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To get the best viewing experience from my HDTV, should I spend $2,200.99 for this cable

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clean my glasses?

Decisions, decisions...
You know I've come across people online in audio forums who actually think some IDE/SATA cables can make their music sound better.

It puts me in mind of the current trend of putting digital on things like headphones which are clearly not, the darker side of capitalism I guess.

Ignorance is bliss = skint
Post edited January 10, 2011 by Egotomb
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Egotomb: You know I've come across people online in audio forums who actually think some IDE/SATA cables can make their music sound better.
CAT5 for speaker cables: http://www.venhaus1.com/diycatfivecables.html. At least it's cheaper than premium cables, though it looks quite labor intensive.
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Virama: Wouldn't we get sued for that if we got caught?
The whole purpose of buying unbranded OEM hardware is to put your own brand name on it and sell it as your product. That's standard industry practise and why a number of cheap bits of hardware look identical even though they're given different names and sold by different companies.
You know what I think the worst bit about this is? That people will look at this $2,200 cable and say "Wow, that's way too expensive" and then look at the $70 one and go "Wow, what a deal!"
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Egotomb: You know I've come across people online in audio forums who actually think some IDE/SATA cables can make their music sound better.
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HereForTheBeer: CAT5 for speaker cables: http://www.venhaus1.com/diycatfivecables.html. At least it's cheaper than premium cables, though it looks quite labor intensive.
I've seen this before and for most people it would be fine, I'm not completely sold if I put my audiophile head on though because it's wrong to assume cat 5 is actually good cable just because data appears to arrive intact, it doesn't, TCP/IP has inbuild error checking to counter this. Obviously for analogue there is no second chance if it becomes corrupted, it stays that way and your music sound crap. I'm no sound engineer though so I happy to be corrected on this :)
The error checking in tcpip is really mostly for routing & collision detection, point to point networking never uses either, none of it is hardware related.

More than likely HDMI uses something similar but I've not had reason to research it because my $12 cheapo HDMI cables have been perfect. Apparently I was lucky when the comma in $12,000 was mistaken for a decimal point...
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Aliasalpha: The error checking in tcpip is really mostly for routing & collision detection, point to point networking never uses either, none of it is hardware related.
I didn't say it was hardware related obviously the hardware is only an intermediary.

In a TCP/IP header it has destination address so the router can do the urm routing. Collision detection is done by the simple means of stopping one medium from broadcasting for a random amount of time to let the other finish. The CRC check in the header doesn't relate to those things.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Point-to-Point_Protocol
Post edited January 10, 2011 by Egotomb
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alexisgondor: You know what I think the worst bit about this is? That people will look at this $2,200 cable and say "Wow, that's way too expensive" and then look at the $70 one and go "Wow, what a deal!"
You missed the logical conclusion: Then they'll look at one for $10, and say "what sort of cheap crap are they trying to sell me?"
Post edited January 10, 2011 by Damuna
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Aliasalpha: The error checking in tcpip is really mostly for routing & collision detection, point to point networking never uses either, none of it is hardware related.
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Egotomb: I didn't say it was hardware related obviously the hardware is only an intermediary.
Bloody forum post eater!

The point I was trying to make was that the medium doesn't provide the benefits of whatever protocols can be used on it (much like a road doesn't let a mini perform like a lamborghini) so people wanting to use Cat6 hoping to get the benefits from networking protocols are a bit thick
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HereForTheBeer: To get the best viewing experience from my HDTV, should I spend $2,200.99 for this cable

- or -

clean my glasses?

Decisions, decisions...
Trick question, right? Isn't all laser Lasic cheaper than that?
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ceemdee: Amazon has some great reviews on a different product.
I prefer this book on the Kindle. Quality learning right here.
Specialty knowledge is always expensive but shouldn't be THAT expensive

Good saving on the kindle edition compared to the hardcover though
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HereForTheBeer: To get the best viewing experience from my HDTV, should I spend $2,200.99 for this cable

- or -

clean my glasses?

Decisions, decisions...
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hedwards: Trick question, right? Isn't all laser Lasic cheaper than that?
I'm not a great candidate. Better for young folks, and I'd be back in glasses within ten years.
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Egotomb: I didn't say it was hardware related obviously the hardware is only an intermediary.
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Aliasalpha: Bloody forum post eater!

The point I was trying to make was that the medium doesn't provide the benefits of whatever protocols can be used on it (much like a road doesn't let a mini perform like a lamborghini) so people wanting to use Cat6 hoping to get the benefits from networking protocols are a bit thick
If you look at my full post(not the exert) and compare it with what you wrote then you may see that your post APPEARS to have more in common with what I said than the topic generally, I mistakenly took it as a reply, I apologise for jumping the gun.

I pass on the post eater comment.
Post edited January 11, 2011 by Egotomb