*Let Your Eyes & Ears Be The Judge*
Here is my take on the whole cable issue...Do you need luxury cables??? Well some experts have said equipement is only as good as the connection. People who can afford HDTV's and THX high end recievers can certainly afford good quality cables.Myself I would not use those ell cheapo cables that come packaged in the box with vcr's dvd players etc. At least make sure it is a shielded cable.
Here is a simple solution for all of you,it is risk free... Just go to Future Shop etc. and buy a high end cable,bring it home TEST IT OUT and if you see or hear no difference with the more expensive cable,your done... walk back to the store and get your money back...Problem solved. I have used the Monster Standard THX cables and that is good enough for me. Before I got my new HDTV I compared prices for an HDMI cable and even the cheaper brands like RCA were still not too cheap. The thing is its a one time purchase, they do not wear out, once you have them thats it. For me it was a good investment for my home theatre. There are also probably a lot of independent reviews and tests on the various cables, you can check out.
In my experience companies do not stay in business very long if their products don't provide any benifits...
When I got my 6412 phase 3 Cogeco I hooked up both HDMI and Component and switched between the two inputs HDMI wins hands down.Do your own testing, do not always listen to other people, everyone has differnet equipment and cable signal etc.
Last edited by AVCbot; 2006-03-07 at 11:59 PM.