I've been reading around and trying to figure out if I really need to spend
so much on an HDMI cable. I want to plug my ASUS GTX580 into my
Samsung 40" LED-LCD SmartTV. My video card is capable of 3D and so is
my TV(@120hz). The native resolution of the Samsung is 1920 x 1080 so
I want to run that resolution whenever I play through the TV. That's all I
need as far as I know.
After doing some reading I finally decided that a High Speed HDMI is what
I need and going beyond that is totally unnecessary. The signal is digital
so it either get's there or it doesn't, there isn't any loss. Right?
I went to Best Buy where I bought my TV and the guy swears up and
down that I'm not going to get the full effect and the signal and picture
quality will be less with a cheap cable. He talks about jittery etc etc also
the box claims the same thing and the cable has silver in it so it conducts
better. I don't know what to believe.
The cable I ended up buying is an AudioQuest Cinnamon HighSpeed HDMI
with Ethernet. I know I don't need the Ethernet part, but I was so scared
to get a bad picture. I mean between the TV and the video card we're
On a side note, the cable company manages to get 6 million channels plus
phone and internet to my house with one little cable.
You 100% can go with the cheapest HDMI cable you can find. Optical cables cannot be "jittery." They work...or they don't. Plain and simple. His job is to sell you stuff, and what he sold you today was a load off crap. I don't know how people can live with themselves doing that to customers, but I guess it is those same people that charge $50 to install a application that requires the user to simply click next 3 times.