HDMI Cables are All the Same, Right?
An oft-repeated mantra repeated by many states that all HDMI cables are the same so we should just buy the cheapest cables available. Well, guess what? That common “wisdom” is simply not true. Some HDMI cable manufacturers cut so many corners that they design cables that don’t work properly in every situation.
Have you ever had a cable work fine at 720p or 1080i, but not 1080p? Have you ever had HDCP or EDID issues? There’s a good possibility that the HDMI cable being used is to blame.
When it comes to HDMI performance, let me restate that reliability has been the major issue, and it usually surfaces with people breaking the rules.
This is not new, we’ve been following specification rules since the invention of the wheel, so why has it now taken such a toll?
In our experience, some manufacturers have shown a lack of competency in making HDMI products right the first time and continuing that over the products’ life span. It is absolutely false that all cables are the same, even at short lengths.