Re: HDMI cable question
- From: "Leonard Caillouet" <nospam@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 10:31:31 -0500
"clubfoot" <clubfoot@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
O.K. EVERYONE -- SHUT UP -- DON'T GET SO PISSED!!!
I said I'm new to here, not new to life!!!
Thank you for your input Leonard, Bob, Eric, GG. I was just a little
startled by the first $130 price at Circuit City on the HDMI cables I saw
and wanted to know if exotic rare-earth materials were needed for the
construction of the cable or something because of some strange freq.
characteristic or something that I never heard of. I didn't mean to start
a war. For the record I spent about $32 at a local TV store (maybe too
much) for a cable and figured that if the "you need to be a millionaire to
afford" cable actually was better then I would buy one later. That is why
I asked you guys before buying the priced like a rare diamond cable. Back
in my day (1980's) we had groups like this too, however, not on
newsgroups, they were all the local shop owners who talked in person at
the local Denny's. I was an expert on A/V about 20-30 years ago, but have
wondered down other paths. I'm glad to see that there are even more people
in one spot with even more views then back then. I think this means more
"real world experiences heard from" then ever before in one spot. I like
this. I came from a TV/C-band satellite receiver repair background and
know a little about the electronics side of things, could build a
TV/stereo from scratch from crap shak. Granted, I've been away from
electronics for longer, I think, then half of you have been alive, but, I
do remember the basic principales of electronics - digital and analog. I
just want to say thanks for taking your time and endulging me. I know
times change, it's the new cavalry that knows the new tricks, angin that's
why I came to you guys. Leonard, you need to work on control. Remember,
anyone who can set you off with a simple question, even one purposely
slanted such to elicit a "minor" degree of anxiety, can set you off as
such, then they are the ones in control, not you. Anger issues man, Anger
issues. Old saying after confrontation is... he/she who spouts first in
anger looses. Again, thanks to all, I have learned alot and will stick
with my overpriced $32 cable rather then buying the $130 sales pitch. P.S.
Thanks Leonard for making that VERY clear.
O.K. some times I get a little long winded.
Q. # 1...
Am I in the wrong newsgroup for this one?
Having come from (the last 20 or so years in the computer WAN/telecom/VOiP
design / repair world) I know about a little about crosstalk, digital
sync. signals, etc.). I know digital a/v is the same/different. Some
people have been telling me that there is a big difference between
different brands and models of HT recievers when it comes to HDMI
switching. Some are unidirictional some are bi., some filter signals,
etc.. I just want to know what brands/models will do a good job before I
buy the wrong one just to find out I payed too much for a hunk of junk,
and why. I'll ask the Audio group if this is the wrong group for this
Again, thanks for all the input?
I have anger issues? Thank you for the psychological evaluation. That is a
first. I have been called pedantic, cynical, sarcastic, and a few other
things, and accused of just plain being an ass, but never that one. I'll
add it to my collection of Usenet advice. Perhaps the tone of my response
was terse, but I was not pissed at all.
You should probably get a thicker skin if you want to ask for advice on
You might want to not shout and understand that most people here prefer
Stick to the better brands of recievers like Yamaha, Denon, or Marantz, then
ask about a specific model here and on AVSForums. Someone is likely to have
set up the combination of components that you are going to use and first
hand experience is better than more general advice or mftr claims.
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