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post #361 of 370 Old 05-28-2014, 12:20 AM
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I need to buy a 30" Monoprice Redmere HDMI cable. I just can't see what's the difference between these two Monoprice options:

i. 9170 : http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025507&p_id=9170&seq=1&format=2

ii. 9430 : http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025506&p_id=9430&seq=1&format=2

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
It sounds like the first cable (9170) is thinner than the second cable. I would ask Monoprice support.
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I need to buy a 30" Monoprice Redmere HDMI cable. I just can't see what's the difference between these two Monoprice options:

i. 9170 : http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025507&p_id=9170&seq=1&format=2

ii. 9430 : http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025506&p_id=9430&seq=1&format=2

Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Any clue about the difference? They even have the same AGW number (28). Could it be that the only difference is the design/color?
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They are exactly the same cable. the only difference will be the form factor and the color. Either will work great.
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They are exactly the same cable. the only difference will be the form factor and the color. Either will work great.

Thanks! Ordering right now!
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Not long ago, I switched to the Monoprice super slim HDMI cables with redmere. All 6' lengths. I was not having any issues with my original cables. I simply switched in order to minimize the stress placed on the ports by stiffer, heaver cables.

Even more recently, I came across this thread, over at Audioholics:

http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...ml#post1013847

I'm not having any issues with the redmere cables in my system, but now I'm worried that the power draw of the redmere cables may cause damage to my electronics with long-term use.

Does anyone here know if there is merit to this concern?

Thanks much for any help!

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I don't think long term detrimental effects have been proven. That's the first time I've read of a situation where the actual cable affected the HDMI port. I'd be more apt to think that the HDMI port itself was just on the absolute minimum of current design but it's hard to tell. It is interesting. I use Redmere for the flexibility and they've been fine.
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Haha, I'm even using these Redmere cables in-line with HDMI devices that have their own significant draw (Gefen HDMI detective, and both cables to and from it are Redmere), and am experiencing no issues after weeks of use. I'll let you guys know if I have any HDMI port failures from this.

I've also have these being used on a 4x4 HDMI matrix (Shinybow), and a Denon receiver (to all source inputs, and out multiple outputs). On the matrix, I have some HTPCs going to Gefen HDMI-Detective, then to the HDMI matrix, then to the receiver, then to the TV (other matrix outputs are going from the HDMI output to a Cat-6 extender (using a Redmere cable too). Were talking entire signal chain incorporating Gefen HDMI detectives, a matrix, a receiver, then TV (and other sources using Cat6) all using Redmere where an HDMI cable would be used. I guess I'm just a "running with scissors kind of guy, haha. I should be at least a canary in the coal mine in regards to this potential issue.
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Thanks for the responses guys! If anyone else has any input, I'd love to hear it.

Maybe I'm worrying over nothing. However, since I switched to the redmere cables just for the form factor (slim, flexible cable) I decided to see if I could find some super-slim passive cables. I know that Parts Express has them, but the shipping to Canada was expensive. I found some very inexpensive cables from a Canadian vendor that look to be very similar to the ones from PE. I'm going to try them out, just to put my mind at ease. I hate the idea that I might be shortening the lifespan of my TV or receiver by using active cables when passive ones would work just as well.

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Passive small gauge cables should work provided your runs aren't too long. Just make sure they are certified for the length that you need.
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No, I don't have any long runs. All my cables are 6', and that gives me plenty to work with.

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