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Topic # 204841 19-Oct-2016 20:39
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I was browsing the apple accessories and found exactly what I needed (didn't realise I wanted one before). 5m skinny-as (like USB cable) HDMI cable! wow. the cost was also wow.

 

Any cheap 5m HDMI 2.x cable that is good and skinny like a USB cable?





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  Reply # 1654714 19-Oct-2016 20:45
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Alarm bells are going off in my head. I had a skinny audio cable and the sound would drop out completely at random points (using a digital signal). That was only over 1.5 m. I really wouldn't trust another skinny cable unless you're certain that it's of good quality.




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  Reply # 1654719 19-Oct-2016 20:53
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I mean an HDMI cable is usually bulky and heavy. But saw this on the apple website.





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  Reply # 1654727 19-Oct-2016 21:12
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Most of the slim cables I've come across that work max out at around 2.5-3 meters.

 

Just my experience though.


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  Reply # 1654728 19-Oct-2016 21:12
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Most of the slim cables I've come across that work max out at around 2.5-3 meters.

 

Just my experience though.




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  Reply # 1654731 19-Oct-2016 21:20
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Ok good to know ... maybe I'll just stick with bulky and unportable





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  Reply # 1654733 19-Oct-2016 21:21
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I was browsing the apple accessories and found exactly what I needed (didn't realise I wanted one before). 5m skinny-as (like USB cable) HDMI cable! wow. the cost was also wow.

 

Any cheap 5m HDMI 2.x cable that is good and skinny like a USB cable?

 

 

Do you specifically need 5m or could you go any shorter? Also what resolution are you wanting out of it?

 

Most good skinny cables are going to be active (listed as active or Redmere chipset), which are substantially more expensive than their passive counterparts.




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  Reply # 1654847 20-Oct-2016 00:46
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want to plug laptop (sitting on couch) to my amp (next to tv)





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  Reply # 1654851 20-Oct-2016 01:55
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Computer Dynamix do a slimline hdmi cable up to 5m.
Not as slim as that one on apples site but at least you know it'll work.
Price is way cheaper too.




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  Reply # 1654852 20-Oct-2016 03:12
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  Reply # 1654865 20-Oct-2016 07:15
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 This keeps getting better! How does it work as ethernet cable? My router and network card doesn't have an HDMI port





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  Reply # 1654888 20-Oct-2016 08:28
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joker97: How does it work as ethernet cable?

 

I believe all that means is that it's an HDMI v1.4 spec cable.

 

http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/hec.aspx

 

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  Reply # 1654912 20-Oct-2016 09:25
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HDMI with ethernet means that 2 more of the cables in it are another twisted shielded pair rather than just being bare wires like in the non ethernet versions. Nothing uses that I have found so far, so its a non issue.

 

Also there are plenty of active cables that are thin and work fine. redmere from monoprice is one I have used before. They have a maximum fixed data rate tho, so if it doesnt say 4k 60Hz on the list, it will not do it. Whereas with normal cables there is a good chance that it will do.





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