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885 of 946 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Does what's expected, honest pricing, December 16, 2008
This review is from: Mediabridge HDMI Cable (6 Feet) - Supports 4K@60Hz - High Speed, Hand-Tested, HDMI 2.0 Ready - UHD, 18Gbps, Audio Return Channel, Ethernet (Part# 91-02X-06B ) (Electronics)
Just in case someone may feel guilty for not paying a lot more for, basically the same thing, let's look at our top of the line offer, Monster HDMI 1000HD Ultra-High Speed HDMI Cable (2 meters) and do a quick comparison.

This item supports the HDMI 1.3b standard which is almost as good as it gets (1.3c doesn't add anything special). Any HDMI 1.3 cable can carry up to 10.2 Gbit/s. Hmmm... I suppose the Monster is much better, right? Well... it "guarantees a certified cable bandwidth of 10.2" Okay, but the Monster also supports "x.v.Color, and Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD". It turns out that, all of the above, and more, are part of the HDMI 1.3 specs and they are fully supported by every cable that complies to the standard and can be had for about 90% less in the Mediabridge. The expensive brand presentation simply enumerates the HDMI 1.3 specs as if it being HDMI 1.3 compliant was a really big deal. It is not a big deal. Even a cable that costs 95% less is HDMI 1.3 compliant.

My suggestion: if you think that the proponents of the expensive brand have a point when they claim that their product is a lot more durable, buy TWO Media Bridge wires and still pay almost 80% less than you would pay for one of the expensive ones.

My personal experience: I've never paid 'a lot' for an HDMI cable because it makes no sense to pay more. I took home one of the 'expensive' ones once because the salesman promised to take it back if I wasn't amazed by the difference. It made zero difference and I returned it.

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The following are the HDMI 1.3 specs and all certified HDMI 1.3 cables (including Monster) are going to support them.

Maximum signal bandwidth (MHz) 340
Maximum TMDS bandwidth (Gbit/s) 10.2
Maximum video bandwidth (Gbit/s) 8.16
Maximum audio bandwidth (Mbit/s) 36.86
Maximum Color Depth (bit/px) 48

Maximum resolution over single link at 24-bit/px 2560×1600p75
Maximum resolution over single link at 30-bit/px 2560×1600p60
Maximum resolution over single link at 36-bit/px 1920x1200p75
Maximum resolution over single link at 48-bit/px 1920×1200p60

sRGB
YCbCr
8 channel LPCM/192 kHz/24-bit audio capability
Blu-ray Disc video and audio at full resolution
Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
DVD-Audio support
Super Audio CD (DSD) support
Deep Color
xvYCC
Auto lip-sync
Dolby TrueHD bitstream capable
DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream capable
Updated list of CEC commands (only on HDMI 1.3a,b,c)
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Initial post: May 17, 2009, 7:55:38 AM PDT
[Deleted by the author on Jan 6, 2011, 5:17:13 PM PST]

Posted on Jan 31, 2010, 8:48:10 AM PST
jtimberman says:
I keep seeing this review posted and it is not helpful. It is generic, not specific to the product being reviewed and doesn't actually review the product. It merely states some things about the HDMI spec. Thats great, but most people don't care, and those that do have already read the spec on their own, elsewhere.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 2, 2010, 7:28:19 AM PDT
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Posted on Apr 9, 2011, 7:04:46 AM PDT
John says:
The following is copied directly from Amazon's page for its equivalent AmazonBasics HDMI cable, and completely debunks your main point:

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.

Posted on Sep 18, 2011, 6:00:33 AM PDT
Mark C says:
This is not a review at all. Is the point here just to make a statement that the reader shouldn't pay alot for a cable? Its obvious the above HDMI specifications were just cut and pasted from the HDMI specs. The majority of them mean nothing to anybody and seem to serve no purpose other than just to make the "review" look or seem comprehensive. But these specs are not specific to this cable and any HDMI cable meets them. On top of that, and much WORSE, this "review" is posted on literally EVERY HDMI cable on Amazon. How can you have reviewed every single hdmi cable on Amazon? What's up with that?? Did you ever even actually see this product let alone use it? I couldn't help but notice the fancy "Amazon Vine". I don't think this is a real review. This seems like nothing more than a campaign to try to rack up helpful votes.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 16, 2011, 12:02:14 AM PDT
D says:
How can a manufacturer "impliment" ANYTHING into a cable such as your "Deep Color" example....its a friggin CABLE....it relays info from one point to another!!!

Posted on Oct 22, 2011, 6:31:52 AM PDT
Erin says:
I am looking into getting this and want to know if this is an adapter for connecting a laptop to my large screen hd tv?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2011, 12:32:28 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 5, 2013, 5:47:32 AM PDT
Hello from Mediabridge,

This cable will connect your laptop to your HD TV if your laptop has an HDMI port. Please check with your laptop manufacturer or retailer to be sure.

Thanks,
Mediabridge Customer Support
856-216-8222
support@mediabridgeproducts.com

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 25, 2011, 2:35:47 PM PDT
Erin says:
Thank you, your hlp is very appreciated.

Posted on Dec 10, 2011, 8:28:37 AM PST
CTW says:
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