Top critical review
Not a great experience for me.
on December 3, 2015
I bought this because its amazing price and its amazing reviews.
Don't let this review represent the seller or their products as a whole--I think mine just happened to be a bad cable.
I needed an HDMI cable for my new HP monitor to hook up to my MacBook Pro 2015. I was temporarily using my housemates cable and everything was fine. Since I needed to return his cable, I bought this one to take its place. Unfortunately, when I plugged it in, all I got was a 'check video cable' error on my monitor. I read other reviews and Q&A's on the product and saw that some people suggested switching which end goes to the MacBook and which end goes to the monitor. I tried swapping it around but it still gave me the same error. I tried all sorts of things like restarting the computer, the monitor, video settings...etc.
I had my housemate try to cord to see if it was maybe my monitor or computer's issue. When he plugged it into his HP laptop and Acer monitor, it would only work if the monitor was restarted (it wouldn't recognize it right away). SO, I had to order a new HDMI cable. My housemate was kind enough to temporarily use my faulty one (since it worked if he restarted his monitor every time he turned on his computer) and let me use his until my new one comes in.
Didn't work with my MacBook and HP monitor. Works but not-so-well with my housemate's HP laptop and Acer monitor.
I gave it a 2/5 since it kind of works sometimes but not in all situations and with all products.
Again, probably just a bad cable. The other reviews were very promising.