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Cables matter.

There are plenty of articles that demonstrate that the quality of digital cables matter. Be it - jitter, current, voltage, .... its not just 1s and 0s. Just as ground plane has a tremendous effect on cable signal. Saying cables don't matter is like saying that the quality of your tires on your car don't matter. Everything matters. Yes the power source matters, but minimizing effects of AC on equipment involved matters. AC is full of noise that can and does have a causal effect on audio and video reproduction.

Again - saying cables don't matter is very short sighted - mainly from those that either can't afford the cables OR are not astute enough to notice the difference because they don't have quality audio gear, or are deaf, hard of hearing, or just flat out refuse to accept that cables - just like everything else - matters.




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Again - saying cables don't matter is very short sighted - mainly from those that either can't afford the cables OR are not astute enough to notice the difference because they don't have quality audio gear, or are deaf, hard of hearing, or just flat out refuse to accept that cables - just like everything else - matters.
This is the rhetoric that reinforces why most say "beware".



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This is the rhetoric that reinforces why most say "beware".
My comment is just one facet of how cables do have an impact on SQ and PQ. There are measureable differences between 'value' cables and those that some would consider excessive or unnecessary. Such measureable areas include ground plane effects, jitter, trace, and voltage fluctuations. To say its all 1s and 0s - and only 1s and 0s with nothing else involved has no concept of EE.

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My comment is just one facet of how cables do have an impact on SQ and PQ. There are measureable differences between 'value' cables and those that some would consider excessive or unnecessary. Such measureable areas include ground plane effects, jitter, trace, and voltage fluctuations. To say its all 1s and 0s - and only 1s and 0s with nothing else involved has no concept of EE.
There are in fact measureable differences but quite often those differences are outside of the normal human range of auditory and visual acuity so while they "sound" good, they are really meaningless when it comes down to what you see and possibly hear.

Oh, and cables do matter, but only up to a point. A cheap Chinese knock-off is not going to perform the same or better as a cable that is made from a reputable mfr, but cost isn't always an indicator of better performance.
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'There are measureable differences between 'value' cables and those that some would consider excessive or unnecessary' - with HDMI both cables are carrying a highly encrypted digital signal which the cable is not capable of decrypting, altering and re-encrypting.

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