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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Difference in HDMI cables?

I am using RCA jacks right now, but shopping around it seems these HDMI cables are vastly different in price. I just need a couple of 6 footers, but I see some that are $30 for just 1 3 foot. WTH? Is there really that big of a difference in quality across makes? Can you see a difference between RCA and HDMI?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 07:08 AM
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There is no difference in hdmi cables it is a digital signal. Just make sure to get one that is rated for what you are using it for.

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yes you can see a difference in HDMI and RCA and no, brand of HDMI makes no difference. Check out monoprice.com for some real inexpensive yet quality cables.
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go to partexress and get you a couple of dayton hdmi cables for less than $7 apiece. http://www.parts-express.com/pe/show...number=181-774

i'm an a/v enthusiasts kind of guy. there is no perceptible difference on a 1080p blu-ray source to hdtv between a $40 hdmi cable and a $10 hdmi cable. i've used avia disc to calibrate my hdtv swapping cables to see if there was a difference. there was nothing discernible.

when it comes to hdmi or optical cables. there is no need to buy expensive cables. don't buy into the marketing gimmicks and waste your money. the only thing i spend extra money on are my speaker wire and sub woofer interconnect cables.

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Also, HDMI cables pass digital audio & video through one cable.

If any of you a/v equipment has HDMI inputs use them and you wiil see why.

The cheap ones are fine.

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Amazon or Monoprice... you can get HDMI cables for $2-3 shipped.

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post #7 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-23-2010, 09:35 AM
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Frys had some for about $8.

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Another vote for Monoprice. They're high quality cables for cheap. Even their RCA's are as good, if not better, as the Monster's I had. The only time you'll notice a difference in quality with HDMI is if you're running over 20-25 ft, then the insulation/jacketing comes into play. For the lengths you need, you can use anything.

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There's an optical difference, and I really noticed how they simplify and clean everything up behind your equipment. No more of that "30 different wires" running everywhere.

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Monoprice is my preferred place, as others have stated they are great quality at excellent prices.
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the more expensive HDMI's are typically shielded very well, where as the cheaper ones are not shielded at all. There is typically not a problem w/ the un-shielded, but if you have something drawing a lot of power running next to it, you can get bleedover and it will effect the quality.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-26-2010, 08:16 PM
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Where is the cheapest place to get some 1.4 cables locally? Need them for 3d capability.
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Do you need to run audio from your 3d source to a reciever via hdmi? If not, you don't need 1.4... you only need 1.4 if you are trying to get surround sound from HDMI. Additionally, you can just run a fiber optic cable/ digital coax if you don't have a 3d capable reciever or 1.4 cable.




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Thanks. I do have 3d receiver so I am trying to run everything through there. My set up is a denon receiver, Sony 3d blu ray and mitsu 82"dlp with the mitsu 3d converter.

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Fry's has 10' cables for like $4 right now.




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I did end up getting some from frys but for 1.4 cheapest was 19.95 i could finf But they look pretty good and 3d looks awesome.

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Some rep at Marvin electronics told me that there is little difference between the highest priced, and the absolute cheapest when it comes to hdmi cables.

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Monoprice, as mentioned, is a great place to purchase low priced cables. That's where I went to get cables for my media room.

There are no differences between cable brands. You're paying for the name when you waste money on Monster, etc.

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