[QUOTE=stinman47;2161821]The rocketfish did not perform well because it let in interference from the other wires…
Also this hole in the wall is near a electric wall outlet which is where the strip is plugged in for the xbox and the Onkyo receiver.
…The only difference was the Rocketfish did not have the bright colors and the clarity that the Belkin and the monster(mid-range not their high end) cables had.
The Rocketfish had a metallic gray looking cover surrounding the wire.I believe it was letting in interference as the others were coated in rubber.[/QUOTE]
HDMI = Digital = Either works completely, or doesn’t work at all … there is no shade of grey here.
The commonly accepted separation between signal cables and power cables is 150mm (6inches)
Once again, it’s a digital signal it either works fully, or doesn’t. Difference in colours can only be a matter of perception, or change in calibration on either the player or the Television. There can be a big difference among analogue cables, but not digital.
The thin grey substance around cheap wires is just thin rubber.
Rubber is an insulator to stop electrical contact & hence electricution - it doesn’t actually stop any random electro-magnetic noise from outside sources. Shielding will do this - usually a metallic film/sheet of some sort.