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Any recommendations on HDMI cables?

Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by purtman, Apr 4, 2013.

  1. Apr 4, 2013 #1 of 28
    purtman

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    I need to purchase some good HDMI cables for our upcoming home theater. How good are Bluerigger cables? I'm looking at around 35 feet, and I noticed that Bluerigger sells 35. I don't think 25 will be long enough for what I'm looking for.
    Thanks!
     
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    MysteryMan

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    hilmar2k

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    ^^^ What he said.
     
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    CCarncross

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    I'll 3rd that...I havent bought cables from anywhere else for literally 5 years.
     
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    P Smith

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    watch Fry's for deal of the week
     
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    BAHitman

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    i got a 50'er w/ built in amplifier from monoprice... works perfectly! and it was really priced to sell!!
     
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    purtman

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    Any suggestions on which brand?
     
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    P Smith

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    any brand is OK if the cable don't degradate signal
     
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    hilmar2k

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    The beauty if HDMI is that ether works and works perfectly, or it doesn't work. Buy any cable and plug it in. If you get a picture, you are good to go.
     
  10. FlyingDiver

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    If you buy from Monoprice, it's all their house brand. Any of them should be fine. If you're concerned about the length, get the Redmere cables with the active repeater built in.
     
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    Thanks. I had heard Monoprice in the past, but I didn't realize it sold its own brand. The name sounds more like a warehouse not a product developer.
     
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    I'd avoid those Monster cables and any HDMI cable priced higher than most. They advertise you get better picture quality and sound of which is not entirely (if at all) true. HDMI is HDMI; CNET did an interesting article on this that can be found googling: Why all HDMI cables are the same :)
     
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    Gotta remember that we're in the digital age. On HDMI ALL signals are sent as Ones and Zeroes. A One does not go to a zero over a longer length of cable. It's either there or not.

    The signal strength can get weaker over distance, but said distance, as I remember, is about 200 feet over a 'normal' HDMI cable.

    As stated, buy the cheapest from Monoprice. If you get a signal you're good, otherwise send it back and get the Redmere.
     
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    HDMI is rated at about 45 feet without boosting or EQ, but you can get them to work at longer distances with the right conditions. True HDMI compliance for passive cables stops about 45 feet.
     
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    About the only thing I would add is if the TV is on an articulated wall arm and will be repositioned from time to time, you might want a better cable for being able to withstand the flexing.

    However (there is always a however, ain't there?) some of the really good looking cables are quite stiff and might noodge the TV out of alignment on you, so there is that to worry about too.


    Go not to the elves for counsel for they shall say both yes and no

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  17. P Smith

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    FYI.
    extort from HDMI official site:
    10m is eq 30 feet
     
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    I have never tried monoprice for cables. Are they a reliable company ? I was on their website and the prices were great.. I just do not know about their shipping record and customer support.

    Please let me know of your thoughts and experiences.

    Thanks

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  19. P Smith

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    the site is full of compliments to the company/site ...

    Actually, you don't need to ask, just use Search and type "monoprice", you will get a lot of positive testimonials
     
  20. Reaper

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    Monoprice's cables are great, and they're so cheap that, the next time I have to tear down my AV stack, I'm going to replace my current cables with their color-coded ones. :righton:
     

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