makes an excellent point about HDMI cables, and why brick & mortar retail is going to continue to sink unless they get their act together.
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- Digital cables are still analog, just better designed and cleaner. http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articles/digitalanalog.htmApr 30, 2012
- I did have a problem with HDMI cable and S-Air (wireless sound system from Sony), the HDMI apparently was creating interference and the sound was cutting off, so I used one of the remedies I've found when I googled around, I wrapped aluminum foil around the 5 inch or so of the HDMI cable and that seems to have solved the problem. So I guess in special cases the quality of the cable and shielding can make a difference... but I would not pay more than $15 for cable by principle.Apr 30, 2012
- , very true... the media is analog between the digital devices, but the end result is either it works or doesn't. Back in the day where everything ran over the RCA cables or SVideo cables or even VGA tables a poor cable would lead to static, fuzz, or output that just didn't quite look or sound right. But with digital signals the end result is either there or it isn't... some cases I've seen HDMI cables get twisted or come loose which can lead to some pixelation but this is very obvious that it isn't working.
So it still holds true, if a $5 cable works then it's just as good as a $100 cable that also works since the digital signal is coming through 100% either way.Apr 30, 2012
- I totally agree Sam, I should have added that any hdmi cable will work fine unless you are pushing the boundaries of effective distance where noise overcomes its usefulness. Did you see that video where expert audiophiles were asked to choose between two comparative systems where unknown to them one was using Monster Cables and the other was using coat hanger wire?Apr 30, 2012
- I didn't see this test between Monster cables and a coat hanger, but I'll see if I can find it. I have a few friends who swear by monster cables, so it'd be neat to show that to them.Apr 30, 2012
- That's like paying more than 20 cents for an mp3. I remember holding off buying a 50$ HDMI cable at Best Buy a couple of years ago, then being delighted (and ultimately disgusted) to find one for less than ten bucks at Tiger Direct.Apr 30, 2012