Originally Posted by HDPERSON
I thought forums were for sharing experiences not for agendas. If you feel that cheap cables are the same as expensive ones (for monster I might agree) then that is your decision, but not mine.
Places like Best Buy will take a cable back, if it doesn't suit your needs, I did it with monster 1000.
Calm down please.
I'm actually quite calm - this is more amusing to me than upsetting although I have to admit a bit of annoyance that I can't explain things in a way you'll actually (be able to) understand.
If we just for a second assume you are correct, it means the following:
1) Bits are being changed inside the cable. HDMI only sends digital data, therefore the bits must be changing.
2) The bit changes are actually performing something constructive rather than generating errors
3) Any error correction bits as well as the encryption scheme is being modified in such a way as to allow the transmission to produce a valid picture with the modified bits
But, again, if we agree with you, then that leads to some interesting possibilities. Since cables shrink and flex differently at different temperatures, wouldn't a colder HDMI cable then produce a different (and possibly better) result? Shouldn't you therefore always try to keep the entire HDMI cable at a constant temperature throughout? I would think above freezing would be required but as cold as possible to reduce the friction of the 0s trying to get through the cable. Perhaps string the HDMI cable with cooling coils?
Would the direction of the cable in the Earth's magnetic field also affect the 1s and 0s? Wouldn't you want the 1s to be polarized horizontally so that they make it through the cable easier? So there should be a noticible effect is the cable is horizontal versus vertically oriented as well as whether the cable runs North-to-South or if it runs East-to-West. Based on the some recent analysis and some AB tests with friends, the best orientation seems to be North By Northwest. My friend George Kaplan strongly agreed with that assessment.
Also I believe if you reduce the effects of blue light frequencies on the cable it would also help your Blu-Ray player. So, using a blue magic marker to coat the cable insulator so blue light is reflected away would therefore provide less interference for a transmission to a Blu-Ray player. Of course for DVDs you would want use a red magic marker.
Yes, the internet is a haven for people who can spout opinions without a shred of evidence to support their claims. Unfortunately that leaves readers with the task of find out what is true and what is false. That is fine, except when someone tries to convince people to spend more money without trying to back-up the claim. It really is the modern day equivalent of the snake oil salesman from the late-1800s trying to cure diseases by selling liquids that had no medicinal powers.
Gotta run - Elvis is calling me from Mars and he hates being put on hold. Keep letting us know about that data you have. I'm sure it will be mind-bending!
BTW, I laughed my way through the WHAT HIFI reviews. The HDMI cable reviews were some of the most nonsensical reviews I've read. Thanks for the good laugh!!!