Originally Posted by Ken H
Only for use with cable or DBS @ 720p or 1080i. Does gauge factor into how far an inexpensive (read Monoprice) HDMI cable can work without issues? Or can the least expensive cable be used? How long can it be?
I know the theory. Looking for real world answers. Want to run as far as possible with guaranteed results.
My real world experience is that the gauge is one of the factors, including the chipsets used by the components. I can easily push 50' at 720p, 1080i, 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 24 awg standard speed cable. This implies that 1080i/720p should go much greater than 50' and I've read people reporting over 100' at 1080i/720p. If I add up my cable pieces, I'm probably at around 65' and still doing 1080p/60 and 3D with the Monoprice 50' in the middle.
Unfortunately, your milage may vary because the cables can vary. I'm sure you'll get other real world experiences - some positive, some negative. However, the one advantage you have with HDMI is that you'll know almost right away that the cable isn't working.