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Discussion in 'High Definition Displays' started by ndole, Jan 3, 2010.

  1. Jan 3, 2010 #1 of 10
    ndole

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    I know that this has been discussed here and there, but I thought it might be useful to have a clear discussion on HDMI. How it works, what the differences are between v.1 and v.3, and whether or not you'll see any benefit from "gold plated tips" and the like.
     
  2. Jan 3, 2010 #2 of 10
    dpeters11

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    There are enough differences between 1.1 and 1.3 that I think it's generally worth getting 1.3 cables, the cost isn't that much different as long as you don't go with something like Monster. Everything I've seen is that there is little to no consumer difference on a b or c. In fact, I've seen advice that if a cable is being marketed as being better than a because it's c, then to stay away

    As for gold connectors, I'm not sure about in HDMI cables, but back in the day, you could get computer memory either in tin or gold (this is back in the SIMM days.) You had to make sure to get the same type as the motherboard connection, because if the metal was mismatched, the tin side could become corroded.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2010 #3 of 10
    harsh

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    HDMI is an established set of standards and as such, isn't really up for discussion. If you want to know what's up with HDMI, go to http://www.hdmi.org.

    As of November, HDMI is not allowing anyone to reference the standard number and instead they've adopted a new labeling scheme. Details are available on the website.
     
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    dpeters11

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    I can still find plenty of cables as 1.3c on Monoprice, even 1.3b cable on Amazon. The standard may not be open for debate, but the marketing by companies is, and some of them tend to confuse consumers.
     
  6. Jan 3, 2010 #6 of 10
    Grentz

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    Most cables will work for all the current standards. They just market them as certified sometimes.

    The hilarious thing is how some of the certified 1.3 cables are thinner than the uncertified ones that are clearly built better.
     
  7. Jan 3, 2010 #7 of 10
    RobertE

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    Your only a tiny bit right. :rolleyes:

    http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/trademark_logo_pub.aspx

    Bold emphasis is mine.

    The way I read it there is a BIG difference between what you said and what the people at www.hdmi.org say.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2010 #8 of 10
    dpeters11

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    Thanks Robert, that makes a lot of sense. I can't help but think that Monster is giddy about the possibilities with High-Speed vs Standard.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2010 #9 of 10
    Mark Holtz

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    Somebody better inform Monoprice. :) Put it in the comments along with their HDMI cable order. :)

    I've even placed 2-3 HDMI cables in my magic "cable bag" just in case. Even gave one to a friend of mine after warning about the $40 HDMI cables sold at Wal-Mart.
     
  10. phrelin

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    Yesterday I posted this in a Dish thread that got off-topic onto 3-D equipment with folks claiming they have 3-D compatible equipment bought in 2008. It appears there is a reason HDMI.org wants folks to stop referencing the version number.
     

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