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Old 01-02-2011, 03:16 PM   #21
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Here is an excellent explanation of the HDMI cabling standard and although is is written for broadcasters all the relevant points are covered.

HDMI cabling


http://broadcastengineering.com/infr...ling-20110102/

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:50 AM   #22
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do people not read the posts? It's all explained in post 16 right above yours. Hdmi versions apply to the equipment, not the cable. Any category 2 cable will be sufficient for all hdmi needs.
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:41 PM   #23
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There is no such thing as HDMI 1.4 cables, only HDMI 1.4 ports.
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Old 04-08-2011, 06:40 PM   #24
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There is no such thing as HDMI 1.4 cables, only HDMI 1.4 ports.
True, but there are different types of cables as well as different ports. HDMI is changing the standard though and they don't want cable manufacturers labeling their cables with the numbers (such as 1.4) anymore. This is the new standard that cables are supposed to use for labeling from now on:



The cables that have been called "1.4" up to this point are the ones with the extra ethernet capabilities. The "1.3" and older cables do not have the ethernet functionality. I sure hope they clearly identify the cables ON the cables and/ or connectors from now on!!

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Old 04-08-2011, 07:45 PM   #25
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from hdmi.org:
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With the release of the HDMI 1.4 specification, there are now five HDMI cable types to choose from, each designed to meet a particular performance standard. Here is an overview of the HDMI cable types, their capabilities, and how to tell them apart.

To help consumer and clarify cable types further, all HDMI cable products will now be required to be labeled by cable type. Look for these labels when choosing the HDMI cable that is best for your needs.
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HDMI Licensing has strongly recommended that Adopters label all HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled HDMI ports with the letters "HEC" for easy identification, but does not require manufacturers to do so. Please check with your manufacturer to determine which HDMI ports (if any) will support HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality.
Beyond the specialty applications (ethernet and automotive), there is no change to the cable requirements for any v1.4 enhancements. High speed remains the recommendation for 1080p video, although standard often works for that as well, and high speed is now recommended for 3D. ARC will work with any any cable.
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:34 PM   #26
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I thought I read somewhere that the HDMI cable needs to be the high speed type for 3D. Is this true?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:41 PM   #27
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I thought I read somewhere that the HDMI cable needs to be the high speed type for 3D. Is this true?
Most cables out there today are CAT2 (high speed), so you will have no problem using a basic Monoprice cable for 3D.
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:57 PM   #28
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Most cables out there today are CAT2 (high speed), so you will have no problem using a basic Monoprice cable for 3D.
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Old 05-17-2011, 09:33 PM   #29
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I thought I read somewhere that the HDMI cable needs to be the high speed type for 3D. Is this true?
HDMI.org recommends using high speed cables for 3D. But, that doesn't mean standard cables won't work. And, as noted by Ricshoe, most cables are high speed these days.
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Old 05-18-2011, 09:46 PM   #30
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if you want to use the audio return channel you need HDMI V1,4 cable.
also if you use HDNI1.3 cable the TV may not switch automatically to 3D.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:24 PM   #31
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if you want to use the audio return channel you need HDMI V1,4 cable.
also if you use HDNI1.3 cable the TV may not switch automatically to 3D.
There is no such thing as a v1.4 cable. HDMI version applies to the transmitter/receiver chip in the devices only, NOT the cables. You may be referring to a cable with ethernet, but it's either going to be a CAT1 or CAT2, and technically most CAT1 cables will handle 3D just fine in short runs.

Edit: Disregard the ethernet comment per Crack's post below.

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Old 05-18-2011, 11:47 PM   #32
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Will I need a new cable to support Audio Return Channel functionality?

No. Audio Return Channel -enabled devices can be connected via all the existing categories of HDMI cables.
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Old 07-24-2011, 05:15 AM   #33
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I read that it is illegal or something like that for manufactures to advertise their cable as 1.4 spec....so how do I know which cable I need for my new 3d setup? will any hdmi cable work? because their seems to be controversy over the subject. Either way i want the 1.4 cable but how do I know if it is if they cant list it?
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https://forum.blu-ray.com/3d-blu-ray...-4-cables.html
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Old 07-24-2011, 02:42 PM   #35
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Yeah I already read that prior to posting but I didn't realize those classes were shown on the package untill a midnight run to walmart
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Old 07-24-2011, 08:10 PM   #36
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I bought my HDMI wires through Monoprice. One 6ft, one 3ft and an 18" all for the huge sum of $18 (?)ish give or take. Black jacketed and nice cables.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2

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Old 07-24-2011, 10:36 PM   #37
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Thanks for the link.....so one from the BD player to receiver and one from receiver to tv?

Have older HDMI currently but just ordered new 3D TV.
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Old 07-25-2011, 03:34 AM   #38
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I have one cable going from my DTV receiver to my Integra receiver and another from the Blu Ray player to the Integra then the 6ft cable from the Integra to the TV. Everything is run through the Integra. I should mention that these cables are thick and very sturdy.

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Old 07-27-2011, 02:47 AM   #39
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But that's only because your Integra is 3D capable. My Integra DTC-9.8 is not 3D capable so I have to run one HDMI cable from my Oppo BDP-93 straight to the 3DTV for video and one HDMI cable from my Oppo to the Integra for audio.
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Old 07-27-2011, 02:57 AM   #40
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The bottom line here: you don't need a special cable for 3D. Your existing HDMI cables will be just fine. HDMI.org recommends using a high speed cable, although a standard one will likely work unless the distance is overly long. Most cables are high speed these days.

HDMI versions refer to the transmitting and receiving equipment, not to the cables that connect them.

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