[mythtv-users] OT: So I learned today that some TVs are picky about the HDMI cable.
jyavenard at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 08:39:29 UTC 2011
On 17 January 2011 03:18, Dave Richardson <mythtv at derdev.com> wrote:
> I had read about this being an HDMI cable "sensitivity" issue in the
> Panasonic Viera forums (although I mumbled "bull$hit" at the suggestion).
it's more than likely "bull$shit" as you say
> On a lark, I replaced the HDMI cable with a newer HDMI cable (for like $5)
> and the system came to life immediately! I'm pretty sure the prior cable
> was more costly and still HDMI 1.3 compliant, so I'm not sure why this new
> cable is "good".
There are no HDMI 1.3 cables despite what some reseller are saying
trying to convince people that they need to "upgrade" their cable.
from a cable point of view, they have the same pinouts. the same
internal cabling etc..
What change is that some are better shielded than others.
> I don't have much more to offer on technical learnings/details... just a
> "whooda thunkit" moment... please omit any snark if everybody else knew this
> to be true.
you had a faulty cable to start with ..
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