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I just bought a Denon 2112CI and was told I need to get HDMI 1.4 cables. I went to monoprice looking for some and don't find anything that says 1.4 on the cable info. Is this what I need? http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 I'm guessing it is.
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There is no such thing as an "HDMI 1.4" cable!

They are either "Standard" or "High Speed". You want "High Speed".

From HDMI.org ...
Finding the Right Cable

With the release of the HDMI 1.4 specification, there are now five HDMI cable types to choose from, each designed to meet a particular performance standard. Here is an overview of the HDMI cable types, their capabilities, and how to tell them apart.


To help consumer and clarify cable types further, all HDMI cable products will now be required to be labeled by cable type. Look for these labels when choosing the HDMI cable that is best for your needs.

Standard HDMI Cable

The Standard HDMI cable is designed to handle most home applications, and is tested to reliably transmit 1080i or 720p video – the HD resolutions that are commonly associated with cable and satellite television, digital broadcast HD, and upscaling DVD players.

Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet

This cable type offers the same baseline performance as the Standard HDMI Cable shown above (720p or 1080i video resolution), plus an additional, dedicated data channel, known as the HDMI Ethernet Channel, for device networking. HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality is only available if both linked devices are HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled.

Standard Automotive HDMI Cable

Supports up to 720p/1080i (does not support HDMI Ethernet Channel). Since an automotive system may be wired with one or more internal relays that can affect signal strength, the Standard Automotive HDMI Cable needs to send a stronger signal than other cables types, so it is tested to higher performance standards.

High Speed HDMI Cable

The High Speed HDMI cable is designed and tested to handle video resolutions of 1080p and beyond, including advanced display technologies such as 4K, 3D, and Deep Color. If you are using any of these technologies, or if you are connecting your 1080p display to a 1080p content source, such as a Blu-ray Disc player, this is the recommended cable.

High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

This cable type offers the same baseline performance as the High Speed HDMI Cable shown above (1080p video resolution and beyond), plus an additional, dedicated data channel, known as the HDMI Ethernet Channel, for device networking. HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality is only available if both linked devices are HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled.

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I just bought a Denon 2112CI and was told I need to get HDMI 1.4 cables. I went to monoprice looking for some and don't find anything that says 1.4 on the cable info. Is this what I need? http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2 I'm guessing it is.
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1.4 is the specification for the components (AVR, tv, etc). As cavu pointed out, all you need is a certified High Speed HDMI cable, and you don't need to spend a lot of money for a good one (IOW, stay away from the "M" brand, etc).
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stay away from the "M" brand

And by that, he would mean avoid "Monsters" under your bed but do checkout Monoprice.com for the best bang for the buck. Or bluejeanscable.com

Never spend more than about a buck a foot!!!

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And by that, he would mean avoid "Monsters" under your bed but do checkout Monoprice.com for the best bang for the buck. Or bluejeanscable.com

Never spend more than about a buck a foot!!!

Absolutely correct! I should have been a tad bit more specific
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Thanks guys! From what you're saying the one on my link is what I need since it says - 6ft 28AWG High Speed HDMI Cable w/Ferrite Cores. I'll order a couple for my new toys.
Thanks for clearing it up for me.
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Thanks guys! From what you're saying the one on my link is what I need since it says - 6ft 28AWG High Speed HDMI Cable w/Ferrite Cores. I'll order a couple for my new toys.
Thanks for clearing it up for me.
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I'm not sure about the ferrite cores. I don't think you'll need them and I have heard they can cause some interference in certain instances.
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Ferrite cores are pretty benign and do prevent spurious signals from entering your gear. I can't think of any situation where they could cause issues.

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Man you 2 are killing me...pulling my brain in 2 separate ways. I do appreciate the advice and education you're giving me. I pulled the trigger on 4 of those cables earlier tonight. If they give me any problems I'll definitely post it on this forum. These are big steps for me. I'm going from a standard definition Sony HTIB to a Panasonic BD player, Denon AVR, and new set of Take Classic 5.1 speakers.

I hope it's everything I think it'll be...I hope it sounds and looks amazing.
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Man you 2 are killing me...pulling my brain in 2 separate ways. I do appreciate the advice and education you're giving me. I pulled the trigger on 4 of those cables earlier tonight. If they give me any problems I'll definitely post it on this forum. These are big steps for me. I'm going from a standard definition Sony HTIB to a Panasonic BD player, Denon AVR, and new set of Take Classic 5.1 speakers.

I hope it's everything I think it'll be...I hope it sounds and looks amazing.
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I think you'll be ok. Cavu is probably correct so fear not If I can find the ferrite core info I'll post it but I wouldn't worry.
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Man you 2 are killing me...pulling my brain in 2 separate ways. I do appreciate the advice and education you're giving me. I pulled the trigger on 4 of those cables earlier tonight. If they give me any problems I'll definitely post it on this forum. These are big steps for me. I'm going from a standard definition Sony HTIB to a Panasonic BD player, Denon AVR, and new set of Take Classic 5.1 speakers.

I hope it's everything I think it'll be...I hope it sounds and looks amazing.
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Cavu and Otto have done a great job of explaining the cables. There are some disagreements on longer runs if the ferrite cores might cause a small loss, but for your cables it shouldn't matter either way. Basically if the cable is certified for that length, then it's certified for that length and you should expect the cable to work at all high speeds.
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