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(Off topic) Looking for opinions on HDMI from the DIY'ers

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Post time 2017-5-11 17:38:55 | Show all posts |Read mode
Hey guys, I know that this doesn't belong here, but I want opinions from the DIY'ers here as I trust this small community more than some others.
I need to purchase a 25ft HDMI cable to connect my PJ to my AVR and was wondering if you guys think that the brand and price are of less importance? For example, I know that buying expensive speaker wire is for the most part a waist of money, but do HDMI cables fall into that category? I went by my local Best Buy and their cheapest one that was 25ft was like $150.
Are there any particular 25ft to 50ft cables that won't break the bank you would recommend ? Are MonoPrice HDMI cables up to par in 25ft to 50ft lengths?
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:39:51 | Show all posts
monoprice.com  works for me.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:40:37 | Show all posts
Somewhere on AVS there is a list of HDMI cables that will work at long lengths such as 25-50 feet because some unpowered cables won't do it. I do believe monoprice cables usually work well for these long distances. I think if you only need 25 feet then almost any cable will work. Just make sure you get the newest standard.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:41:21 | Show all posts
This is the one I'm using. I bought the 25' length but it's currently out of stock.
https://www.monoprice.com/product?c_...seq=1&format=2
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:41:56 | Show all posts
What type of signal?  1080P?  Or 4K 4:4:4 chroma?  The latter requires lots of bandwidth that many cables can't manage at that distance.  There's a longass thread here on that issue: HDMI cables that support 4K@60Hz, 4:4:4 chroma, and Deep Color?
If 1080p is all you need, that's easy to do.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:42:26 | Show all posts
Monoprice. I have a 50' active Monoprice hdmi cable that supports 4k. Cable worked great and was less that $60. You don't necessarily need an active cable for that distance. But, I'd rather be safe than sorry.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:43:23 | Show all posts
Active doesn't necessarily guarantee you anything.  I tried an expensive Monster active cable that claimed 4K and 20gbs bandwidth, and it failed when actually used at that spec.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:45:29 | Show all posts
I also want to add that I'm not using that cable now. We no longer live in the house I was using it in and it is packed and in storage. However, I've watched the same movies on my tv using a much shorter, 4k hdr capable hdmi cable and they look exactly the same.
When I first started using the 50' cable I had the Panasonic UDH player. It allows you to see all the information regarding the signal being sent and received. And, according to what it displayed, the cable was sending 4k UHD HDR @ 24fps.
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Post time 2017-5-11 17:47:20 | Show all posts
i have a 50' monoprice cabernet.  it works well and ive never had a problem with it running 1080p to my projector.  No UHD-HDR yet.
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