Originally Posted by westa6969
Not to be argumentative at all but someone sold you a bill of goods and you bought it. That may be the spec's standards intent but reality is quite the opposite. They ae built in China and a very few companies test and certify but the vast majority do not go through the procedures you are suggesting. Here's an article by BlueJeans Cable to expose the truth on HDMI Cables and the reality which is pretty pathetic - Made in China process:http://www.bluejeanscable.com/articl...dmi-cables.htm
The HDMI signal is digital. This means that cable brehaviour is, on
the whole, binary: it either works or it does'nt.
It's important to differentiate between 'engineering talk' and 'sales
pitch'. The "article" states: "everyone would like to know not
only that the cable will work not only with today's equipment, but
with equipment likely to be in use in the future. We may be running
eight-bit color at 1080i today, but we'd like to know that it'll
handle 16-bit color, or 1080p, or some other as-yet-unforeseen
thing, tomorrow." That's BS. Given the same drivers and data
rate, if a cable works for 1080i, it will also work for 1080p. Same
is true for 8 bit vs. 16 bit, etc.
The big difference between $130 cable and a $15 cable is
$115. This difference pays for snazzier packaging, more
advertising and, mainly, higher markup (also known as profit).
However, if it gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling and you are
willing to pay for same, by all means, do. It's your money.
Just don't try to talk others into making the same mistake.