[mythtv-users] Artifacts on screen with DVI to HDMI cable

Steven Adeff adeffs.mythtv at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 21:39:20 UTC 2007

On 6/25/07, Brian J. Murrell <brian at interlinx.bc.ca> wrote:
> On Mon, 2007-06-25 at 14:14 -0700, David Cramblett wrote:
> > This is the same experience I had, changed brands, all was good.
> >
> > FYI For those interested: There is no difference (that my human eye can
> > detect) between the video display with the $25 Generic cable and the
> > $125 Monster cable.
> I have always considered Monster cables overpriced/overkill.
> Perhaps they are as good as they their price implies but I tend to
> believe if that is the case then they are working in a spectrum beyond
> normal human consumption.  For analog cables anyway.

they're not. they do make nice cables, and their high end stuff is
really nice, but its a diminishing returns area for 90% of the
population. for the rest of us there is Blue Jean Cables and

> Digital (i.e. optical) cables either work or they don't.  Pretty obvious
> when either of those is true.

Not really true. Read Mike's post, but basically you can loose bits
and encounter problems. Most of the time passive error correction can
get you through the missing bits without issue but that doesn't mean
the bit it guesses is the correct value. Enough of these errors and it
starts to become noticeable.

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