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    Default HDMI cable to TV

    I am looking for a HDMI cable to connect the laptop PC to my TV for watching online movies, etc.

    Will an 'ordinary' HDMI cable like this from PB do the job or I need more expensive ones?

    What do they mean by 'with Ethernet support' ?

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    Default Re: HDMI cable to TV

    Nah just a cheap one. I use one I got from Ascent for $10

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    Default Re: HDMI cable to TV

    More expensive cables aren't worth it. Either you get a perfect HDMI signal, or nothing at all.

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    Default Re: HDMI cable to TV

    The one you linked will be fine, well there is *some* advantages to more expensive cables it really makes no difference under lengths of 3M or so.

    They added ethernet over HDMI in some revision or other so for supported hardware you can get a network connection over the same cable. Never seen it implemented myself.
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    Default Re: HDMI cable to TV

    Thanks, folks.

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    Default Re: HDMI cable to TV

    Because it's a digital signal, not analog like a 3.5mm headphone cable or an RCA lead, you can use any.

    The HDMI2.0 allows for 4K resolutions at over 30fps, but if you're not running a 4K TV, you can basically get a cheap $12 cable from Countdown and it'll do the same as a $199 cable from Harvey Norman, with absolutely no difference whatsoever.
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