This may have more to do with the fool proof HDMI output set up of the Amazon Kindle Fire HD but when I got this cable for my girlfriend as a surprise gift she pulled it out and while asking me for help installing it simply plugged the two ends in (1 to the Kindle and 1 to TV) and before she could look up I could see the Kindle's screen on the TV. Works like a charm!
Used this to stream YouTube videos and captured videos on HTC Evo to my living room plasma TV without any problems. Has worked on ever single video panel so far, including computer monitors. Thanks MonoPrice for producing and distributing such fine material at such reasonable costs :)
PROS: Very durable construction, connections snap into place instead of just sliding into place.