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Old 10-20-2009, 01:54 PM   #1
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I heard that since videos only carries 0's and 1's, the quality of the cable doesn't matter. Is that true?
So a $10 DVI cable is as good as a $50 DVI cable?
What about the adapters?

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Quality is important with any type of data cable. Better quality materials will conduct signals better and fail less often. It's just like anything else.
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Old 10-20-2009, 02:28 PM   #3
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But when it comes to something like HDMI or DVI, the quality of the cable doesnt matter because it's all digital right?
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If you're currently using a $20 cable and you switch to a $100 cable, you're probably not going to see a difference. I'm just saying that a higher quality cable will most likely last longer and have fewer problems. But that goes for pretty much anything. Cables, cars, golf clubs, whatever...
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Old 10-20-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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The higher the quality, the less loss youd have over greater distances
and the longer it will last

if you use a 10# fiber optic cable and a 50$ fiber optic cable, the 50$ cable will work better because it has less impurities in it.
Same thing with everything else.
You pay for what you get.
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What about the ones you get in stores for $50 while it's $10 online? Depends?
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:18 AM   #7
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For short runs, it shouldn't really matter.
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What about the ones you get in stores for $50 while it's $10 online? Depends?
like you mean if its the same cable, from the same company?
its just like paying 160$ at best buy for a HD4850
get on new egg and pay 100$ for a 4850


its the 'convenience fee' i like to call it.
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Old 10-21-2009, 11:49 PM   #9
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Just buy from monoprice. With short lengths, a digital signal will see no gain in picture quality with a $100 cable than a $5 one. With larger lengths, this may be different.
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