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Old 07-31-2013, 04:42 AM   #101
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HDMI 1.2, 1.3 and 1.4 are specifications to the HDMI ports on TV, Blu-ray players and AVR/Pre-Pro, HDMI cable don't have number specs.
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Old 12-15-2013, 01:05 AM   #102
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Probably a stupid question. But would a standard hdmi cable fail to transmit 3d. Or will it just do a shitty job. I am using an hdmi cable from 2008 that I got at mono price. 3d seems fine on my TV, I just don't know if it could be better, and I don't know if my hdmi is standard or high speed.
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:44 PM   #103
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hdmi.org recommends using a high speed cable. But, standard will often work, especially over short distances. It sounds like you have a good picture over whatever class of cable you are using.
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Old 01-17-2014, 02:08 PM   #104
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Probably a stupid question. But would a standard hdmi cable fail to transmit 3d. Or will it just do a shitty job. I am using an hdmi cable from 2008 that I got at mono price. 3d seems fine on my TV, I just don't know if it could be better, and I don't know if my hdmi is standard or high speed.
I find that mostly any hdmi cord can handle 3D. However, only a good highspeed cable with color depth can support the newer LED tv's and bluray players. It can also determine the black levels. You wouldn't know the best picture until you get a good hdmi cable. I kept a hdmi cable that came with a Sony 3D bluray player. I returned the player but kept the cord. I discovered that this cord would allow much more "motion flow" or "clear motion" or whatever Sony/LG/Samsung calls it. It was like watching a better movie. It wasn't a question of which player is better but the solution was finding the right hdmi cable and all the 3D players almost display the same picture. I went through Sony, LG and now a Samung.

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Old 01-17-2014, 05:04 PM   #105
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There is no such thing as a 3D cable or non-3D cable. 1.2 and 1.3 refer to the INTERFACE specification, not the cable.

Again, the first Category 1 (standard speed) cables put out on the market over 10 years ago, long before 3D came along, should have no issues passing a 3D signal.

I know your post was from a long time ago, but it hadn't been properly answered yet.
I'm glad I stumbled on this thread. I had always thought that since I had a 'Standard Speed' cable running to my projector, that I would not be able to get a 3D signal up there, but it sounds like this is not the case.

Is there an easy way to to test my cable to see if it can handle the signal before I go and consider upgrading my projector to a 3D one?

The run of my HDMI cable was very poorly planned and not easily replaceable, so I always dreaded the possibility of replacing the cable for 3D, but it seems I might not have to.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:39 PM   #106
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The basic notion is that standard cables may work for everything over short distances. I don't know that there is any way to know whether something like 3D will work over a standard cable without actually testing it.
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Old 01-17-2014, 05:59 PM   #107
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The basic notion is that standard cables may work for everything over short distances. I don't know that there is any way to know whether something like 3D will work over a standard cable without actually testing it.
Thanks, that is what I was worried about. As 50' isn't exactly a short distance, I'm going to have to figure out how to test it sometime.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:50 AM   #108
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I have the following tv
Sony Bravia KDL42W805 smart 3d 42'' led tv and I'm going to purchase the don't BDPS4200B smart 3d bluray player but would like to know what cable I should buy to connect them - to get the best overall sound and picture. Could someone please post a link to the best one to get at the best price for a uk player and tell me why?

I've heard you should pick your cables carefully but don't really know why and know they can overcharge in currys/PC world and not be the best ones available

Thanks in advance
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Old 04-27-2014, 02:59 PM   #109
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Find the length, color, and gauge you want and use Monoprice:
http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10240

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Amazon.uk has good deals, too:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s?url=search...ds=hdmi+cables

If that's too vague, let me know what length and build-quality you desire and I'll find a more precise one to suit your needs.

Edit: hariseldon's advice is excellent.

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Old 04-27-2014, 08:03 PM   #110
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The lenght of the hdmi cable I need is short so basically the cheapest will be fine?
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Old 04-28-2014, 08:39 AM   #111
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HDMI cables are all digital so either they work or they don't, cheap cables will work fine if your looking for HDMI cables.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:02 AM   #112
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I use all QED flex cables on my equipment and i can't fault them at all. Great cables.
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:33 PM   #113
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And of course now people are asking for HDMI 2.0A cable. OF course the standard for the cable hasn't changed in years and so they really still only need High Speed HDMI cable.
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