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I had handshake issues with several different brands of hdmi cables between my yamaha and marantz avr's with my samsung tv using arc.

I use bluejeans hdmi cable now and no more handshake issues. obviously if it works it works, but something must be different in my case as the previous hdmi cables had problems and the new one doesnt.

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Aurum Ultra Series off of Amazon - so far I cannot tell a difference from what the Best Buy guy told me wouldn't work.
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Using iCan (Canadian company) 1.4 HDMI cables and seem to work wonderfully so far!
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No offense, but discussing the brand of an HDMI cable is the most useless thing ever.
Well depends why one discusses it for. Of course, it is all digital, so it works or not..but there will always be people that will pay more just for better looking stuff. Or for stuff that will have bigger chance to work 100%, just to avoid wasting time on returns and so on.
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Usually the cheapest one I can find in the store, no issues so far.
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I have had issues with older HDMI cords but not for several years now. Mostly involving networking issues between game consoles and my television.
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I've had good luck with Monoprice Luxe cables. They seem to run long distances without many problems.
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Amazon Basics

I bet monoprice has some cheap ones too

I've never bought one of their hdmi cords but they tend to be very competitive with Amazon Basics
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I hear you. I was just curious. Hdmi is hdmi.
I used the one that came with my vizio for the tv and the one provided by playstation for my PS4 never any issues as of yet!
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Monster Cables..had them for over 10 years no problem so far
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Just cheap unbranded one from Amazon, works great for 2 years.
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Just cheap unbranded one from Amazon, works great for 2 years.
Completely disagree w/ this. If you run these, then you just kicked your system up a few notches:

https://www.amazon.com/AudioQuest-Di...ds=hdmi+cables

One of the better reviews:

"I decided to pull the trigger and purchase this cable because my Samsung 85 inch 4k HD 3D TV ($40,000 if you are curious, fantastic TV, only had to re-finance my house 4 times and sell a kidne. I only need one so why not right?) just wasn't getting the best with its supplied cable.
When the product arrived, which it did so in a timely manner (2 days 4 hours 26 minutes 41 seconds) I was surprised at how superb the packaging was. When I released it from its restraints I gently plugged the cable into the required ports.
This is where I was amazed. The picture looked better than it had before which was already fantastic. Now I could literally touch the characters and feel their pain and happiness in movies (this became a problem in several war movies as my wife took 3 rounds to the chest and in the arm, don't worry she is in ICU being patched up). The audio sounded like that of a cascading waterfall while an ocestral symphany played Beethoven's 7th. I shed tears just thinking about it.
Now the reason I am giving it an average 3 stars is because of one major issue that may be ,to others, a deal breaker. After 2 weeks of enjoyment the Samsung TV I mentioned earlier and my blue ray player both absorbed the power of this cable to the extent they transformed into fighting robots and have destroyed my beloved house. I am now living in my parents house and lost all my possessions."
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Another vote for Monoprice.

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Monoprice for me as well. Not just HDMI....i think every wire/cable in my HT setup is from Monoprice.

I use one of their Luxe Series (25ft) for HDMI to Projector and then some Premium Ultra Slim High Speed of various sizes(3-6ft) elsewhere.
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Monoprice, there is zero difference between a $3 dollar monoprice vs. $80 dollar Monster/other over priced brand.

When my home theater was installed, my installer only uses the high end brands, I let him put in one, I asked him to use my monoprice for my second run to the projector, there is zero difference between the two.

If an installer or anyone tells you different, either they are misinformed, or its because of the large profit margins they make on the stuff. I used to have access to getting the wires etc. at cost, the markup on Monster etc. is insane.
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No offense, but discussing the brand of an HDMI cable is the most useless thing ever.
Just a note to debunk this. We had some Mediabridge cables and noticed the colors looked washed out, the reds looked a bit like dried blood. This wasn't subtle or a matter of a "veil being thrown over" to use audiophile language. My wife and kids saw it. We swapped them out with Amazon Basics and the colors looked appropriately vivid. Yes I know, that's not possible. But it is.

Also I would never buy Monster if they are still in business, it falls apart.
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Just a note to debunk this.
There is nothing to debunk - it's simple, digital fact... A properly constructed, non-defective cable will have zero difference in image/sound quality.

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We had some Mediabridge cables and noticed the colors looked washed out, the reds looked a bit like dried blood. This wasn't subtle or a matter of a "veil being thrown over" to use audiophile language. My wife and kids saw it. We swapped them out with Amazon Basics and the colors looked appropriately vivid. Yes I know, that's not possible. But it is.
Put the Mediabridge cables back in place and see if you recreate the issue. Otherwise, without knowing what else was touched or what you actually saw, there is nothing to go on...

But regardless of what you saw (or believed you saw), it's not because of any differences in the cables. You might have changed inputs (and therefore TV settings), hit a firmware bug in the TV, or perhaps had a defective cable that caused something flaky with EDID settings.

Not possible == not possible.

I've had friends who had an issue with an HDMI connection, and they swapped it out for a stupid-expensive cable which "fixed their issue". Yeah, unplugging the cable and re-seating it might have done the same thing. Perhaps the cable was defective or corroded - swapping out another $3 cable would have "fixed" it just as well as a $100 one...
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I run Monoprice cables. No need to pay more for HDMI.
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Ruipro hdmi cable...I needed 45 feet, and the cheap ones won't push a 4K signal at that lenght. Cables quality at <10' is pretty trivial, but for long runs it actually matters. I tried one generic from amazon and 2 from monoprice before I gave in and spent the big $$$

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I need a 30 ft long cable to run from my player to an outdoor projector set-up. It's a 1080p source and projector with some 3D films on occasion. I'm looking at the Monoprice ones but not sure if I need active or passive at that length?
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Just a note to debunk this. We had some Mediabridge cables and noticed the colors looked washed out, the reds looked a bit like dried blood. This wasn't subtle or a matter of a "veil being thrown over" to use audiophile language. My wife and kids saw it. We swapped them out with Amazon Basics and the colors looked appropriately vivid. Yes I know, that's not possible. But it is.



Also I would never buy Monster if they are still in business, it falls apart.
I feel screenshots of the offending picture and corrected picture with a different HDMI cable being the only change would lend more credibility to your example. If the kids could see it then surely we videophiles can.
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I need a 30 ft long cable to run from my player to an outdoor projector set-up. It's a 1080p source and projector with some 3D films on occasion. I'm looking at the Monoprice ones but not sure if I need active or passive at that length?
I've never had any issues with passive HDMI at 30', used monoprice and amazon basics. If you go to 4K then you might have issues, but for 1080p you'll be fine with monoprice.
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For 4k HDR runs up to 20'-25', Premium High Speed HDMI cables (with QR label). They can be from any mfr as long as they are labeled as Premium High Speed HDMI and come with the QR label for authenticity. For runs over 20'-25', hybrid fiber cables from Ruipro (Ruipro4k).

For 1080, practically any well made High Speed HDMI cable will do. At 30' preferably an active cable but passive may work as well.

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