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Cable Prices = Quality (picture And Sound) ??

post #1 of 5
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Hi I spend a lot of money in hardware (tv, hd dvd, receivers, speakers and cables speakers) I need to know if the brand and the quality of the HDMI cables (prices) affect the quality of the sound and picture?

I have the rx-v1700 receiver, If I connect the hd dvd with receiver throw HDMI and the receiver with LCDTV throw HDMI. I lost picture quality?
Thanks and really appreciate your help
post #2 of 5
As far as HDMI cables go, basicaly every cable is going to give you the same picture and sound quality. A $5 cable will perform just as good as a $100 cable.
I'm not positive about the second question.
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Originally Posted by JaKyL View Post

As far as HDMI cables go, basicaly every cable is going to give you the same picture and sound quality. A $5 cable will perform just as good as a $100 cable.
I'm not positive about the second question.

Thanks..
post #4 of 5
If you go HDMI from the HD DVD to the receiver to the TV, you will not lose quality. The receiver will do HDMI pass-through, which means that the same signal will come out to the TV that went into the receiver. HDMI is a digital format -- either all of the signal gets to the other end, or none of it gets there, and it will be obvious when it doesn't :-) There may be a narrow band between "works" and "doesn't" where the signal will be significantly degraded (sparkles/noise, crackles in audio) but that, too, will be obvious.

The measurement of quality of an HDMI cable is in how far you can send the signal through that type of cable before it stops working, rather than whether the signal is changed.

When it comes to price, it's not possible to build a high-quality HDMI cable for free, but there is not any benefit in getting a more expensive cable when a cheaper cable works.
post #5 of 5
There is sometimes very little correlation between performance and price.
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