VideosThe RGB HDMI cable ISN'T as dumb as you'd think… 9th February 2020 - by Jarvis - 50 Comments. Linus Tech Tips makes entertaining videos about technology, including tech reviews, showcases and other content. Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)
50 Comments on “The RGB HDMI cable ISN'T as dumb as you'd think…”
buy a normal hdmi cable and attach rgb lights to it, under $20 for a longer cable
What keyboard and mouse is that? Is that wireless?
there would be an rgb led in each end do those 4 cables may be from the power injector so if mhl is not accepted both ends get power from the micro usb and it my be a console port for the ic's at a guess
Actually you are right, It can be usefull to color code the cable, it is expensive to do it this way though… I got a 3 monitor setup running into multiple pipe to covert the cable, when I get a black screen I never know which one is the faulty one… I will start color coding the cable, but I will surely not get rgb cable since I already cover them to prevent them from dingling around
Or just buy a coloured cable
I'll be honest, I thought this was the dumbest think going when bitwit reviewed it. I hadn't considered using it to trace from one end to the other in a rat's nest of cables though. That could be genuinely useful. That said, as I'm not made of money, I'm still probably just going to label my connectors on cheap cables anyways.
Anyone know the TV model?
“Now we need to game on it.”
Which HDMI cable support 144hz?
fiber optic filaments are NOT expensive. 😛
"Cool!"… A second later, "Ridiculous!"
Linus Smash Cable Tips
Genuinely curious.. but I have two different hdmi cable on hand.. and one of them gives me a very grainy picture. Ppl all say hdmi either works, or doesn't. So why the grainy picture?
Linus bending the fiber optic cable… every network engineer watching – biting their nails in terror
It's not even a digital led strip. This is a joke.
linus this is world class money wasteing. There are colored HDMI cable in existance or colored tape to mark cables. Or the money wasteing way, what if you don't use HDMI but have display port?
Anyone know what that case with the lights down the front is?
what is that lapdesk?!
RGB displayport cable when?
stares in horror as linus rips open a fiber cable
Thermal griz–skip 10 seconds
the link doesnt work sadly to buy one
One of the coolest Pc things I will probably never own haha.
9:43 I see someone has been learning from Big Clive's school of taking electronics apart.
Linus: This thing is pretty cool…
Also Linus: Smashes thing open with a hammer…
Fibre may or may not be quicker but over 10 feet you would need a nuclear weapons grade lab to measure it Also that does not take into account the fibre to copper conversion at each end which is going to eat speed
Yes, yes it is!
i wonder if you might want to just grind the plastic casing on stuff off with a dremel tool, instead of hammering stuff all the time
lol you can get a fiber optic hdmi cable on amazon for $40 youre paying $50 for rgb
People buy hdmi cables? Don’t they just throw a handful in with every tv and game station? I literally have a box of them at home and bins upon bin at work.
What case is that at 7:40 ?
Soon we will see HDMI/DP cables with long, thin OLED screens on them that can show animated gifs.
It’s as dumb as we think, and this is just an ad. It’s a digital signal, and there’re no ICs inside the cable involving the signal(unlike Apple cables). So the cable quality doesn’t matter. “They’re being honest” doesn’t mean that the product is not stupid.
When the title said RGB HDMI cable, I though it was an "RGB to HDMI" cable which would have been impressive as RGB is an OLD analog "signal". Could be great for someone who still has some betamax equipment. If that person was still alive.
I wish I would've know about Directional HDMI cables. was troubleshooting a laptop connected to a projector for a Air Force Wing level Commanders Call (think the whole base) after 15 minutes of troubleshooting some guy walks by, see sources and display on the cable and I died a little.
Half of Us already died inside anyway
I don't get the infatuation with RGB lighting.
Does it make you a better gamer or create a more productive work environment?
RGB RGB. Boom. One million dolar idea
Can we get an RGB DiaplayPort cable?
oh wow ps2 lighting port come back and ps3 and xbox lol
Actually an rgb HDMI is one of the least ridiculous rgb ideas
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Got me one, I love it! Fixed all my frame rate, black out and lag issues. Definitely made my pro come to life.
Built in black bars
I have kids I've gone through 8 HDMI cables because of them. I'm buying the cheap shit
What's the point of an RGB HDMI cable if you're not going show it around? You can't really show the connection parts because they're connected to stuff and so you have to use the weaker middle part
And Linus' RGB addiction continues… There is no way I would spend that kind of money on a friggin video cable…sorry. I have a $20 HDMI cable on my 4k tv that I have been using for years with no lag and no video artifacts.
I got an add of you
As an actor