I'm puzzled about an AudioQuest HDMI-3 cable I recently purchased from Ebay. I want to test the cable to see if it's genuine or fake and I don't think that I can take it apart to find out. Do any of you experts have some tips on how to go about this task?
I know that the genuine cable is supposed to send a/v signals at over 20gbps
and there is a solid conductor w. 6.1% pure silver coating. Please try to help me and refrain from any argument about expensive cables being snake oil.
Well, it IS your dime, and if you want to buy a variety of HDMIs from various sources, I suppose there's nothing wrong with gutting a couple of them to spot any(potential) shortcuts in their construction. I wouldn't advise using them though, after reassembly. Chalk it up to 'sperience!
I admire that American style of ingenuity and discovery and have taken apart a few recordplayers & boomboxes in my youth.
The PDF was extremely helpful as was the advise on reporting this to Ebay. I should have known better. Guess I'll just opt for a full refund through Paypal and order a "Genuine" HDMI directly from BetterCables. No way could I possibly afford or even justify a $275 dollar 1M AudioQuest HDMI-3 cable... Sheesh. A good 4th to all of you!