Originally Posted by xgabrielx
I learned it in collage:
When you send/recieve DIGITAL DATA nothing less then 1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0- are send.
The only problem about the quality could be, that the cable is that bad, that the diference between the 1 and the 0 are no more noticable for the Firewire chip.
Like the SNR of a cable.
But if you buy standart firewire cable which is under 3m you are on the good side of things
lol. collage. And don't you mean, when you send/receive* (i before e, except after c) DIGITAL DATA nothing more* than 1-0-1-0-0-1-0-0- are sent* (not "send").
Sorry, I just had to point all that out.
But on the more serious side, I don't see why the fact that digital data consists entirely of 1s and 0s would decrease the need for quality cabling. Suppose shielding is bad RF interference occurs and creates noise. Or perhaps a low quality cable could result in a loss of signal integrity (sometimes 1s are replaced with 0s or vice versa, or digits are omitted). Also, it is not recommended that one uses over a 15 foot cable because after that length, there is often a loss of signal. I wonder if perhaps when you approach the 15 foot mark, a lower quality cable may start having issues slightly below 15 feet or at 15 feet, while a higher quality cable could retain the signal's integrity and strength at 15 feet or perhaps a slightly longer.
Just thoughts. I just didn't see the premise that all that is transferred through a firewire cable is 1s and 0s as necessarily leading to the fact that cable quality is of little importance, or of less importance than in cables that transmit different types of information.