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Old 12-18-2007, 01:48 PM
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Question A-35 Audio Pass through / New HDMI 1.3 cable required?

My new Onkyo 605 arrives today, part of my plan to upgrade my system so that it can handle the audio passthrough of TrueHD and DTS HD from the Toshiba A-35 (which I'll be buying when Amazon gets it back in stock).

But... I'm clueless whether I need to purchase an entirely new HDMI cable to adequately handle the audio. I'm wary of manufacturer's who claim I need to spend $30 to $100 for a new cable that is HDMI 1.3 capable if the one I bought earlier this year might actually work just fine.

I ask because I'd like to know before I get the A-35 to ensure that I get the hi-rez audio from the get-go!

Thanks in advance for any advice.
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Old 12-18-2007, 01:51 PM
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Any HDMI cable will work fine.
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Old 12-18-2007, 02:41 PM
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Any HDMI cable will work fine.
Woo-hoo! Thanks for saving me some bucks.
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Any HDMI cable will work fine.
I'm not so sure... Not every cable can handle the higher bandwidth.
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Old 12-18-2007, 03:13 PM
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Go to monoprice.com, you can get a 3 foot hdmi 1.3 cable with shipping for around $13. I have used their HDMI cables for a few years and have been happy with the quality.
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I personally did the dumb thing and paid $80 for a Monster cable, but IMO, it leaves less to chance. I still may take it back though.
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Well, I payed 2x150$ for two Oehlbach High-End cables, after I saw a test about hdmi-cables and their PQ
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Cable price gouging

Opportunistic cable manufacturers have marketed electrically identical 6-foot cables for as little as 10 dollars, all the way up to 200 dollars. Because the digital datastream is less susceptible to interference than its analog equivalent, the picture quality is similar on properly functioning cables, regardless of price, especially for short cables. [12]
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HDMI 1.3 defined two categories of cables: Category 1 (standard or HDTV) and Category 2 (high-speed or greater than HDTV) to reduce the confusion about which cables support which video formats. Using 28 AWG, a cable of about 5 metres (~16 ft) can be manufactured easily and inexpensively to Category 1 specifications. Higher-quality construction (24 AWG, tighter construction tolerances, etc.) can reach lengths of 12 to 15 metres (~39 to 49 ft). In addition, active cables (fiber optic or dual Cat-5 cables instead of standard copper) can be used to extend HDMI to 100 metres or more. Some companies also offer amplifiers, equalizers and repeaters that can string several standard (non-active) HDMI cables together.
All can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI
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Forgot to post this: amazon.com/HDMI-Feet-Super-Resolution-Cable/dp/B0002L5R78/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1198041451&sr =1-3

$5.00 HDMI cable. I have three and have had no problems.

Sorry about not linking. I am too new to the forum.
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Woo-hoo! Thanks for saving me some bucks.
Yeah, at the very least, try out your existing cable. More than likely it'll work just fine.

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I'm not so sure... Not every cable can handle the higher bandwidth.
Digital signals are much more noise resistant than analog. Mismatched impedances and the reflections that follow are just noise. Don't fall for the hype.

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I personally did the dumb thing and paid $80 for a Monster cable, but IMO, it leaves less to chance. I still may take it back though.
Take it back!

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Well, I payed 2x150$ for two Oehlbach High-End cables, after I saw a test about hdmi-cables and their PQ
Listen, to ptsube. Since HDMI is a digital signal you paid a lot for marketing and smoke & mirrors.
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