Originally Posted by juliendude
Xian, If you have no fact based knowledge backed comments to make, maybe you can buy your budget cables at walmart and let the big boys, who actually know a bit about home theatre engage in discussions with facts. Its a fact that higher priced, better made cable will send out the flow of information better than your walmart 4.99$ cables. Im so tired of these people who work for Monoproce coming on these boards with there propaganda lol
'Improved flow of information', riiiiight....
HDMI sends video data on 3 differential pairs + a clock (along with a couple control buses). The amount of data to be sent is determined at the time of initial communication. There is an I2C bus in the cable to allow the display to tell the source what video mode it wants. If the display says it wants 1080p @ 60hz, thats what it gets. The quality of the cable has zero impact on the amount of data the source sends. If you have a bad or broken cable the data may not all 'make it' to the display. What generally occurs is heavy sparkling (bit errors) or drop outs when there is a transmission problem.
As long as a cable is rated for the speed your using it at, there is no difference, at all, moving to a more expensive cable, none, zero. The link doesn't magically send more information with a cable that beats minimum specs, that doesn't even make sense given the nature of the data that is being sent. So please, you have no back up at all for your claim. If you simply choose not to believe me, thats fine, just read the specification