does HDMI chords come in different length sizes?

Hello and Good Afternoon Everybody

             I have a situation which I hope to be able to easily correct with my new AT&T cable tv setup.  Basically, I am needing an HDMI chord which is between 6 to 8 feet to interface the AT&T uVerse television receiver and the flat screen television.  Is it possible I can purchase an HDMI chord of such length?  Seeing that audio/video data travels via way of the HDMI chord, I also wonder if there will be a degradation in overall performance with an HDMI chord of that possible length.

             Any shared thoughts or insights will be greatly appreciated.  I look forward to receiving your feedback.

            Thank you

            George

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GMartinAsked:
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gheistCommented:
In Europe they come in 2m 5m and 10m lengths... From same source as in US...
There is no degradation in digital signal. Full HD needs HDMI v1.1, 4k needs HDMI 2.0
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
They come in many lengths.   No degradation in the standard lengths.    You can also get a Ultra Slim cable (Standard HDMI can be thick).

FYI,
http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025503&p_id=9889&seq=1&format=2

http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10240
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gheistCommented:
Authentic PS3 cables (HDMI 1.2) must be cheap nowadays, and they are well armoured against pets...
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
Hi George,

Yes, as already noted, you can get HDMI cords in a variety of lengths.

The high performance RedMere cables tailoreddigital linked to are excellent, but for such a short length a standard 28AWG HDMI cable with ferrites will work just fine, and is very inexpensive.

6 ft ($2.98):  http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3992&seq=1&format=2

8 ft ($3.71):  http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=4958&seq=1&format=2

10 ft ($3.99):  http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024008&p_id=3993&seq=1&format=2

You can buy HDMI cables up to 100ft, but for anything over 10 ft I'd use a thicker wire gauge (22 or 24) or a RedMere technology cable.
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gheistCommented:
price really depends on which bandwidth is needed.... If you have half-hd tv anything wil do... for 4K you need more care.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Afternoon Everyone,

              Thanks so much for your shared insights and resourceful links.  I am very happy to say I have this concern resolved.  While at Walmart the other night, I purchased a 25 foot HDMI cable.  It was a bit pricey at $59.00 plus tax, but, well worth the money.  I did not have any trouble interfacing the AT&T television receiver to the HDMI input connector of the flat screen television using this cable.

               Thanks again for your help.

               George
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello

           Just on a side note, I am not exactly sure I follow the distinction between half-HD tv and 4K.  At this point, I guess it does not matter that much seeing this issue is resolved.  If a followup can be provided with a comment or two about this distinction, it will be appreciated.  I am just curious about that for self-learning purposes.

          Thanks

          George
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gheistCommented:
It is about data bandwidth cable can sustain.
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tailoreddigitalCommented:
The cable i linked to will handle both HD and 4K.
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Gary CaseRetiredCommented:
George,

I'm sure the cable you bought at Walmart is fine, but keep in mind if you need cables in the future that cables are VERY high profit margin items for stores like WalMart, Best Buy, etc.

You can buy a high-quality 4k-rated cable that is likely better than what you bought for $13.55 at Monoprice (you indicated you only needed 8-10 ft);  or if you needed a longer one a 30' RedMere 4k-rated cable is $23.90.  

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10240&cs_id=1024004&p_id=3663&seq=1&format=2 

http://www.monoprice.com/Product?c_id=102&cp_id=10255&cs_id=1025507&p_id=9170&seq=1&format=2
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Afternoon

             Thanks everybody for your followups here.  With respect to the markup pricing of cables in retail stores, I obviously was not thinking about that.  Thank you for this tip Gary.  It certainly makes sense.  I originally desired getting a 15 foot HDMI cable but changed my mind when I saw the 25 foot one.  I simply wanted to make sure I had enough length because of the distance between the flat screen tv and the AT&T television receiver.   Since we will be hooking up one more television at some point, I will keep the links you gave for future reference.

               Many thanks once again for the great tips.

              George
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