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looking for a cheap hdmi to hdmi cable that will support 1080p/100hz

Discussion in 'HDMI Cables & Switches' started by ash.sin, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. ash.sin

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    Hi, theres so many cables to choose from. im a first time buyer of all the hardware and accessories ( AV/receivers,plasma,speakers, cables, etc ), im buying the onkyo TX-SR876 and the lg pg7000, both are top notch and i want to get the best cables but as cheap as possible. the plasma is 60inch and has full HD 1080p and is 100hz so i would like cables to support that, theres no point in buying the equipment if i aint go the right cables to get the best out of it :). also i have a sky box ( not HD ) and i will be buying a HD DVD player or blu-ray and i dont know how many cables will need, does anyone know i good Internet page that can explain set up of speakers, dvd, sky, AV/receivers, and TV, and what cables are best for what ?. any help would be great.
    Thanks,
    Ash.
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    Hi,

    You dont need to spend a fortune on HDMI cables, I got mine form here
    HDMI Cables, HDMI Switchers, HDMI Splitters, DisplayPort Cables
    How long do you need them ?

    As far as how many do you need then something like this

    Sky
    Optical cable to Av Amp
    Scart to TV

    DVD
    HDMI to Av Amp

    Amp
    HDMI to TV

    As for speakers, what and how many do you have ?


    Marvin
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    im getting the mordaunt-short mezzo 7.1 setup and hooking it up to the onkyo, the cables wont need to be any longer than 3m for now
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    hi, i had a look at your site, is the pro series better than the platinum series ? plus the cables say it only supports up to 60hz not 1000hz so wouldnt that mean more flicker in fast moving frames ?
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    I would have thought copper, you really dont need expensive cables.
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    • 99.99 oxygen free copper
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    • Large gauge silver-plated conductors

    A cable with a silver core would be pretty impressive, not to mention prohibitively expensive. I have not come accross one to date.

    Where have you seen a cable with a silver core out of interest?
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    i read a post on this forum that said his silver core cable would perform better than a large copper one. here the link, its the 12th post down. http://www.avforums.com/forums/hdmi...64-whats-best-picture-quality-hdmi-cable.html
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    Interesting post from that guy. He didn't comment on the make or model. I would discount that post as a bit of a red herring.

    I would say that 99.999999% of HDMI cables have a copper core. Even the most expensive ones.
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    also do you sell optical cables? if not can you advise me of a good one? iv been told of the Van Den Hul Optocoupler MkII (Toslink-Toslink) but if there is any other once that do the same job for less then id rather get that.
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    Don't pay too much for an optical cable.

    Again, somewhere between £7 - £15 is more than enough. There are plenty on Amazon.co.uk

    HDCable.co.uk only currently specialises in visual cabling I'm afraid.

    There is no difference in sound quality between 2 optical cables. The data is digital and lossless.
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    ok. thanks for all your help jamie s, ill be making an order when i receive the plasma and AV amp just in case i change my mind were i want everything to go and i need bigger leads.
    marvinwright1, thanks for your advise on what cables i will need and how many, much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Ash.
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