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What HDMI cable to buy from the list?

ivan1912

Standard Member
Hey!

I bought a Samsung HD950 and it came with a HDMI to HDMI cabel. While I was watching a DVD last night all of a sudden I get snow and the sound goes to hell (signal lost). While I was doing WTF is that!? The picture came back and all was good again.
So, after reading these forums I came to a conclusion that it's the cheap HDMI cable's fault that the signal was lost. (other guy had the same problem bought a better cabel and it went away).

So I have narrowed it down to the following.

1) Supra HF100 HDMI cable ( HDMI to HDMI ) 1 meter about 34€ or £23
2) Straight 2m cable ( HDMI to HDMI ) 97€ or £66
3) Audioquest HDMI-X ( HDMI TO HDMI ) 81€ or £55

From what I can read here on the forums, everything points that I should get the Supra HDMI cabel. As it would performe the same as the other two which are more expensive. Also, when I get upclose to my LCD when playing DVD's via HDMI I can see that the picture has those boxes and a bit granular. In short it's not as chrisp and clear and I would want it to be. Will a better quality HDMI cabel improve my picture?
 

sbowler

Prominent Member
I dont think you would notice much difference between the three, I would go for the cheapest.
 

Joe Fernand

Distinguished Member
AVForums Sponsor
Hello ivan1912

You may have a cable issue and equally you may have an issue with your video settings if your player is up-converting to an HD signal format.

A well manufactured HDMI cable will ensure you don't suffer signal drop-out and disconnects due to cable, signal format and connector issues.

The most consistent results I've seen are with BetterCables 'Display Magic' HDMI and DVI cables - see http://www.bettercables.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS&Category=3

Best regards

Joe
 

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