Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: The Dandelion City
You are both right. I think the only generalization that can be made about digital cables is that you cannot make generalizations about digital cables. For the most part, the cheaper cables will work but it also depends on other factors such as length, frequency, signal levels, protocol, connector durability, connector reliability, environment, etc. Sometimes protocol updates add things like extra conductors or special shielding requirements. One thing I can say is that DVI cables are definitely not all the same (analog, single link digital, dual link digital, etc.) I don't think such differences exist in HDMI cables but I've seen other types of bargain cables that omit conductors or shielding for certain applications. Will an HDMI 1.1 cable work for HDMI 1.4? Some might and some might not. Just try it and see.
At 20 I had a good mind. At 40 I had money. At 60 I've lost my mind and my money. Oh, to be 20 again. --Scary