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HDMI cable not rated for 1080P??

by 110murph / December 15, 2012 10:29 PM PST

I'm very aware that with digital, you either get it, or you don't... so no need for expensive cables.

BUT... seeing a distinction on monoprice for hdmi cables, in the discription, that they're rated for 720i/1080i. Not until you get into their super-fancy-expensive stuff do you see 1080p.... Marketing ploy? I would assume that if they source is 1080p, then it should work even on cheap cables?

Looking to use 24AWG for 30ft fun.

Thanks in advance for any insight.

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It's a deeper issue than digital.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 16, 2012 12:39 AM PST

I have a 25 foot less than 12 dollar cable I use from my Kindle Fire HD 7 to my HDTV @ 1080P.

With the 6 foot microHDMI to HDMI cable and a HDMI coupler it's 31 feet and just fine.

I'm sure folk will want to analyze, discuss and more but not only is it digital but Intel uses some advanced technology to keep the signals in sync.

Sorry if I don't write more but it's a cable. You can get great ones for not much money. The one I linked to is very well built with a nice nylon braid covering. Again, I'm happy with it as well as the Amazon Basics cables.

If you only shop in stores, you probably see this cable for near or over 100 bucks.

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here's an interesting article on the differences
by itsdigger / December 16, 2012 12:46 AM PST
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another consideration
by itsdigger / December 16, 2012 1:09 AM PST

would be that most cable providers only broadcast in 1080i and dish network supplies limited 1080p broadcasts. The only time you really use 1080p is with Blue Ray players......Digger

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I would tend to agree with you...
by ahtoi / December 16, 2012 12:51 AM PST

on 3-6ft. but when you say 30 ft. then it maybe a different story. I probably would take monoprice's suggestion. Just my thinking on this. But then again, if the less expensive cable doesn't cost much, then why not give it a shot...and let us know how it come out.

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Go for it
by Pepe7 / December 16, 2012 3:40 AM PST

The standard Monoprice 24AWG cables have always worked fine for me for distances even a little over 30 ft. Unless the OP is pumping BD content, he should be fine under most circumstances IME.

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by 110murph / December 16, 2012 9:12 AM PST

Grateful for the insight, and the article link. Makes sense that twice the data (for progressive), would need twice the bandwidth... So... if I think BD is the future, the cable is necessary. If not, and I'm streaming directly into the TV, the question is moot...

So...... I think I'll flip a coin. Happy

Thanks again very much!

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