So they have a bunch of cheap HDMI to HDMI Cables on Ebay. I can get a 15 foot cable for about $20 which includes shipping. Is buying the $150 or more fancy HDMI cable from some retail store really necessary?
I'm in the same boat. I don't want to spend $100+ for a 25-35 foot HDMI cable if I don't have to. It is my opinion that when the signal is digital, the ability to combat current loss over long runs is more important than the sheilding. If the current drops too much, the cable will simply not work. Digital signals are much more tolerant of interference than analog signals. So, a spec like wire guage would be more important. That's partly why the 22 AWG HDMI at Monoprice costs more than the 24 AWG. I suppose the fact that it takes more copper to make it might matter but it's probably not much more than a penny or two.
i just received a 50' DVI cable from blue jeans cable. it was $80 shipped to my door. i know you are looking for an HDMI cable, and they sell these too. the build quality of the cable is better than i had expected considering the price. the cable is no less than 1/2" thick and the connectors are top notch
I have one 16' HDMI connected through an inline coupler to a 16' HDMI-DVI, running 1080i from SA8300 cable box to ceiling mounted Optoma 739 projector, picture is spectacular! Paid $24 each for the cables, gold connectors, made by Tripp Lite. Perfect signal. Love it!
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