OT - HDMI Cables

Jeff_Smith wrote on 3/13/2010, 9:26 AM
I need 2 12' or longer HDMI cables for an apple TV and PS3 that I use for blueray, they won't be transmitting audio because of a limitation of my NAD AVR, I have to use separate audio optical cables. Radio Shack no longer sells budget cables so I want to get a decent price on line. My TV is a sony XBR which is 1080i 720p ( I believe that it converts 720p to 1080i). Do I need to be concerned with the 1.4 spec and do I only need the standard hdmi or should I get high speed? I read a post that linked monoprice.com. Is that as good as any place to buy cables. Is this too OT?


JJKizak wrote on 3/13/2010, 10:03 AM
I believe the 1.4 spec is for 3D TV. I use the 6ft 1.3a's on my XBR which I purchased from MCMElectronics.com. Your receiver has to be able to handle 1.4's also and the Bluray player. Now-a days you have to hire a current state of the art engineer to figure things out.
rs170a wrote on 3/13/2010, 10:09 AM
There's no need to spend big $$ on this.
My co-worker needed a 25' HDMI cable to hook his wife's laptop to their HDTV.
He bought one at Princess Auto (discount auto parts store) for $30 and it worked perfectly.
Costco is another potential source for cheap cables.

teaktart wrote on 3/13/2010, 10:25 AM
I've bought several HDMI and Component cables from RiteAV.com and they are both cheap and hefty, not some super skinny wires/cables.... especially for longer 12-25ft runs, these are great.


arenel wrote on 3/13/2010, 10:29 AM
Don't forget New Egg, I just purchased a 15' for $11.99. Works great.
craftech wrote on 3/13/2010, 10:30 AM

For quality cables, etc at the lowest prices on the net, nobody beats Monoprice, however someone hacked their servers so they won't be back in business until next week.