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Old 11-18-2012, 12:11 PM   #1
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Default Thin HDMI cable?

Just ordered the Roku 2 XD that's on sale at TigerDirect and I need an HDMI cable. It's plugging in to the HDMI 3 input on one of my TVs, which is on the side of the TV. I'll need a thinner cable that won't be so rigid that it sticks out past the edge of the TV. Any alternatives to the Monoprice redmere cables? I only need 2 or 3 feet and I don't feel like spending $20 with shipping for a 6 foot redmere.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:25 PM   #2
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was gonna suggest the monoprice ones but seems you dont want that

you could always use a standard one and a couple right angle adapters
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:33 PM   #3
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If 1 foot is too short they got 1 meter long one too.

http://www.amazon.com/Wire-World-Isl...ld+island+hdmi

LOL, so you recommend a $36 cable, instead of the $20 cable he does not want to spend money on? You are a genius
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:44 PM   #4
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Just use an angle adapter with a common cable.
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Old 11-18-2012, 05:40 PM   #5
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That'll hurt signal quality. Adding adapter is never a good idea unless the one doesn't care for video or audio quality.
Ehh, given "2 or 3 feet" the chance of degradation is nil.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:08 PM   #6
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Ehh, given "2 or 3 feet" the chance of degradation is nil.
There will be no loss in quality. It's digital. The signal either gets there and is exactly like it should be, or you have serious problems, like artifacts.

It won't get any "sharper" or "out of focus" no matter what you do.
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There will be no loss in quality. It's digital. The signal either gets there and is exactly like it should be, or you have serious problems, like artifacts.

It won't get any "sharper" or "out of focus" no matter what you do.
It might not be sharper or less sharp. But when you start adding connectors, the possibility of hiccups in the HDCP handshake goes up (i.e. no signal at all or a frozen picture). I doubt this will be a problem in this situation is the OP gets halfway decent cables.
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It might not be sharper or less sharp. But when you start adding connectors, the possibility of hiccups in the HDCP handshake goes up (i.e. no signal at all or a frozen picture). I doubt this will be a problem in this situation is the OP gets halfway decent cables.
Well sure, anytime you add a connection you increase the POSSIBILITY of something going wrong. It's another "joint" in the line. It's an opportunity for failure.

But if the "joint" is solid, there will be no failure. It's not like it's a moving part. Digital is either perfect, or there are big problems. It's not like you're adding a significant run of length or the like.
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