Bad effects of coiling up HDMI cable


If I have a long HDMI cable, can I coil it and try to hold it in place by means of an electrical tape?

My current setup is such that I only need about 60 cm of wire to connect my monitor to my macbook pro. But when I look for cables to buy I cant find any cable less than 120 cm in length (4 feet).

Best Answer

It won't be an issue to coil HDMI cable up. It won't cause signal deterioration.

Rule of thumb is to always use a shortest cable possibly needed for your application. This will save you from issues like signal loss, interference, etc.

HDMI is shielded digital connection and error correction is taken care by DSP / Micros.