Originally Posted by ElectronicTonic /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23267698
I have 2 RedMere cables from Monoprice, and they both work great. One is 40ft, the other is 50ft. They both pass 1080p and 3D fine.
Yeah, I didn't vote in the poll. Didn't quite know what to select.Quote:
Originally Posted by macks /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23267712
I would count Redmere as amplified, even though I don't believe that is technically right.
Once you get past 25' (really 15') you can't expect a passive HDMI cable to "just work." There are so many factors that affect how well the signal will travel on a lengthy passive HDMI cable. For example, don't assume a consumer-grade camcorder will send or a +5 year old HDTV will receive the signal at lengths of 25' or more. There's also more than a few stories out there of HDMI cables working initially, but the signal fails (most likely due to corrosion on the connectors) after a period of time. Also, the longer the cable, the more the quality of the cable becomes a factor. Redmere gives the installer strong assurance that those potential issues will not be a problem, which is especially important for in-wall installations.
Originally Posted by Michael Sargent /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23270022
I've been using a 45' Blue Jeans cable (BJC-01?) for 3 1/2 years, with no problems what so ever. That's 1080p to a Panasonic AE4000 projector from Denon AVR 4308ci.
Originally Posted by CartmanDDT /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23269312
I'll just repeat what I said in the other thread that spawned this discussion:
I have used a 22 ga. HDMI cable 40' in length that has reliably passed the signal from a spliter to an HDTV. I have also had to daisy-chain a couple of cables and add a passive and active signal booster to travel 30' for a very finicky piece of equipment (an ATEM Television Studio) after trying a monoprice cable, the Belden HDMI cable from Blue Jeans and the Atlona ribbon-style HDMI cable, both at 30' in length, and both without success. I would always suggest getting an over-engineered HDMI cable for long distances if it is within financial reason to do so, and test it with the equipment you will be using before any in-wall installation. Whether an HDMI cable will work, and whether it will continue to work is just a crap shoot over long distances, but you can tilt the odds in your favor by getting quality cables (but not expensive--monoprice and Blue Jeans are fine, but I would not rely on no-name Amazon Third-Party sellers)
1). Time is money. If it doesn't work, you spend time troubleshooting, reordering, and installing again.Quote:
Originally Posted by macks /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23271690
I would like to know why you have such a hate of cables from Amazon?
Personally I can't justify spending $163 on a cable when a $20 cable works just as well(50ft blue jeans belden versus Aurum cable). I would suggest not spending more money than you have to on a cable that is unlikely to work with future standards(2160p60 or 4320p).
Thank you for letting me know not to buy an ATEM Television Studio.
Originally Posted by CartmanDDT /t/1470902/35-hdmi-cables-do-they-really-work#post_23272085
1). Time is money. If it doesn't work, you spend time troubleshooting, reordering, and installing again.
2). Your reputation is valuable. If it doesn't work, or it fails in 3 months, that will reflect on you.
3). Generally speaking, Amazon is a race to the bottom. If you are not trading on your name, you are trading on price. And if price is the primary concern, then quality is not. Wouldn't say that is true of every 3rd party seller, but the seller who gets featured is the one with the lowest price. Blue Jeans Cable and Monoprice have a name and reputation to uphold, generics do not. Sooner or later, they will burn you.
Well, I'm done with this conversation. Spend your money how you like.
Screw you guys, I'm going home.