I posted this in the home theatre construction forum yesterday and didn't get much advice. Reposting here in the off chance someone has an idea.
Ever had a Redmere cable fail like this?
I've had 2 fail on me in the last 6 months. By fail, I mean quit working and the end that plugs into my display becomes very hot. Any one else experience something like this? I thought Redmere has a good reputation so I'm worried something in my system is killing whatever electronics are in the cable connector.
Here is my setup: Three 6' Redmere cables:
Cable box --> TV
Xbox 360 --> TV
Blu-ray --> TV
Model numbers are all in my sig.
The second one to fail was the one from cable box to TV. The first one I'm not positive, but I _think_ was also between the cable box and TV. So either this kind of thing is known to happen on rare occasions with Redmere and I'm just unlucky, or one of my sources is killing the cable. I felt all 3 last night after the system had been on for a few hours and all were cool.
Why I want to know the cause: If it's the Redmere quality/reliablity I'ld like to start using a passive HDMI incase the next Redmere to fail does so in a way that damages the HDMI input on my expensive, beloved, and not easily replaced TV. But if the culprit is the cable box (for example), I'ld rather stick with Redmere and sacrifice the cable if it ever happens again, as opposed to letting the cable box damage the TV HDMI input electronics. At least until I can pin-point the cause and correct it.
I guess I should proactively replace the cable box for a start (that's free to do, though I loose about 90 hours of stuff on the DVR).
Any other advice?
Panasonic TC-P60ZT60 plasma panel
Sony BDP-S5100 Blu-ray player
Samsung SMT-H3272 DVR
Yamaha RX-V650 AVR
URC MX-780 remote control
Last edited by sooke; 08-06-2014 at 05:57 PM.