Originally Posted by 04rex
Thanks for the info. Just to compare though, on their site, if you go to the 22AWG high speed it does say 1080p. But I understand what you are saying. That it doesnt reach exactly the highest point of bandwith. Basically, as long as it has enough juice to do 3D and 1080 P at about 30 ft, than that works for me.
Of course it does. It is a high speed cable. Here's the basics...
There are only two types of HDMI cables - standard speed and high speed. Both have a number of options as well (such as Ethernet signal over HDMI).
More information on the two types of cables are at the HDMI Org's FAQ. This is at: http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#49
Both high speed and standard speed have the exact same pin-outs. The difference between the two is that the high speed has been *certified* for the highest HDMI bandwidths envisioned. So, it can (hopefully) handle all future formats under HDMI.
However, at just after 25 feet no one has been able to produce a passive cable that can be certified as high speed. Luckily, as Colm said, 1080p/60 requires nowhere near the full high speed bandwidth. It's not "juice" since with the wrong cable, adding more power just makes the bits more ratty.
Does this mean that there are no 26 foot and up cables that can handle the full HDMI bandwidth. No. It just means it is not possible to certify that the entire cable stock will handle the highest bandwidth. And, if a manufacturer can't certify to full bandwidth then they should specify the cable as standard speed, which means only 1080i/720p is guaranteed. For the rest, you must test...