Does quailty/brand matter with fiber optic cable? - DFWstangs Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 03:06 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
stephen4785's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: \
Posts: 6,645
Does quailty/brand matter with fiber optic cable?

I need some new cables(still haven't upgraded the receiver to hdmi) for sound. Should I order some monster cables off of ebay or just get some cheap ones? I bought a Monster1000 HDMI cable for the hd signal but I dont know if the fiber optic makes that much of a difference.
stephen4785 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 08:40 AM
yes, jluv
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 17,073
Not really. With optical, just make sure you don't have any kinks or squished parts in the wire when you run it.

In fact, I don't think it matters very much with the HDMI cables either. You probably spent way too much on that Monster 1000.
jluv is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 08:47 AM
Iamwaxman!
 
Nick Chapman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 13,560
Moster is overpriced. You can get just as good quality and better for cheaper.
Nick Chapman is offline  
 
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 09:14 AM
In the field
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Terrell, TX
Posts: 1,280
We did a couple 150'+ runs of HDMI over Fiber. They are expensive as shit but they maintan 1080p at that distance. Kramer made the cables.

Black on Black 02' Z28
Lowered on Black Z06 wheels

"A bad day hunting beats a good day at work"
Pewter Y2K Z28 is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 09:49 AM
I'll miss you Heather :(
 
livinglegend_86's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Oak Cliff, Texas
Posts: 3,755
Quote:
Originally Posted by n737nc
Moster is overpriced. You can get just as good quality and better for cheaper.
phew! i'm actually looking into buying some HDMI cables for my toshiba and it's good to know i don't have to spend 100 bucks on a 3' cable

*edit: i just saw that thread posted on your reference to monoprice.com. thanks nick!

livinglegend_86 is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 11:56 AM Thread Starter
Banned
 
stephen4785's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: \
Posts: 6,645
Quote:
Originally Posted by jluv
You probably spent way too much on that Monster 1000.
6ft of brand new cable for 40$. Thought it was a pretty good deal since it was going for $400 in the stores.
stephen4785 is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 11:59 AM
yes, jluv
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 17,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephen4785
6ft of brand new cable for 40$. Thought it was a pretty good deal since it was going for $400 in the stores.
Ya, you got it (relatively) cheap, for sure. Although I doubt it works any better than the $35 cable I got at Walmart. If I was more patient, I'd have bought it online. I'm sure you can get them for a fraction of the price.
jluv is offline  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 12:02 PM
not exclude
 
exlude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 9,838
I'm pretty sure there was a long thread arguing it in the past but, for any digital signal, cable "quality" is rather unimportant.
exlude is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-27-2007, 12:05 PM
Iamwaxman!
 
Nick Chapman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 13,560
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephen4785
6ft of brand new cable for 40$. Thought it was a pretty good deal since it was going for $400 in the stores.


$40 and you could of gotten it for $11

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
Nick Chapman is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 06:44 PM
B-WIZ
 
KOZMO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: There's a huge chance I've been registered longer than you.
Posts: 1,807
Quote:
Originally Posted by jluv
Not really. With optical, just make sure you don't have any kinks or squished parts in the wire when you run it.

In fact, I don't think it matters very much with the HDMI cables either. You probably spent way too much on that Monster 1000.

monster 1000... 10.2 gbs, 12 bit color, DTS HD capability.

Cheaper cables only support as much as 6-9 gbs and only 8 bit color... don't forget about ver. 1.3.

Really though, for the most part, you don't need more expensive cables for shorter runs. I would only really worry about it if you had 1.3 equipment, or runs longer than 12-15 feet.





DFWSTANGS: just a jump-the-gun, criticize and judge-all-before-you-know-shit, racists, extremist, whats-a-mustang?, internet forum.

Last edited by KOZMO; 11-28-2007 at 07:07 PM.
KOZMO is offline  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-28-2007, 08:47 PM
Lifer
 
2K2 LS1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: HOA Hell!!!!
Posts: 7,148
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pewter Y2K Z28
We did a couple 150'+ runs of HDMI over Fiber. They are expensive as shit but they maintan 1080p at that distance. Kramer made the cables.

you can also run the signal over a cat 5 transmitter to receiver setup. the input/output from the trans/recvr's are component video and coax digital audio. we use those on existing construction with runs over 100'
2K2 LS1 is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 07:25 AM
yes, jluv
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 17,073
Quote:
Originally Posted by KOZMO
monster 1000... 10.2 gbs, 12 bit color, DTS HD capability.

Cheaper cables only support as much as 6-9 gbs and only 8 bit color... don't forget about ver. 1.3.

Really though, for the most part, you don't need more expensive cables for shorter runs. I would only really worry about it if you had 1.3 equipment, or runs longer than 12-15 feet.

Tell me more about this 1.3 thing. I think my TV supports it, but I didn't know I needed different cables.
jluv is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 07:38 AM
phuk therd gier
 
SY04Mustang's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: plano
Posts: 1,956
Talking

ive had verizon come out the the house twice, and each time he gave me 2 HDMI cables and one set of component cables for free

04 converted V8
SY04Mustang is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 01:37 PM
lol, this place sucks now
 
ClockwrkOrangeS4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: DFWMustangs.net
Posts: 13,422
ClockwrkOrangeS4 is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 02:01 PM
Lifer
 
Grant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 9,204
Grant is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 03:58 PM
BP
Keep your unicorns
 
BP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: At the Dexter Lake Club
Posts: 12,422
Quote:
Originally Posted by stephen4785
I need some new cables(still haven't upgraded the receiver to hdmi) for sound. Should I order some monster cables off of ebay or just get some cheap ones? I bought a Monster1000 HDMI cable for the hd signal but I dont know if the fiber optic makes that much of a difference.
Monster and RCA all make their fiber optics the exact same way. The sleeving or interconnects might be nicer on the Monster stuff but they in no way affect performance when dealing with light.

When you are dealing with electrical signals it makes a difference but you won't get 10x the performance by paying 10x the price.
BP is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-29-2007, 04:08 PM
Time Served
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: red light district amsterdam
Posts: 831
i get all my cables/wiring from monoprice.com also. If you get on avsforums.com, it seems like all the people on their love monoprice.com products. And these guys on avsforums have tens of thousands of dollars in their high end audio/video equipment. I figured if its good enuf for them, it will work with my stuff too. I've yet to run into a problem with monoprice.com stuff.

2002 4.6L 5 spd. S281

So fast, I make speedy gonzales look like regular gonzales
spederman is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 11-30-2007, 08:49 PM
RUN BABY RUN!!!
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 1,111
I have all tributaries wires for the most part. http://www.tributariescable.com/products/digital.php
Crooner is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the DFWstangs Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome