Good HDMI cable

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  1. emperorsfist

    emperorsfist Ancient Guru

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    Hello,

    I'm looking for a good HDMI cable. Does anyone have a brand to recommend? I usually go for PremiumCord, but I thought that maybe someone has other to recommend. My monitor is only equipped with HDMI 1.4, but it suffices for my needs (1080p gaming with 4k downsampling). Thanks in advance!
     
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    386SX Maha Guru

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    Fiber can break.

    Just saying ... ;)
     

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    I'm aware (happened to me before...). My local retailers also have nylon variants.
     
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    Do not let them fool you. The fiber, the actual "cable", the optical string within the hull can break if you bend it to much.
    Nothing helps against that, except following fiber bending rules.
    You wont be able to spot it straight if the fiber is damaged, as the hull may not be damaged at all.
    I heard even dropping the cable may break it.
    Rule of thumb: never bend more than 90 degrees on a length of 50cm.
     
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