I like to order HDMI cables to try out different things, I have none. So, few general questions...
As far as latest versions, it's HDMI 1.4 (as of 2010). The HDMI 1.3 (a-c) is same as 1.4, only that 1.4 can do larger videos, correct?
To start out, I like to order a 6ft. I came across two different links at monoprice.com. Could you tell me what is differences:
this to me looks like thinner cable and two end clips (forgot what those are called), and it's $2.91 (for 2+)
This to me looks like thicker cable, and it's $6.45 (for 2+)
Also, from reading the HDMI.org site, it appears to be new standard that do not allow versions to be disclosed? So, there would be no way to know it it's HDMI 1.3 or 1.4 ?
The new standards are 5 types, labled with "Ethernet", "Automotive", "High Speed", etc. Yes, I see "High Speed" on the monoprice.com site. Does "High Speed" and "Ethernet" go Hand'nHand (same thing)? Wouldn't "Automotive" HDMI have same interface as "High Speed" HDMI and both would do same functions?
BTW, the link in https://www.videohelp.com/glossary?H#HDMI (faq) is dead.
I also read somewhere that HDMI highest grade is 1080i, not p, ture?
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Last edited by CNT; 18th Nov 2010 at 13:43. Reason: "i" or "p"
get a $4 of ebay and call it a day; 1.3 1.4 are just selling gimmicks
ebay = never know what you're getting.
Stick with Monoprice. I have for years on many items and have never been dissapointed. My backup is BlueJeanCable.Have a good one,
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The main issues with cable types within a version involve shielding. Smaller flexible cables usually have less shielding and higher attenuation for longer lengths.
Current cables will be either v1.3 or v1.4. Most current equipment will be happy with v1.3 and 1080p is supported. v1.3c* supports 3D Blu-Ray.
v1.4 adds bandwidth (bitrate) for digital theater and advanced 3D modes. It also adds Ethernet in parallel with video and an audio return channel. None of this is supported for current consumer equipment except maybe advanced 3D players. Check your player and TV specs.
*HDMI v1.3b and v1.3c only affect the cable test procedure, not the cable design.
Last edited by edDV; 18th Nov 2010 at 17:22.
Wouldn't "Automotive" HDMI have same interface as "High Speed" HDMI and both would do same functions?
Automotive HDMI seems to be about locking connectors
and now this, does it even look like USB too?
So far, it looks like they are ALL SAME THING and SAME INTERFACE PLUGS. Almost like whether to buy Monster-Cable or not. lol
Last edited by usually_quiet; 18th Nov 2010 at 23:50.
Monster is more expensive due to advertising, retail sales commissions, retail markups and a huge band of lawyers. Their cables are ok. Read the specs. You get what you get.
Here is a good explanation of HDMI cable types, standards and issues from a consumer perspective. Turns out the cable maker is prohibited from labeling HDMI cables by version number.