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Old 11-18-2006, 10:33 AM
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I installed my hometheater in my basement in July of 2003. I assume the HDMI cable that runs through my ceiling to my projector is not 1080P compliant. What specs do I need to look for to replace it. I would also like it to be HDMI 1.3 compliant. Does 1.3 use different conectors?

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Old 11-18-2006, 03:30 PM
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HDMI 1.1 will do just fine for 1080p. HDMI is backward compatible.
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Old 11-18-2006, 05:06 PM
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Bcolon, a good link to HDMI 1.3 can be found here:

http://www.hdmi.org/press/pr/pr_20060622.asp
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Old 11-18-2006, 10:21 PM
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All versions of HDMI are 1080p compatible. Before anyone argues with me on this go to HDMI's website it says it right on there. Also the cables are all the same, when they talk about versions they are refering to the HDMI devices themselves not the cables. All the cables are the same, so all the cables will support and transfer 1080p material. And all cables attached to a device with HDMI 1.3 that outputs 1440p material (if that is made anytime soon) ANY HDMI cable will support that as well.
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Bcolon, a good link to HDMI 1.3 can be found here:

http://www.hdmi.org/press/pr/pr_20060622.asp
Your damn right that is a good link. I have spent the last three + hours on that site, and it's links. Thanks for the lead, as I am always looking for more information. Also, check out http://www.simplayhd.com

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Old 11-19-2006, 07:10 AM
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All versions of HDMI are 1080p compatible. Before anyone argues with me on this go to HDMI's website it says it right on there. Also the cables are all the same, when they talk about versions they are refering to the HDMI devices themselves not the cables. All the cables are the same, so all the cables will support and transfer 1080p material. And all cables attached to a device with HDMI 1.3 that outputs 1440p material (if that is made anytime soon) ANY HDMI cable will support that as well.
Yep, resevilfan86 is right. Don't get confused between the HDMI ports on a device to the cables themselves. Your cable should be fine, no need to rip it out!
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Awesome! Thanks for all the info!
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:36 AM
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All versions of HDMI are 1080p compatible. Before anyone argues with me on this go to HDMI's website it says it right on there. Also the cables are all the same, when they talk about versions they are refering to the HDMI devices themselves not the cables. All the cables are the same, so all the cables will support and transfer 1080p material. And all cables attached to a device with HDMI 1.3 that outputs 1440p material (if that is made anytime soon) ANY HDMI cable will support that as well.
Thanks, thats good to know.

Interesting, 2 of my Monster HDMI cables have listed right on the packaging..
Will support resolution up to 1080i
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yes those cables that say 1080i were printed out when 1080p was not out yet. u are probably looking at the monster 1000, 800, 600 etc etc series.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:36 AM
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Not all HDMI cables can support 1080p - especially those used for long distance connections above 10 or 15 feet. Shorter runs are easier on cables and you will have less issues. But, the possibility is there that 1080p over a longer distance, that worked fine with 1080i video will break the carrier bandwidth limitations of the cable and you will get a sparkling effect. Sparkling is little white pixels on screen that have 'no' data and appear white on screen. This is a sure sign that the cable you currently have is not 100% capable of carrying the full 1080p bandwidth.

Some newer cables are designed AND TESTED with 1080p signals and are guaranteed to work at whatever length you purchase them at.
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