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|2016-09-08 02:57 PM|
|NeilN||Thanks. Two BlueRigger 6.6" 2-packs at $15 each look to do the trick. I'd rather pay a bit more than have my parents say nothing when issues crop up, assuming they're doing something wrong.|
|2016-09-08 02:41 PM|
I have always bought the super el-cheapo HDMI cables from Asia on eBay - you can get a dozen for around $10-$15 U.S. - when they start to crap out, or in my case the cat chews through them, toss it and plug in a new one you have on hand...when you get down to a few new cables, buy another dozen...
I use to love it when the commissioned sales guys at Future Shop would try and upsell the $100+ cables that looked the same as the el-cheapo cables I had.
|2016-09-08 01:46 PM|
Monoprice cables are probably as good as any. The main catch is shipping cost, especially for a single inexpensive cable.
Careful shopping on eBay can net a good cable for about the same money and cheap or free shipping. Avoid the 99 cent cables with free shipping. They may work but the quality will be low and they won't meet the latest specs.
Amazon is another place to look. Prices are higher than eBay but shipping is often free when combined with other items to make the order over $25. I bought a BlueRigger HDMI cable on Amazon a couple of years ago. The price was a little higher than the generic cables but the quality is better.
|2016-09-08 01:23 PM|
|NeilN||I haven't had to buy HDMI cables for a long time. Monoprice generic still the way to go? No high end setup here. Just replacing my parents' non-HDMI receiver with a Sony STRDN860. They have a non-4K TV, PS3, Chromecast, and some no-name Blu-ray player.|
|2013-03-13 08:28 AM|
|Francois Caron||Doesn't look like a proper double blind test was conducted using multiple cables. Just randomly testing a couple of cables simply isn't enough.|
|2013-03-12 06:16 PM|
Originally Posted by gzink View Post
|2013-03-12 06:10 PM|
Wayne, I like your analogy with SATA (or ESATA). I think I will use that the next time I hear someone talk about their exotic cables.
|2013-03-12 06:02 PM|
|Wayne||My analogy is SATA cables for hard drives. We now have SATA data rates of 6 Gb/s and no one is looking to sell you a $100 SATA cable to gor from your hard drive to your mobo. If there were bad bits you would know this right away as your PC won't boot or your programs wouldn't run. But all you need is a $1 SATA cable.|
|2013-03-12 05:56 PM|
Originally Posted by rdrr2008
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
|2013-03-11 08:08 PM|
Originally Posted by Wayne View Post
|2013-03-11 06:33 PM|
|2013-03-11 02:59 PM|
|Wayne||1s and 0s. It is a simple as that.|
|2013-03-11 02:55 PM|
Is there a difference in HDMI cables?
came across the below post at another forum, comments, discuss
Is there a difference in HDMI cables?
Over the weekend i decided to do a little test of my own b/c i was tired of the back and forth about whether or not high priced HDMI's are worth it over cheap 10 dollar versions. I used sum Wally world HDMI $10, and a Audiophiles cinnamon HDMI, which isn't really anything super special, $70. I tried my cheaper quality Samsung 60hz LCD TV and my bigger 240hz Samsung LCD with both cables for about 5 min. each, watching Planet Earth on bluray with fast moving to very slow moving scenes.
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. If you don't believe me that's cool but try it for yourself and really study the details of the picture not just looking at the image as a whole.
|2012-06-06 08:33 PM|
LOL ! "Only 2 left in stock--order soon."!!
You will love this one. read the reviews, seriously: from amazon: /Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM
and terminated speaker cables: same www site: /AudioQuest-K2-terminated-speaker-cable/dp/B000J36XR2
again, the reviews are hilarious!!!
|2012-06-06 02:58 PM|
to www amazon dot com add: /AudioQuest-NRG-2-AC-power-cord/dp/B0006VPP12/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1339005433&sr=8-1
Why would anyone believe that a 3 foot power cable, of any quality beyond that which the manufacturer of the AV gear includes, would actually make a difference that can be heard? But for those that believe, there's a $125 dollar three foot standard equipment cable for them to purchase.
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