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HDMI CAble.....what do have to avoid and loook for?

Discussion in 'HDMI Cables & Switches' started by xulak1, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. xulak1

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    Hi I am about to buy the pioneer av696 dvd player to compliment my sharp 42xd1e. I want to of course connect it with HDMI. I will not bother to buy it ovr the internet.....but rather from here locally. Any idea what elements i need to keep an eye for. like it as t be a 1080p cable....and what gimmics i should avoid to save money! my local agent here has cable ranging from GBP10 to GBP 150. ...please advice..:confused: :suicide:
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    thanks, do you know if this cable takes a 1080p signal? it doesn't quite say on the specs. 10x again
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    I don't think it makes any difference. The HDMI cable is the same whatever you're sending. In the same way a 21 pin SCART can send RGB or S-Video. 1080p is down to what you have at either end.
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    The best advice I have, is make sure the cable is not too long or inflexible for your needs.
  6. xulak1

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    ok thanks a lot.......what do you mean by too long? is 10ft too long?
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    Use the shortest run possible but build some slack into your lengths incase you move stuff around. I havent seen that many truly budget 10m HDMI cables.
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    it does not make a difference in length 10m etc. its a digital signal so the length is not the issue .the longer the cable more chance of say emf signals getting in a making the signal worse. pay as much as you can on longer length as its the shielding that will keep is as good as the sorce .
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    That is not correct.
    With longer length cables, the original signal degrades to the point where the sink (display) is unable to reproduce the original image.
    The length at which this occurs depends on the cable, the source and the sink.

    External interference can be a factor but degradation of the signal is the biggest problem with longer cables.
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    Thanks for the advice. Bought the 2.4m HDMI cable from Play.com tonight.
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    do play.com still do the 1.2mtr version because i cant find it.

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