Certified is correct. There is a HUGE Difference. When I first got my Vizio 55", I was playing the comcast "Moving Castle" (or whatever its called) demo to try out the 3d. And make no mistake, the data was there from Comcast as this is one of their flagship demo programs in the 3D section. But the picture was just off. Mostly I noticed that the perimeter of the screen was blurry or non-existent. The stuff in the center still came out in your face, but not so clear. I was using a 6$ parts express or new egg cable. They had been fine up till then - other than the power on issue I have with my previous panasonic 50" plasma, and I was pretty sure the blinking red light I was getting was due to the cheap HDMI I had comming out of my HTPC unit.
So I went to WalMart and overpaid for a High Speed cable (Sony I think), and the difference was instant night and day. All of the sudden the 3D comcast broadcast changed to complete detail. The tree limbs in that movie on the perimeter of the screen materialized from the blurs they were before. The center screen principles became super sharp in detail. I also see to recall that I also ran a 3D PS3 movie that was just not quiet there even till I got that cable.
While all the historical gossip about having a good cable was basically rhetoric prior to these new HD devices and broadcasts, the logic behind the advertised necessity for these quality cables is now real... And in the past, I would have been the first to blab, "you dont need that garbage upsell:)"...
The biggest irony is now folks are all buying all this upscale equipment to view high quality programming and Blue Ray, and many are not realizing they are indeed limiting their picture to degrees which they would notice if they upgraded their cable.
Originally Posted by Otto Pylot
What superior cable? If you mean HDMI all you need is a Certified
High Speed HDMI cable, and not the overpriced "M" brand one.