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I'm buying a 25ft hdmi cable to connect my bedroom TV to my receiver in another room. I'm not sure how many AWG i need ? Monoprice seems to have 25ft cables between 22AWG and 28AWG
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As long as it says it is a certified high speed cable (like Monoprice's) then you are OK. The key at 25 feet or under is High Speed not awg. The gauge mostly becomes important when you are trying to use a standard speed cable to work like a high speed cable.
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Hmmm i'm not sure if the cable i want to buy is certified for high speed. How can i tell ?

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024012&p_id=4162&seq=1&format=2
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That's called a Standard Speed cable ("25ft 24AWG CL2 Flat Standard HDMI® Cable - Black"). The high speed cables will say High Speed on them.

This is an example of a High Speed passive cable. It looks to be Monoprice's only remaining 25 foot passive high speed cable. All of the other 25' high speed are active Redmere cables.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024001&p_id=3990&seq=1&format=2
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YMMV, but about six months ago, I bought a:


BJC, Series-1, 23 1/2 AWG, Belden Bonded-Pair, 30 foot HDMI cable


and use it very successfully for a 1080p/24 deep color HDMI connection from BRP to TV.

It is pricey and bulky, but solved problems we were having with a different brand.

Hope this helps.
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Keep in mind that does not make it a high speed cable. 1080p/24 even with Deep Color enabled doesn't come close the max bandwidth of HDMI. So, while it will work with 1080p/24, it doesn't mean it will work with larger bandwidth signals such as 1080p/60 with Deep Color or (if we ever need it) 4K.

But, with that said, BJC Series-1 is a good cable and will likely push well beyond what a regular standard speed cable would do. Probably get very very close to max bandwidth, but that is just a guess (no data to back that up).
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Your points are well taken Andy. I was not trying to suggest the cable in my previous post was high speed. I also did not intend to detract from the great advice you offered in this thread (and in many others).

Tom.

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Keep in mind that does not make it a high speed cable. 1080p/24 even with Deep Color enabled doesn't come close the max bandwidth of HDMI. So, while it will work with 1080p/24, it doesn't mean it will work with larger bandwidth signals such as 1080p/60 with Deep Color or (if we ever need it) 4K.

But, with that said, BJC Series-1 is a good cable and will likely push well beyond what a regular standard speed cable would do. Probably get very very close to max bandwidth, but that is just a guess (no data to back that up).
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Your points are well taken Andy. I was not trying to suggest the cable in my previous post was high speed. I also did not intend to detract from the great advice you offered in this thread (and in many others).

Tom.

Tom, I certainly didn't take it that way. I figured you were trying to share your experience - which is great.

I just didn't want someone who reads this jumping to an invalid conclusion. I've have become more aware recently how many people find a particular search phrase using Google and then jump right into a thread without knowing the context.

For instance, if I type "The nature of black hole theory has evolved tremendously using the Hubble Space Telescope which was constructed using only HDMI cables between its instruments", in a few days we'll get hits from people looking for black hole papers and those looking for how Hubble was constructed. It won't matter that this is the AVSForum and the above isn't true (Hubble used s-video cables - no, I'm kidding). So, if I see a hole that someone could fall through I try to fill it in when I get a chance.

Now my apology - I certainly didn't mean to imply in my response that anything you wrote was incorrect. It was great input and I hope you will continue to append more here.
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Just as a follow-up I used Google to search for "hubble telescope hdmi cable" (no quotes). Sure enough this is now the first search hit. I don't know why I said a a few days since it was really minutes instead.
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