Rated 2.5 out of 5 by 8
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Lauren11 WARNING - Directional cable
I had this cable run in my addition by the electricians before I drywalled. It turns out it's directional (it only works in one direction) and the electricians must not have known that, because when my addition was finished and I plugged in my tv, it didn't work. I didn't read the instructions (I just handed them the package, unopened) and I guess they didn't read the instructions either. Who reads the instructions that come with an HDMI cable anyway? Nobody.
The "in" and "out" is only faintly stamped on the ends (not obvious) so unless you read the instructions, you wouldn't know there is a right and wrong way to install it. Never heard of an HDMI cable being directional.
There should be some kind of warning right on the front of package, or clearly marked ends, especially for such a long cable that is likely going to be fished through someone's wall (which is hard to change later!)
I bought another identical one, used a fishing wire in the attic to run it the other way and it worked fine. $200 later...
Home Depot brand products definitely could be labeled more clearly.
November 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by John Make sure you observe the directionality of this cable
This product is not just a cable; it has some kind of line driver chip, receiver chip or loading coils built into it and it does not work if you have it connected backwards. Otherwise it seems to work just fine.
September 11, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JimboJones great cable
I put two of these cables in the wall for my new 4k TV and was able to send up scaled 2160p from my blue ray player even though the cable is only rated for 1080p.....My HTPC also can output 2160p...great cable
January 8, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by SavyTechDude RETURN OR DONT BUY!
Bought 2 of them. neither one worked and was well aware of the directional aspect.....
January 11, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bernie Re: Make sure you observe the directionality of this cable
Absolutely correct John !! I've never seen such a thing as a/v cables being directional (input/output specific) !
Be these are that's for sure !!
If you have no video and you've checked everything else. Check to see if you have this cable plugged in correctly.
March 16, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by GotWhatIPaidFor Doesnt Last
I didn't want to pay the outrageous prices for a "name brand" HDMI cable so I picked up two of these. The cables are directional and labeled in and out, no problem, but the connectors on the end don't seat solidly in the TV or receiver so they loose the signal and have to be jiggled or disconnected and reconnected every time I want to use them.
September 18, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by katyemae Did not work
I am aware that signal degrades over the length of a cable, but this one didn't even allow a picture to show up. Just got a black screen. It was run through the plaster wall to the basement and back up again behind my tv. 50 ft of a cable this quality doesn't seem to be a good idea. I returned it and went with a higher quality 25 ft cable (same price). Now my picture is gorgeous. I was definitely disappointed that this product didn't work though because we put it into the wall before testing it (user error!).
December 10, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Joey Worked for a litle while
This is a directional HDMI cable, with chip controllers to process the signal. Construction seems fairly robust. When I installed the cable it worked fine but stopped working after about two weeks.
June 25, 2014