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Any recommendations on HDMI cables?
Posted 04 April 2013 - 11:14 AM
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Posted 04 April 2013 - 02:33 PM
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.
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.
Posted 04 April 2013 - 03:25 PM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 08:39 AM
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.
Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:39 AM
Posted 09 April 2013 - 09:50 AM
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.
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Posted 09 April 2013 - 11:54 AM
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.
extort from HDMI official site:
10m is eq 30 feet
Q. Does HDMI accommodate long cable lengths?
Yes. HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at long lengths. In order to allow cable manufacturers to improve their products through the use of new technologies, HDMI specifies the required performance of a cable but does not specify a maximum cable length. We have seen cables pass "Standard Cable" HDMI compliance testing at lengths of up to a maximum of 10 meters without the use of a repeater. It is not only the cable that factors into how long a cable can successfully carry an HDMI signal, the receiver chip inside the TV or projector also plays a major factor. Receiver chips that include a feature called "cable equalization" are able to compensate for weaker signals thereby extending the potential length of any cable that is used with that device.
With any long run of an HDMI cable, quality manufactured cables can play a significant role in successfully running HDMI over such longer distances.
Q. How do I run HDMI cables longer than 10 meters?
There are many HDMI Adopters working on HDMI solutions that extend a cable’s effective distance from the typical 10 meter range to much longer lengths. These companies manufacture a variety of solutions that include active cables (active electronics built into cables that boost and extend the cable’s signal), repeaters, amplifiers as well as CAT5/6 and fiber solutions.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:29 PM
Please let me know of your thoughts and experiences.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 02:35 PM
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
Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:14 PM
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.
Edited by Reaper, 24 May 2013 - 03:33 PM.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:18 PM
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 color-coded ones.
I know what you mean. They also have such a good selection of cable lengths that it's fairly easy to get "custom" cables that fit exactly where you want them without excess coils getting in the way.
Edited by FlyingDiver, 24 May 2013 - 03:18 PM.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 04:23 PM
I know a lot of people have bragged on Monoprice. I have ordered other things from them, so I can vouch for them as a company and for other computer accessories... I just haven't bought their cables, but if I needed any I surely would consider it.
I have been using MediaBridge HDMI cables that I ordered through Amazon, and have had no problems with those and they are usually fairly inexpensive too.
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Posted 24 May 2013 - 05:38 PM
Monoprice is great for many things including cables. I wouldn't buy shorter hdmi cables from anyone else unless I couldn't wait for the shipping. That being said at longer lengths (such as what you are looking at with 35 feet) you may want to consider something a bit better. Odds are they won't be an issue but if it would be hard to replace (such as in a wall or ceiling) it may be better to go with a better cable from the start. By no means should you ever feel the need to pay Monster prices though.
Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:22 PM
Monoprice offers multiple grades of HDMI cables, including RedMere active cables. I really doubt you could find a different vendor offering comparable cables (of whatever quality you want) for cheaper.
Posted 28 May 2013 - 08:13 AM
I've had to return one defective product (iPhone charge cord - connector fell apart). There was no issue and I got a replacement within a few days.
I vote for monoprice
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