have prices that beat monoprice, amazon, or ebay: if you look around for the non-Monster cables they have some that are like 12 feet for $20-40. That's not "cheap" for HDMI by any means, but if you need a cable right away without waiting for shipping - it's better than buying $100+ Monster cables.
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IM using a 10 metre no name cable from my server to my pc incase my remote desktop goes down, and it runs fine lol.
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In the System > Audio Settings section. Pretty self explanatory once you find the menu.
I did... well, if you guys are able to get HDMI to send audio then I'll have to check the settings again. The reciever supports HDMI 1.3a, at least, and same with the TV.

Both would not allow the option for HDMI audio, even when the system was set for HDMI. But I guess I'll check again. Do you guys only have 1 output? The HDMI being the only output?

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As a result, the HDMI 1.3 specification added two ratings for cables. HDMI High Speed supports data throughput up to 10.2Gbit/s, while HDMI Standard needs to deliver only 2.25Gbit/s. HDMI Standard cables are fine for normal Blu-ray playback, but anyone who wants to run their AV equipment using Deep Color or play 3D content will need High Speed cables.
I've seen blu-ray movies use anywhere from 8 Gbit/s to 19 Gbit/s. The bandwith was being streamed on the display itself. :|
Edited by Domino - 2/16/11 at 2:18pm
post #68 of 181
imo people should not use the HERP DIGITALZ 0-1 WORKS OR DOSENT DERP counter argument. its almost as bad as the original argument.

digital signals have feelings degrade too
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Mycablemart.com guys been getting all my cables there for years CHEAP!
Just letting you know most of their merchandise is from Monoprice.
    
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imo people should not use the HERP DIGITALZ 0-1 WORKS OR DOSENT DERP counter argument. its almost as bad as the original argument.

digital signals have feelings degrade too

A digital signal is resistant to noise and degradation, not immune to it. It appears some people don't understand logical 1 or 0 is an electric voltage range.
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