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I just bought new high speed HDMI cables to connect my LCD bigscreen with sat box and DVD player. All have HDMI connections and my cables are HDMI on both ends. There are no "direction" markings on the cables. My question is does it matter which end goes to source and which goes to TV?
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No.

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It is what ever direction you want it to go. You can hold it in the air, you can lay it on the ground, you can point one end West, the other East, or North, South, or a combo of any direction on the compass.

It really does not matter, until you get into the longer runs with equalizers on the cable.
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There are just strands of copper in an HDMI cable. So the cable doesn't actually "know" anything. You can use either end of the cable in either the source or sink devices.
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Thanks to all for confirming. Since there's supposed to be two-way communication on the cables, I wouldn't have thought it mattered. What planted the doubt was I saw a company selling a cable with one end marked "source" and the other marked "output."
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How much did this "Special" cable cost you, if I can ask.
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Thanks to all for confirming. Since there's supposed to be two-way communication on the cables, I wouldn't have thought it mattered. What planted the doubt was I saw a company selling a cable with one end marked "source" and the other marked "output."

That's only for people who have to ask.

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Thanks to all for confirming. Since there's supposed to be two-way communication on the cables, I wouldn't have thought it mattered. What planted the doubt was I saw a company selling a cable with one end marked "source" and the other marked "output."

That was probably an active cable that required power to run long distances.

Something like this,
http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-H...ata/B003YKX6KO
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That was probably an active cable that required power to run long distances.

Yup.

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