Gold plated has always been BS because by that logic then everything would have to be good plated for it to work, like the sockets on each device and the board joints inside the equipment.Overheard a Cuurrys salesperson BS an older couple yesterday with this quote "Because 4K is so advanced, you need a gold plated HDMI cable". He then proceeded to try and sell them a cable for £80. I felt morally obliged to call his BS and intervene
http://www.maildogmanager.com/pics/AdminDPL/library/HDMIoverCAT_DL.pdfAnd that's a practice curry's promised would stop when they were featured on watchdog some months back.
Is their an article somewhere on how CAT cable works? Always confused me how that plugs into an HDMI port
As I say in the article, build quality is important over cable runs greater than 5m.Just had a basic cable (10m) fail on me. It's the only HDMI in my system I bought cheap as it was only for caryying 1080p video to my TV, which is mainly used for the odd bit of TV viewing, but the occasional Bluray. I'll be replacing it with a quality one this time round.
If you're not getting sparklies, image breakup or drop outs I wouldn't be worried.Should I be worried that I have a 15m cable then running through my ceiling to my projector? I did get some CAT6 put through at same time in case of failure but this isn't wired up currently
For the ultimate in gold-plated idiocy, how about gold-plated OPTICAL cables !Gold plated has always been BS because by that logic then everything would have to be good plated for it to work, like the sockets on each device and the board joints inside the equipment.
HDBaset Extenders are available for less than £200 and we now only use HDBaset rather than dual Cat5/6 as just more reliable, feature rich and forgiving of PatchPanels, outlets and other joins"Its a little out of date in that now there are HDbaseT distribution units that can send HDMI over a single category cable losslessly, but those are around the 1000 pound mark and would be of limited interest to the average home user."