Article: The Care and Feeding of your HDTV

January 1, 2011 by  

Here’s a nicely succinct, well-put together summary of all the various things to check and calibrate regarding your HDTV setup, courtesy of Engadget. Especially noteworthy are the notations regarding “premium” cables that are really just ripoffs for the most part:

Once you’re committed to procuring the proper connectors, the biggest danger is being ripped off on the pricing. While any experienced buyer will tell you to stick to online sources (Monoprice, Amazon) for cheap wiring, if you’re pressed for time you can look locally but beware — for HDMI, if you’re paying more than $10 for a typical 2-3m cable you’ve overpaid, if the pricetag is over $20 you’re being robbed and the same scale applies for most analog component wires. In the case of HDMI, its digital signal will either work or not work, it doesn’t get “better” because of what the cable is made from, and unless your wiring is stretched an incredible distance the only one who sees a benefit from premium wires is the person selling them.

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