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Old 04-15-2012, 01:23 AM   #1961
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any High Speed cable will [should] pass a 3D signal.

3D as it pertains to Bluray is regulated by the HDMI transmit/receive microchip used in the device...has nothing to do with the HDMI cable.
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Default 3 HDMI devices, 2 inputs - what to do?

Hope this is the right place to ask rather than starting a new thread ...

My Denon receiver has two HDMI inputs and one output to my projector.

I want to connect a Tivo Premiere, Blu-ray player and Apple TV. I'm thinking to connect the BD player and ATV via HDMI and the Tivo via component video and audio. Does that sound right?
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Try the Tivo and ATV both ways and see if either works better with an HDMI or component connection. The Blu-ray needs to use HDMI in order to get lossless audio.

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Old 04-13-2013, 11:31 PM   #1964
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Would something like this HDMI splitter work?
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Hope this is the right place to ask rather than starting a new thread ...

My Denon receiver has two HDMI inputs and one output to my projector.

I want to connect a Tivo Premiere, Blu-ray player and Apple TV. I'm thinking to connect the BD player and ATV via HDMI and the Tivo via component video and audio. Does that sound right?
Easy, trash the AppleTV and never think of it again.

Seriously, your receiver sounds ancient. Have you thought about upgrading it? A good receiver in the $300 range these days has several HDMI 1.4 inputs.
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Hope this is the right place to ask rather than starting a new thread ...

My Denon receiver has two HDMI inputs and one output to my projector.

I want to connect a Tivo Premiere, Blu-ray player and Apple TV. I'm thinking to connect the BD player and ATV via HDMI and the Tivo via component video and audio. Does that sound right?
My dad got an HDMI switch with a remote to switch between ports, from Monoprice for less than $60.
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HaHaHaHaHa WTF?

For the HT enthusiasts who have all equipment facing the wall and their connections displayed/exposed to their audience.

What is the point of a designer HDMI cable? It hidden and in the dark 100% of the time.
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Do you think HDMI specs kind of getting less relevant on receivers due to the fact that there are two outputs on a lot of Blu-ray players now?
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I use nothing but Monster and Audioquest i get Audio quest cables for about $15 and monster cables for about $10
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Don't laugh.

I use to use $700.00 HDMI cables and then I replaced them with snake cables. You guys do not know what you are missing. One should not laugh until these cables are experienced.

When listening to music, it used to just sound good. Now, I get a sense that the sweet sound is wrapping all around me. I now feel hugged by music.



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m
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Don't laugh.

I use to use $700.00 HDMI cables and then I replaced them with snake cables. You guys do not know what you are missing. One should not laugh until these cables are experienced.

When listening to music, it used to just sound good. Now, I get a sense that the sweet sound is wrapping all around me. I now feel hugged by music.



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All fun & games until Fluffy disappears one day.

Damn, I did not think about that. I won't be able to sleep at night now
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I like these but need 5!




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I could have selected upa $10 one and it would have done just the same...




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http://www.hdtvtest.co.uk/news/hdmi-...1309043295.htm

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That does not agree with some preliminary tests that Dave Schulte of the Upgrade Company and I ran of several HDMI cables. We did preliminary testing of Wireworld Silver Starlight 5 squared (top of the Wireworld line) 2m and 1m lengths and 2m lengths of Audioquest and MIT HDMI cables. We conducted the tests using an Hitachi Plasma TV and upgraded (modified) Denon 3800 BDCI Blu-ray players. I can not recall if the tests ran the cables directly into the TV or through a Pre/Pro first.

Our observations were that for the same cable a 2m length provided better performance than a 1m length. Additionally, the Wireworld cables provided better picture with better color, contrast and fewer jaggies than the Audioquest and MIT cables. In addition, the audio running into the Hitachi Plasma TV were better with the Wireworld cables than the Audioquest and MIT cables.

Again, it most be stressed and noted that the tests were only preliminary and were not extensive.

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I have not tried or compared HDMI cables yet, but i plan on doing so in the future.

However, I do have experience with some of the products by MIT, Audioquest, and Transparent in other cables.

One thing that they typically mention is burn in time. Now, I know some people will argue ad naseum about "cable burn in", but I will atest to this that if you connect a brand new cable by some of these mfg, they do many times suggest running the cable with the content audio, video or both (in the case of HDMI cable) for a period of up to 2 weeks. Why? Don't ask me why but if you talked to the cable designers, I'm sure they have technical explanations.

So, in all fairness to you, and others I suggest asking the company of the cables you are testing if and what burn in they suggest. Also, some companies will advise against these fancy "cable burn in boxes" for a variety of reasons.

So, you might want to redo your tests after each cable has been plugged in and running with both audio and video content for a couple of weeks 24/7, just to get the cables in a position to do proper testing.

The other aspect of HDMI cables is audio.

The other things that us consumers do is pretty much plug in the cable and if we hear or see a difference, that's what we look at before deciding what to buy. There are also other factors in the some cables, due to whatever reason (again, this is regarding other types of cables, most notedly analog, especially), cables may interact differently with different equipment either positively negatively.

I have also noticed that some of these cables out there, especially the higher priced by companies such as MIT, Audioquest, Transparent, etc. may have different legths that they certify. Some only certify some of their HDMI cables at 20ft, some at 30ft, some at 50 ft. Some have UL listings so they can be put inside the walls safely, some do not.

So, all I can say at this time, is that I would just suggest some burn in time with all cables before really doing any visual, audio or running them through test equipment. Historically, MIT always suggests giving cables about 2 weeks of burn in for MOST of their cables and I am just assuming that also is for HDMI cables. Same thing apply to other brands as well and I know that a lot of people might be overlooking this before they conduct any testing.

Again, this is just a suggestion, don't take any of this personally as it isn't meant to be personal in any way. It's just an observation to be taken in the best of intentions.

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I might not agree regarding HDMI, but very well put.
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