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HDMI cable 28 AWG vs 26 AWG vs 24 AWG

by patshak / January 7, 2009 3:51 AM PST

I am a consume and have a home theatre and HD receivers. What is the difference between the AWG and which one should I use?

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Don't get suckered.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2009 4:24 AM PST

Just get back to basics here. Longer cables could be better with the heavy wire gauge but for the usual 3 foot cable, ANY you listed is just dandy.

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(NT) What if 6 foot cable? Any difference?
by patshak / January 7, 2009 4:34 AM PST
In reply to: Don't get suckered.
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Here's a table.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / January 7, 2009 5:27 AM PST and many other places reveal the Ohms per foot.

24 .0302
26 .0480
28 .0764 (Ohms per foot)

Since at worst we have a 50 Ohm load this means that from .0302 to .0764 for those 6 feet that any signal loss is meaningless since we are not talking about an analog signal where you might see this if it was analog.

Do not get suckered on this item. Go get your common cable and enjoy.
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