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Commercial Silver Series Standard HDMI Cable, 35ft Black
Get superior signal conductivity using this Commercial Silver Series Standard HDMI® Cable from Monoprice!
This Standard HDMI Cable supports the following general features:
- Silver plated conductors for superior signal conductivity
- 4.95Gbps data throughput
- CL2 in-wall fire safety rating
- 22AWG silver plated copper conductors
- Gold plated connectors
It supports the following HDMI features:
- 720p/1080i resolution at 60Hz
- Audio Return Channel
- Deep Color up to 16-bits per channel
- High Definition Audio, including SA-CD, DVD-Audio, DTS-HD Master Audio™, and Dolby TrueHD™
TIP: It is a good idea to test cables and connections before installing them inside a wall. If there are any issues or problems, we can help you resolve them before you spend the time, effort, and expense of installing them inside the walls.
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Following Monoprice's recommendation, I tested everything before pulling this cable through the wall and ceiling. I tried it direct from a Yamaha AV receiver to an Epson projector and it worked perfectly. Then I tried it from a Monoprice 1x2 splitter and that also worked perfectly. At 35' it passed SD as well as 1080i/60 and 1080p/24 without any issues (I don't have anything that produces 1080p/60 so I couldn't test that.) There were no speckles, sparkles, or HDCP glitches at all. Just perfect video.
Pulling the cable was a bit difficult because of the weight and the diameter of the cable, but once the cable was through the holes in the plate at the top of the wall, the ceiling run was easy. The cable survived the pull without damage and then I secured the ferrites I purchased separately to both ends. I finished the rest of the install, closed up the holes in the wall and ceiling, spackled, painted, and then worked to tidy the equipment rack. And then in the process of securing the 1x2 splitter, disaster struck. I moved the splitter about three inches, and the connector moved with it... but not the cable.
I found myself staring at the nineteen little golden connector fingers splayed out from the moulded end, and found the connector body stuck in the splitter. I fished it out with tweezers. It wasn't hard to get all nineteen fingers back into the connector body, but the removal and insertion forced them to be somewhat straight, and they really need a complex bend pattern in order to make contact correctly. I was never able to recover the damaged end.
To make this cable better, the metal connector body either needs to be deeper into the moulding or it needs to have a more substantial flange so that it stays inside the moulded plastic. As it ships, it is very, very fragile.
Since you're reading this review, you can take advantage of my learning experience and make sure the cable is firmly supported so that its weight is not on the connector. Monoprice also sells tiny (8") HDMI port-savers that have a male on one end and a female on the other... in hindsight, it would have been an excellent idea to install one on each end.
Since I didn't want to go through the whole exercise of ripping open the wall and ceiling again, I tried to repair the cable a couple of times. I found a solderable HDMI connector, but it seemed to be sized for 28ga or 30ga wire and could not accomodate the monster 22ga in this cable.
How I finally fixed it was getting another (shorter) cable from Monoprice and then making an inline splice. The respective cables surprisingly used different color codes, but I was able to figure that out with an ohmmeter to match them up. Fortunately, HDMI is not as complex as some computer cables and it is a simple matter of pin1 to pin1, pin2 to pin2, etc.
It stands as a testament to the quality of this cable (and the digital nature of the signal) that even after butchering it and splicing in a new one-foot end, it still works flawlessly, even though it is one foot longer than when it was shipped. If it works this well after all that abuse, you can be sure that it will work even better for you if you take care of it. If Monoprice can get their vendor to improve the robustness of the ends, it would be a 10/10.
PROS: 36' run into the wall and across the ceiling from my Yamaha AV receiver to an Epson projector. I added Monoprice's own ferrites sized to this cable. No sparkles, glitches, or weirdness at all.
CONS: The metal connector body is not very well secured into the moulded cable end. It doesn't take too much shear force to tear it clear off of the cable, especially when you consider how heavy this cable is.
Once torn out, the cable is trashed there is no way to push it back in without folding the fragile metal contacts. The metal connector either needs to be deeper or it needs to have a more substantial flange so that it stays inside the moulded plastic.
This cable does not include ferrites. These are available inexpensively at Monoprice separately, but I think a pair should be included with a cable as long and expensive as this one since they're pretty necessary at this length.
I was previously using a 50 ft cable from another vendor, and I was getting a lot of problems:
1) sparkles in some source material, primarily standard resolution DVDs
2) inability to view some DVDs
3) problems with the amplifier switching back and fourth between outputs.
I use this 35 foot cable joined to another 10 ft cable, also from MonoPrice. The two are connected using one of the Equalizer couplers sold on this site. This combination gives me a total of 45 feet and I have no issues at all. The signal is clear, clean, bright and all of the issues I listed above are resolved.
Even though this cable is rated as Standard Speed, it works great for 1080P.
PROS: Low cost, good signal transmission.
PROS: Excellent quality
CONS: the cable is very stiff and is tough to bend