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Old 02-10-2009, 06:37 PM   #41
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What test equipment did CNET use?

We are relying on their so-called "eagle eyed reviewers" so I'd like a list of the gear those guys use so I can better understand what their "reference" point is.

If you are used to driving around Yugos a short trip in a Corolla will seem like heaven and a drive in a Lada might seem OK too.

Subjective tests should never be the argument for such a definitive statement as is made by CNET. A fine example of poor journalism.
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I assume you guys all put the cheapest gas in and the cheapest tires on your car also?

Weakest link theory: make your weakest link the component that costs the most to upgrade.

Service call theory: troubleshooting service calls are more expensive than buying better stuff to start with.

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I assume you guys all put the cheapest gas in and the cheapest tires on your car also?

Weakest link theory: make your weakest link the component that costs the most to upgrade.

Service call theory: troubleshooting service calls are more expensive than buying better stuff to start with.

Oh c'mon... that hardly applies here. As long as the leads are good on the cable, these will do any typical setup just fine and you know it!
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Old 04-15-2009, 01:44 AM   #44
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Some good tests for you guys to check out, and learn about HDMI, not get duped by salesmen.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hdmi-cabl...t-2-268788.php
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hdmi-cabl...ale-282725.php
The fact of the matter is, it all depends on length and resolution. Under 30 feet, and 1080p, you will not notice a difference with a decent monoprice cable, and a $5000 solid gold cable.
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Just replaced some Monoprice cables for a customer having problems.

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Some good tests for you guys to check out, and learn about HDMI, not get duped by salesmen.

http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hdmi-cabl...t-2-268788.php
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/hdmi-cabl...ale-282725.php
The fact of the matter is, it all depends on length and resolution. Under 30 feet, and 1080p, you will not notice a difference with a decent monoprice cable, and a $5000 solid gold cable.
That is suprising considering what the inventor of the HDMI has said in every training that we have attended with him.

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Listen, I don't mean to offend anyone, nor do I want to argue about things like this, especially with someone that does this for a living. I am 100% certain that you know at least 3 times more than me on the subject of home audio and video.

I am only here to discuss science, and get to the truth. Scientifically speaking, digital signals are exactly that, digital. Which means, they are either ON or OFF. Weird images on a TV is NOT a bad signal. It is extra artifacts introduced to a picture (not like the old days when you needed to put the rabbit ears EXACTLY in the right spot to get a clear picture.)

Assuming the cable isn't damaged, a short run can be any kind of wire. If you are good with soldering, you can turn a coat hanger into an HDMI cable, and I assure you, your BLU-RAY movies will look great. In a long run situation, the cable's (metal) resistance becomes an issue, hence why higher quality (purity) metal makes a difference.

Anywho, I am sure everyone here, including myself respect your opinion, as you obviously know what you are talking about, but we as consumers, also need to look out when someone is pulling the wool over our eyes (salesmen.)
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Listen, I don't mean to offend anyone, nor do I want to argue about things like this, especially with someone that does this for a living. I am 100% certain that you know at least 3 times more than me on the subject of home audio and video.

I am only here to discuss science, and get to the truth. Scientifically speaking, digital signals are exactly that, digital. Which means, they are either ON or OFF. Weird images on a TV is NOT a bad signal. It is extra artifacts introduced to a picture (not like the old days when you needed to put the rabbit ears EXACTLY in the right spot to get a clear picture.)

Assuming the cable isn't damaged, a short run can be any kind of wire. If you are good with soldering, you can turn a coat hanger into an HDMI cable, and I assure you, your BLU-RAY movies will look great. In a long run situation, the cable's (metal) resistance becomes an issue, hence why higher quality (purity) metal makes a difference.

Anywho, I am sure everyone here, including myself respect your opinion, as you obviously know what you are talking about, but we as consumers, also need to look out when someone is pulling the wool over our eyes (salesmen.)
Not entirely true. You can get sparkly artifacts (don't know how else to describe them, lol) in an image from a digital signal if the connections aren't great. It's usually caused by bad contacts, but I would assume it can also be a problem of long lengths as well.

Ever had your computer or Xbox overheat and you get weird static? That's almost exactly the same effect you get from a bad connection on a digital signal. It usually only shows in a certain color channel though (like dark areas) and not on the entire screen.
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