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HDMI Cables

If you just bought a new HDTV, you are probably going to want an HDMI cable. HDMI cables are used to transmit uncompressed digital audio and video signals. HDMI is commonly used to connect digital video and audio sources such as cable/satellite boxes, AV receivers, video game consoles (such as Xbox 360 and PS3), and even computers to compatible HDTVs, computer monitors, and digital audio devices. All versions of HDMI have the potential to support resolutions of up to 1080p.

Q: Why are the cables here so cheap? Are the as good as the expensive name brand cables retail stores are trying to sell me?|
A: Our cables are just as high in quality, materials, and construction as those commonly found at retail stores. We stand behind our cables with a lifetime warranty.

The excellent values of our cables are a result of eliminating the costs of huge advertising budgets, large commissioned sales reps, packaging, and distribution warehouses.

Q: Do I need a male cable or a female cable?
A: All consumer electronics devices have female ports on them for connecting cables. So when connecting two devices together you will need a male to male cable. Male to female cables are mostly used for extending the length of a cable by connecting the two together.

Q. Is HDMI the same quality as DVI? Are they backward compatible?
A: HDMI and DVI are both able to transmit uncompressed digital video at the same quality. However, DVI can only transmit video, not audio. When using an HDMI to DVI cable, only video is transmitted.

HDMI is fully backward compatible with DVI compliant devices. HDTVs will display video received from DVI devices, and TVs with DVI inputs can support video from HDMI sources.

Q: Will I lose the HDMI signal when running the cable at a longer length?
A: When running your HDMI cable over ~15FT, it is recommended that you go with a thicker cable (22AWG or 24AWG). For the longest cable runs, it is recommended to go with the 22AWG HDMI cable.

Q: Will I need a signal booster to get 1080p with longer cables?
A: All of our "Certified Cables" will easily pass a 1080p signal. Our extended length cables (40ft and longer) have been able to pass a 1080p signal in our own lab tests. In some situations, an equalizer was needed. Results will vary depending on the equipment being used. Not all pairs of equipment are capable of passing signals over extended runs. Be sure to test the cable before doing any wall runs.