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Using Thicker HDMI's for Short Runs

I'm about to reposition components in the AV cabinet so HDMI runs will be much shorter. Possibly as short as 1.5/2 feet. The longest should be 3 to 4 feet. Currently using Monoprice slim HDMI's for their ease of use. The reason I went to slims were the superior connection and easier routing, (non-flexible issue with thicker HDMI's). With all that said if I do go to thicker gauge HDMI's I believe secure attachment add-ons gizmos may be required.

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  1. With such short runs will thicker gauge HDMI's be of a real benefit?
  2. Can you suggest secure attachment add-ons to retain the thicker gauge HDMI's in place?

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At 4' max length, I don't think you'll see any benefit with a thicker gauge HDMI cable. AWG24 should be ok without putting any stress on the HDMI inputs if you have a bit of slack. There are cable locks that seem to work ok. I don't have the link but I'm sure someone will.
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Honestly if the slims you have now are working fine, I wouldn't go to the expense or trouble changing them out. Just use some cable management (ties or wraps) if you want to pretty up the wiring. I'm actually moving in the opposite direction of you now - replacing my thick cables with monoprice slims where I can.
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HDMI cables

I went the same route. Felt my cables were way too long for my new installation after I moved. I ordered new HDMI cables from Monoprice, all slim. I just think it's all neater and less cluttered and I have limited space behind my equipment. Having said that, I'm a little disappointed at how loose the new HDMIs fit in the sockets. Wish they were tighter. Cheap though!
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Other than any perceived physical benefits there will be no benefit in terms of audio or video if you go with a heavier gauge cable stock.

If purchasing new cables look for the official High Speed or Premium High Speed logo's if you want any form of 'certified' cable.

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Other than any perceived physical benefits there will be no benefit in terms of audio or video if you go with a heavier gauge cable stock.

If purchasing new cables look for the official High Speed or Premium High Speed logo's if you want any form of 'certified' cable.

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Can the below described HDMI cable be used for all resolutions? I ask because my current AV is 1080p max.

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As long as it is not longer than 8m you should be good for all current requirements.

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As long as it is not longer than 8m you should be good for all current requirements.

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314 inches! Wow! No, my longest run is 1.22m, 48 inches.

Thanks Joe.

Btw, we love the U.K.. Had hoped to retire in England or rural Scotland but health, grown children and grandchildren kept us here.
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You def need to be in good health for our winters here in the Scottish Borders - funnily enough we all tend to dream of a retirement in the sunshine


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You def need to be in good health for our winters here in the Scottish Borders - funnily enough we all tend to dream of a retirement in the sunshine


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off topic but... I live in SoCal and it is sunny 598 days a year, but we pay for that sunshine (and the extra days a year).

I grew up in the midwest (Michigan) w/4 seasons and the youthful part of my brain misses the snow. My aging body certainly doesn't miss the cold!

On topic - Monoprice slims are as good as anything else I've used.
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