The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet provides a one-cable solution for many of your home entertainment needs. This versatile cable provides high-definition quality for movies, TV, and games, plus all the benefits of home entertainment networking. You can use this 6.5-foot (2 meters) cable to connect your HDTV to your cable box, satellite dish, Blu-ray Disc player, and more, to experience quality audio and video (up to 1080p) from your home theater. Additionally, the cable allows you to share an Internet connection among multiple devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable for each device (see the illustration). Check your device manuals to make sure you choose the right connectors.
Above: Our cables simplify cabling by combining HDMI with Ethernet into a single cable.
You can end up with a mess of cables when HDMI cables and Ethernet are separate
High-speed HDMI cable with Ethernet
AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable 6.5 ft. (2 meters)
Supports Ethernet, 3D, and Audio Return
High-speed for maximum data transfer
Shielded to defend against interference
Delivers audio and video in one cable
Specs: Category 2, 1080p, Type A
Where's the version number?
According to HDMI organization, version numbers reflect capabilities, but do not correspond to product features. In other words, HDMI does not require manufacturers to implement everything that HDMI can do. HDMI provides a menu of capabilities and allows the manufacturer to choose which of those features make sense for its product line.
For example, if you want the new video features called Deep Color, look for Deep Color in the feature set rather than HDMI 1.3, the version of the specification that enabled Deep Color. Why? Because the version of the specification that enables Deep Color (1.3) does not mandate that Deep Color functionality be implemented.
As a result, HDMI strongly recommends that consumers look for products with the features they want, rather than the version number of the HDMI components.
High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) has become the standard for high-definition digital devices. It combines both audio and video into one convenient cable, so you can easily connect your HDTV to your A/V receiver, Blu-ray Disc player, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, satellite dish, and other high-definition devices. The AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet lets you take advantage of up to 1080p resolution and increased color depth on your HDTV. It also supports 3D television functionality. Like the illustration here that eliminates the need for separate Ethernet cables, this cable also eliminates the need for an Audio Return cable. The Audio Return is supported â€“ within the same cable.
Why Ethernet Matters
As the graphic illustrates, in the past, getting Ethernet to your numerous internet-capable devices required either a wireless signal, which can decrease performance, or an additional dedicated cable from each unit to a connected Internet source. Ethernet-ready HDMI cables allow you to combine HD video and digital audio in one cable, with the added benefit of also being able to carry all of your favorite Internet content.
Backwards Compatible with Previous HDMI Standards
This cable is backwards compatible with all previous HDMI standards, so you'll be able to use this cable with all your HDMI devices. When you connect two devices with different HDMI standards, they will automatically find the best available connection.
Shielding and Gold-Plated Connectors for Signal Purity
This HDMI cable features shielding and a durable, black PVC outer layer. The shielding provides defense against outside interference and helps maintain the integrity and purity of the digital signal. The cable also features gold-plated connectors that resist corrosion while offering optimal signal transfer with lower distortion at the point of contact. The result of this dedication to the digital signal is sound and picture quality that is more true to the original.
Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging
This AmazonBasics product features Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging that is recyclable. It comes without excess packaging materials such as hard plastic clamshell casings, plastic bindings, or wire ties. The packaging is designed to be opened without the use of a box cutter or knife, and it will protect your product just as well as traditional packaging. Products with Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging can frequently be shipped in their own boxes, without an additional shipping box, saving on resources and reducing waste.
Whatâ€s in the Box: 6.5 ft. (2 meters) High-speed HDMI cable
Ships in Certified Frustration-Free Packaging
HDMI A Male to A Male Cable
Cable allows you to share an Internet connection among multiple devices without the need for a separate Ethernet cable.
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282 of 298 found the following review helpful:
Excellent cable for the priceJan 02, 2011
By Bejay in Spring Before I purchased this HDMI cable for my Roku XDS I shopped around first at nearby Walmart and Best Buy, and read some reviews for this product. I'm a retired electrical engineer and do not believe on going overboard, spending more than adequate to get a good result on audio and video component. There are cables in the market that are priced too high to get the money out of those people who are willing to pay the price. Those people always believed that if the price is high, the product must be very good. For digital signal transmission, this HDMI cable is more than adequate. My video and audio were not degraded, and I did not notice any lost of clarity either on video or audio signal.
366 of 407 found the following review helpful:
A bit difficult to maneuverNov 01, 2010
By Sadie I hooked this braided HDMI cable between my HDTV and my computer to stream video from the internet to my HDTV. The picture is clear and the sound quality is very good. I don't see any difference while using this cable from computer to HDTV than I do when watching TV directly from my satellite box. The only problem I have with this cable is that it is very thick due to the braiding, which makes it hard to turn. I need to plug it into one side of my HDTV, loop it around the back of the TV and bring it out on the other side where I place my computer out of tripping range. The thickness of the cable makes it hard to loop around and it's heavier than the other cables I have. This cable would probably be best for professional use where there might be heavy usage and plugging and unplugging of the cord. It will probably stand the test of time and constant movement easier than the regular smooth vinyl cables. But, for normal home use, the vinyl cables are easier to handle.
For anyone who has not used an HDMI cable and is new to HDTV, this cable can be used to hook up your cable box, DVD or Blu Ray disc player, computer, Wii, sound system and whatever else you have that has an HDMI cable connector. You do not need to use separate audio cables as this beauty steams everything through it. It's super simple to use - just plug it in to your HDTV and plug the other end into the other component and play. I suggest getting HDMI cables for each separate component so you don't have to pull out the DVD cable to plug in your computer.
228 of 268 found the following review helpful:
A Basic Cable at a Good PriceNov 01, 2010
By Michael J. Descy This is the HDMI cable to get right now: an HDMI 1.4 cable at a good price.
HDMI 1.4 is the latest standard (as of November 2010 at least). It is backward compatible with other HDMI gear (mine all are HDMI 1.3 compliant). And it will be more useful to you if your TV supports HDMI 1.4 networking. I was not able to test the Ethernet networking capability of this cable, but I think the idea behind it is a good one.
For my current home entertainment setup, I had to set up separate Internet connections on my TV, set top box, Blu-Ray player, and WD TV LIVE (HTPC). It would have been a lot easier if I could have just set up my TV's internet connection, and allow all of my components to share it. That's what HDMI 1.4 promises to let you do--as long as all of your hardware, including the cables, supports it. This cable will support that functionality; it's more "future-proof" than the HDMI 1.3 cables I have been using.
Learn more (and see nice diagrams) at [...]
This cable is really long, so I don't recommend it if your components are very close together. A 3-foot cable would easily suffice in that case.
This cable is a great buy. Definitely order it if your new A/V or PC components don't come with an HDMI cable.
80 of 95 found the following review helpful:
Quality Product at a Reasonable PriceNov 18, 2010
By S M
I have tried a number of different HDMI cables ranging from very cheap to extremely expensive. I have not found any difference in signal quality between the high priced name brands and the cheaper versions. Some of the cheaper cables did have issues with meeting the latest HDMI standards and that is where these Amazon cables fit in. These cables provide the latest HDMI standards along with the same performance as name brand cables. I have not tested the Ethernet capability but I know that it is there for future products that may need it. Why would you pay more when these cables provide the same functionality at a fraction of the cost?
*** Positive Points: ***
- Great Build Quality (unlike some cheaper cables that have cheap connectors) - Work EXACTLY the same as higher priced cables
*** Negative Points: ***
- Absolutely none
Overall: Very few products deserve 5 stars but these cables provide excellent performance, high quality all at a reasonable cost. Nothing less than 5 stars!
24 of 26 found the following review helpful:
HDMI 1.4/1.3x cable, get full support from AmazonDec 16, 2010
By A. Dent
WHO NEEDS IT?
This wire should work well with anything that supports HDMI 1.3x but it's built to comply with the higher HDMI 1.4 standard. You may consider this product if you have TWO devices that support HDMI 1.4. For these, the cable will carry through HD images and Ethernet data therefore eliminating the need for one dedicated Ethernet cable and one Ethernet port. Again, on a pair of connected HDMI 1.4 devices, it will eliminate the need of a dedicated audio cable if, let's say, your TV needs to send sound back to your receiver - it may have a built-in Blu/DVD player or get its input through an USB port. You may also consider this cable if you currently need an extra HDMI 1.3 cable but you are planning to to replace your existing equipment with some HDMI 1.4 ready hardware in the near future.
As far as HDMI 1.4 stands, this cable is 'it'. It's the complete implementation because it supports ALL HDMI 1.4 features.
HOW GOOD IS IT?
- Behaves as a HDMI 1.3x 'high speed' or 'category 2' cable. - As a 'high speed' HDMI 1.4 cable, it supports video resolutions of at least 1080p and can go as high as 4K. - The 'data channel' (Ethernet support) works only with HDMI 1.4 ready equipment. - The 'audio return channel' is another feature supported by HDMI 1.4 ready equipment only. It will allow for audio to be sent 'back' from, let's say a TV to the HDMI 1.4 compliant receiver, therefore eliminating the need for a dedicated audio cable. - It should support all the HDMI 1.4 extra color palettes because those are implemented by the HDMI 1.4 compliant connected equipment.
You may want to get this cable even if your equipment is not HDMI 1.4, it doesn't hurt to get a wire that supports a higher standard and, with free shipping the price difference is not that great. And, keep in mind that Amazon stands behind this product so returns should be easy.
What follows is the byproduct of me attempting to clarify 'HDMI 1.4' for myself and understanding this specific product's features. I thought I'd share.
WHAT'S IN A NAME? (understanding this cable's features)
- HDMI 1.4 is a new HDMI standard adopted in 2009, backward compatible with HDMI 1.3. This cable should work with your existing equipment. - HIGH SPEED indicates that this cable supports resolutions of 1080p or higher and 3D video (unlike the HDMI 1.4 STANDARD cables which, believe it or not, are limited to 720p/1080i - why? nobody knows). - ETHERNET means that this cable supports a full-duplex 100 Mb/sec Ethernet connection - if you have 2 HDMI 1.4 ready devices and they both need an network connection, this cable will carry through the Ethernet datastream to the second device, therefore saving you the need for one extra Ethernet cable. - Audio Return Channel is a feature that would save you the need of a dedicated audio cable between 2 HDMI 1.4 compliant devices. - This cable should support the full set of 3D features found in the new TVs.
THE HDMI 1.4x DIFFERENCE
HDMI 1.4 allows for the following new features:
- Ethernet Channel - allows for the 2 connected devices to communicate with each other and share one network connection. - Audio Return Channel - eliminates the need of a second cable if you want to send audio from your TV back to your receiver. - 3D - It's supported by HDMI 1.3x but HDMI 1.4a specifically supports all the currently agreed-upon industry standards - 4K resolution - good to have it but there is nothing on today's market that would take advantage of this - Expanded support for new color spaces - by supporting sYCC601, AdobeRGB, and AdobeYCC601 it better aligns your display with the color spaces supported by digital cameras. - Type D connector - the 'Micro' connector is to be used by small, portable devices with supported resolutions of up to 1080p.
The HDMI Consortium defines 4 broad types of HDMI 1.4 cables:
* Standard HDMI Cable * High Speed HDMI Cable * Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet * High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
Of the above, only the 'High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet' (this one) makes sense and it's likely to emerge as the common HDMI 1.4 cable.
Standard cables are limited to lower-resolution displays up to (approx. 720p or 1080i). High Speed cables support higher-resolution display (e.g. 1080p). They can deliver all video content currently defined for the HDMI standard (i.e. more than two 1080p/60 video streams, including 3D). HDMI cables with Ethernet are capable of sending 100/mbps over the HDMI Ethernet Channel. Since it is not likely that many HDMI 1.4 'standard' cables will be made or sold, I suspect that the crippled 'standard' type exists only to allow for calling the cables that support 1080p 'high speed' which sounds good and high-end.
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