Hdmi cable question ?

Whats the difrence between the xbox one 4k hdmi cable & the monster isf 2000hd hyper speed hdmi cable ? Why is this hdmi cable £120 so why is this so dear for a hdmi cable i fourt thay was all the same :/ ?
 

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Last updated August 20, 2018 Views 13 Applies to:

Because it has "Monster" attached to it. Your paying for a name.

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Monster brand is over-hyped.

All current high-Speed HDMI cables are HDMI 2.0 3D/4K compliant.

Monster cable made it's name in the analog days when cable quality varied greatly (But they still overcharged back then).

@ OP

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This is like, the third HDMI question you've posted... I'm pretty sure that a lot of people (myself included) gave you a definitive answer the last two times.

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Just use the one supplied with the XO... There's absolutely no need to go out and spend extra coin on another cable that will do EXACTLY THE SAME THING.

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But, if you have money to tear up...

OP

I've you want to buy solid silver core RCA(Composite/Component) or S-Video cables, go for it if you have the money.

HDMI is DIGITAL, so the analog strength of a said cable is a moot point. It either works for it's desired application or it doesn't.

It's a fairly good question, but we don't know much about the Xbox Ones cable at this point, just that it's "4K rated".

On the Unboxing Xbox One video with MajorNelson source: http://news.xbox.com/2013/08/xbox-one-unboxing

it states: "When we say 4K HDMI cable, we mean it. The HDMI cable we’re including is an actual Category 2 HDMI cable, rated for 1080P, 3D and 4K, according to the HDMI 1.4 spec."

HDMI 1.4 Spec: http://www.hdmi.org/manufacturer/hdmi_1_4/index.aspx

The Monster ISF 2000hd you are talking about boasts:

  • Hyper Speed, 21 Gbps, brings out the best in your components
  • HDMI performance indicator tells you signal resolution
  • 24k Gold Contacts
But the 4k cable that comes with the Xbox One basically meets the following requirements (yes the cable you listed below has these too).
  • HDMI Ethernet Channel – Adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link, allowing users to take full advantage of their IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.
  • Audio Return Channel – Allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
  • 3D – Defines input/output protocols for major 3D video formats, paving the way for true 3D gaming and 3D home theater applications.
  • 4K Support – Enables video resolutions far beyond 1080p, supporting next-generation displays that will rival the Digital Cinema systems used in many commercial movie theatres.
  • Content Type – Real-time signaling of content types between display and source devices, enabling a TV to optimize picture settings based on content type 
  • Additional Color Spaces – Adds support for additional color models used in digital photography and computer graphics.
  • HDMI Micro Connector – A new, smaller connector for phones and other portable devices, supporting video resolutions up to 1080p.
  • Automotive Connection System – New cables and connectors for automotive video systems, designed to meet the unique demands of the motoring environment while delivering true HD quality.

So in short, the data-rates of the monster cable 21Gbps, and the 24k gold contacts those are the differences between that and the 4k rated cable of the Xbox One cable.

I also looked at cheap HDMI 4k capable cables, they are 24k gold, and 10.2Gbps so not that much different.

[quote user="BooBooYNWA"]Whats the difrence between the xbox one 4k hdmi cable & the monster isf 2000hd hyper speed hdmi cable ?[/quote]Nothing.[quote]Why is this hdmi cable £120[/quote]A fool and his money...

The gold contacts make absolutely zero difference for a HDMI cable. Don't waste your money on an overpriced cable. The standard cable in the box will be fine.

Dark thank you for your info :)