I bought this25 foot HDMI cable for $7.99 US plus shipping.
"HDMI CABLE INSTEN 675780 R"
The same source that I bought the 32" HDTV for my Brother and the 24" HDTV for the bedroom.
I needed to run HDMI from a DVR in one room to another. It works fine. Pretty much All my HDMI cables are really inexpensive and the only problem I had with one was that the HDMI plug pulled free from it.
I just bought a 35 foot HDMI cable, same brand same source as the 25 foot turned out to be somewhat short. I expect it will be OK too.
HDMI is digital, You either get a signal or you don't.
My best guess is that if You Bought the TV and $150 cable from the same place that they made more on the cable than on the TV set.
Thank you for replying!
I only bought the cable because i wanted it now, and to test out the expensive version of the cable. (i didn't purchase the TV from best-buy).
My main concern is that some cables do list Hz compatibility, but others don't; however...
I'm assuming now that the 1.4 versions of the cables are all the same standard aside for the cable/connector construction, which is why there are higher priced cables at $50.00+ usd.
If you were going to install the cable through a wall, it would think it be best to purchase the higher end cable, as they are built better and will be better off in that setting.
Think i would purchase the GE 2-pack, as they look much better made compared to the Amazon.com-basic cable.
Ill compare the GE 2-pack to the cable I currently have, and see if there's a difference;
if so, i will mostly likely go for a $20.00 usd cable, as Platypus had originally stated.
I'm not as worried about the cable going from the cable box to the TV or even the XBOX360, only the cable going from the computer/blu-ray player to TV, as they are both able to output a 1080p picture.
it just hits me as odd that some cables stated HZ and others didn't, guess its just something they are able to put on the package (market) and the only change is the build quality and some cables offer faster Ethernet speed. (Of course cable/connector quality do effect picture quality, but it seems now the $20.00 cords offer the best end quality, without stepping into the "in-wall" standards.
Looks like Ive got this down (let me know if I'm missing something, please ).
-Thanks yet again everyone~
After a little closer look, i will most likely go with this one http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B006HW5E5Q/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2T13QS8G1T8U6
Its less than $1.00 usd than the GE, but to me, looks a little better quality and worth the little extra, plus the benefit of getting a little shorter cable for the blu-ray player, as a 6ft. cord is longer than i need.
Would like to hear back from Platypus on my choice, if possible; Noknojon had mentioned he was an electrician.
Edited by daic, 09 June 2013 - 11:03 PM.