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Does inexpensive = cheap? Not always but Time = Money.
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.