Originally Posted by jimwhite
Not!... One of the "features" of HDMI 1.3a was a DOUBLING of the available bandwidth... many pre-1.3a cables will not cut the mustard for future implementations...
For the OP, go for the 1.3a cables...
Perhaps some very poorly made cables may have issues but if your "theory" (yes I'm calling it that too) was correct than why are Monoprice 1.3a cables essentially the same as their older non-1.3a cables only sold at slightly higher prices (while the older ones get discontinued)?
The wire sizes (gauge) and wire material inside the cable is the same, the connectors look the same... I mean what exactly happened to the cable to make it "double the available bandwidth"? Oh wait did they dip it in a special 1.3a solution before shipping it? LOL. Or maybe the end connectors have cooling units attached to cool the conductors in them into superconductivity? LMAO.
If the wires were made of something different or the gauge sizes were all larger, compared to the non-1.3 cables you'd have something there. But when they are otherwise exactly the same but just with 1.3a branding/certification? Again, I'd really like to know how one cable suddenly has the capacity for "double the bandwidth" with nothing really changed at all.