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Old 03-26-2008, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Am I blind? I dont see Gold on there.


Also, more and more equipment is being built with gold plated connectors, on the internal level, such that the entire connection from the cable through to the electronics boards on the hardware is gold, or other 'noble' metals.

Edit: for the unawares (aka me) your chart doesn't easily explain which side is better.
Sorry, you are correct. I thought I saw the symbol for Gold (Ag) up there towards the top. I missed that. Doh! It should be somewhere in the vicinity of Platinum.

As far as new electronic equipment goes, that's good that they're going more towards gold plated stuff on the "internals". It still doesn't give the Monster cables any more validity in my opinion.
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:12 AM
 
Location: High Bridge
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It still doesn't give the Monster cables any more validity in my opinion.
As a very intelligent man, Bill Whitlock of Jensen Transformers, has said repeatedly "Expensive and exotic cables, whether double or triple shielded, made of 100% pure unobtainium or hand-braided by Peruvian virgins, will have no significant effect on hum and buzz problems."

Hum and buzz, btw, are ground loop issues, which effect video signals as well. So you're right, they aren't valid in any way. The cause of ground loops usually isn't the cable, but the internal connections. As long as the cable is capable of carrying voltage without a major drop, it will carry the signal. Everything else is another problem all together.

You can read his work here:

JENSEN TRANSFORMERS, INC. - APPLICATION PAPERS AND SCHEMATICS
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Old 03-27-2008, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Hopewell New Jersey
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Sorry, you are correct. I thought I saw the symbol for Gold (Ag) up there towards the top. I missed that. Doh! It should be somewhere in the vicinity of Platinum.

As far as new electronic equipment goes, that's good that they're going more towards gold plated stuff on the "internals". It still doesn't give the Monster cables any more validity in my opinion.


FYI
Gold is Au not Ag. Ag is silver
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Old 03-27-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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These cables are $2: Amazon.com: HDMI 2M (6 Feet) Super High Resolution Cable by DVI Gear: Electronics
HDMI is a digital signal. The quality does not matter like it does in component.
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Old 03-27-2008, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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FYI
Gold is Au not Ag. Ag is silver
I guess I'm just not having any luck... DOH!!!
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Old 03-27-2008, 07:39 PM
 
Location: High Bridge
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These cables are $2: Amazon.com: HDMI 2M (6 Feet) Super High Resolution Cable by DVI Gear: Electronics
HDMI is a digital signal. The quality does not matter like it does in component.
Well, sort of... the issue you do run into with HDMI is a distance limitation, you still need to get adequate voltage from point a to point b. The bonus is, unlike an analog signal when you introduce a line driver, "boosting" a digital signal will be interference free, as all you are doing is recreating the 1's and 0's.
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