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Any catch to BlueJeans HDMI?
6 replies to this topic
Posted September 05 2006 - 11:20 PM
I am a big fan of BlueJeans cables. I've only ordered speaker wire from them so far, but have been very pleased; and everything I read about them is positive. However, I have to ask if there is a catch to their HDMI cables? Why? They seem too inexpensive! For instance, their 10ft HDMI cable is $27.50, while BetterCables is $119.95 for 9.84ft and CablesToGo is $99.99 for 3m and RAM Electronics is $53.04 for their "1080p rated" 10ft. I'm thinking about using these for an in-wall installation so I really can't afford to make the mistake of going with the least expensive if there's going to be a catch at some point. Anybody with significant experience with the BlueJeans HDMI cables?
Posted September 06 2006 - 04:01 AM
No significant experience with that particular cable but Oppo supplies a six foot HDMI cable free with its $150 universal player that works as well as any other........so, my thinking is that a good working cable need not cost a lot of money as it's just sending 0's and 1's. Mort
Posted September 06 2006 - 04:06 AM
HDMI uses copper , which on cheaper cables can oxidize over time resuting in loss of signal, and or sparklies.. I'd use anything that works.....BUT...NOT if your going to drywall it in. This is just stuff I have read. also guys are using (cheap) 1 inch conduit to fish cable through just incase. I strongly advise that. I did and now I am changing cables (audio)...Glad I did.
Posted September 06 2006 - 07:17 AM
The practice of trying to make people think "if it's more expensive it must be better" is quite common in consumer electronics, despite the fact that there often is no real difference.
Posted September 06 2006 - 10:02 AM
By the time the copper oxidizes in your cable you can count on your plumbing starting to leak as well so the cable should be the least expensive to replace. Conduit is a great idea.....you'll be set to pull through HDMI/2 cable when it replaces HDMI
Posted September 06 2006 - 02:06 PM
The conduit is a great idea, but unfortunately all the cables will be making either two or three 90 degree turns in the walls. It would be nearly impossible to pull cables through those turns. Is there really an HDMI/2 coming or are you just alluding to whatever may be coming next?
Posted September 06 2006 - 08:53 PM
SethH, the BJC HDMI cables are top quality cables at a very attractive price, plus they are CL rated for in-wall use. How about purchasing the BJC & Bettercables (Bc) HDMI and compare them. Both offer a no-hassle return. It's unlikely that you'll see a difference, and if you somehow think the Bc is providing a "better" picture it's a placebo.
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