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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters) Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K and Audio Return
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on September 4, 2011
I bought two of these cables for our new Bluray player and cable box. The one connected to out cable box worked with no issues. The one to our Blueray player started loosing the connection a few months after purchase. It would only happen a few times but steadily became more frequent. In addition to the black screens we would also get a lot of choppiness while watching DVDs. Switching the cables seemed to help a bit but the choppiness continued.
I purchased replacement HDMI cables from another online retailer after recommendations from several of my coworkers. Not only did I get stouter cables which were also longer and cheaper than the Amazon cables but we are now able to watch DVDs with absolutely no loss of picture and sound or choppiness.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on July 18, 2011
I purchased a previous version of this item, before Ethernet/3D capabilities, feeling that coming from Amazon and being cheap is a great deal.

Well, it worked fine for about 6 months, maybe a bit more, but recently (about a month ago) I noticed that occasionally the TV would go black and lose signal for a few seconds during gaming or watching videos on my PS3, but always quickly came back. I thought nothing of it, but a few weeks later it started happening more frequently. Now, a few days ago, the TV went black showing the "no signal" screen and never turned back on. I wiggled on the cable thinking it might be a loose connection, and to my surprise the signal came back. But a few minutes later, it did the same thing.

So then I tried hooking it up to my laptop and it wouldn't even recognize the TV output. Removed it altogether, hooked it back up, and nothing, it was officially dead.

So I tried a different HDMI cable (non-Amazon branded) and have been using it without issues on both my PS3 and laptop, which discards any problems with my devices.

So I'm not sure what might've caused this cable to die all of a sudden. I did frequently unplug and plug it, so maybe the contacts wore off?

Apart from that, the cable itself was great. The picture was crystal clear as with any other HDMI cable. It was a bit stiff, but that didn't bother me too much.

Even though it was cheap, I'm not sure I'll buy another Amazon-branded HDMI cable, as there are plenty of cheap alternatives out there.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on February 14, 2014
Thankfully Amazon has a pretty good return and replace policy when it comes to their self-branded line of products because the first HDMI cable I purchased from them broke almost immediately. Since it only cost a few bucks, I opted to return the cable and was shipped a new one that, so far, is working.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on January 10, 2014
Only one of the two cables that I received works. Have tried it in multiple places, and the one cord works fine, but the other is a lemon. Not worth returning both since the one works.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 26, 2013
Cables are cables, right? Well... HDMI is a technology involving transmitting both audio and video in high quality, in either direction, which apparently requires quality materials and production. I've purchased these reasonably-priced cables in the past, and right away noticed issues like intermittent flashes on my screen. Wasn't sure as to the source at first; was it my tuner, my blu-ray player, my newly-purchased screen? After describing the problem to a sales rep at an electronics retailer, he said it sounded like the cable itself, and that quality mattered in this case. I bit the bullet and bought a $30 6-foot cable from that store; lo and behold, no more flashes! Later I picked up an HDMI hub for multiple sources, and not wanting to fork out $30 for extra needed cables, went on a hunch that maybe I had just gotten a glitchy item before and ordered these cheaper cables again. Not only did I notice flashes, but actual 1-3 second drop outs of both audio AND video! Back to the store I went for another more pricey 6-footer -- problem solved.

These budget cables are indeed an attractive prospect for people wanting to save money. But I bought my high def home theater system for performance as well as quality. Some might be willing to endure intermittent glitches in the interest of saving about $20, but to me that downgrades the viewing experience, and I'll gladly shell out a few more clams to avoid mystery flashes and dropouts. At least this was a relatively inexpensive experiment... but I'll be avoiding these cables in the future.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2013
Ordered several. Had to exchange one defective and concerned I have at least one more defective. My television loses audio signal occasionally when connected with this cable. I swapped out with my old cable that Dish Network provided for free that appears cheaply made but works better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 27, 2015
Just had my family rm painted and am reconnecting our plasma TV to cable & DVD. Just for the heck of it & need to buy another cable,I decided to test out 2 different HDMI high speed cables. One is this AmazonBasics I bought 6mo ago, and the other is from Monoprice, Ultra Slim Active High Speed w/ RedMere Tech. I did the test using cable tv (staying on same channel & program). The Monoprice won hands down, without question. The picture was clearer, in fact the Amazon cable made the picture a little fuzzy in comparison.
FWIW I am not an A/V person, and grateful for HDMI cables, it's only one wire I have to deal with. Anyway....I was a little surprised, the Amazon cable is thicker, having more heft. I now assume that size doesn't matter in this instance.
I will be ordering my next cable from Monoprice. Also, this Monoprice cable is thin & more flexible making it far easier to deal with in tight spaces. I just checked and the price on their 6' cable is $14.05, and comes in different colors-black, white, or red. Also, this cable is directional-one end reads, TV the other end reads, Source.
I will next perform the test on our DVD player, hoping it won't make a difference since I don't like wasting money, adding to pollution & land fills.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on March 20, 2015
Summary: Consider how long it takes to wire up your AV setup and then ask if you want to be one of the 100's of customers that had to spend hours trouble shooting and replacing these cables when they prove to you why they cost so little (take a look at some of the 1-2 star reviews).

Details: Ordered the (3) pack in Nov 2014, as of Mar 2015 only (1) still works properly. Initially they all worked great. The problem I get is random white and black "pixelization" (if that's even a word). Essentially the TV screen will show single white or black pixels, in random areas throughout the tv screen. I have a TV, BDVD, Directv, AppleTV, AVR, 2 Zones of speakers, and sub al in built in entertainment center. So trouble shooting components and replacing cables is a weekend task that takes a lot of time. Try spending hours on the phone with all your component mfg's, only to find out that the problem is your HDMI cables. Too bad as I had a temporary set up that required a 25 foot HDMI (I used Amazon Basics there and it is still a great cable...its actually my temporary fix to the defunct 3' Amazon Basics HDMI). Maybe I got a bad lot? I've got other Amazon Basics products that are great, but these have not proved to be reliable in my case.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on July 30, 2014
I was so happy to purchase a decent HDMI cable for a reasonable price. The gold plated connectors also turned me on. Unfortunately after 6 months, something must have deteriorated. I had some external monitor flickering issues and after a lot of testing around, found it was the HDMI cable that was the culprit. I've since bought a more expensive brand name HDMI cable and no problems since. In the end, I could have bought another AmazonBasics HDMI cable since it's basically the same price to buy three, for the price of one more expensive brand name. p.s. The gold plated nonsense is a gimmick. The actual connections happen with the pins inside the connector. :)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 1, 2014
These cables are fine if you just need a simple HDMI cable for the aging DVD player, but if you're using anything that requires HDCP enabled, such as Apple TV or PS4, these won't cut it. These are exactly what they appear to be: Cheap, low cost HDMI cables. If I could go back and do everything over again, I would spend the extra money for a high quality cable. Now, every time I go to turn on the Apple TV or play Playstation, I get an error message that HDCP is not enabled and I have to play around with the cable in order to get everything to work properly. Not worth the $$$ savings.
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