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Old 01-06-2010, 05:29 AM   #1
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I purchased 3 HDMI Cables 2 years ago and I want to know if there is a way to tell if they are HDMI 1.3?

The following is written on the cables:

E74020-C AWM STYLE 20276 80C 30V VW-1 DER AN HDMI

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Hard to tell from that but you can purchase new, high quality HDMI 1.3 cables here www.monoprice.com for less than $10.


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There's actually no such thing as a 1.3 HDMI cable. HDMI has version numbers, but the cables don't. For example, HDMI 1.2 added SACD and 1.3 added support for lossless bitstreams and deep color.

There are two types of HDMI cables - Category 1 (standard) and Category 2 (high speed).

This has all been quite confusing and HDMI recently ordered vendors to stop using version numbers and to use the proper category names. That will be especially important given the changes coming with HDMI 1.4.

The HDMI website has more information. The FAQs explain the differences between the version numbers and the two types of cables.

http://www.hdmi.org/
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"Q. What is the difference between HDMI 1.3 and HDMI 1.3a, or 1.3b?

For consumers, there is no difference between HDMI version 1.3 and 1.3a or 1.3b. These minor revisions to the specification typically relate to manufacturing or testing issues and do not impact features or functionality. In addition, HDMI Licensing, LLC is actively working with manufacturers to reduce confusion for consumers by de-emphasizing version numbers and focusing instead on product features and functionality.

For Adopters, the latest HDMI Specification is v1.3a and the latest HDMI Compliance Test Specification (CTS) is 1.3c."

Link - http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/faq.aspx#112
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can't tell from what you said but, i hope there would be something unique , which would represent that it is an hdmi cable.
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I purchased 3 HDMI Cables 2 years ago and I want to know if there is a way to tell if they are HDMI 1.3?
Actually the best way to tell is to follow the HDMI acceptance criteria . . .
plug it in . . . if it works . . . it's compliant.
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I purchased 3 HDMI Cables 2 years ago and I want to know if there is a way to tell if they are HDMI 1.3?
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Actually the best way to tell is to follow the HDMI acceptance criteria . . .
plug it it . . . if it works . . . it's compliant.
In other words, keep using them until they stop working.
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There's actually no such thing as a 1.3 HDMI cable. HDMI has version numbers, but the cables don't. For example, HDMI 1.2 added SACD and 1.3 added support for lossless bitstreams and deep color.

There are two types of HDMI cables - Category 1 (standard) and Category 2 (high speed).

This has all been quite confusing and HDMI recently ordered vendors to stop using version numbers and to use the proper category names. That will be especially important given the changes coming with HDMI 1.4.

The HDMI website has more information. The FAQs explain the differences between the version numbers and the two types of cables.

http://www.hdmi.org/
I to have older HDMI cables and will be looking to upgrade in next month or so. I saw these at BB.com. I think they are High Speed HDMI Cable, How would I know if they are High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet by looking on-line. I'm sure in the store it would say it. also would you need an receiver that has High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet too. I have the Sony STR-DG820 7.1 Receiver that decodes all formats its about two years old. and I might be looking to upgrade to this one in the futre.

Sony - 770W 7.1-Channel 3D Pass Through A/V Home Theater Receiver
Model: STR-DN1010

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Sony+-+7...=1218207657442






http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Rocketfi...=1218165774433
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I to have older HDMI cables and will be looking to upgrade in next month or so. I saw these at BB.com. I think they are High Speed HDMI Cable, How would I know if they are High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet by looking on-line. I'm sure in the store it would say it. also would you need an receiver that has High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet too. I have the Sony STR-DG820 7.1 Receiver that decodes all formats its about two years old. and I might be looking to upgrade to this one in the futre.
Sorry about the delayed answer. I've been away.

Why do you need a cable with ethernet capability? Regardless, I doubt that either of those have it. They'd likely mention ethernet if they supported it. And, yes, you'd need two devices that use ethernet over HDMI to take advantage of the cable's ethernet support.
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Hi,
Actually there is no HDMI 1.3 . It is just a advance version having 19 pin connector ,it means it has 19 individual wire.


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Actually there is no HDMI 1.3 . It is just a advance version having 19 pin connector ,it means it has 19 individual wire.


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What the heck?
He copied and pasted info from a few different sources into a very hard to read sentence that makes no sense...
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He copied and pasted info from a few different sources into a very hard to read sentence that makes no sense...
I do not doubt that for a minute... but to say there was no HDMI 1.3, now that is really total BS.

From Wikipedia:
HDMI 1.3 was released June 22, 2006 and increased the single-link bandwidth to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbit/s).[42][2][102] It optionally supports Deep Color, with 30-bit, 36-bit, and 48-bit xvYCC, sRGB, or YCbCr, compared to 24-bit sRGB or YCbCr in previous HDMI versions. It also optionally supports output of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio streams for external decoding by AV receivers.[103] It incorporates automatic audio syncing (audio video sync) capability.[42] It defined cable Categories 1 and 2, with Category 1 cable being tested up to 74.25 MHz and Category 2 being tested up to 340 MHz.[58] It also added the new type C Mini connector for portable devices.[50][104]

HDMI 1.3a was released on November 10, 2006 and had Cable and Sink modifications for type C, source termination recommendations, and removed undershoot and maximum rise/fall time limits.[2] It also changed CEC capacitance limits, clarified sRGB video quantization range, and CEC commands for timer control were brought back in an altered form, with audio control commands added.[2] It also added support for optionally streaming SACD in its bitstream DST format rather than uncompressed raw DSD like from HDMI 1.2 onwards.[2]

HDMI 1.3b, 1.3b1 and 1.3c were released on March 26, 2007, November 9, 2007, and August 25, 2008 respectively. They do not introduce differences on HDMI features, functions, or performance,[105] but only describe testing for products based on the HDMI 1.3a specification regarding HDMI compliance (1.3b [95][106][107]), the HDMI type C Mini connector (1.3b1 [95][106][107]), and active HDMI cables (1.3c [65][108]).[105]
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Perhaps he copied that from some article that talks about HDMI cables and not the HDMI spec. Who knows?
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While I have no idea what Colber was talking about, it is true that there is no such thing as an HDMI 1.3 cable. Standard and high speed have been the proper designations for quite some time. Both types support HDMI 1.3 features, with high speed being recommended for 1080p video. HDMI only recently decided to ban the practice of using HDMI version numbers in labeling and marketing cables. But, it has never been correct to call a cable 1.3 or 1.3a.
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