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HDMI cable attributes

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I don't want to start yet another cable debate but if the thread goes that way then I am sorry.

HDMI cables are given attributes such as deeper/less bass. Thin treble/bright. Solid midrange etc. Solid colours. Great contrast etc.

I would never be able to differentiate these minor differences (assuming they do exist) yet advertising and 'press' regularly make these judgements. Are my ears/eyes different to these professionals. I write this worrying aboit the credibility of these opinions if in this area then in others. I hesitate to press 'send' ....

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RobinKidderminster wrote:I

RobinKidderminster wrote:

I don't want to start yet another cable debate but if the thread goes that way then I am sorry.


And exactly what other sort of way do you think this thread is going to go?

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HDMI cables are given attributes such as deeper/less bass. Thin treble/bright. Solid midrange etc. Solid colours. Great contrast etc.

I would never be able to differentiate these minor differences (assuming they do exist) yet advertising and 'press' regularly make these judgements. Are my ears/eyes different to these professionals. I write this worrying aboit the credibility of these opinions if in this area then in others. I hesitate to press 'send' ....

This is the sort of thing Max would "innocently" ask just to get his personal vendetta up and running again. Can't believe you asked this thinking it would end in anything other than a EDITEDstorm.

EDIT: whoops, that one slipped through somehow!

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

Fair comment Lhc.. Crying

I guess my (poorly expressed) point is less to do with cables but more to do with the ability to see/hear what must be very small differences.

Regretting my post already.

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

Mmmm. That bad eh? 

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

RobinKidderminster wrote:

Mmmm. That bad eh? 

Yes. You've been here 4 and half years, you know this already.

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

RobinKidderminster wrote:

I guess my (poorly expressed) point is less to do with cables but more to do with the ability to see/hear what must be very small differences.

 

Your post would be relevant in any part of the forum. This type of listening, let's call it critical listening, is merely a skill. The whole notion that some people have 'golden ears', or that hifi journos possess some gift which lesser mortals do not, is ridiculous. Critical listening, like any other skill, can be learned and developed, all it takes is time and the serious desire to do so.

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

Critical listening and critical vision seems like interesting skills to learn thanks.

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

All you need to know about HDMI cables is here http://www.hdmi.org/index.aspx the rest you read about can can ignored

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RE: HDMI cable attributes

i think hdmi do change colour and sound and you need to find the right hdmi for your system.it took 3 hdmi before i found the right one

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