Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by MJeeves, Sep 23, 2004.
What is the BEST HDMI cable for DVD to projector (1 metre the longest I'll need). Thanks, M.
I have Bettercables and Chord HDMI/DVI cables at home if that's any use to you
Any good? Which is the better do you think? How much for 1 metre HDMI-to-HDMI?
Not done a demo. Will do later if you can wait
I did some research recently. I hope it is of use to you!
just a couple of sites with nice cables.
Have a look on the net by doing a search on google or something!
Sure thing. Let me know.
If quality is paramount, there are only two cables in my opinion that qualify. Wireworld's Ultraviolet 5, and Starlight 5. At 1m you'd be hard pushed to notice any difference is performance between thse two cables, so my advice would be to go for the Ultraviolet which is approximately £60 cheaper for a 1m length.
I don't get it - 'quality' of what?
You say the expensive WireWorld is no better than the less expensive WireWorld (over 1m) which is itself more expensive than just about every other HDMI cable on the market - in what way are these two any better than a £20.00 Molex 2m HDMI cable carrying standard definition video signals?
MJeeves - I'd be looking to test a few cables in your set up and 'see' if there is any discernable difference; with standard definition signals over 1m I doubt you'll see much difference; possibly if your running 720P or higher you may 'see' a slight difference at the top end of the signal spectrum when using a test disc.
I really wish you would read what I write properly before criticising it, this isn't the first time either!!
Firstly the question was "What is the BEST HDMI cable", I offered an opinion, which is what these forums are all about after all!
"You say the expensive WireWorld is no better than the less expensive WireWorld (over 1m)" - No I didn't, I said "At 1m you'd be hard pushed to notice any difference is performance" - Not the same thing!
"in what way are these two any better than a £20.00 Molex 2m HDMI cable carrying standard definition video signals?" - So you're saying that at standard definition video signals, all HDMI cables offer the same performance? Does this include Bettercables which you sell? I beg to differ. The tests that we have carried out with different HDMI cables (so far 4 different brands including 3 different cables from 1 brand) have shown that there are differences, even over short lengths, admittedly the differences become more apparent at longer lengths.
Qulaity of what? - Image quality! Isn't that what this is all about after all?
MJeeves - Also by investing in a cable such as Wireworld's UV or SL you have a cable, which will stay with you through future upgrades, so future high-res viewing will not nesessitate changing cables. And as Joe says, if you can try various HDMI cables, then of course do so! At the end of the day, everyone can offer you an opinion, but it's only your eyes and ears that can tell YOU what is good/bad and only you can decide what YOU consider to be value for money.
Thanks guys for your opinions I will definatley try and dem ALL the cables you mention. Thanks again.
I've yet to see a 1 or 2m HDMI cable make a discernable differed to what I see on screen with a Standard Definition video signal - and that includes the BetterCables cables we supply; and I say as much to all of our customers.
Once we get over 5m then yes the cables can start to 'visibly' affect the signal - keep in mind a 2m Molex HDMI cable meets every parameter laid down in the spec for an HDMI cable; and when folk like Silicon Image use them then anything 'better' is possibly over engineered.
If the WireWorld Starlight (SRP £199) does make a visual difference then it must be the cable to go for; why save £60 on an Ultraviolet if you want the best!!!
£200 for a 1m cable that carries a digital signal!!
Some people really do have more money than sense...
Mine cost about £7.50 from farnell and does the job just fine.
Brogan: You got a 1m HDMI interconnect for £7.50? Please paste the link so I can go look.
Regarding SPDIF digital audio transmission and cables...At Event2 we did a blind comparison of two cables for digital audio transmission with a CD. Over 80% heard a difference. I'm not saying that a digital audio cable needs to be exepnsive to be good just that they do make a difference (for audio). For video they make a difference too but at short distance and low resolution I am yet to be convinced any expense is necessary. I promise I'll do the dem somtime this weekend....
I'll see if I can find it Gordon.
It was almost 1 year ago now so it may not still be available.
Here you go, Gordon. I'm afraid it's gone up to £7.61 now!
Well that's useless at £7.50 I could almost afford it....but with a massive increase like that I doubt I can afford it anymore....
I did say 'about' £7.50.
I wonder if it's any better than mine? It must be; it's more expensive
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