Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 41
Rated 5 out of 5Â by OlyVapes POSITIVE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPECS ON BOX AND TRUE CAPABILITIES
Works for 1080p!!!
No significant differences between the "standard", "Deluxe" and "Premium" versions of these cables. Read full review to see why.
The package states it only works for 720p and 1080i (30 frames per second instead of the 60 frames per second available with 1080p). I can assure you that the data rate capabilities on this cable are sufficient for the 60 fps available with 1080p video sources. I've connected this to the graphics card on my computer and tested both the 1080i and 1080p settings using a site called TestUFO. The results show that the cable is capable of 1080p.
The description of the product on the Home Depot website says that these cables are also capable of 3D and 4k signals. I have not tried either of these as I do not have a TV that is capable of displaying either of these. The package does not say anything about these capabilities.
The bottom line: All HDMI cables are basically the same now. 1080i doesn't really exist anymore for displays, so manufacturers have no reason to keep separate stocks in their warehouses. They simply change the plastic connectors on the end and sometimes wrap the wires differently, but they cables do the same job.
Based on the product description on the Home Depot website, these cables are capable of: 1080p, 3D and 4k signals. Home Depot also states that these cables support up to 10.2Gbps data rate. The box states that the cables have built in Ethernet (100 Mbps) as well. Based on these combined specs, it appears that this is a HDMI 1.4 cable. Check out the following page from the official HDMI organization website.
Some reviews state that these cables do not have an audio return channel. This is not true, and in fact impossible. The official HDMI onganization website states that "All HDMI cables will support Audio Return Channel functionality when connected to Audio Return Channel-enabled devices." I can only assume that the display or device being connected to is were not configured properly, or the cable was defective for that customer.
Hope this helped someone out. I was seriously considering spending $15 on a single "Deluxe" 6 foot cable from Home Depot because I was worried it would not support 1080p. Happy that I took the chance and actually tested it out and did some digging on the official HDMI organization site, and happy that I looked at the product description on the Home Depot site which describes broader device support than the box does.
January 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by John Great product value priced
It was nice to have a 2 pack with different lengths.
January 14, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by RednexToyz Quality without the High Cost
Good, quality image without the high cost. Color coded makes hook-up easier when running multiple cables. The little 90Â° connector has been a lifesaver in tight spots; behind the tv.
June 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by gadtchdgr EXCELLENT value
Found this on sale MUCH cheaper than other retailers. They charge more for only ONE HDMI cable.
August 21, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Taminar Very Disappointed in these Cables
I bought this two-pack during Black Friday 2012. I tried to use the longer one once, to hook my laptop to my TV to try to play internet video from a website. Quality was extremely poor, when I could get it to work. I blamed the video card in my laptop and my wireless router for the problem.
Two weeks ago, I bought my first 3D TV and hooked it up to my 2-year-old 3D Blu-ray player using the longer cable. We had intermittent video and audio problems, then the TV stopped recognizing the player. I tried in a different HDMI port, and it worked for a little while. I tried the shorter cable, and it worked for a few days, but now it's back to "no signal" and sometimes a red staticky screen where I can occasionally make out the picture behind it. I was ready to blame my older player or a compatibility issue between the player and TV (different brands), but after reading the other reviews, I'm convinced it's the cable.
A lot of tech sites will tell you that cheap cables are just as good as expensive once, but I don't believe that's the case. Or at least, not all cheap cables are created equal. Don't waste your money on these.
December 22, 2013