Originally Posted by rwestley
This not entirely true since one might see sparkles with long HDMI cables. Some HDMI cables will also not pass 3D and some long cables might cause handshake issues. I do agree that 25' Monoprice cables should work fine. The problem usually comes after 25' length.
Please correct me if I'm wrong , but the sparkles are because of data corruption , not a degradation of image like analog signals suffer from . From what I've seen and researched ( much more reliable sources than my personal exp.) Quality of manufacture is a bigger issue than length for hdmi with handshake, of course up to about 25' which I believe is the upper limit for HDMI certification without boosting the signal. The biggest problem with handshake from what I've read is poor implementation of HDMI standards by device manufacturers since there's no true standard , just guidelines.
My comment was directed more specifically to Vagos situation , I might not have seen it in the pics , but I don't think sparkles were the issue he was unhappy with , and my comment about HDMI was because lots of people think HDMI performs like analog audio and video cables , that the picture will degrade gradually .
Please don't take what I say as gospel , this is my understanding of what I've read and limited personal experience .