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I bought a 10 foot Thunderbolt mini display port to HDMI cable from Monoprice so I can connect a MacBook Pro i7 quad, early 2011 to an HDTV, but would like to extend the cable 25 feet.

In order to avoid signal degrade, Monoprice recommends that I buy 24awg or at least 28awg cable which is more expensive.

In another thread about HDMI splitter, comments suggest that 24awg is Monoprice's pat answer for everything.

Do I really need 24awg or will 32awg work fine without degrading image quality?

I'm wanting to play movies from DVD player on the MacBook, play iTunes via the HDTV, surf the net, show images (tiff, jpeg, etc.), etc.
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I know my son uses a MDP - > HDMI cable from his MBP to our LG, but the run is only 10'. No degradation in pq. 25' is the maximum length for High Speed HDMI (at least that's the length that it is certified for). I'm wondering if you could get away with a Redmere cable? They are real thin and flexible and can easily extend the length to 25' and beyond without signal degradation because of the chipset they have in the sink (tv) end which draws a small amount of power. The source end is a standard HDMI so you'd have to adapt that end with an MDP -> female HDMI adapter. I don't know if they exist but I've never looked for them.
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