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4.6 out of 5 stars
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable, 6 Feet, 1-Pack
Length: 6 Feet|Style: 1-Pack|Change
Price:$6.99+ Free shipping with Amazon Prime

on September 18, 2016
I am going to keep this review short and sweet. I saw many reviews referencing these cables not being able to handle 4K HDR or support 4:4:4 chroma at 60Hz. While I cannot speak for the configurations of other users, I can confirm the following:

Using this cable on a Samsung KS8500, I can confirm that this cable supports:

UHD 4K HDR Content
4K 30Hz 4:4:4
4K 60Hz 4:4:4

I am attaching a picture of the chroma test as well. The bottom two lines are perfectly visible using this cable.
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on January 18, 2016
Please do not waste your hard earned money on overpriced HDMI cables in the name of picture or sound improvements. I currently am using these AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI cables to connect our Yamaha v379 AV receiver to other HDMI enabled devices that link back to our 4K Samsung Smart TV and these have performed flawlessly.

HDMI cables come in four types: Standard-speed --> Standard-speed with Ethernet --> High-speed --> High-speed with Ethernet. Since High-speed cables are so cheap (e.g these AmazonBasics cables), there really isn't any point of getting Standard-speed anymore. On the other hand, as most HDMI devices today can't receive Ethernet over HDMI, High-speed HDMI cables are really all you need.

** Some numbers **

Standard-speed HDMI cables are rated up to 1080i ("i" stands for interlaced). In order for a HDMI cable to have a "High-speed" moniker, it must be capable of showing resolutions up to 4K --> 3840 x 2160 at 30fps (or 4,096 x 2160 at 24fps). And as the highest resolution any 4K TV currently on the market can produce is 3840 x 2160 at 30fps, even if you found a $100 cable at your local BestBuy that claims it can transmit much more than that, it doesn't matter as you are limited by your source (i.e your cable box, Xbox, PS4 e.t.c) and your TV's hardware capabilities.

Also HDMI cables can either produce an image/sound or nothing at all. There is NO in between. Therefore, a HDMI cable will either work or won't work (it may show a flashing image but this means it's a bad cable). But a more expensive HDMI cable will NOT show darker blacks and sharper colors than a less expensive HDMI cable. You either get 100% of the signal or no signal at all. Now if you intend on running your HDMI cable for more than 50ft, then you might want to invest in a HDMI cable that has "active" chips that help maintain the signal quality over a longer distance (but does NOT make the image/sound any better than the source).

** What about HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 or HDCP 2.2? **

This is another common misconception due to manufacturer marketing. HDMI 1.4, 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 are all hardware changes that do NOT require a cable change! Although there is a difference between them (you can google that yourself), there is no such thing as a HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 or HDCP 2.2 cable! The version numbers refer to the devices that the HDMI cable connects into & NOT the cable itself. The cable simply is a pipeline linking the two. Hence, if you do happen to own a TV and another device that both have HDMI 2.0 ports, any AmazonBasics High-speed rated cable will work perfectly fine with it.

** Conclusion **

At this price point, there is very little reason to spend more money on more expensive HDMI cables over these AmazonBasics High-speed cables. If you have a 3D, 4K, HDCP 2.2 or HDMI-ARC compatible device, these High-speed cables will work perfectly fine for you.
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on January 29, 2018
I'm constantly telling people/family to stop buying cables from the box stores as they're just too expensive, to stop wasting their money. As a former sales person of stereo equipment we were always told to "push new cables on new purchases", and for good reason. I think the markup on cables and such might surpass jewelry!! It's just horrible. So stop buying those overpriced cables and buy them here on Amazon, or at a couple of other online retailers, for much, MUCH less. They work just as well as the name brand cables, just without the fancy colors, or the fancy labels. But hey, if you've got one of those unlimited budgets and money is no object, then go ahead and buy that $100+ per foot, 4 gauge speaker cable, or other severely overpriced interconnects.
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on November 23, 2017
Updating my review, I bought this 3 pack and while the first cable worked fine on 4K 60fps signals, the second and third cables has major issues.

I had bought these to replace my older AmazonBasics high speed cables (10.2Gbps), however after purchasing a XBOX One X, those cables would not allow the XBOX to work in 4K. I had a similar issue with my Roku Ultra which would not work with the 4K 60fps setting. I decided to try these as they are rated at 18Gbps. While the first cable I tried worked flawlessly (no artifacts, flickering or other issues), the other two did not work as well. I tried Twisted Veins HDMI cables as well and had similar issues. I finally picked up Monoprice cables and haven't had any problems. Most people have good luck with these cables in shorter lengths (6ft or less), however at 10ft or longer I recommend looking for something else if you are using these on a 4K display. The two issues I saw with these cables at 4K 60fps were sparkles or repeating signal loss.
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on June 5, 2017
Purchased these to use with the apple lightening adaptor to connect the hubby' iPad to the tv. He wanted the capability to watch Amazon, Netflix and other videos on his not smart tv and this cord and the adaptor worked perfectly. Videos loaded immediately -much quicker than through the wifi connected blue ray player. All we had to do was connect everything, turn o. The tv and select the source and we were up and running. We connected the iPad to the smart tv in the living room and enjoyed watching a movie on the larger screen. Can't beat the price for the twin pack. I have the 2nd one plugged into the living room tv so we can quickly connect the iPad. The 10' cable ended up being a little too short to be permanently attached to the bedroom tv - the cord was out in the open for the cat to play with. I remedied that by ordering the 15' cable which I received today. Hooked it up and it is out of the way! I highly recommend these cables. They work perfectly and you can't beat the price.
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on April 23, 2016
I have always been a Monster guy for all my cables. I purchased a new 4k TV and figured out that I needed to upgrade at least a couple of my HDMI cables. I was not super thrilled with the price of the Monster 2.0 HDMI cables, especially compared to the price of the amazon cables. I figured, I had nothing to lose. I am glad I tried them. They feel like they are of decent quality and will not fall apart. The video quality is also flawless. Don't get me wrong, the Monster cables always have a luxury feel to them. However, these perform the same and Amazon stands by them with the same lifetime warranty. Like I said before. They are so inexpensive that you have nothing to lose.
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on February 21, 2018
I love having a longer HDMI cable, works perfectly for connecting my laptop to tv when I need to blow things up, while still being far enough away to not have to stand in front of the TV. Great product, no issues, and has lasted for nearly a year now with no problems! Can't go wrong with AmazonBasics
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These work. I am alway shocked when I go into a big box store and see the HDMI cables being sold with a name that is synonymous with leviathan..but starts with an M.

Everything I have read states that if the cable is well made, the transmission will be identical. These work with my HDMI/ARC and send the HDR signal and ARC without an issue.

They work, the price is right, the length is great.

What's not to like.
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on June 7, 2018
This cable is as described in the heading. I was shocked at how "fat" the cable is, and how stiff it is. I have numerous other HDMI cables of varying lengths, although none are this long, however all are of the same "capacity" and all are much thinner and more flexible. I had intended to use it between my laptop and HD TV so I can use the TV as a monitor, however it is impossible to use with a laptop because it is way too "heavy" and stiff, and it is impossible to coil and stow behind the TV when not in use. There is nothing in the description which alerts you to the "thickness" of the cable so now I am somewhat apprehensive about purchasing a different "brand" because I don't want anything like this again. Although I don't need an ultra-thin cable, I assume that's the only way I can be assured that I will be getting something "workable".
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on September 8, 2017
I ordered the 10 Feet cable and was sorely disappointed with the quality of the cable, its not like the 3 and 6 feet Amazon Basic cables. Right off the bat the HDMI connectors are flimsy and very short so there is a lot of pressure of the connectors if you connect them at right angles. Second issue and a deal breaker for me is that although it says this is the latest standard which I assumed is HDMI 2.0a this cable does not work with the PS4 pro and the Xbox one S. Both my gaming systems would not display HDR, whenever I tried to view something with HDR my TV would lose signal(I have the LG Oled E6 65inch). My PS4 pro would not even display anything after powering up with this cable, my Xbox one S would display at 4K but when playing HDR my TV would lose signal.

On a side note if you do have a PS4 pro and a LG Oled E6 65inch TV and you have problems getting HDR to work or you do not get a signal when you power on your PS4 pro system try this it worked for me:
1. Connect the PS4 pro with the HDMI cable which came with it to HDMI 1 on your TV ( I have 4 HDMI inputs and for some reason PS4 Pro only worked on HDMI 1 for me.
2. Make sure deep color is enabled for HDMI 1 ( I enabled it for all my HDMI inputs)

For now avoid this cable and just use the cable that came with your gaming consoles, I will be returning this cable and trying out the media bridge cables. Will update my results.
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