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My new set will be delivered next Saturday but I want to get all my HDMI cables and such all set for the delivery. I plan on getting them from Monoprice.com and I am a little confused. I am obviously looking for the best picture possible from these cables. One will be for my Dish Network 622 and one for my DVD player. They have 24, 26, and 28 AWG cables. What is the difference? I know its the thickness of the cable itself but it is better for thicker wire or thinner for better picture? Does it really matter?
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The thicker the wire the lower the number the better the cable. (in over-simplified terms)
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Ok, thanks. Thats all I needed to know! 24AWG it is...
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Ok, thanks. Thats all I needed to know! 24AWG it is...
If it's a short run, you don't need 24AWG. All you are sending through the cable are 0's and 1's. They either go or they don't. If a smaller gauge cable works, it will give the same PQ as the "better" guage cable.
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Ditto, I didn't see the OP's respose until now. Although my intial reponse was techinically correct I should asked about how long of a run it was.

For a short run you don't need the extra thickness. Although I think the thicker (the 26 and 24) HDMI's from monoprice have the net-like covering instead of just the vinyl, which some prefer.

What was the price difference between the 3 JOOC?
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I plan on purchasing a 6ft cord. It just to connect my DVD player to my TV and Dish Network 622 HD box to my TV. I might even be able to get away with 3 ft but want the extra length in case I move stuff around. 6ft of the 24AWG is $17.93 & 28AWG is $6.37. THe 26AWG only comes in lengths of 25, 75 and 100ft. All of which are too long. I just wanted to be sure when I purchased. So it sounds like I could use the 28AWG since its only 6 ft long.
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I'd go 28g, and if you have a problem, just exchange it.
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No brainer - get the 28.
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I have the 6'-28 gauge HDMI cable from monoprice and it works just fine.
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Thanks all. Order placed.
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you may want to check out my blog entry covering this subject at

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