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Struggling to find high speed premium cables available in my country (Italy)

Hi!

Can someone help me to find good premium high speed cables in amazon.it? There are some of brands, but I can't tell if they are good or not.

This is an example:

https://www.amazon.it/stores/node/15...eb_15844887031

They say that some of their cables are premium cables but hdmi.org doesn't list this brand as premium adopter and I can't find reviews.

I need some 2m cables and maybe a 5/7m cable.

Thanks

PS.: unfortunately monoprice premium cables are not available on amazon.it
PS2.: what do you think about amazonbasics cables?
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Hi!

Can someone help me to find good premium high speed cables in amazon.it? There are some of brands, but I can't tell if they are good or not.

This is an example:

https://www.amazon.it/stores/node/15...eb_15844887031

They say that some of their cables are premium cables but hdmi.org doesn't list this brand as premium adopter and I can't find reviews.

I need some 2m cables and maybe a 5/7m cable.

Thanks

PS.: unfortunately monoprice premium cables are not available on amazon.it
PS2.: what do you think about amazonbasics cables?
Premium High Speed HDMI cables can come from different mfrs. As long as the cable is marketed as Premium High Speed HDMI and the cables come with a QR label for authenticity you should be ok. Carefully read the product description and read ALL of the product description. Certification is only available for passive cables up to 25'. If you are trying to push 4k HDR then a Premium High Speed HDMI cable is what you want. The Amazon Basics cables are ok but they are not certified for the 18Gbps bandwidth which is what you need/want for 4k HDR. I've always used BJC Premium High Speed HDMI cables between 3' and 10' (1m to 3m) and never had any issues with 4k HDR and I'm sure they work just fine up to the mximum length. Do keep in mind that the closer you get to 25' 4k HDR can become finicky with passive cables.

I just looked at your link and even though I don't understand Italian, there are quite a few Premium High Speed Cables with the QR label so you should be ok. Cable mfrs come and go so HDMI.org is not going to be able to keep up with them so that's why all you need to do is look for the Premium designation and the QR label that you can scan and verify that the cable is authentic.

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Buongiorno! Amazon Basics stuff tends to be good and reasonably priced. For ordinary lengths and use, should be fine. For longer runs or other tricky situations, the only people I REALLY trust are
https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store...hdmi-cable.htm
but I don't know their availability in Italy. (What part of Italy are you located? Not Venice I hope?!?)
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(What part of Italy are you located? Not Venice I hope?!?)
I'm from Rovigo which is about 80 km south of Venice.
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Buongiorno! Amazon Basics stuff tends to be good and reasonably priced. For ordinary lengths and use, should be fine. For longer runs or other tricky situations, the only people I REALLY trust are
https://www.bluejeanscable.com/store...hdmi-cable.htm
but I don't know their availability in Italy. (What part of Italy are you located? Not Venice I hope?!?)
BJC (BlueJeans Cables) do in fact make excellent cables and as I said, I've used their Premium High Speed cables for quite a few years now without any issues at all. I have two HTS's with different devices but similar setups, and both worked just fine with the BJC cables. For runs over 20' or so, and 4k HDR, I'd recommend a hybrid fiber cable (Ruipro4k) because they receive the most positive results from actual users here on AVS. Unfortunately they are expensive but for long 4k HDR runs, the cost might be justifiable. They also work very well for runs less than 10' but are a bit of an overkill.

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BJC (BlueJeans Cables) do in fact make excellent cables and as I said, I've used their Premium High Speed cables for quite a few years now without any issues at all. I have two HTS's with different devices but similar setups, and both worked just fine with the BJC cables. For runs over 20' or so, and 4k HDR, I'd recommend a hybrid fiber cable (Ruipro4k) because they receive the most positive results from actual users here on AVS. Unfortunately they are expensive but for long 4k HDR runs, the cost might be justifiable. They also work very well for runs less than 10' but are a bit of an overkill.
BJC are not available here (you can find something, but for too high prices), so I decided to try GUARDIEN cables and... they are premium!!!

As soon as possibe I will post some tests! Thank you guys for the help.
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'They say that some of their cables are premium cables but hdmi.org doesn't list this brand as premium adopter and I can't find reviews' - very few cable 'Brands' actually manufacture cables, that is handled by specialists factories who OEM or ODM on behalf of the 'brands'.

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BJC are not available here (you can find something, but for too high prices), so I decided to try GUARDIEN cables and... they are premium!!!

As soon as possibe I will post some tests! Thank you guys for the help.
Just remember that the "brand name" of the cable doesn't matter. Any cable mfr can submit their cables to an ATC for testing and certification. What you need to look for is Premium High Speed HDMI cable designation and the QR label so you can check authenticity. Oops, I see Joe just basically said the same thing. Oh well, it bears repeating so there is no confusion.

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Just remember that the "brand name" of the cable doesn't matter. Any cable mfr can submit their cables to an ATC for testing and certification. What you need to look for is Premium High Speed HDMI cable designation and the QR label so you can check authenticity. Oops, I see Joe just basically said the same thing. Oh well, it bears repeating so there is no confusion.
I scanned the QR and the authenticity has been confirmed
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