Thin HDMI cable?

Discussion in 'Audio/Video & Home Theater' started by Gunslinger08, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Gunslinger08

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    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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    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
     
  4. cheez

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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


    • Length: 1 Meters
    • Less than (3mm) thin and (13mm) wide and has a specified bend radius of just 12mm
    • Wireworld Island 5 HDMI cable is fully 1080p compliant
     
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    Just use an angle adapter with a common cable.
     
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    What I meant was spend a little more and get the better quality cable. The Wireworld cable is thin and bends with ease, very flexible material. Wireworld is also one of the manufacturers that make very high-end cables that you can trust. My Wireworld Terra-6 audio cable is doing pretty impressive job with my gear for the money.. Thanks. :)

    That'll hurt signal quality. Adding adapter is never a good idea unless the one doesn't care for video or audio quality.


    OP, you can get an used Audioquest Forrest HDMI 1m cable for $20.
    http://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-1me...udioquest+hdmi

    I would still give an edge to the Wireworld Island 5 HDMI cable though..

    ^_^
     
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  8. Auric

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    Ehh, given "2 or 3 feet" the chance of degradation is nil.
     
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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.
     
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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.
     
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    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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    Highly flexible.^_^

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    Emmm~~ pretty.
     
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