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3d high-speed hdmi cable

by cuzvinny1 / March 13, 2013 1:27 AM PDT

Can anyone tell me if there is actually a difference between the high-priced 3d high-speed hdmi cable and a regular reasonably-priced hdmi cable?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 13, 2013 1:30 AM PDT
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Connectors and sheilding
by mjd420nova / March 13, 2013 3:31 AM PDT

Much of the difference between the previous standard for HDMI, the new high speed standard has more sheilding between pairs to reduce cross induction. Connectors have also had a coating of gold on the surface to reduce resistance across the connection. Really, silver is a better conductor. The coating is so thin, I see no benefit other than the advertising and jacked up price.

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Forgetting my chemistry
by Pepe7 / March 13, 2013 6:57 AM PDT

I always thought connectors used gold as coating since it was more resistant to corrosion too(?) And it's softer than silver, so there's no gap. Granted, it has been awhile Wink


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by cuzvinny1 / March 13, 2013 8:17 PM PDT

Thank you for your informative answer

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