07-20-2010 11:15 AM
The cheap cable could cause transition errors and in this case HDMI protocol needs to use error correction. Would that lower the quality? well I can imagine that it could....
As long as the amount of errors doesn't exceed the error correction capacity, then no. But the quality of the cable (and, of course, its length) will determine the frequency of the errors. For sections of cable under 6 feet, the quality won't generally make much of a difference, except in terms of cable durability; some cheap cables use cheap and/or flimsy connectors that tend to break easily). For sections of cable in excess of 6 feet, you should definitely try to get at least a middle quality cable. If you're going to go through the expense of wiring your walls with HDMI, then get the good stuff.
10-23-2010 12:17 PM
And if that's true why do cheaper hdmi cables have delay in audio seriously people like you are just funny let me guess your one of those customers who will want the best out there but will skimp on the cables and the power filter, its like putting watered down gasoline in a ferrari !!! there is so much proof out there cables matter. More expensive hdmi cables have better shielding thicker gauges why?? because you need it to support streaming and higher data transfer have u ever tried a cheap cable on a 3d TV DOES IT WORK? BARELY !! Why because it can't support all the data being processed also cheaper cables will cause white noise which is a bunch of white particles on your screen are you going to tell me speaker cables don't matter either ?? Yea OK have u seen the inside of a monster 1000hdmi compare to the cheap crap that u may have cut the inside and you will see the difference like I mentioned before thicker gauges thicker shielding everything down to the construction is different. Set up a demo for your self or even search for one on youtube than get your information right