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STOP Buying those expensive HDMI cables!  

Author: Dustin Jones                          

Every once in awhile I get questions from customers in regards to home theater and HDMI cables and which ones are the best.

Today we are going to talk about the differences between a $10.00-$12.00 and a $50.00 + cable. It is easy to get wrapped up in all the technical jargon (Geek Speak) that gets thrown into advertising, but the truth is ......that there is no difference except price and the name between a $10.00 and a $50.00 HDMI cable. The reason for this is, that the type and way the data is transmitted from your blu-ray player or HD cable/satellite to your TV,  is handled by your hardware (TV, blu-ray player etc.), and NOT the cable connecting the two.

More times then not, the cable will either work or it won't work. Part of the reason for this is that all audio and video data is sent through the cable in 2 different streams. If there is any "bit" of information missing from one stream it just grabs that "bit" from the other stream. Although very rarely, it will partially fail, and it is not as common as a complete fail. If your cable does happen to partially fail it will look like snowflakes on your lcd (flat screen TV/computer monitor).

For more information read this article http://news.cnet.com/why-all-hdmi-cables-are-the-same/8301-17938_105-20056502-1.html                                                                                  

7.14.11