3D HDMI

JamesDPJamesDP Registered User
edited June 2010 in Games and Technology
I just found sick prices on the new 1.4 HDMI cables. Does anyone know if these will play down? Will the 1.4 work with 1.3 format game consoles?

http://www.cablegiant.com/default.aspx?p_id=1&c_id=31&pagenum=1

Let me know!

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Unless they are changing the connectors, I see absolutely no way it would not be backwards compatible. That's basically screwing over every single HDMI device if that was the case.

    Edit: Then again, it's a cable. Who the hell knows..

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  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Okay I'll just ask it now and get it out of the way.

    Is 1.4 just another bullshit thing? If i have to see Best Buy and other places offer yet another 'premium' cable (with gold plated tips! / Loss free! / Extra special!! ) and charge hundreds of dollars just to be able to use the thing you bought from them properly I may just vomit.

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  • Warlock82Warlock82 Never pet a burning dog Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    azith28 wrote: »
    Okay I'll just ask it now and get it out of the way.

    Is 1.4 just another bullshit thing? If i have to see Best Buy and other places offer yet another 'premium' cable (with gold plated tips! / Loss free! / Extra special!! ) and charge hundreds of dollars just to be able to use the thing you bought from them properly I may just vomit.

    Ok, I looked it up. It's basically HDMI + they now support 3D stuff (which sounds like maybe double wide resolution)
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Version_1.4

    Edit: Haha, that wiki page says it's disallowed to mention the HDMI version number on cables anymore. Wonder if that was to limit the bullshit "ZOMG it's better cuz the number is higher!" sales

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  • BartholamueBartholamue Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Unfortunately, Monster is like that.

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    JamesDP wrote: »
    I just found sick prices on the new 1.4 HDMI cables. Does anyone know if these will play down? Will the 1.4 work with 1.3 format game consoles?

    http://www.cablegiant.com/default.aspx?p_id=1&c_id=31&pagenum=1

    Let me know!

    Hdmi 1.4 cables are backwards compatible with old hardware. They support newer 1.4 compatible hardware if you have it.

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  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    These cables are one of the things that if you price them on the internet they are like 10 bucks....at a store they are 100+ bucks. I'm honestly shocked that this scam hasnt been called on by now.

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  • SirUltimosSirUltimos Don't talk, Rusty. Just paint. Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    A lot of people seriously believe the more expensive cables are better. It happens all the time at my store. People refuse to buy the cheap ones, even if it saves them 50-100 dollars.

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  • LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    www.monoprice.com

    Cnet's review section talks about how they use the cheapest thing they can find because extensive testing says that HDMI cables are a fungible good until you start running them between two first down markers.

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  • azith28azith28 Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    LaPuzza wrote: »
    www.monoprice.com

    Cnet's review section talks about how they use the cheapest thing they can find because extensive testing says that HDMI cables are a fungible good until you start running them between two first down markers.

    ..

    Wha?
    :...:

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  • PolloDiabloPolloDiablo Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If I didn't know LaPuzza wasn't a spambot I would think that was a spambot post.

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  • Catastrophe_XXVICatastrophe_XXVI Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Did you guys ever see the test where they had monster cables and shirt hangers and the hangers did just as good of a job?

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  • NickTheNewbieNickTheNewbie Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Did you guys ever see the test where they had monster cables and shirt hangers and the hangers did just as good of a job?

    To be fair, shirt hangers are hella thick and I imagine they would be good conductors.

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  • wonderpugwonderpug Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    If I didn't know LaPuzza wasn't a spambot I would think that was a spambot post.

    I feel like a spambot because I recommend the site so much but people get ripped off all the time because they've never heard of it. Imagine living in a world where everyone around you complains about how hard it is to find anything on the internet and you're the only one who knows about Google.

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  • rtsrts Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Well in my experience there certainly is a difference between cheap and expensive cables and hardware.

    I have about 400ft of HDMI cable running through my walls, and about 30 small cables connecting all of my devices to the hdmi veins running through the house. Monoprice cables seem to have about a 1/5 failure rate for me. Meaning, about 1 in 5 I purchase are DOA. I consider this largely just a cost of doing business with monoprice, the money you save otherwise more than makes up for it. So I tend to order more than I need from them.

    But I definitely get some weird stuff going on using cheaper cables once you start to make numerous connections and send the signal through pretty long distances. Grain, sometimes loss of picture or specific colors (I know it seems weird being a digital signal but this is what has happened) among other problems. But by far the most common and obnoxious problem, is loose/crappy connectors that will literally fall out or lose contact with the device.

    I think buying a cheap cable is fine if you are trying to connect your xbox directly to your TV, but when you start talking about elaborate setups with walljacks and multiple switches you probably want to invest in slightly better cables.

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  • BurtletoyBurtletoy Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    azith28 wrote: »
    LaPuzza wrote: »
    www.monoprice.com

    Cnet's review section talks about how they use the cheapest thing they can find because extensive testing says that HDMI cables are a fungible good until you start running them between two first down markers.

    ..

    Wha?
    :...:

    He means, if you don't have 10 yards of HMDI cabel between your bluray player and your tv, it doesn't matter how cheap the piece of wire connecting the two devices is.

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  • LaPuzzaLaPuzza Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    azith28 wrote: »
    LaPuzza wrote: »
    www.monoprice.com

    Cnet's review section talks about how they use the cheapest thing they can find because extensive testing says that HDMI cables are a fungible good until you start running them between two first down markers.

    ..

    Wha?
    :...:

    I felt like a spambot writing that, because I've made virtually the same post on forums for cars, tvs and golf over the last week. Friends don't let friends buy expensive cables.

    Also, the wire hanger v. monster cable thing on audio cables is absolutely classic.

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  • Catastrophe_XXVICatastrophe_XXVI Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    Well, thanks for the link. I just finally bought myself a swiveling HDMI adapter. I hate the fact that my TV has and HDMI port on the side so the wires stick out.

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  • JamesDPJamesDP Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Thanks for all the feedback. I settled for the 1.3 just because I saw that it did have a built in Swivel Head. Plus it was in-wall rated.

    http://www.cablegiant.com/default.aspx?p_id=4&product_id=1368

    I agree with everyone else. I have never bought Monster cable and I have never had a issue!

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  • JamesDPJamesDP Registered User
    edited June 2010
    Has anyone ever used a 50 foot HDMI cable? I am looking at one that is 24 Gauge. Can I pull 1080P on that?

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  • darkwarriorvadarkwarriorva Registered User regular
    edited June 2010
    JamesDP wrote: »
    Has anyone ever used a 50 foot HDMI cable? I am looking at one that is 24 Gauge. Can I pull 1080P on that?

    I've used a 75-foot cable from monoprice, this one I believe: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024002&p_id=2893&seq=1&format=2

    It was going to my 1080p projector, never had an issue with the video or handshaking. That particular cable is 22-gauge, though, so a little beefier than 24. Then again, this was over a HDMI 1.2 connection, so I don't know if the newer specs cause any issues.

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  • nstfnstf __BANNED USERS
    edited June 2010
    JamesDP wrote: »
    Has anyone ever used a 50 foot HDMI cable? I am looking at one that is 24 Gauge. Can I pull 1080P on that?

    I've used a 75-foot cable from monoprice, this one I believe: http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024002&p_id=2893&seq=1&format=2

    It was going to my 1080p projector, never had an issue with the video or handshaking. That particular cable is 22-gauge, though, so a little beefier than 24. Then again, this was over a HDMI 1.2 connection, so I don't know if the newer specs cause any issues.

    No they don't. You just need to make sure it's 1.2 1.3 1.4 or whatever the fuck you need, after that it means jack shit. Now plenum rated (ie can run in the wall and won't burn your office to the ground) is important, but this "zomg pure gold, no o2, sealed" crud monster and it's ilk push means jack shit.

    monoprice is good, but they do have quality control issues at times and had the entire creditcard theft fiasco not that long ago. So I'm going to drop this link and be done with it.

    http://www.bluejeanscable.com/

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