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Best HDMI cable for new system???

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I just bought an Onkyo TX-NR818 to go with my Samsung 55" TV HD w/ 240 hz resampling, AT&T wireless cable service & Samsung blueray DVD & Martin Logan speakers & sub. I hooked up my system last night without reading the manual & I noticed it says on screen 1080 @ 60 hz. Why is it only resampling @ 60hz? Do I need better HDMI cables? I need to buy another HDMI cable to hook up DVD player & need to know what is the BEST type of HDMI cable to buy? I will replace the ones I have now with the BEST HDMI if I need to. Thanks ...Bill
post #2 of 9
Hi Bill,

As long as it is specified for HDMI 1.4, then your HDMI cable is fine.

The 240 hz re-sampling that your Samsung is referring to means that the incoming 60Hz is being re-sampled internal to the TV, and the TV then refreshes the display at 240Hz. The "1080 @ 60 hz" that you see on screen is referencing the incoming signal, and 1080p at 60hz is as good as it gets.
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Originally Posted by MarkHotchkiss View Post

Hi Bill,

As long as it is specified for HDMI 1.4, then your HDMI cable is fine.

The 240 hz re-sampling that your Samsung is referring to means that the incoming 60Hz is being re-sampled internal to the TV, and the TV then refreshes the display at 240Hz. The "1080 @ 60 hz" that you see on screen is referencing the incoming signal, and 1080p at 60hz is as good as it gets.
+1
post #4 of 9
There are only two basic types of HDMI cables - standard and high speed. High speed cables are recommended for 1080p video and 3D. Just make sure the cables you get are high speed and you'll be fine for every application.
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There are only two basic types of HDMI cables - standard and high speed. High speed cables are recommended for 1080p video and 3D. Just make sure the cables you get are high speed and you'll be fine for every application.
+1 And ARC. smile.gif
post #6 of 9
ARC works on any HDMI cable (standard or high speed). Both devices need to support ARC. If they do, you can use any cable to connect them. If either device doesn't, no cable will help.
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Originally Posted by BIslander View Post

ARC works on any HDMI cable (standard or high speed). Both devices need to support ARC. If they do, you can use any cable to connect them. If either device doesn't, the cable won't help.
OK. I thought only high speed cables supported ARC.
post #8 of 9
Most folks go with the high speed HDMI cables from monoprice. This is all I've ever used and never had a problem. One word of advice - they're heavy. I also purchase these port savers for each end, depending upon the hardware I'm plugging into. If these don't appeal to you there are others, just search for them on monoprice.
post #9 of 9
The Redmere cables at Monoprice (and other places) are much lighter and work great.
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