Are all HDMI Cables Created Equal?
There is a lot of hype about HDMI cables. There is a lot of debate over whether expensive HDMI cables will give you a better picture. So, what’s the truth? When you have invested in an endzone camera, whether it’s a Hi pod, Sport Scope, or Hi Rise Camera, you don’t want to risk getting poor quality video footage for the sake of spending money on an HDMI cable. At Hi Rise Camera, we believe that quality should come at a reasonable price. That’s why we only use high quality parts. But, we don’t use unnecessarily expensive parts. HDMI cables for endzone camera systems are not all the same. Here’s why you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for endzone camera system HDMI cable, but you do need to buy a good quality cable.
HDMI Cables – 10 X the Price Does Not Equal 10 X the Picture Quality
If you walk into a retail store and ask for an HDMI cable, they will be quick to push the very expensive ones. In fact, in some stores, the price of an HDMI cable as much as the price of some video equipment. The truth is that you don’t need to pay hundreds of dollars for a good quality HDMI cable. Consumer magazines, like Which, have proven that the high-priced HDMI cables do not provide better picture quality than the reasonably priced ones.
Very Cheap HDMI Cables Can Cause Problems
At the other end of the scale, very cheap cables could be a false economy. Price may not be indicative of picture quality, but it does make a difference in durability. Cables that are used with endzone video systems are going to get a lot of use. They are likely to be plugged in and unplugged frequently. Very cheap HDMI cables won’t last as long. They will be more prone to damage. Quality control will also be less stringent with cheap cables. You might find that a very cheap HDMI cable has manufacturing flaws in it that will impact on the picture quality.
Features to Look for When Buying an HDMI Cable
You do need to check that the HDMI cable you are buying is suitable for your intended use. There are five different types of cables. They are; standard, standard with Ethernet, standard automotive, high speed and high speed with ethernet. There are also different types of connectors. So, you will need to check the specifications of your equipment before you buy an HDMI cable.
When buying an HDMI cable for use with an endzone camera system, there are several basic features to look for. The first thing to make sure is that the cable is a high-speed HDMI cable. High speed HDMI cables transmit video resolutions up to 1080p or 4K. They provide a rich color pallet and high-quality images. The flexibility and weight of the cable is also important. Especially when the cable is going to be used with an endzone camera. To minimize noise and static, you should look for HDMI cables that have gold-plated connectors, bare copper conductors, and foil and braid shielding.
If you are buying an HDMI cable to use with your Hi pod, Sport Scope, or Hi Rise Camera endzone video, you don’t need to spend a fortune. But, don’t buy the cheapest one you can find in a supermarket. Get a top-quality HDMI cable at a reasonable price instead.