Hi guys! I have some questions about hdmi cables for 3D setup.
I have a Panasonic 65VT50, denon avr-3313ci receiver, Xbox 360 and ps3. What is the best HDMI cables to use for best performance? Right now I have a bunch of old ones mixed and matched and are mostly 1.3 no names. Any suggestions would be great!!! Thanks in advance
How long does your cable need to be? If 15 feet or less a larger gauge or high speed is most likely not needed. Also if your are not having dropped frame, pixelation or artifact problems no change is needed. Cables are no longer allowed to be manufactured as HDMI release 3D player or from a PS3. I did see one report that a user had not 3D problems with a 50Foot "HDMI 1.3" cable.
The advice to try the cable is correct. HDMI bit errors produce obvious artifacts. If you aren't seeing those, then don't change the cable.
HDMI cables do not produce reduced sharpness, ghosting, changes in color, etc. Basically they transmit bits as uncompressed video information and, when there are no errors, don't change any of the bits.
Unless you have some unusual circumstances (need to run HDMI 150 feet for example) a $700 HDMI cable won't make your picture any better than a $3.99 HDMI cable. Either the data will be transmitted through the cable or it won't (In which case you'll simply get no picture at all).
If the shielding is defective, you may see sparkles in the picture from interference, in which case you simply buy a cable that isn't defective. But high-dollar cables are nothing but pure profit for the manufacturers and the retailers.