Which HDMI cable?

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  1. djmattsims

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    Could someone advise me which HDMI cable to order from this website please?

    HDMI Cables | Cheap HDMI Leads for Sale

    I had ordered one from them before but I went to watch a 3D blu ray today and the audio kept reverting to 2 channel. I could select 5.1 DTS no problem but whenever I went to choose the HD audio format it went back to 2 channel...im guessing this is because of insufficient bandwidth.

    I need 1 x 1.5m to go from the 3D blu ray player to my receiver and then a 2.5m cable to go from my receiver to my TV. This cable needs to have an ARC channel.

    Thanks in advance :smashin:
     
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    I don't think this will be an HDMI cable issue, as the video bandwidth will be much higher than the audio. The audio is also interleaved into the video signal, so a cable issue would cause video problems as well.

    To be sure, make sure you get an HDMI High Speed cable. ARC does not require a different cable, its just a different implementation of the standard.
     
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    Hi, thanks for the response.

    I have actually solved the issue now. Earlier on I had enabled HDMI control on my receiver to try and activate ARC (it didnt work). This seemed to be causing the issue with the HD audio track coming through the receiver because as soon as I turned off HDMI control it started working properly.

    What has confused me slightly though is my current HDMI cable is rated at 10.2mbps......during the 3D blu ray playback I checked and the throughput was ranging from 15mbps up to 30! Surely my cable shouldnt be able to handle this?!
     
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    I was under the impression that only 1.4a/b was suitable for the ARC Function?

    See here;
    HDMI - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    about half way down the page in the 'Versions' section there is a useful table which lists the various types and their capabilities.

    R.T.
     
  5. gavnufc77

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    A friend of mine had to buy a 16mbps hdmi lead hope this helps
     
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    I think you wil find that in 10.2 GB/s not MB/s.

    The cable for ARC can be HDMI or HDMI high speed. Its the spce HDMI V1.3 or 1.4 that detirmines what goes down it.
     
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    ARC is a function implemented in the 1.4 specification, but it does not require any changes in the HDMI cable design. It works with all old HDMI cables.
     
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    Got it!!
     

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