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Today I went from a regular monoprice HDMI cable to the Audioquest HDMI cable with 1.25% silver.

I noticed a difference in colors, it got a alot sharper, and the blurs on some parts of the screen went away. Everything just looks better as a whole. Also, the sound coming from the T.V's soundbar (comes with my T.V) does not sound muffled or distorted.





I paid $65.00 for this HDMI cable. It's 0.5M long. Now, was this worth it? IMHO yes. It did make a difference and was worth the purchase.

Now, is this just a placebo effect? NO. I bought this HDMI cable from Bestbuy and they have a no question 15 day money back return policy. I simply purchased this with the mindset that if it didnt make any difference, I would just return it.

Its a keeper.

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It is the placebo effect. Or you had a bad wire from Monoprice. It's one or the other and nothing else.
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Actually it is trolling. He's doing it all over.
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Heh, I know he has trolled other topics and this may be another one especially since he did do the speaker wire/interconnect thing, but he's had posts of worth also (even if some of it is simply regurgitation), so I'm willing to give a little bit of leeway. And I've seen bad HDMI cables have odd effects, granted it's nothing like he's describing, but I can't say it's not possible for them to occur either.

But yeah, as long as the cable passes spec, it does the exact same job any other cable does in normal and not so normal conditions.
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Actually it is trolling. He's doing it all over.

I think that he thinks he is on a mission to erase the adverse effects of science on our minds. ;-)

Or, like a little kid, he enjoys the attention, its adversity notwithstanding.

At this point I am unsure of the adverse effects of his posts because everybody seems to see through his trolling pretty close to 100%.
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1.25% silver is making the most difference. No point in buying a $500.00 100% copper HDMI over Monoprice $2.00 (thats if these pass specs) 100% copper.
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1.25% silver is making the most difference.
Even 100% silver makes absolutely no difference.
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1.25% silver is making the most difference. No point in buying a $500.00 100% copper HDMI over Monoprice $2.00 (thats if these pass specs) 100% copper.

Why don't you get now that's 100% silver? Then you'll feel like your on a Star Trek holodeck!

What a boob.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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100% silver can also cause too much brightness. The trick is to get the right amount of silver mixed in with copper.
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100% silver can also cause too much brightness. The trick is to get the right amount of silver mixed in with copper.

Definitely trolling. Isn't this against the TOS of this site?
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Just my opinion. You will never know reading specs until you but one and try it yourself. We'll talk then.
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Do you have any clue whatsoever as to what HDMI is? I don't have to try one because I do understand it.

Seriously, you ever looked around in a server farm? If you don't understand the connection to this discussion, perhaps you need to read more. Otherwise, yeah you are trolling.
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Just my opinion. You will never know reading specs until you but one and try it yourself. We'll talk then.

Ya, like the little ones and zeros are affected by the type of wire they go through. You truly have no idea what you're talking about.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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Just my opinion. You will never know reading specs until you but one and try it yourself. We'll talk then.

There's plenty of evidence that you have posted opinions here, such as AVRs sending 75% of their power out LFE RCA jacks, that seen to be based on nothing but your lack of experience and your lack of understanding.

How do you know that one can "never know reading specs" when it seems like you can't even accurately do that?
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100% silver can also cause too much brightness. The trick is to get the right amount of silver mixed in with copper.

Definitely trolling. Isn't this against the TOS of this site?

I don't know if the TOS prohibits posts that are incredibly wrong and totally unbelievable.

I see evidence that the mods are fully aware of this poster, if you know what I mean. ;-)
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1.25% silver is making the most difference. No point in buying a $500.00 100% copper HDMI over Monoprice $2.00 (thats if these pass specs) 100% copper.

The idea that 1% silver would make a difference is some kind of new science that not even the world, with about 150 years of experience sending electricity down wire knows nothing about.

Let's put it this way. You can overcome the added conductivity of pure silver over pure copper by using wire one gauge larger (1 number smaller). IOW 13 gauge silver = 12 gauge copper. That for 100% silver. Adding 1% silver probably causes changes that are so small that they get lost in the random variations of wire being drawn through dies.
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100% silver can also cause too much brightness. The trick is to get the right amount of silver mixed in with copper.
Definite troll. If I wasn't sure before, this post can't possibly be a real opinion.

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one of the most annoying trolls to date. the avs mods have really disappointed me in keeping such garage claims from the general viewing public. this guy has made it to my ignore it.

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Definite troll. If I wasn't sure before, this post can't possibly be a real opinion.
It can if you have absolutely no electrical engineering knowledge and probably also suffer from Dunning-Kruger. rolleyes.gif

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I am not sure if you guys are reading my OP but I bought the HDMI cable with silver in it to see if there was any difference in cable in general. Bestbuy is 10 minutes away from my house and I can go back and return it even now if I wanted to. This isn't a placebo effect nor trolling. I spent real money to see if there wasnt any difference. If there werent any difference, I would have returned it the next day because they have a 15 day no question return policy. How do you figure this is a placebo effect when I didnt really care for the differences to start? $65.00 isn't a chum-change to me and If i couldn't tell any difference, I would return it right away and never posted this thread.biggrin.gif
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