Have you ever heard the saying “there is no such thing as a better cable”? Well here is the skinny, HDMI cables are rated by their bitrate per second or bandwidth capacity so the higher the Gbps or Gigabits per second the more data can pass through at a faster rate.
HDMI stands for High-Definition Multimedia Interface and your HDMI cable transfers high-quality audio and video signals from your media device (in this case a Playstation 3 game console) to your HD television set.
With a HDMI cable offering 340 Mhz (megahertz) at 10.2 Gbps such as the 6 FT. PS3 HDMI Cable we tested you will notice increased visual and audio clarity from your PS3 to you HDTV. The PS3 HDMI cable Supports 480p, 720p 1080i, 1080p, 1440p including 1080p Blu-Ray which will bring you the best movie watching experience on your console.
The Triple Shielded cable also supports Lossless DTS 8 Channel Audio. DTS stands for Digital Theater Systems and like Dolby Digital gives you 5.1 channels of digital audio. DTS uses less compression and as a result some feel it provides a more accurate sound.
Lossless surround soundtracks can be found on many Blu-ray Discs. What makes Lossless better is it provides an audio experience that is identical to the original studio recording. Other surround formats have to be compressed so it can be stored on smaller media such as a DVD Disc, but lossless surround are not compressed in that manner and therefore offer a more detailed audio experience.
The 28 Gauge cable itself is very sturdy and features gold plated connectors. The strength of the cable really comes into play when bending and flexing the cable during installation and moving your unit from one place to another. When I connected it to my PS3, I played a few different games and Blu-ray movies and the difference in clarity is noticeable especially on 1080p HD television sets.
Now let’s talk warranty and price. Many outlets offers an unconditional lifetime warranty on every cable they sell which means if the cable ever fails you can return it for a replacement cable of equal specification. However, the warranty does not cover cable damage due to accident, misuse, abuse or negligence and you will need to contact them to try and troubleshoot the issue before sending back the cable.
The 6 Foot cable we tested MSRP’s for $34.99, but here is the thing, you should never pay over $20 for a cable 3 to 6 feet. A number of sites must know this rule as well because their 6 Ft. cable is currently only $10.99 with free shipping in the continental United States and if you order before 6:00 PM Eastern Standard Time your item will ship the same day. Not bad, not bad at all.
Bottom line is at the price and with the specification and durability of these cables it is definitely worth checking these out. Several sites offer PS3 HDMI cables in 1,3,5,10,25,33 and 50 feet. Don’t believe that there is no such thing as a better cable, quality matters and the right cable can give you a better gaming and movie-watching experience.