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10' Monoprice Select Metallic Series 4K 28AWG HDMI Cable

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Monoprice has 10' Monoprice Select Metallic Series 4K 28AWG HDMI Cable (Black) on sale at 5 for $14 when you add a quantity of 5 to cart and apply promo code BUY5 (or clip coupon BUY5) at checkout. Shipping is free. Thanks Discombobulated

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Would these work?
https://www.costco.com/WireLogic-...76910.html
Yes, was looking at these just yesterday at Costco, they are 18gbps rated. 18 bucks for a 2-pack of 12 footers. Not a bad price if you only need one or two cables riiight away. Monoprice would be less but shipping cost means you need to buy a few more to beat the Costco price per cable. I went with Monoprice anyway because I preferred being able to mix and match cable lengths (leaving minimal slack) and colors to my exact needs.
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Cable looks great
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I don't think this is a great deal, but unlike other people here, it's not because of the cable quality but instead the price. I have used el cheapo 6 ft high speed HDMI (HDMI 1.4) and play 4k @ 60Hz on my PC without problems. You can buy a 2 pack of these for $4 on eBay.

When people talk about the thickness of cables, shielding, HDMI 2 VS 1.4, it reminds of the days of Monster cables being marketed at Worst Buy that magically improve image quality. But hey if you think paying 4-5x the amount for a thicker cable with higher throughput rating improves your picture, and you have already dropped 1-2k on a TV and receiver, go for it.
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I don't think this is a great deal, but unlike other people here, it's not because of the cable quality but instead the price. I have used el cheapo 6 ft high speed HDMI (HDMI 1.4) and play 4k @ 60Hz on my PC without problems. You can buy a 2 pack of these for $4 on eBay.

When people talk about the thickness of cables, shielding, HDMI 2 VS 1.4, it reminds of the days of Monster cables being marketed at Worst Buy that magically improve image quality. But hey if you think paying 4-5x the amount for a thicker cable with higher throughput rating improves your picture, and you have already dropped 1-2k on a TV and receiver, go for it.
I used to believe this too, but there actually is a difference. I have an LG OLED with a 4k blu-ray player that both support Dolby Vision and HDR... I have a box of cables that won't work when I turn HDR on. They're great at 1080p, most even do 4k... But turning on HDR causes sparkles, artifacts, cutouts, blank screen (depending on which cable). These run the gamut from cheap junk, to Xbox One oem cable, to monoprice 10gbps... All fail. I now have 3 different brands and lengths (some more monoprice on the way) of 18gbps cable and lo and behold... These all work. I now have to order a suitable hdmi switch also since my current one causes artifacts when put between good cables.

I think a similar situation can be seen with ethernet cable. Cat5e, 6, 7 etc are all "compatible" but higher than rated throughput (or longer distances) won't work reliably, if at all, on the lower spec. The difference there comes down to gauge, twist ratios, and bonding of shield to ground.

Probably the type of thing making a difference with HDMI.
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If I buy some of the 18gbps hdmi cables, will they work on a receiver and TV that are older and are not 4k? I plan on upgrading my equipment soon
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Sill good?
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If I buy some of the 18gbps hdmi cables, will they work on a receiver and TV that are older and are not 4k? I plan on upgrading my equipment soon
Yes, certainly. Mind you, they won't improve your image beyond what lower spec'd (yet sufficient for your current needs) cables would, but you'll be ready for when you upgrade to something that uses higher bandwith. With digital, once the display gets the full transmitted signal from your equipment, that's it, there will be no other noticeable benefit to the image. When the cable isn't good enough you can get sparkles, cut-outs, hiccuping, handshake issues, inability to use higher end features such as HDR or DV, etc, but not the mumbo-jumbo some salespeople try and use about "richer colors", "sharper image resolution" etc beyond what your gear is capable of.
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May want to check this out:
https://www.hdmi.org/consumer/fin...cable.aspx

There are essentially four classes of HDMI Cables.
Cables are backward compatible
  1. Standard - 720p/1080i
  2. High Speed - 4k (no HDR), 3D, Deep Color
  3. Premium High Speed - 4K60, HDR, BT.2020, 4:4:4 Chroma
  4. Ultra High Speed - 8K

Main difference between "High Speed" and "Premium High Speed"

High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet

This cable type offers the same baseline performance as the High Speed HDMI Cable shown above (1080p video resolution and beyond), plus an additional, dedicated data channel, known as the HDMI Ethernet Channel, for device networking. HDMI Ethernet Channel functionality is only available if both linked devices are HDMI Ethernet Channel-enabled.

High Speed great for 4k (no HDR) and lower resolutions


Premium High Speed HDMI Cable and Premium High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
are special certification designations for High Speed HDMI Cables that have been designed and certified for ultra-reliable performance for 4K/UltraHD including advanced features such as 4K60, HDR, expanded color spaces including BT.2020, and 4:4:4 chroma sampling. They have low EMI and are identified by HDMI Licensing Administrator's Premium HDMI Cable Certification Label for authentication verification.

So go Premium if you are have the advanced feature, 4k60, HDR, BT.2020, 4:4:4 Chroma.
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Funny, 28AWG mentioned like that is a bonus!
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these cables are fine if you only have a 1080p TV or none of your sources are 4K. I still have a 50" plasma as my bedroom TV and these would work fine with that.
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I'm a video engineer and use tons of cables including Monoprice. They make some great cables, but these are terrible. Unfortunately I know from personal experience. Sometimes don't work at all or don't work over time...
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these cables are fine if you only have a 1080p TV or none of your sources are 4K. I still have a 50" plasma as my bedroom TV and these would work fine with that.
Not necessarily. HDMI is very finicky.
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I have these same cables connected to my AVR and my plasma, so I can verify they work great.

I buy all my cables from Monoprice. good quality for a great price.

I use their 18gb certified premium cables with my OLED, 4K Player and AVR
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A few months back I purchased 5 6' cables in similar deal and two of them are dead.
I won't bother to buy cheap cables again.
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Not a good price
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