Originally Posted by ab2ab
Get the cheapest ones. They either work or they don't. Everything else is marketing and placebo effect.
Originally Posted by bendergender
Whether you're buying from blue jeans, mono, or monster, buy the smartest
cable you can get. What makes a typical HDMI cable smart?
1) Most important of them all. Certified by HDMI
2) Get the 19 pin one, not the 17 or 18 pin variety.
3) If more than 12', then try 24 AWG or thicker wire.
4) If future proof is important, then 10.2 Gbps or higher for quad HD tech.
5) Make sure you understand the HDMI version. Like if your HDTV is HDMI 1.2, you're probably giving you hard earned income to the true prince of Ugotone who was banished from a recent upheave, by expecting to use the Deep Color feature of HDMI 1.3a of the 1400.
6) Price. Can be a good thing or bad. You got $10,000 worth of AV gear. Your high speed TV glitches sporadically. You're wife mentions, "Maybe those cheap as cable you got ...." Chances are it's not, but it is still not absolute.
7) Past experience with a company (or dealer, or manufacturer) you can trust.
8) Lifetime gaurantee?
Oh almost forgot. All this stuff about digital 1's and 0's, if it doesn't work, it doesn't work (that's what I just said), that is true. However, that's just one criteria to consider in the overall smart cable concept... Plus I don't really know what 1' and 0's are. They never asked me how I'm doing. So I don't really know absolutely that the above theory is true...
I'm getting tire. Y'all add your 2 senses
in... and I know you want to.