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Old 08-20-2010, 04:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Buyer Beware: Misleading HDMI Cable Labels

Buyer Beware: Misleading HDMI Cable Labels

Disclaimer: There is not a single one of you out there that doesnít know about the HDMI cable hustle. But, we all have friends and family members that believe the marketing hype and unless they see it in black and white, they wonít believe it. Feel free to share this link with "them."

Have you seen HDMI cables online or in stores labeled "120 Hz," "240Hz" and "480 Hz"? It's easy enough to slap such labels on HDMI cables but it's a sham. HDMI cables can no more be manufactured for specific refresh-rate HDTVs than a garden hose can be manufactured specifically to water seeded lawns and sod lawns. The same water flows through either one. The same HDTV signal flows through all HDMI cables, whether labeled "120Hz" or "480Hz" ó or not labeled at all.
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Old 08-20-2010, 04:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't noticed that being advertised over here. Perhaps a US-only thing?
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It's easy enough to slap such labels on HDMI cables but it's a sham.


Anyway, I never had that problem. Though, I've never bought a HDMI cable that was advertised of that. I guess we're too smart :P
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Gosh darn-it all to heck. I just bought an Audioquest because it said 600Hz on the box. I though my Denon AVR-591 and Oppo needed this for 3D picture!
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