Originally Posted by joe801
There is a huge difference in pic quality for blue ray and playstation 3. My friends have the same tv as I do. They all have moster hdmi cables, And there pic quality is gorgeous compared to mine. Just to make sure. I switched mines over to there tv and blue ray. And its almost as if the cable can't handle it. I just don't want to spend over $100 like they did. But I still want a good quality cable.
Where did you guys come from? It feels like Groundhog Day when I see a thread of this title.
First, if you are trying to make a point, your credibility goes way up if you properly spell blu-ray. It's amazing how many "experts" can't even spell the name "Blu-Ray".
Secondly the HDMI cable simply passes 1s and 0s. It is not a smart device that can change the 1s and 0s to make the picture better. How would it do that?
Finally, the HDMI specs are owned by the HDMI Org. They own the specs, they own the trademarks, they own the patents, they own HDMI. You can find their explanation of the two types of HDMI cables at:http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#49
And, yes, there are only two types of HDMI cables - standard speed and high speed. At short distances both will work with 1080p/60 and 3D. At longer distances the standard speed cables *may* only work with 720/1080i.
And has been pointed out many times already, the HDMI cable does not change your download speed. It simply takes audio video signals and sends them to your TV/receiver. It does not decode the internet video stream.
And, finally, if you want to go waste your money on higher cost HDMI cables that do the exact same thing as the lower cost cables, you go right ahead and do that. It's your money and you may waste it anyway you see fit. I'd rather have a more expensive component that makes a difference. But, that's just me. I also think there are a few people out in this forum who, in the past, said that you could mail them the money instead.