The more I research, the more I believe that it is a low quality, cheap cable problem ( Aurum Cables- Heavy duty 26 gauge CL3 50' and the 25' is a Link Depot that doesn't even give a gauge). The 25' cords (on the second of the 2 I originally bought) are spotty to begin with and just seem to gradually get worse until they just quit after about a week. The 50' cable worked fine for about 12 to 14 days before it just crapped out all at once. I still don't really understand why they would degrade over such a short period of time. I've read that over time, technology changes and more is asked of these cables causing them to fail due to too much info passing through. Nothing changes over the short time these things work. It's to the point that I am ready to redesign the whole h/t system, putting everything right behind the projector to avoid the long cable problem all together (ugh). The bright side of that is at least it would be out of reach of the kids. Thanks for any input.