I wouldn't bet on that.
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Gel to answer your question.
Due to these so called reviews and expert opinions for years I did not touch a HDMI over £5, because like they mentioned and have done many times over a digital signal cannot be made better by the materials used as it's either there or not (1's and 0's) Then you have the HDTV supertest that really took it to task and compared £5 to £200.
This Chord Silver was the only one I was willing to try due to the noise cancelling chip. Since bringing this home, I have noticed a difference. I am not saying its changing a 6k setup into a 30k setup with one cable. However with bigger displays like the 65inch panasonic there is a visual difference and certainly a sonic difference, probably in part to the chip.
My question is, have people tested this cable or any other so called high performer and compared them? or are you like me speculating based on reviews, like I had done for years?
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Pretty much in tune with the review from WHF?
Wow yes! I have to stop reading these reviews its influencing the language I use!
If i have a 10 metre HDMI lead going into a Darbee picture enhancer, then a Chord silver going from that into my projector , would i notice an amprovement in picture quality for having it in the chain???
Thats direct from my Blu Ray of course.
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There is absolutely NO difference between good quality HDMI cables and expensive versions. (Cheapo cables tend to be poorly fitting and degrade over time)
If you connect a processing unit (Booster Unit) between the player and TV (In other words make it active) then the processing unit can alter the incoming and outgoing digital information, however the cable itself has NO bearing on the change in quality, it is purely down to the separate (Or integrated) processing unit.
Can the OP describe how he 'tests' skyfall?
HiFi / A/V / Bedroom
Was there, by any chance, a special offer on the cables whereby you saved money? It is just so difficult to not get caught up in the hype at the show, buy something and then take it home and not still believe it is wonderful; when you have been whipped into buying something you never believed in.
If it was no better when you got it home what were you going to do? Rush back to the show and demand your money back? It is almost impossible not to get whipped up by show enthusiasm and then admit to yourself that it was a waste of money.
We are all the same us dumb humans. We believe what we want to believe come hell or high water.
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and Grado SR80i
This is now discontinued, so it was a bargain at £40. Yes I could return them as I have purchased them from Audio T so the issues is not being stuck with them. The euphoria of the show is very real, I was almost coming away with a 1k bluray player!
People often forget that HDMI carries sound as well as picture and most of the tests revolve around picture quality as opposed to sound. The sound quality from the cable is far better then my cheaper cable. Its certainly not me imagining it, I can hear it!
There will always be two sides to this argument, those that refute it totally and those that swear by it. My advice is, go get one and try it out if you do not hear the difference then you can return it. Richersounds will always accept them back (example of one retailer) So you have everything to gain and absolutely nothing to lose.
Using my LX54 in Bitstream mode, through to the AV (LX83) which then feeds the Panasonic TV. Connections in between are the Chord HDMI cable. For Music, I have my PC connected to the AV using FLAC files and WAV ripped to about 40mb to 120mb per song.
Is that what you wanted to know?
They also forget its data that's being carried, not magic that requires a 'specialist' company dabbling in some black art to get right
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I don't know why I get involved, but...
You sir are wrong. Your statement was made as a fact, so's mine.
What puzzles me is why girlfriends/wives only walk in after a cable change and comment.
Apparently you can change the whole system and they say nothing.
indeed, but I have mine well trained to appreciate good systems.
Which cables are you using with your setup? I assume cheap like I was, so my next question is have you tried out alternatives?
All this (and other body language cues that only she can detect) tell her that it is time to walk in and comment on how unusually good the sound/picture is today. She knows it will make you feel good.
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