I'm sure this is redundant, but a quick search didn't come up with any useful articles. If you know of one, please let me know!
Anyways, I just purchased a 25' HDMI cable from BJC. I finally got to connecting my TV to it, and I'm trying to test it out before I bury it in the wall.
Right now I don't have an 3D compatible TV, but I figured I'd get a High Speed cable for when I do upgrade (hopefully in the next year).
But I've noticed a couple of issues: For some reason, the picture doesn't always come through (I have to powercycle my components), and the HDMI control isn't working too reliably (where you could change the volume of the TV, and it would in turn change the volume of the Receiver...) Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I'm not sure it's the cable's fault. It's awfully large/heavy, so it may be tugging a bit on the TV's HDMI jack... Leading to a poor connection
But, this got me to thinking: I know the HDMI cable is rated for Hi-Speed at this length, BUT, it's not direct from the component to the TV:
Right now I have my cable box, xbox, and Bluray player connected to my receiver, and then to the TV. So, in essence, I really have a 30' HDMI run: 5' for each component, and then 25' from the receiver to the TV.
Should I have accounted for this when I purchased the cable? Will I need to get a 20' cable instead???? (I'll have to see if I can lose that much length).