HDMI Cable Recommendations

Discussion in 'PS3 - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by FireGrey, Mar 18, 2012.

  1. FireGrey
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    I just got a new HD TV and seen a massive boost in quality and I want to make it even better by using a HDMI cable.
    I've seen a lot that are ridiculously expensive and I found this one which is cheaper: https://www.ebgames.com.au/ps3-143193-HDMI-16M-Cable-PlayStation-3
    I've heard some people saying that the expensive HDMI cables are just a scam and others saying that cheap ones have a lot of problems, others say they only have problems with over 5m.
    But the thing that i want to know is, will this cable be able to handle running on a 720p TV from my PS3?
    I feel that any more than $10 is stupid for a cable.
     
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    xist ΚΑΤΑ ΤΟΝ ΔΑΙΜΟΝΑ ΕΑΥΤΟΥ

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    Digital signals don't degrade in the same way as analogue - they're essentially all or nothing. Just go cheap.

    For further reading - http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-vs-hdmi
     
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    FTFY. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882021128
     
  4. FireGrey
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    Ok so I'll just get a refund if it doesn't work.
    Thanks for that, It should be useful for The Ratchet and Clank Trilogy coming soon.
     
  5. smash_brew

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    I have this same cable and it works great. It was only $2.99 with free shipping when i got it.
     
  6. prowler

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    your problem is that you was looking at ebgames and probably nowhere else

    if you pay more than $5/£5 for a HDMI cable, you've just been robbed.
     
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    I am studying to be a broadcast engineer, and trust me they make no difference, I have even asked my mentor who is the head of engineeering over at turner broadcasting, and he even said they make no difference same with ethernet, and power cables they're all made the same way
     
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    You know whats funny I remember paying atleast $50 us dollars for a hdmi gold plated cable back when the ps3 first launched.

    edit: actually i purchased it before the ps3 came out if i remember correctly, Its still working good atleast.lol
     
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    Pay attention to HDMI cable and HDMI versions.
    More info: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Versions
     
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    I bought 3 packs for $6 and they play ps3 games and 1080p videos perfectly fine.
     
  11. the_randomizer

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    This is the place for HDMI cables. I got an 8ft cable for $5 http://www.monoprice...102&cp_id=10240 my PS3 looks perfectly fine. Oh, and FYI, Monster brand cables are overpriced pieces of crap.
     
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    If your PS3 isn't 50m away from your TV, any average joe HDMI cable will do fine. The cheaper the better
     
  14. Chaos Rush

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    All HDMI cables are exactly the same, regardless of whatever the box/description/info/advertisement says. These are digital cables, and thus the data being transferred will be exactly the same no matter what cable you use, and they'll all look the same on your TV.

    So in other words, get the cheapest ones you can find. You can get them from amazon for around $2. I got a really cheap one from there, and it works perfectly on my 720p HDTV.
     
  15. the_randomizer

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    Exactly, any HDMI cable will work just as good as those stupid companies that sells a gold-plated HDMI cable for $50 but like ZAFDeltaForce said, the average HDMI cable will do just fine...they're typically 2-3m in length. (And just a side note, I like the Metric System better)
     
  16. Sappoide

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    Got the amazon basics hdmi cable, works perfectly. Great product.