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Inside the HDMI cable scam

MSNBC: Have you seen HDMI cables online or in stores labeled "120 Hz," "240Hz" and "480 Hz"? It's easy enough to slap such labels on HDMI cables but it's a sham. HDMI cables can no more be manufactured for specific refresh-rate HDTVs than a garden hose can be manufactured specifically to water seeded lawns and sod lawns.

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fatstarr4326d ago (Edited 4326d ago )

I got a nice 50ft HDMI cable for 25$ and my friend got a Expensive brand 6ft HDMI Cable for about 50$ He still claims to see the difference to this day. I laugh my computer is connected to my tv so niceley.

But this is nothing new history shows there have been scams with cables since cables existed.
Sure there are badly made cables and good ones but they are all the same. Its what machine you are using to connect to and from is when you see the difference.

Maybe once we get 4096×1716 we can see some new cable standards

ChickeyCantor4325d ago

Yeah, they even sell HDMI cables for 120 euro here...
But i feel ripped off now that you paid 25$ for 50ft, while i paid 24€ for 1,5 meters....4.9ft.

Anyone claiming he can see the difference is an utter dipshit.

GodsHand4325d ago

While I agree, most cables are the same, they are not all equal. Some have better insulation, to prevent signal interuption from other devices near the area, some have better contact material, vs cheaper material, you could go as far as how the wire itself was produced, from oxygen free, or slimple pour and streath to desired guage. But like others have said, vast majority will not tell the differnce from tv to tv.

4325d ago