TheWhistleGoesWooWoo wrote:Once thing to note is that it is a "HDMI Version 1.3b". 1.3c version exist but from what I can understand, the difference is not all that big.
The "b" indicates that it has the 19 pin connector that most players and monitors use. The "c" type would be smaller, such as you find on mobile devices.
bsmith1 wrote:You'll probably need HDMI 1.4 if you have a 3D TV!
The 1.3 specification includes signals operating at 340MHz, which will support the 3D monitors coming out now. However, you'd want to make sure and get a CAT-2 cable, which this likely is since it's labled 1080p. You will need a 1.4 cable if your 3D monitor also supports the new ethernet over HDMI.
bsmith1 wrote:It'll work fine with a 720p TV. Probably won't noticeably improve the quality if you are already using some other HDMI cable.
You shouldn't notice any difference if your monitor is 720p and you switch from a CAT-1 cable to a CAT-2 cable unless your cable is over 5 meters long.
For those of you paying tons of money for "better" cables from best buy or wherever, HDMI is a digital signal. Unless you're getting anywhere near the max spec length of cable, even "crappy" quality cables will work noticeably the same. You def won't notice the diff between copper and gold.