Originally Posted by Dodgexander
I do not see how it is possible to say that digital interconnects do not make a difference, why the heck would hifi reviews/magasines etc rate a interconnect better than another for instance?
I don think its a conspiracy theory and personally feel its consumer hipe.
I've never seen such a review.
Also that's akin to saying that a specific IDE cable gave better throughput. If there was any meaningful difference in digital cables it would be a huge issue in high performance computing and server space and it's not.
The very nature of digital information is that it either gets there or it doesn't. The packets generally have checksum to tollerate a small amount of interfence. If you've ever seen an HDMI cable reach it's breaking point at first you get sparkles then catastrophic picture failure.
You go spend you top $ on highend digital cables, but I think you'll find that more reviews than not settle on a digital interconnect working or not.
There are differences in built quality, but those equate to logenvity and useability (how many insertions, how flexible can you run), ect... So don't get me wrong buying something that isn't dirt cheap might still be adivisable, but it's not gonna make it look or sound better.