Originally Posted by rdrr2008
Let me say this first...THERE IS A DIFFERENCE. I had a friend watch with me just to make sure my eyes didn't deceive me. We started out with the Wally World one and ya it was a good picture don't get me wrong. But after looking at it hooked up with the Audiphiles HDMI we both immediately looked at eachother and said holy S*#t. The picture was so much crisper, cleaner, and more vivid, it seemed. We hooked up the cheap one again and it was like night and day to me. Everything seemed flat and dull. I am sold that it DOES matter which HDMI you have.
And I am sold that fools will continue to be parted with their money.
What you are describing is impossible, unless you were using a different input source with different display settings on your TV (and weren't technically astute enough to realize that display settings on a TV are usually per-input).
Over HDMI the data transmission will be perfect, and if you degrade the cable so that the signal doesn't come through (i.e. it starts losing data), it will simply stop working. There is hardly any middle ground here - not like analog signals.
Your testimony of how you saw a significant difference in video quality won't be convincing to anyone who actually knows how this technology works.
Originally Posted by gzink
As long as the 1s and 0's from the cable one over don't leak in. or the 120's at 60hz.
Please explain how this works. I'm especially interested in how 1s and 0's "leak in". But the "120's at 60hz" should be pretty amusing as well.