AmazonBasics CL3 Rated High Speed 4K HDMI Cable - 15 Feet
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- CL3 Rated; made with low-smoke materials to resist fire
- Connects Blu-ray players, Fire TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers and other HDMI-enabled devices to TVs, displays, A/V receivers and more
- Meets the latest HDMI standards (4K Video at 60 Hz, 2160p, 48 bit/px color depth) that supports bandwidth up to 18Gbps and backwards compatible with earlier versions
- Cable Length: 15 feet (4.5 meters); Backed by AmazonBasics Lifetime warranty
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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable (Latest Standard)
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has become the norm for HD digital devices. It combines audio and video into one convenient cable. The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable quickly connects a wide range of HDMI devices and is CL3-rated for safe in-wall use and supports up to 300 volts. Use it to connect a small mobile, home-entertainment, or gaming device to a big-screen HDTV, large projector, or computer monitor, for example. With the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable, enjoy reliable performance and superior playback.
15 Feet (4.57 Meters)
- CL3 Rated for in-wall installation made with low-smoke materials to resist fire
- Connects Blu-ray players, Fire TV, Apple TV, PS4, PS3, XBox one, Xbox 360, computers, and other HDMI-enabled devices to TVs, displays, A/V receivers, and more
- Supports Ethernet, 3D, 4K video and Audio Return Channel (ARC)
- Backed by an AmazonBasics lifetime warranty
High-Quality Picture, Sound, and Ethernet in 1 Cable
Delivering clear, vibrant video, the AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable with Ethernet meets the latest HDMI standard, which means it considerably expands bandwidth up to 18 Gbps, offers 4K@50/60 (2160p) video resolution (four times more clarity than 1080p/60), and supports the wide-angle theatrical 21:9 video aspect ratio.
The cable also offers dynamic synchronization of video and audio stream: it can deliver two video streams (dual view) simultaneously and up to four audio streams simultaneously. Even more, the HDMI cable supports up to 32 audio channels and up to 1536 kHz total audio. CEC extensions provide increased command of your electronic devices through a single control point.
The versatile cable’s built-in Ethernet allows for sharing an Internet connection among multiple devices—no need for separate Ethernet cables. Enjoy HD video and digital audio combined into one cable with the Ethernet-ready High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable from AmazonBasics.
Gold-Plated Connectors for Superior Conductivity
The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable’s gold-plated, corrosion-resistant connectors (A Male to A Male) deliver optimal signal transfer with lower distortion at the point of contact. This dedication to the digital signal provides sound and picture quality that is truer to the original. The HDMI cable also comes with a durable, black, PVC outer layer and shielding, which protects against outside interference, helping to maintain the integrity and purity of the digital signal.
Backwards Compatible with Previous HDMI Standards
Because it’s backwards compatible with all previous HDMI standards, the HDMI cable can be used with all HDMI devices. When you connect two devices with different HDMI standards, they will automatically find the best available connection.
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- AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI CL3 Cable - 15 Feet (Latest Standard)
Backed by an AmazonBasics lifetime warranty
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I'm writing this only after spending 15 minutes fishing this through a ceiling to a projector, and then spending 30 minutes troubleshooting why it would not work. I dismantled everything and pulled the cable back out, ready to return. Upon closer inspection, I saw the words SOURCE in black lettering, on black cable. Lo and behlod that was the issue.
Just don't make the same mistake I made after running a 50 ft cable. Otherwise, it's working fine.
FWIW I have not had a chance to test this on a 4k connection.
I read all the Amazon reviews online for this HDMI cable and was a firm believer that virtually all HDMI cables are standardized. Therefore, if you get a cable that meets the spec, you should be alright. I also take great pride in building a very high quality home theater but very economically. I researched a ton on every part of my system (top of the line 2018 75" Samsung QLED Q8FN, Denon AVR-S510BT Receiver, KEF speakers, Comcast Xfinity cable box 4K XG1v4).
Imagine my incredible disappointment AND frustration when I bit the bullet and bought this AmazonBasics HDMI cable for my in-wall installation! My home theater contractor professionally installed every component and I watched him and his team the entire time. When we finished the job, he said to me-- "I bet you'll be calling me back to swap out that Amazon HDMI cable." Lo and behold, after a few months of struggling through this flickering (see video), I couldn't take it anymore and had to switch it out. Basically, whenever I put something on in 4K HDR (Netflix for example) or 1080p, this flickering would intermittently start. So frustrating to pay this contractor to come back, take the TV off the wall and re-run the cable inside the wall!
I ended up buying an AudioQuest 10' 4K Ultra HD In-Wall HDMI Cable, which I think is a Best Buy exclusive. Sure its much more expensive but guess what-- I have no flickering issues now.
In conclusion, don't cheap out and buy quality stuff-- NOT AMAZONBASICS. I feel like there's some gamification of the review system going on to let this cable get a 4.5 star rating. Also, thanks Amazon for NOT letting me return this since I passed by their return window. Insult to injury. You should stand behind your branded products!
I tested it with the Samsung K8500 UHD blu-ray player. This player's home screen is 4K 60fps and it worked fine. I popped in a couple of 4K blu-ray discs (most 4K blu-rays are 24fps so it's a lot easier on HDMI cable) and it worked without any issue. I then tested with the Costa Rica 4K 60fps on youtube and it also worked. For every test, I pressed info button on my TV remote to see the input signal and confirmed the correct input resolution and frame rates.
To sum it up, if you want to buy this cable to for 4K, go for it. It's NOT guaranteed to work but there's a good chance that it will. I worked for me. I guess I'm lucky but you can be too. If it doesn't you can always return it.
If you are just looking for a long cable to connect your 1080p HDTV to a Blu-ray player, game console, or other device, this 25-foot HDMI cable will do a fine job. However, if you are searching for a more high-end application, such as connecting a computer to a 4K TV/monitor, this is not the cable to buy.
Much like a 50 foot long Bluerigger cable that I've had for a few years, this is a low-priced cable that just works (when connecting a Blu-ray player to a 1080p projector or TV). The fact that it's CL3-rated means that you can run it through your walls and not run afoul of building codes (check your local building codes to see what applies in your area) and the cable won't turn into a fuse in a fire. 1080p is relatively low speed and I've not run into a cable that couldn't do the job, but I also don't go for the dollar specials from companies with no name. While copper is copper, there is still something to be said for decent connectors, and unlike speaker wire, HDMI has to deal with crosstalk and other issues that too much corner-cutting can impact. I am very confident that this cable would work fine in most if not all 1080p applications. I never once had an issue in my testing at that resolution.
If you're looking at 4K, however, you need to start paying closer attention to certifications and cable/connector construction. Higher resolution requires more speed. So do higher refresh rates. So if you're running 4K at 60 Hz for an application, that's going to require more speed to go through a cable than a 1080p signal at 30 Hz. To connect a PC to a 4K TV to use as a monitor for gaming or productivity, you're also going to want to be able to do 4:4:4 chroma for the best picture quality (google for more info on that).
To run 4K at 60 Hz with 4:4:4 chroma, you need a cable that can handle 18 Gbps speeds, and not all cables can do that. The longer the cable, the harder it is to attain that speed, so getting a 25 foot cable to do that successfully is going to be a challenge, even for the non-generic manufacturers. On the product information for this cable, it says that it can do up to 18 Gbps, so that might lead you to believe that it's possible.
In my testing, this cable could achieve 4K and 4:4:4 chroma, but only at 30 Hz without errors. The first cable I received was capable of doing 50-60 Hz, but with sparkles in the video and static in the audio. Given my research into the topic, this wasn't surprising, but since it was advertised to do so, I requested a replacement to see if it would perform better. Unfortunately, the replacement had less success, with random results of 1) video sparkles and audio static, and 2) no valid signal.
As I said, this was no surprise. It's quite a challenge to run 18 Gbps at lengths over 12 feet. I purchased a Mediabridge ULTRA Series HDMI Cable (15 Feet) - High-Speed Supports Ethernet, 3D and Audio Return [Newest Standard] and it couldn't do anything better than 4K at 30 Hz at 4:4:4 chroma. Even dropping down to 4:2:2 couldn't get a valid signal at speeds above 30 Hz, so this AmazonBasics cable that was 10 feet longer performed better in my testing.
Variances do exist between the strength of the source device and the sensitivity of the receiving device, so what can work in one situation will not work in another. If you have equipment that is running up against the tolerances of the spec, and then use a cable that is also running up against the challenges of sending an 18 Gbps signal, you can run into issues. The next person with different equipment and/or a cable that was made on a different day or with a different batch of wire may succeed. This is why it's important to buy high quality equipment when you're stretching the boundaries of what current technology can do.
With all the dubious marketing claims surrounding cables, the best you can do for yourself is to find a cable that has been certified as a "Premium Certified Cable" by the HDMI Licensing group. That certification will be done at each length of cable, so if you're buying a 25-foot cable, it has to be certified at that length. A certification for a 10-foot cable doesn't mean anything if you need 15 or 25 feet.
I was able to find just such a cable. In my research, I found that Blue Jeans Cable is one of the first companies to get that certification, so I bought a 12-foot Series FE cable (the shortest length I could use for my application) directly from the company. Only later did I find that the sell their cables here on Amazon as well: BJC Series-FE Bonded-Pair High-Speed Premium HDMI Cable with Ethernet, 12 foot, Black It even came with a holographic sticker that could be scanned to verify its certification. Granted, its price was more than twice what the other cables cost, but I wanted to make sure that I could get a successful connection, and I did. If you're looking for an 18 Gbps cable, don't waste your time with lesser quality products, and get a certified cable to begin with.
Will this cable work for a vast majority of people? Yes, most likely one would never have a problem with it, because even 4K media players (like the Amazon Fire TV) do not require an 18 Gbps connection speed. At least not yet. And that's where you run into the issue of how to spend your money. Do you want to save money and face the possibility that you will need to replace the cable some time in the future, or do you want to spend more and not worry about it later? That answer will dictate whether this cable is the right purchase for you. My choice would be to spend the extra money and have the peace of mind that comes with it.
A 3-star review seems a little harsh for a cable that will work for a vast majority of people, but it's advertised as an 18 Gbps cable and it couldn't attain that speed in my testing, even after trying two samples. I applaud Amazon for being so good about sending me a replacement cable and for taking the MediaBridge cable in return when it didn't work, but this product did not perform as advertised, so I can't give it more than a 3-star "It's okay" rating. If it could have done 18 Gbps, I would have given it 5 stars for great performance at a great price.
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I'm using it to plug an iPhone in to a large screen for demo purposes - and the weight of the cable means its constantly tugging on the iPhone connection.
Fortunately we live in a bungalow, but it did still mean I needed to run a long (guesstimated 10m) HDMI, USB and 3.5mm jack up in to the loft and drop down in to another room. As it turns out the extra .6m really saved me here too as I guesstimated a little short and had to drop down on the left side of the TV rather than the right side. No biggie but that'll teach me for not bothering to measure properly I guess.
The monitor I have is pretty old at 1920x1200 at 60hz, so I didn't really expect too much trouble compared to those who are after 4k at 60hz, but yes, needless to say it works fine. The cable itself is pretty thick and a little bit on the stiff side, but still perfectly workable.
There's not much more to say. It's a cable. It works.
This is the only cable which works flawlessly. It also happens to be the cheapest. There's another one which is braided but it couldn't hold a 4k 60p signal for more than a few minutes without flickering. This cable is flawless. I was beginning to think 5m HDMI cables were just not fit for purpose. This changed my mind. The cable is very thick but that's a good thing. No concerns about interference. Will buy this again for all future AV requirements
I have the cables routed through a wall channel keeping the peripherals in a cupboard below the TV which is mounted on a wall; the cables are quite thick so don't flex too easily and require some work to bend round corners but compared with much more pricey cables, these are great.
EDIT: The seller sent me another 10m cable free of charge, and this one works some of the time, but still cuts out at 4k 60hz every minute or so. Either terrible quality control or just not capable of the bandwidth at 10m.
4K content works fine when connected to TV HDMI1 and ARC works fine when watching 1080p but not together????
This is ridiculous as I watch a lot of smart TV content and didn't want to run an optical lead as prefer ARC.
TV is now wall mounted with cables plastered into the wall..
not too thick and stiff
they do 4k at 60fps effortless
worth getting all day long for sure
Picture quality is brilliant so I would recomnend this product.
3 star is for sending untested products.