Round-up of 50-foot HDMI Cables in Home Theater Environment
Awesome round-up. It’s interesting to note, Monster Cables gets a lot of flack for their ridiculous prices, but at least they win this test. Then again, for an 80% savings the Monoprice is basically AS good. A good read for anyone needing to go super length.
This, the least expensive cable sports the thickest gauge and is the second best cable in this fray. The picture produced by this cord was clear and consistent. Colors were almost perfect. By that we mean that in certain high-speed action scenes the colors seemed very slightly washed out (but barely noticeable). During relatively calm or still scenes there was a slightly noticeable blur/motion of the pixels which can get a bit annoying, especially when viewing the PC desktop…Considering its “non-brand” image and extremely economical price tag we are quite impressed with this cable. What’s more, they have very knowledgeable customer service reps. These guys make, sell and support their own products and they take their business seriously. They back their HDMI cables with a lifetime replacement warranty as well as a 30-day money back guarantee. At 22 AWG this was a thick cable. It is very visible if you run it on the surface or under a carpet, so best to keep it stuffed behind the sheetrock.