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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA
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Should I upgrade to HDMI 1.4???

I am passing on my Magnavox 47" 1080p/60Hz to my mother. I am upgrading to the »store.vizio.com/e500ia1-1.html Vizio 50" LED LCD 1080p/120Hz. I have my »www.usa.philips.com/c/blu-ray-dv···/prd/en/ Philips BDP5506/F7 3D Blu-ray Player using a 12FT »www.usa.philips.com/c/home-enter···102-drp4 Philips SWV3434W/27 HDMI 1.3a. Do I want to upgrade to HDMI 1.4 or just stick with my current HDMI 1.3a cord????



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If you are interested in gee whiz of ARC, 3D and HEC, upgrade immediately ... or just do what looks right. 1.3a will display just as nicely as high-speed HDMI (1.4). Your TV does not display 3D, so nothing lost there. HDMI 1.4 can be easily obtained at monoprice.com with very little money, so it's not a major decision factor.
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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA

ImpldConsent if I understand you correctly your saying that if I upgrade to HDMI 1.4 that I won't see any difference in the picture and that I should just hang on to my Philips HDMI 1.3a keep using it with my new HDTV???



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said by floydb1982:

ImpldConsent if I understand you correctly your saying that if I upgrade to HDMI 1.4 that I won't see any difference in the picture and that I should just hang on to my Philips HDMI 1.3a keep using it with my new HDTV???

That is EXACTLY what I am saying. 1.4 means that in order for it to be labeled "High Speed" (or 1.4 spec), it MUST BE CAPABLE of displaying 1080p (plus a slew of other technology, 3D and 4K display included) in order for it to labeled as such by the HDMI industry; however, 1.1 and beyond are capable of displaying 1080p, but were not required to by HDMI. BTW, HDMI 2.0 specifications "should" be coming out this year. Yes, IMO, you will notice zero difference in PQ between your existing 1.3a and 1.4(x) HDMI cable (since your new TV is not 3D capable, that point is nullified).
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floydb1982

join:2004-08-25
Kent, WA

I started doing some reading and it seems like HDMI 1.4 does 1080p @ 120Hz and HDMI 1.3a only does 1080p @ 60Hz. Does that mean my new LED LCD 1080p/120Hz be limited to 1080p/60Hz or is that some sort of marketing gimmick???



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said by floydb1982:

I started doing some reading and it seems like HDMI 1.4 does 1080p @ 120Hz and HDMI 1.3a only does 1080p @ 60Hz. Does that mean my new LED LCD 1080p/120Hz be limited to 1080p/60Hz or is that some sort of marketing gimmick???

a large marketing gimmick.
Digital is digital.
Version is dependent on extra features, not picture quality or how fast frame rates are.
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said by IllIlIlllIll:

Version is dependent on extra features, not picture quality or how fast frame rates are.

Perfect description.
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reply to floydb1982

I would say ARC and 3D would be the only benefits for upgrading to HDMI 1.4 cables. But I didn't see where the Blu-Ray supports arc.

Because you made the investment in a new tv and Blu-ray, you might as well get newer cables. They are relatively cheap online anyway.
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join:2003-11-01
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reply to floydb1982

said by floydb1982:

I started doing some reading and it seems like HDMI 1.4 does 1080p @ 120Hz and HDMI 1.3a only does 1080p @ 60Hz. Does that mean my new LED LCD 1080p/120Hz be limited to 1080p/60Hz or is that some sort of marketing gimmick???

I might be mistaken but I don't think there are any 120 Hz sources. Anything around will be 24, 30 or 60 Hz so there is no point in getting a more expensive cable when your existing one will do fine as you have already been told.