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Only good for certain tvs,
This review is from: 6ft PTC Premium Gold Series Elegant Dual Tone HDMI Cable, Supports Deep Color (Electronics)
I was tempted by the price and since I was purchasing a PS3, i wanted to get the most out of my system. I figured, what the heck, the price makes it worth a shot. How wrong I was. Just a few months ago I spent a pretty penny on a 50" 1080p plasma. I wanted my new PS3 to look the best it could with HDMI. However, the problem I ran into was when I tried to display 1080p signal. The cable displayed 480p, 720p, and 1080i just fine. Im sure I cant even tell the difference between the 1080p/i, but I wanted the best. There was noise and signal loss when using 1080p, so be warned. If your TV doesnt display 1080p, no worries, but if it does, pay a little more for what its worth. It was delivered promptly and neatly packaged, if that counts for anything.
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Initial post: Jan 10, 2009 12:00:03 PM PST
A. Tucci says:
Posted on Jan 13, 2009 4:50:27 PM PST
I fail to see how could the cable cause noise & signal loss only on 1080P. The bandwidth is the same, and we are dealing with digital (not analog) signal here. I think it is your source or your TV.
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 13, 2009 10:35:17 AM PST
Marcus D. Weaver says:
Amen, spending a lot of money on any cable for digital sources is just plan crazy! Its either on or off. 1 and 0's. if noise or cross talk is an issue it won't work at all, this doesn't apply to digital, only in analog where noise degrades the reception. In the digital world a 5 dollar correctly build cable works just the same as a 100 dollar correctly built cable.
Posted on Feb 23, 2009 12:54:23 AM PST
J. C. Herrera says:
Did you buy another HDMI and had it work correctly with 1080P. It just may be your TV that has the problem.
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 23, 2009 3:30:55 PM PDT
Senthilkumar Gunasekaran says:
I had the same problem too. PS3 did not display 1080p output. It would say invalid format and go back to 1080i. I bought a 30$ radioshack cable and tested and that had no problem getting 1080p output from my ps3.
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 11, 2009 4:35:39 AM PDT
Gus K says:
It's not either on or off, that's a myth.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2009 6:37:57 AM PDT
J. Henry says:
No, it isn't a myth. Personally I have studied electronics at the college level but it doesn't take a genius to know that digital signals have two states: high and low, on and off. Analog signals on the other hand have multiple different states which can be easily corrupted by noise, while with digital the receiver sees either a high or a low. When a digital signal has interference on the line it will normally just go blank on the receiver side.
In reply to an earlier post on Oct 26, 2009 1:30:01 PM PDT
L. Vo says:
It could be your media (BluRay, Games) resolution is 1080i, so your TV only supports whatever the source resolution even it's a 1080p TV.
Posted on Dec 9, 2009 9:57:21 AM PST
Posted on Jan 1, 2010 10:42:18 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
It seems that some people are having issues - especially with the 1.3HDMI standard - with 1080p not properly handshaking with the cable attached in a particular direction. Try reversing the plugs to see if that helps.