Why all HDMI cables are same
Bandridge HDMI technology is evolving periodically to manage high quality signal bandwidths. The latest in the make is HDMI 2.0, which among other feature increments has a supreme 600MHz maximum pixel clock rate against 340MHz of version 1.4 (the version prior to 2.0). The 2.0 version has maximum audio throughput of 49.152Mbit/s against version 1.4’s 36.86 rating.
To a layman, knowing or understanding these specifications may not be necessary. More or less he may only be interested in knowing what works for him. That the HDMI cable he’s purchased is durable lasts long and provides its price’s worth. The pricing! — The catchiest bit of them all.
A foot of an HDMI cable may cost you as little as $10 or as large as $100. But what’s the difference you may ask between the two? To answer it in not more than three words: “it’s nothing”; the high pricing is just a hype you should be safe from.
Bandridge HDMI cables against ones that are available at much cheaper costs may look convincing with their superior exteriors and built such as glittery/fancy connectors, or thick jackets. Some cabling have connecters such bloated in the name of sturdiness they have the potential to bring down (pluck out) your application’s HDMI input port. If you are up for such good looks of the cable, pricing of the cable shouldn’t bother you. But let us emphasize here the fact that pricing has no direct correlation with the quality of the signal the cable can transmit. In other words, a more expensive cable doesn’t necessarily mean an increase in the value of signal quality.
What any HDMI cable does is simple: It takes in data from one end and transmits it to the other end. Unless the cable is physically broken, the audio and video transmission sent by an application say your satellite box to your television connected through HDMI will bear no degradation in signal quality.
Any noise that may get added during signal transmission, the receiver (precisely the A/V circuitry) should be able to handle efficiently. If the output shows any distortion of the kind such as sparkled or snowy video, frozen picture portions or intermittent drop-outs, it should tell you that the time to change your cable has come. Changing your current defective cable with a more expensive one will give you the same expectedly correct output as that of cable of the same/lower price as your current cable. Again, price is regardless of signal quality!
There are only four types of HDMI cables: Standard speed, Standard speed with Ethernet, High speed, High speed with Ethernet. Standard can handle 720p signals (except over-engineered standard cables that can handle 1080p), while High can handle 1080p signals up to 4K, including 3D.
When 3D made it to the market, there was much buzz about how you need a minimum of HDMI 1.4 to handle a signal of that magnitude. You must understand that the version number “1.4” is a connection spec and not a cable spec. A connection is that which has all the HDMI handling features, example your television set. The cable does its job like it needs to:transfer data from one end to another. Any High speed Bandridge HDMI can handle a 3D signal (even 4K), be it version 2.0, 1.4 or 1.3.
A cable manufacturer may claim that his cable is made for 240Hz, but the truth is such a conversion is handled by again the connection, your television, which can be to 120 or 240Hz. To understand this spec better, a Blu Ray content is 1080p/24 which the player may convert it to 1080p/60 – just 60Hz from an application of this rich content!
HDMI cables running the lengths of 5-10 feet shouldn’t be any bit worrying. But for longer lengths of 25-feet and higher, we need to start talking about active Bandridge HDMI cables. An active HDMI cable comes supplied with chips in-built that help boost signal strength.
If a regular, non-active cable is used for such great lengths, the output may turn out to be with sparkles or any other signal loss of this type.
As a rule of thumb, get yourself an active cable for distances 25-feet and above.
To conclude, if you are confused between buying a less pricey HDMI cable and an expensive cable, you need to understand and ask yourself why such huge difference in pricing. Is it mere aesthetics, or are you getting duped in the name of cleaner, brighter, more vivid output? For more information you can refer to the Facebook page.