Long term there might be more chance of electrolytic corrosion with 1 or the other depending on what metal connected to what other metal each end (would have to then consult an electrochemical table).
However, I am writing this somewhat tongue in cheek as platinum, rhodium, gold or whatever sounds like pure marketing BS to me.
Chris Muriel, Beijing (normally Manchester)
Gold Plating is less conductive then silver or tin there for it is better.
Now if your device doesn't have a gold adapter then your benefit is less but is still there.
The Cables quality is more important then the adapter quality but is still important
Adapter Specification: (Highly Recommended 2011)
RG-6 compatible COMPRESSION connecters
Gold Plated 1.3/1.4 compatible
RJ-45 CAT7 compatible with GOLD tips
Quality cables have a metal clip on the adapter
Cable Specification: (Highly Recommended 2011)
Coax RG-6/U or RG-6/UQ
(RG-6/UQ is higher quality and has Quad Shielding pervading better quality cable and higher durability)
HDMI 1.3 or 1.4
(1.4 is better quality and has a higher data transfer speed)
Ethernet Cat 6 or Cat 7
(Cat 7 has a wire shield pervading better quality cable and more durability also has a higher data transfer speed)
(SATA III is better quality and has 2XSATAII data speed)
There is no such thing as a HDMI 1.4 compatible cable , thats BS , all HDMI cables work with all HDMI interfaces and all the features that are found on all interfaces.
The only exception to this is the "with ethernet" feature which nobody, and I mean nobody , has implemented , mainly because RJ45 and ethernet cable is so much more reliable.
There is zero difference between HDMI 1.3 and 1.4 chipsets in terms of data throughput , both have exactly the same limit of 10.2 Gbps.
As for the rest of the post , only the first sentence makes any sense as far as I can see.
Yes all HDMI's are compatible, and yes the HDMI limit is 10.2Gbps. But 1.4 is different from 1.3 being that it is of higher quality cable and more reliable data transfer speed.
Now pretty much every connecter is backwards compatible yes, but that does not mean it will utilize the full potential of the newer configuration to achieve the best performance you must have the newer of the two adapters across the entire system. For example if my TV has a 1.3 HDMI adapter and my wire is HDMI 1.4 then the cable and the TV will never achieve better then the 1.3 specifications.
Presumably by now youve read Joe's links and know how incorrect all the above is , but just out of interest , where did you get all that?
From a shop sales assistant trying to shift a premium cable perhaps ?
Now find two bits of kit that are HEC compliant!
Millions of HDMI 'with Ethernet' cables in/on the market and not one of them actually carrying an Ethernet signal!!!
I'm a computer technician, I own TX Computer Express. Also if you read Joe's links they clearly support what I have already stated. 1.4 is a new standard, more reliable and better overall design and performance.
Please check your information before you attempt to correct others information!!!