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I just bought a 55 inch Samsung LED/LCD tv (120Hz) and am looking for HDMI cables. Is there a noticeable difference between 26 guage and 24 guage cables, everything else being the same, for a 30 foot run (both are 1.3, CL2 rated, Cat 2). The store I prefer is out of the 24 guage, and the other store has the cable, but it's 26 guage. Just wondering if I should wait for the 24 gauge or not bother because the 26 guage is just as good. Thanks.
 

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Everything else being equal, in theory the 24 gauge cable would work for a longer distance, but if the 26 guage cable is rated for category 2, then it should work fine for the stated distance.
 

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Thanks. Firefold says on its website that the 26 guage is Category 2 rated, so I hope they are legit. The cable is going in wall, and their tech says there's no noticeable difference between the 2 guages at 30 feet. I hope he's right!
 

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Make sure you try it before you put it in the wall.
 
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