Originally Posted by alexkam87
My point was not the price, the point is that not all hdmi cable are the same
You're right, they're not all the same, there are Standard, and there are High Speed certified ones. And of course there are just plain bad ones that don't work.
some of themthe colors are clearer and better and some of them are brighter
It is utterly impossible for an HDMI cable to make a difference in brightness or colors or anything of the sort.
OK, admittedly it is possible, but at 2 million pixels per frame, 24 or 60 frames per second, the probability that each pixel in each frame would fail and be recognized by some common difference (ie all 5% darker) to what it should be is essentially incalculably small.
Digital signals make it or don't. Look at broadcast TV, it either works 100%, or it doesn't and it's completely obvious (blocking, pixelation, or no picture at all). They don't get dimmer or less colorful as the signal weakens, then just start failing spectacularly. If a pixel is supposed to be a value of 100, and the signal is too weak, it gets interpreted as some basically random value, like 230 or 20.
Digital transmissions don't fail/degrade gradually like analog ones, they work, down to a point where they simply don't anymore, and when they don't it's obvious not subtle.
Try to cut 5$ cable and 50$ monster cable and you will see the difference.
You need to reread what's been said, no one is saying all HDMI cables are identical, what's been said is that if one HDMI cable works (no pixelation, no sparkles, etc), a "better" HDMI cable, a more expensive one will not make any difference. It's not going to make your picture brighter, or more colorful.
Let me ask you this, is This Cable
going to make my printer print any better, will my prints have more contrast, better colors than the "free" USB cable that came with it? It's the same situation with HDMI.