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Old 11-24-2007, 10:44 AM   #1
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Default Monoprice 22AWG vs. 28 AWG: does it matter

If I'm looking for a 6 foot cable. I have two for my 1080p tv, and I'm getting one for my 32 inch 720p. I assume on the 32 inch 720p it won't make a difference, but will it if I switch out on my 1080P?

Is the difference so small it's not noticable to most?

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If you are talking about a HDMI cable, it shouldn't matter. Since it is a digital cable you will either get the signal or you won't. Having a larger diameter cable does not affect picture quality, no matter what you have heard.
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Yep ... talking HDMI.

So it sounds like I should save a few bucks. Thanks
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Check www.monoprice.com for all of your cable needs.
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Yep, for 6' hook-ups, the low cost 28AWG cables should work fine, plus they are thinner and easier to handle/manage than the heavier gauge cables.

There is a slim chance that the lowest price 28AWG could fail to pass a 1080p signal, but highly unlikely. If it should happen, I would guess that the Category 2 certified cables (still very inexpensive) would solve the problem.
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If you are talking about a HDMI cable, it shouldn't matter. Since it is a digital cable you will either get the signal or you won't. Having a larger diameter cable does not affect picture quality, no matter what you have heard.

I notice your sig suggests component video. I have the my new 32' Phillips set up with a component cable right now (It's a monster cable I got when I first bought an HDTV several years ago before I found monoprice) and I must say it's a very good picture. It's not as vivid as the picture on the 46' Sony 1080p with HDMI, but it does seem to follow fast-moving sports like football better. I'm wondering if this is due to the cable, or just natural from the smaller TV?

Also, are the RCA component cables on monoprice just as high of a quality?
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I notice your sig suggests component video. I have the my new 32' Phillips set up with a component cable right now (It's a monster cable I got when I first bought an HDTV several years ago before I found monoprice) and I must say it's a very good picture. It's not as vivid as the picture on the 46' Sony 1080p with HDMI, but it does seem to follow fast-moving sports like football better. I'm wondering if this is due to the cable, or just natural from the smaller TV?

Also, are the RCA component cables on monoprice just as high of a quality?
All of the cables from monoprice seem to be of the same high quality.

It's natural for the smaller TV to show less artifacts, but in many cases component looks better when compared side by side with HDMI. Try it yourseld and see...
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As for which type to buy I would recommened that you get around a 24 to be safe, you could probably pull it off with a 28 guage, but just to be safe
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At 6ft or less any cable will do however spending an extra 7-10 dollars for your piece of mind might be worth it; You are still savings a bunch over M*****r!!!!
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