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Commercial Silver Series High Speed HDMI® Cable, 10ft Black
Get superior signal conductivity using this Commercial Silver Series High Speed HDMI® Cable from Monoprice!
This High Speed HDMI Cable supports the following general features:
- Silver plated conductors for superior signal conductivity
- 10.2Gbps data throughput
- CL2 in-wall fire safety rating
- 24AWG silver plated copper conductors
- Gold plated connectors
It supports the following HDMI features:
- 1080p resolution at 60Hz
- 4K resolution at 24Hz
- 3D video
- 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.
HDMI, the HDMI Logo, and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are trademarks or registered trademarks of HDMI Licensing LLC in the United States and other countries.
x.v.Color is a trademark of Sony Corporation.
DTS is a registered trademark and the DTS logos, Symbol, DTS-HD and DTS-HD Master Audio are trademarks of DTS, Inc.
Dolby and the double-D symbol are registered trademarks of Dolby Laboratories.
After dissecting the ruined articles: Each of the signal wires in the twisted pairs are silver plated but the bulk of the wires (the grounding wires, etc) are tin plated. Given most of the wires are tin-plated anyway, you're better off buying fully tin plated cables for typical applications. Tin plating is typically easier to solder to anyway so your cable is more likely to be assembled to the connector well... the flip of the coin is exposed tin will grow whiskers overtime creating a conductive path between potentials (signal and ground) which will short out the signal... this is why very old electronics tend to just break one-day (do a search for "tin whiskers" and read the articles on the nasa webpage if your curiosity is peaked).
I'm overall disappointed with the "silver-plated cable" ... simply because it isn't... it would be like buying a "gold necklace" and discovering only the clasp is gold and the rest is gilded. It is to be expected however: at the time of this review, the monoprice website directs the user to the same tin-plated cable stock spec for silver and for tin plated parts (this should be adjusted to reflect the appropriate spec for the appropriate cable stock). When I attempted to contact one of the Monoprice engineers about this I was pointed in the direction of sales then back to engineering and my patience gave out (so a few minus points on that experience).
Likewise, I'd recommend steering clear of 24 awg cable for typical at home applications (get something smaller and more flexible). If you are wondering whether or not you need a 24 AWG cable, chances are you don't.
With all that said: I definitely recommend you use Monoprice HDMI cables. They're cheap enough where you can buy a few extras and cherry-pick which ones work and keep the extra working ones laying around for when you get more toys. Buy the tin-plated ones, and unless you're in a studio or running very very long cable runs, go for the thinner and more flexible versions. HDMI signals are digital and, overall, robust (your device will interpret the signal bits of information... it won't act differently if the shape of the bit is compromised... unlike analogue). The cable is comprised of shielded twisted pairs: consequently there is an inherent variation of approximately 10 % in the overall impedance of the stock cable run so there is very little that can be done to improve the cable (thickness and plating of the wires) when you compare it to the overall structural design.
PROS: Very substantial 24 AWG cables. Good signal transfer for both audio and video,
CONS: Very thick diameter (expected for 24AWG) but not pliable enough to use for flat wall mounting. Difficult to connect to thin flat panel LED TVs.
PROS: Strong and rugged.
PROS: Very heavy duty. Quality is evident.
CONS: Might be too large and stiff for some applications. Doesn't like to bend much around the cable's terminal.
in tight quarters.
PROS: Does what is advertises.
CONS: The cable to too thick and too stiff. It is not pliable and very hard to work with.
As always, Monoprice has provided a quality product at a reasonable price.
PROS: Quality and price