yeah thicker is better
by jostenmeat - 9/6/08 3:04 PM
In Reply to: HDMI by Tuba4me
just like with speaker wire. now, I have some longish speaker wire runs, but I just leave the 16 gauge because I think its fine, even with speakers dropping to 4 ohms, playing reference levels, sitting decently from speakers... Im in no rush to change my speaker wire.
my hdmi cable is monoprice, 35 ft long, works perfectly well. the picture is disgustingly good. even on a 159" screen. and my cable is not even 1.3 certified.
1.3 certified means that it is "rated" to carry a certain bandwidth, or roughly double the 1.1 version. That does not mean the 1.1 can't handle that double bandwidth, its just not "rated" to do so. Just like Id trust a 70 lb Rotel amplifier to do as well as a "THX rated" $600 onkyo receiver. its simply "rated" or "certified". This is As Far As I know...
Its really all about the length of the cable.
If your runs are short, as are most people's, monoprice is the wtg. their cables are actually the very thickest Ive seen. to a fault. even the speaker wire has insulation that is thicker that I think it should be, perhaps good for those who like to run in-wall...
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