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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 9.8 Feet (3 Meters) Supports 3D + Audio Return Channel
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- One 9.8-foot-long (3.0 meters) high-speed HDMI cable
- Connects your HDTV to your cable box, satellite dish, Blu-Ray player, and other source devices
- Constructed with durable outer PVC layer; shielding to minimize interference; and corrosion-resistant
- Distributed by Amazon.com. backed by one-year AmazonBasics warranty
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From the Manufacturer
The AmazonBasics Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable Braided can help you obtain the maximum performance from your latest high-definition electronic devices. Use this two-meter-long cable to connect your HDTV to your cable box, satellite dish, Blu-Ray player, and more, and experience quality audio and video (up to 1080p) from your home.
All current AmazonBasics HDMI cables support the latest HDMI compatible components and 3D TV functionality. The only element they do not currently support is Ethernet over HDMI.
Quality Picture and Sound
Backwards Compatible with Previous HDMI Standards
Shielding and Gold-Plated Connectors for Signal Purity
The cable also features gold-plated connectors that resist corrosion while offering optimal signal transfer with lower distortion at the point of contact. The result is sound and picture quality that is faithful to the original.
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What's in the Box
|Plain Jacket Models||Braided Jacket Models||Flat Profile|
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HDMI with Ethernet
HDMI with Ethernet
|4K x 2K Supported|
|Audio Return Channel|
|24K Gold Connector|
|Deep Color Supported|
|DTS, DTS-HD Master, Dolby Digital, |
& Dolby Digital True HD
|Copper Braided Shield||Single Layer||Single Layer||Dual Layer||Dual Layer|
|Aluminum Mylar Shield||Dual Layer||Dual Layer||Triple Layer||Triple Layer||Dual Layer|
|Bandwidth||10.2 Gbit/S||10.2 Gbit/S||10.2 Gbit/S||10.2 Gbit/S||10.2 Gbit/S|
Top Customer Reviews
As an electrical engineer I can tell you copper is copper. Unless Monster cable has coaxial wire for each signal line, which they don't because then the cable would be 10x larger than it is, then it's just copper wire inside a shield. There's still going to be crosstalk and capacitive coupling and all that stuff. All that "gas filled" stuff doesn't matter either. If you look at the mathematical equasions for the frequency response of an unshielded wire, you'd know none of this stuff makes any major difference.
The biggest thing to avoid, if you can, are ferrite cores on a cable. Ferrite cores are those black blob things that overmold the cable near one or both of the connectors. Ferrite cores act as high frequency filters and may cause signal degradation. They are typically used to comply with FCC laws and other regulatory bodies' radiated emissions laws. They add cost to the cable and typically degrade performance.
Regarding expensive cables, HDMI or otherwise, what no one asks is the most fundamental question - Why? Let's assume Monster cable isn't lying and they can provide 300 GHz bandwidth or whatever they claim. Why do you need a cable that outperforms so much? It's like owning a car that can go 1000 MPH but the speed limit is 55MPH. In my field, that's called "over-engineering" which equates to unnecessary additional cost, which is exactly the problem Amazon has solved by sourcing this simple low cost HDMI cable.
While I'm soapboxing, gold plating isn't necessary either. Silver is the best conductor, followed by Copper, and then Gold (third best).Read more ›
They have achieved that goal.
I ordered two of the six foot HDMI cables and on nine foot cable for about eight bucks each.
The cable came in a simple cardboard box with nothing but a twist tie aside from the cable (which is a good thing, I hate the plastic blister packs that cut your hands and unnecessary stuff in the box to go in the landfill).
The cable has a solid, quality feel to it. Nothing feels cheap or chintzy.
Connecting the cable between my TV and several compontents including my brand new Samsung Blu Ray player, the connection just worked every time.
For comparison purposes, I bought a $50 super delux, high end, will solve all the problems in your life (according to the sales guy) HDMI cable at Radio Shack. Connecting the AmazonBasics cable to the same Blu Ray player as the fancy cable I saw **NO DIFFERENCE**!
Looking into it I found out that HDMI is a standard that is run by an organization. In order for anyone to make an HDMI cable and put the HDMI logo on it (which the AmazonBasics cable does), the cable must be made to the HDMI organizations standards. So the group basically tells the companies how the cable must be made in order to be given the HDMI logo. The long and short of it is that cheap cable or expensive cable, it must work to the same standards in order to have the HDMI logo.
So, super fancy $50 cable gets thrown back across the counter to Radio Shack guy for return and AmazonBasics cable gets a new home in back of my entertainment center.Read more ›
This cable will work well with anything that supports HDMI 1.3x but it's built to comply with the higher HDMI 1.4a standard of which it is a PARTIAL implementation (no Ethernet). If what you need is a true HDMI 1.4x cable, then the one to get is that which is described as "HDMI with Internet" which adds the data channel and support for higher video resolutions.
You may consider this product if you have TWO devices that support the HDMI 1.4 standard such as TVs, receivers or Blu-ray players. For these, the cable will carry through HD images and will allow you TV to send audio data BACK to your receiver if so connected, therefore eliminating the need for one dedicated audio cable. This specific cable will probably NOT support HDMI 1.4 Ethernet feature. You may also consider this cable if you currently need an extra HDMI 1.3 cable but you are planning to to replace your existing equipment with some HDMI 1.4-ready hardware in the near future.
Unless either of the above is true, you will not need this cable and, given that the HDMI 1.4 standards aren't set in stone yet - this cable complies with the recently released HDMI 1.4a specs for 3D - you should be better off waiting for the dust to settle. Keep in mind that BOTH connected devices need to support the HDMI 1.4 standard for this cable to make a difference and that it is NOT possible to upgrade any existing equipment (TV, Blu-ray player) to support HDMI 1.4.
HOW GOOD IS IT?
On my equipment, this worked as well as any older HDMI 1.3x cable. It replaced an existing 'cheap' wire at the back of my entertainment center and, nothing unexpected happened. The picture on my TV was as beautiful as before.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Don't waste your money on brand name HDMI cables that cost you way more than you ever thought you wanted to spend. This AmazonBasics High Speed HDMI cable is all you need. Read morePublished 28 days ago by CR7
I've always kept a few of these on hand for connecting devices.
I like the hassle free packaging and I've never experienced any issues with these cables. Read more
Doesn't work well... If I move the TV even a centimeter, this jostles out of place and I have to readjust it! Wouldn't recommend...Published 2 months ago by alice