Is a High End HDMI Cable Worthwhile

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  1. HolmesCo

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    I guess the reason I prefer Best Buy is I have plenty of Rewards Certs there so can basically get anything free there. Are these any good?
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-8-in-wall-hdmi-cable-black/3720011.p?id=1219093274797&skuId=3720011

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/audioquest-slinky-6-6-hdmi-cable-blue-black/8918287.p?id=1218946988333&skuId=8918287

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/dynex-6-hdmi-cables-2-pack/2634788.p?id=1218343207814&skuId=2634788

    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/insignia-8-hdmi-cable/2634815.p?id=1218343209148&skuId=2634815

    Thanks to all for your input
     
  2. HolmesCo

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  3. mgavs

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    I would never buy those BB, why when you can get an 18Gbs for $17.10? But that's just me. But if it's free and works that's hard to beat, but I thought you were looking for something good. Good luck.
     
  4. mgavs

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    Yes, 10765 is the one I mentioned.
     
  5. HolmesCo

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    Chuckle, yes I hear you. I just don't understand the jargon etc, thats why I asked here, and you gave me what appears to be great info. The 10765 is it, from monoprice. Do you think its worth it for a PS3 also, make games look better etc? I guess "It can't hoit"

    :)

    Thanks very much.
     
  6. jimmie57

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    I have 1 of these on my son's TV system. Mitsubishi Deep Color 52" LCD.
    The one I was using on my Samsung was this also.
    http://www.bestbuy.com/site/rocketfish-6-in-wall-hdmi-cable/2634897.p?id=1218343205770&skuId=2634897

    I like the fatter cables. It appears to me to be better insulated and keep out stray signals from leaking thru to the actual wires in the cable. They are stiffer and less likely to bend the wires inside of them. Stiffer could also make it more difficult to connect.
     
  7. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    As mentioned, you'll either get the signal or you won't, very unlike analog where there are shades of "getting it".

    So it won't make your PS whatever's picture look better.

    Well..... Except for a possible mental "improvement": If you add something that you think will make the picture better, then picture may look better to you, though nothing's changed. Kinda like a placebo.

    ¬°Vaya con Dios! Don't sweat the small stuff, and ENJOY!
     
  8. harsh

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    It should be noted that HDMI 2.x doesn't require different cables from HDMI 1.x. A cable that supports High Speed HDMI is all you need as HDMI uses the same cable to achieve higher transfer rates than were available under the old standards.

    This page talks about what's available:

    http://www.hdmi.org/consumer/buying_guide.aspx
     
  9. harsh

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    Stiffer cables are more likely to experience fatigue when they are bent. The thin cables often use electronics to insure integrity.
     
  10. HolmesCo

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    Thanks for that link. Very helpful
     
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  12. SeaBeagle

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    I decided to purchase some HDCP cables.


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  14. peds48

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    HDCP is a feature you would not look for on an HDMI cable, however a poorly made cable can certainly hinder the process.


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  15. HolmesCo

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    I've been using MediaBridge cables for a while... haven't had any issues that I'm aware of thus far (knock on wood) and they were the cheapest price-wise at the time. I think there might be a few others around the same price by now, though... but as long as they're in business, I plan on buying more of theirs next time I need any.
     
  17. ronton3

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    I have some of their audio cables also, just regret it took me so long to find them. If I ever need a switch or some such, if they have that is what I will get.
     
  18. SeaBeagle

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    i purchased these cables because on some channels I see something about HDCP. I was the led by a DISH peep to purchase HDCP cables.


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  19. jimmie57

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    HDMI and HDCP go together. For instance: The Component cables do not do HDCP. So if you have an HDMI cable it can do HDCP.
    The real factor is whether the TV can do HDCP or not. Most can.
     
  20. SeaBeagle

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    Why do I get this when either looking at SYFY channel or playing back a recording from the same channel?

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