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Super thin hdmi vs thicker hdmi cables!

Super thin (spaghetti) hdmi cable vs thicker stiffer cables? Can a super thin hdmi cable produce the same quality, reliability,as a thicker cable? Even without redmere or any kind of chip? If so, how? And what length? Thanks? Also im glad I found this forum, everyone has been great help! Thanks in advance for the expertise! ☺
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How does a super thin cable without redmere or chip transfer the same data as a thicker cable? Im not understanding why the thick cables if both do the same?
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Yes a thin cable well work as long as it's a short run. I wonder about the reliability of the thin cables no mater how long or short it is. I would never put one in the wall or any place that is not easily assessable. I used 22 gage Monoprice cables setting up the TV's in my place with what they call port savers, short 28 gage extension cable that adds flexibility at the ends.
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How does a super thin cable without redmere or chip transfer the same data as a thicker cable? Im not understanding why the thick cables if both do the same?
Take a look here. Lots of information on HDMI cables and cables in general.

http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/...hdmi-cable.htm
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http://m.store.sony.com//slim-high-s...l-TV-AV-Cables
I am using this cable. It is really thin at only 3 feet. Now how can it transmit the same data at the same speed as a cable the same length but thicker?
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Any idea what guage cable I have? I posted the link in the post above
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If it's working don't sweet it, and read the information on the link that is a few posts up for your answer.

Here is a link to the same information from Monoprice.
http://www.monoprice.com/home/home.asp?pn=help&idx=12
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Now how can it transmit the same data at the same speed as a cable the same length but thicker?
Gauge really has nothing to do with data rate. read the posted link, take a course on data transmission, or google it.
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All of the responses are correct. The biggest problem, imo, with a small gauge passive cable is fragility. If your connection works fine (it either works or it doesn't), there aren't any sharp bends, it won't be jiggled around, and you can easily get to it if need be, just use it and don't worry about it.
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Yea all I really need is a foot. My ps4 is right next to the tv. Thats great! It either works it doesnt, no variations in color or resolution? I agree its super clear with great vibrant colors, no sparkles.
Its just weird how crazy thin this cable is compared to my previous cable which was super think with locking plugs, Seems like it could damage the ports so the reason I went with a light thin cable. 😀
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Since most cables have issues near the head where they connect, the super slim cables really are a god send for the stress relief that is in place. I've hocked the ones from Parts Express from the first day I received one and used it. I've put about 100 now through a $10,000+ HDMI tester with zero failures out of the box, and my installations with them have also produced zero failures. Unlike the thicker cables which also work well, these cables do the same, but don't push the equipment around. Think of lightweight BD players, Roku boxes, and AppleTV units which literally float in the air when connected to a heavy gauge HDMI cable. Forget cable management with them as well.

The skinny cables for short runs are the bomb. I've truly replaced a box which weighed about 20 pounds with one that is 1/10th the size, and holds more cables in it.

At $25, I think that Sony cable is horrendously overpriced, and I've provided plenty of links to the $5 cables I recommended, but whatever, as long as you get great results, then what else matters?


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