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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable - 6.5 Feet (2 Meters) Supports 3D + Audio Return Channel [OLD MODEL]

4.4 out of 5 stars 888 customer reviews

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  • Ships in Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
  • One 6.5-foot-long (2.0 meters) high-speed HDMI cable
  • Connects your HDTV to your cable box, satellite dish, Blu-Ray player, and other source devices
  • Constructed with durable, black PVC outer layer; shielding; and corrosion-resistant, gold-plated connectors for optimal signal transfer
  • Distributed by Amazon; backed by one-year AmazonBasics warranty
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: AmazonBasics
  • Model Number: -

Product Description

Product Description

The AmazonBasics Ultra High-Speed HDMI Cable Braided can help you obtain the maximum performance from your latest high-definition electronic devices.

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.

Where's the version number?

   According to HDMI, version numbers reflect capabilities, but do not correspond to product features. In other words, HDMI does not require manufacturers to implement everything that HDMI can do. HDMI provides a menu of capabilities and allows the manufacturer to choose which of those features make sense for its product line.

   For example, if you want the new video features called Deep Color, look for Deep Color in the feature set rather than HDMI 1.3, the version of the specification that enabled Deep Color. Why? Because the version of the specification that enables Deep Color (1.3) does not mandate that Deep Color functionality be implemented.

   As a result, HDMI strongly recommends that consumers look for products with the features they want, rather than the version number of the HDMI components.

AmazonBasics HDMI cable (top) features dual-braided shielding to reduce interference and deliver a clean, crisp image vs, lower-quality cables (bottom).

High-quality, gold-plated connectors resist corrosion while offering optimal signal transfer for superb audio and video quality.
Compatible with 3D TV Technology
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

  • Supports 3D Content
  • Guaranteed 4K, 1440p, 1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, and 480i Resolutions
  • Supports Audio Return Channel
  • Supports Highest Refresh Rates Available
  • Supports Transfer Rates of Up to 340Mhz or 10.2gbps
  • Supports True HD Dolby 7.1 and DTS-HD Master Audio
  • HDCP Compliant

Backwards Compatible with Previous HDMI Standards
The cable is backwards compatible with all previous HDMI standards, so you'll be able to use this cable with all your HDMI devices. When you connect two devices with different HDMI standards, they will automatically find the best available connection.

Shielding and Gold-Plated Connectors for Signal Purity
This HDMI cable features shielding with a durable, black PVC outer layer. The shielding provides outstanding defense against outside interference and helps maintain the integrity and purity of the digital signal.

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.

AmazonBasics: Quality Products at Low Prices
AmazonBasics is a collection of consumer electronic "basics" created by combining quality and low prices for an overall focus on value.

Warranty and Helpful Hints
This cable is backed by an AmazonBasics 1-year limited warranty. To view the full AmazonBasics warranty, click here. If you are having trouble connecting your components with this cable, click here for the AmazonBasics HDMI Helpful Hints Guide.

What's in the Box
Quad-shielded High-Speed HDMI Braided (6.5 Feet / 2.0 meters) and warranty card.



  Plain Jacket Models
Braided Jacket Models
Flat Profile


HDMI

HDMI with Ethernet


HDMI

HDMI with Ethernet


Pivot-Head HDMI
Ethernet Capable      
4K x 2K Supported  
 
1080p    
3D Support

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

Product Information

Product Dimensions 72 x 0.5 x 0.5 inches
Item Weight 5.3 ounces
Shipping Weight 7.2 ounces
Manufacturer AmazonBasics
ASIN B001T9NUJE
Item model number -
Customer Reviews
4.4 out of 5 stars 888 customer reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #38 in Video Games > PlayStation 3 > Accessories > Cables & Adapters > Cables
#49 in Video Games > Xbox 360 > Accessories > Cables & Adapters > Cables
#1,751 in Electronics > Accessories & Supplies > Audio & Video Accessories > Cables & Interconnects > Video Cables > HDMI Cables
Date first available at Amazon.com October 15, 2008

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By Cthulhu #1 HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on October 1, 2009
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WHO NEEDS IT?

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.
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It seems like a review of an HDMI cable can't be written without arguing the philosophy of whether it's worth it to pay exhorbitant amounts of money for an A/V cable, or if a "cheap" cable will do the trick. Rather than reinvent the wheel I'll simply say that:

1) This cable is about $6 (and eligible for free Prime shipping)
2) Amazon offers a one year warranty
3) Amazon has an excellent returns policy

Given those items, what have you got to lose by giving this cable a try? If you aren't satisfied, return it and then spend the big bucks.

Having said that, I use it to connect my PS3 (i.e. my BluRay player) to my HDTV and my personal experience with this cable has been positive. The cable is sturdy and feels well-made, unlike some other $6 cables I have used in the past. The picture/sound quality meets my expectations and I could discern no problems whatsoever. Overall I am pleased enough that I will purchase the same cable again in the future. I also plan to give other Amazon branded cables a try as needed.
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I got an email from Amazon announcing their new line of AmazonBasics cables. They said that their goal was to make a high quality cable and sell it at a very reasonable price.

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.
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HDMI cables are notorious for being expensive. I assumed the prices were over inflated just because people who were plunking big bucks for a new, big,flat screen TV would be gullible enough to take the bate and overpay. Sadly, my theory was wrong. This Amazon cable cost about half of what I paid for one of similar length at Sam's Club. It is fine as long as your are not transferring fast video over a long distance. When I use the cable to connect my laptop to the Big Screen TV, surfing the 'net poses no problem. But when I try to play a DVD through the same laptop, the screen motion becomes jerky and fast moving objects "tear apart" momentarily. When I swap out the Amazon cable for the Sam's Club version, the problems disappear. There is a physical difference in the cables. The Amazon cable is pencil thin and supple. The Sam's Club cable is thick and chunky. Obviously the Sam's Club cable has more "stuff" inside. This can only be shielding. Bottom line? For SHORT distances (less than 6' and preferably 3'), the Amazon cable is fine. But if you are transferring video, you will need the costlier thicker version. I suppose the old adage "you get what you pay for" applies here.
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