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Anybody use Amazon brand HDMI cables?

If yes, how do you like them?
Any problems?
What company makes there cables?
http://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-H...ds=hdmi+cables

I'm trying to decide between those and Monoprice HDMI cables.

Don't want to blow a lot of coin on cables, but I also want good quality.

Thanks in advance.

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I have both amazon and MonoPrice HDMI cables and no complaints with either.

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The general consensus is: HDMI cables either work or don't. They transmit data....0's and 1's.

Sure there are now 2nd and 3rd gen HDMI, bust as long as any signal gets through, it worx.

With that said, if a cable is poorly manufactured, it may fail at the connection end, come unfrayed, et al.

However, I don't think anyone has had any problems with Monoprice's HDMI.

For the record I am using two HDMI cabled from Biglots, that cost $5 each, that I bought about two years ago.

No problems yet...

Now if your device has ARC, or is super new, you may want to go with an HDMI 2 cable, but if it's an older device, the cable should not matter. YMMV.
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For 12ft or less, direct connection from source device to display, just about any cable is ok. If you are using an AVR, or ARC, or longer than 12ft, then at least go for Amazon or even monoprice redmere. I use ALL Amazon with Onkyo AVR to Sony Tv (nothing longer than 12ft), works perfectly fine. Longer runs you may start to see sparklies or colored snow in the picture. Then there's 4K to think about...
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I use Mediabridge myself, which can be purchased from Amazon or direct through the companies website. Good quality cables that have served me well.

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Just installed a 25 foot Amazon house brand this weekend for a Roku on the bedroom tv.

No issues at all.

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Hi, I had an amazon basics HDMI cable, and it's bad. Very bad. The cable has only been in my TV and Xbox/PS3 for about 1 month, and if you move it, green flickery lines go across the TV, and you have to have it in the right position all of the time. And tiny little spots flicker all of the time.
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Hi, I had an amazon basics HDMI cable, and it's bad. Very bad. The cable has only been in my TV and Xbox/PS3 for about 1 month, and if you move it, green flickery lines go across the TV, and you have to have it in the right position all of the time. And tiny little spots flicker all of the time.
Well have you tried replacing it? Amazon has a great warranty. You may just have a damaged cable. Or it's possible one of your HDMI jacks is defective or just dirty.

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I have an odd glitch with Redmere cables. My setup is DirecTV>Oppo103D>Samsung F8500>to Onyko via HDMI 3 (ARC) all with Redmere cables. When using a standard HDMI cable from tv via HDMI3 (ARC), and with Anynet CEC turned on, I have no problems and ARC works just fine. I can turn on and off the receiver with tv remote and I get sound. However, when I use a redmere cable the final leg, I can turn receiver off and on with tv remote, but get no sound. I even switch the ends of the cable, and still no sound. I know the cable work fine as I tested it with another device directly to tv. Does the redmere cable require both the video and audio to pass through, and not just the audio?
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Hi, I had an amazon basics HDMI cable, and it's bad. Very bad. The cable has only been in my TV and Xbox/PS3 for about 1 month, and if you move it, green flickery lines go across the TV, and you have to have it in the right position all of the time. And tiny little spots flicker all of the time.

Why didn't you simply return it? Or is it the hdmi ports on your equipment?

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Hi, I had an amazon basics HDMI cable, and it's bad. Very bad. The cable has only been in my TV and Xbox/PS3 for about 1 month, and if you move it, green flickery lines go across the TV, and you have to have it in the right position all of the time. And tiny little spots flicker all of the time.
Had the sparkles problem with my PS3. Tried many cables til I found one that worked. It is a no name brand with a clear jacket thru which you can see a braided shield. Many say all HDMI cables are the same, but not in my case.

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No prob's with Amazon Basics cable here the ends are a little bigger than I prefer in that it *could * stress an HDMI board connection I prefer the thinner type Monoprice N Egg etc or other HDMI cables at Amazon.
I have quite a few inexpensive sometimes less than $1.00 ft no name cables that work fine and do not stress or weight the connectors .
~ $1.00 a ft is all one should need for HDMI cable anything over that for passive HDMI is money in the toilet or useless bling !

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No prob's with Amazon Basics cable here the ends are a little bigger than I prefer in that it *could * stress an HDMI board connection I prefer the thinner type Monoprice N Egg etc or other HDMI cables at Amazon.
Everyone seems to think that Monoprice is the best value, when it comes to connectors.
Sure they pretty much give you the cables, but they nail you with shipping charges.

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Everyone seems to think that Monoprice is the best value, when it comes to connectors.
Sure they pretty much give you the cables, but they nail you with shipping charges.
you know what they say pays to shop around I usually buy from Amazon any way just not necessarily they basics
brand because the ends are 2 big for my preferences other than that no problem with them + I have a prime membership .

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No prob's with Amazon Basics cable here the ends are a little bigger than I prefer in that it *could * stress an HDMI board connection I prefer the thinner type Monoprice N Egg etc or other HDMI cables at Amazon.
I have quite a few inexpensive sometimes less than $1.00 ft no name cables that work fine and do not stress or weight the connectors .
~ $1.00 a ft is all one should need for HDMI cable anything over that for passive HDMI is money in the toilet or useless bling !
Just chiming in to reiterate what Tubetwister stated about the Amazon cables having a slightly larger end for an ultra snug fit. Makes for a great cable that you're plugging in and leaving alone, but if you regularly plug and unplug you may prefer monoprice.
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I would take the Amazon HDMI cables over Monsters any day of the week. They are very good.

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I would take audio quest cables any day of the week.
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I would take audio quest cables any day of the week.
why?

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why?
I bet the key word here is take and not buy. I would 'take' them too over my Monoprice cables. I might even be willing to pay one extra buck just for the snob factor.
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