I have read the following: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI_cables#Cables
as well as other resources. Its just alot of consumer brands, expensive, cheap and otherwise, rarely note the cable type or protocol. Im am lucky that B&H and some more comprehensive retailers offer the actual specs online, however, there are rarely denotations as to whether they handle 3D (dont need rite now) Deep Color (would be nice to have that, I think my TV supports) 5.1, 7.1 or no audio at all. And lol forget about any standard language that will sum all that up on the boxes of most of these things. All in all, i guess im just curious as to what to look for that guarantees at least 5.1 AND 7.1 audio in an HDMI cable. Thanks again folks!!
Hey folks, week's half over so...congrats!
So, FINALLY got myself a nice display and just
need to grab an HDMI cable. I thought this was simple
but now im reading there are more than one type
(not quality, im referring to protocol type).
Allegedly there are a 1.3, 1.4 protocol, and others.
Read that HDMI is video only, whereas something called
a 'video plus' cable also carries 5.1 and/or 7.1 audio
Definately need one that carries audio, just not sure
if most consumer cables in the store will automatically
be those type, and if i need to worry about 1.3 v 1.4
protocols. Also, if anyone knows which carry 7.1surround
vs. 5.1, if there's any difference, that would be
very helpful as well.
Thanks for your time and your assistance, and have a