Reply to post: Re: you wouldn't use a cat 5 patch lead and expect 10Gb/s performance

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Holmes

Re: you wouldn't use a cat 5 patch lead and expect 10Gb/s performance

HDMI is a digital* protocol and the performance of the link can be (and often is) measured in the analog domain**. Different materials will yield 'good enough' for various lengths of 'good enough'.

* One of my favourite sigs from many years ago (and still valid today) is "There is no such thing as a digital signal; EMC testing proves this daily".

** A signal is only really 'digital' at the protocol / determination layer (Signal above / below some set of thresholds).

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