Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Jonesborough, TN
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well, I've never heard of an 'active' or 'powered' Hdmi cable. I looked at Monoprice, Redmere, Wiki, and even back to the source of that recommendation, CNET. And not one of them explains it , either. How is it "powered" ? Does it have a power plug? ( no, it doesn't) How is it 'powered' any differently than any other HDMi cable? (it isn't).
I have a 35' hdmi cable I bought from 'big river', Aurum, I think, for less than $20 , connecting my projector. Never an issue. Ferrite things at both ends, FWIW.
I see the 'Redmere' cables are thinner, but I don't really see that as a benefit. Thinner cables aren't 'better' for longer runs. Either the cable can do it or it can't. But there's really no such thing as a 'powered' Hdmi cable... unless you plug it into an electrical outlet, there's no more 'power' than any other properly designed and constructed hdmi cable, only a bigger price tag. And that's no indication of quality.
I see that they (Redmere) have partnered with Monster. Google it. That alone raises a big red flag for me.
What a long, strange trip its been....