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.
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.
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?
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.
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.