Originally Posted by tbraden32
Getting ready to order my supplies for my HT build, and need a good solid HDMI cable, of course budget friendly.
Depending on final placement of Projector and equipment closet, my run will be around 50-58ft. Will want FULL 1080p video and HD Audio of course. Looks like Blue Jean Cables (HERE
) gurantees the 45ft high speed cables, but nothing longer, but claim they have had sucess.
Should I try a cheaper cable first (Like This
), or the more expensive BJ cables? Maybe two cat cables instead?
Sources => HTPC and PS3
Display => TBD (Probably a Panny or Espon PJ)
You might want to ask Aurum cables for their High Speed certificate for that length of cable. As far as we know there are no 50 foot High Speed cables. For a cable to be high speed, it has to have a certificate the shows it passed high speed testing. We've found manufacturers that certify a shorter cable for High Speed and then claim this extends out to longer distances (which it does not) without further testing. We've also found manufacturers who say their cable is high speed just because it can pass a 1080p signal (which is insufficient).
There are cheaper certified High Speed cables out there but usually they end at 25' to 30'. Two 25' High Speed cables do not equal one 50' High Speed cable.
So, anything over 30' is usually done with a high gauge Standard Speed cable and you test to make sure that it will work for what you want (3D for instance). If BJC has a 45' High Speed cable that they are willing to back-up, then that would be a reputable source. But, the bottom line is to ask to see the certificate and check other users opinions when possible.
BTW, High Speed takes you out to 10.2 gbps, which is beyond what any HDMI chipset sends out right now. However, if you enable Deep Color (which has dubious value IMHO) and 1080p/60, you'll start to approach that end of the bandwidth spectrum.
And, if this is for in-wall, remember once it is in the wall it becomes much more difficult to replace later on if it doesn't meet a future spec addition to HDMI.