Monster - M Series 4' HDMI A/V Cable
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Designed to work with your HDMI components
High-velocity, silver-coated center conductors for picture detail and color saturation
High-density, quad-layer shielding
Supports 7.1-channel audio formats
Nitrogen gas-injected dielectric ensures signal strength
24K gold contacts for enhanced signal transfer and corrosion resistance
- Type of CableHDMI
- In-Wall RatedNo
- Length of Cord4'
Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews(14 Reviews)
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
ABSOLUTELY MAKES A PICTURE AND AUDIO DIFFERENCEPosted .
OK. I WAS EXTREMELY SKEPTICAL THAT THIS CABLE WOULD TRULY MAKE BOTH A PICTURE AND AUDIO IMPROVEMENT ON MY SIMPLE SET-UP AT MY OFFICE. ALL I HAVE IS A 6 MONTH OLD VIZIO VP504, 1080P, 50" PLASMA WITH DIRECT TV HR-21 DVR AND A BRAND NEW SONY BDP-S360 BLU-RAY PLAYER. NO SPEAKERS, NO RECEIVERS. JUST THE 3 ITEMS ALONG WITH A BLU-TOOTH WIRELESS HEADPHONE AND ADAPTER THAT I USE JUST ABOUT 100% OF THE TIME AS I'M ALWAYS WALKING AROUND MY OFFICE AND I HAVE TO USE HEADPHONES. WHICH BY THE WAY SOUND INCREDIBLE AND WORK OVER 300 FEET AWAY IN EVERY ROOM OF MU BUSINESS. ANYWAY,WHEN I INSTALLED THE THREE ITEMS, I USED THE CHEAPEE HDMI CABLES THAT CAME WITH THE VIZIO PLASMA AND BLU-RAY. THE 2 HDMI CABLES WERE BOTH LOW END, BUT WERE MADE BY DIFFERENT MANUFACTURER'S. WHEN WATCHING DIRECT TV HD PROGRAMS, ESPECIALLY YANKEES ON YES OR GOLF, PICTURE LOOKED AWESOME. I WAS EXPECTING AND TOLD THE BLU-RAY DVD'S WOULD LOOK EVEN BETTER. HOWEVER TO MY SURPRISE, AS WELL AS ALL MY FRIENDS, THE BLU-RAY DVD'S DID NOT LOOK BETTER. IN FACT, THEY WERE QUITE WORSE. I MESSED AROUND WITH ALL THE SETTINGS, HAD MY AUDIO GUY COME IN AND HE AGREED THE BLU-RAY PICTURE SHOULD LOOK MUCH BETTER AND SHOULD BE BETTER THAN THE DIRECT TV PICTURE AS I HAVE A 1080P PLASMA USING 1080P BLU-RAY DVD'S VS MOST DIRECT TV 780P-1080I PROGRAMMING. HE IMMEDIATLY TOLD ME TO RUN OVER AND BUY 2 GOOD QUALITY MONSTER CABLES. I ARGUED WITH HIM AFTER READING THESE FORUMS AND HOW MANY GUYS STATE THESE "DIGITAL" SIGNALS VS THE OLDER "ANALOG" SIGNALS DON'T NEED OR BENEFIT FROM HIGH END HDMI CABLES AND THAT A $10.00 HDMI WOULD GIVE ME THE SAME PICTURE/AUDIO QUALITY. I REALLY COULDN'T SEE WASTING MONEY ON HIGH END CABLES AS THIS ISN'T IN MY HOME AND IT'S NOT A HIGH END PIONEER PLASMA. I REALLY DIDN'T THINK THESE WOULD MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE AND I REALLY DIDN'T LOOK FORWARD TO SPENDING 25% OF THE COST OF MY PLASMA ON 2 LOUSY CABLES. SO I DECIDED TO TRY SOMETHING 1ST. THE ONLY THING I DID WAS SWAP THE 2 HDMI CABLES FROM THERE INPUTS, SO THE DIRECT TV INPUT WOULD NOW USE THE BLU-RAY PLAYER HDMI CABLE AND VISE VERSA. ABSOLUTLEY NO OTHER CHANGES. WHEN I TURNED THE 3 ITEMS BACK ON TO SEE IF THERE WAS ANY DIFFERENCE (AND I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING ANY) I COULDN'T BELIEVE IT. NOW THE BLU-RAY PLAYER LOOKED ALOT BETTER--NOT FANTASTIC--BUT OBVIOUSLY TO EVERYONE BETTER--AND NOW THE DIRECT TV PICTURE LOOKED WORSE. SO I SUMISED THAT THERE REALLY WAS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EVEN THESE LOW END HDMI CABLES. THIS GAVE ME ENOUGH CONFIDENCE TO GO OVER AND PLUNK DOWN THE $135.00 PER CABLE AND IF I DIDN'T SEE A NOTICABLE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE PICTURE WITH THE NEW MONSTER VS THE BETTER HDMI CABLE I HAD, I WOULD RETURN IT AND BUY ANOTHER LOWER PRICED, BUT NOT GARBAGE HDMI CABLE. WELL INSTALLED THIS MONSTER CABLE AND I TURNED THE 3 ITEMS ON TO SEE. THE IMPROVEMENT WAS EXTROIDINARY ALL AROUND. BOTH THE PICTURE QUALITY AS WELL AS AUDIO THRU MY HEADPHONES WAS UNBELIEVABLY BETTER, ESPECIALLY WITH THE BLU-RAY CONNECTION. MY MUSIC (FLEETWOOD MAC, RUSH, ETC..) BLU-RAY DVD'S ARE INCREDIBLE. I REALIZE THIS IS AN EXTREMLY LONG POST, BUT I JUST HAD TO INCLUDE ALL THE DETAILS. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO THINK A $15.00 HDMI CABLE WILL WORK EVERY BIT AS GOOD AS A HIGH QUALITY HDMI CABLE--TRUST ME--THEY WON'T. PLEASE DON'T THINK I'M SAYING YOU NEED TO BUY THIS TOP OF THE LINE $150.00 CABLE. I'M SURE A VERY GOOD $50.00-TO PERHAPS $75.00 CABLE WOULD WORK JUST AS WELL. BUT BELIEVE ME, STAY AWAY FROM THOSE VERY CHEAP HDMI'S. I CANNOT BELIEVE THE PICTURE I'M GETTING NOW ON THIS VIZIO PLASMA. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND SPEND THE EXTRA $$ ON THE HDMI CABLE EVEN IF YOU DON'T HAVE A HIGH END PLASMA. IT TRULY MAKES AN INCREDABLE DIFFERENCE. I KNOW IT'S NOT ALONG THE LINES OF A PIONEER, BUT FOR MY NEEDS, I'M SO STOKED!!!! THIS IS THE PLASMA PICTURE I WAS HOPING TO GET FROM THIS VIZIO AND WITH THE NEW CABLES, IT'S EXCEEDING MY EXPECTATIONS. HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEONE LIKE MYSELF WHO COULDN'T SEE UPGRADING CABLES!!!!!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
You get more than what you Pay ForPosted .
In AUDIO / VIDEO, even a small percentage of discernable difference is worthy of consideration especially when it affects the sound. HDMI is responsible for everything now, sound and video, so it is a very important consideration if using in a worthy system. Long story short, I have been using a $100 HDMI cable from Audioquest who I love, on my Pioneer 05 Bluray. I already had a M1000 HDMI connected to my HDDVD player and for the longest time, it out-shined my Bluray player. I decided to switch the two cables and I don't have the hyperboles to describe the difference, none of which were subtle mind you. Again this was comparing a plus $100 HDMI, not a cheap one. Findings as follows on 133" Theater Room. Color: dramatically more saturated. Detail: Another gear, like having eye surgery. Motion: I accepted the judder as part of the whole experience (133" screen). Judder is gone! Speed is lightning. Threw in Spider man 3 on all scenes that gave me fits before. NONE now. Same with Cloverfield with all the camera motion. Twister same deal. Black detail:(Hallmark of any good picture)Sensational. Blacks are not only darker, but detail in dark scenes are unbelievably good now. Always had issues in this department with all other HDMI's used. Not with this one. Dark Knight, is a new movie. And sound, well being more important then the picture, the sound is just as impressive as the picture. I am using the internal decoding in player (Wolfson Chips) and everything, Bass, Highs, Imaging, DYNAMICS, imerssion and detail have another level. This cable is under-priced, I would pay a lot more if I knew I would be getting this kind of maximum return. Especially if your system is worthy and your screen is larger than 50" pay the price and reward yourself and your system.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Monster cable is worth it.Posted .
I reviewed many websites bashing upscale cables as a waste of money. Those who seek top performance out of their systems could be easy prey to unsubstantiated claims. However the proof is in the pudding. I bought the monster cable for my Pioneer BDP09FD connected to a 65" Panasonic. This was after I had already had it hooked up with a lesser value but quality cable (not quite a "coat hanger" as some bashers claim produce the same results as a high end cable). My son who was quite skeptical immediately noticed the difference. Even though the picture before was impressive, it was now stunning. My whole family could see an improvement. There is a difference; do not believe the reverse hype. The cables are extremely pricey but they deliver, at least on quality systems. Finally I am not a "shill" for anyone. I am a consumer like you. I also do not like to waste money. But I believe what my eyes and other's eyes see. Remember you can always take it back.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
A good purchasePosted .
I've got a Samsung 4661 LCD television and it had connected to it, a Denon standard def DVD player capable of up-converting to a 1080p signal. Connected using a Dynex HDMI cable, there were no problems. However, I recently bought a Panasonic BD30 and using the Dynex cable, the picture flashed constantly; when I mean flash, I mean that on occasion the picture would turn black for 5 seconds, then the picture would be restored for 2 seconds, and then back to black for 5 seconds, and so forth. The flashing problem did go away when I "downgraded" the signal to 1080i. Thinking (and hoping) that the HDMI cable was at fault, I purchased this Monster M series cable. That did the trick; I can run a 1080p signal from my blu-ray player to my television without any picture issues. Bottomline, I guess I might have been able to get away with maybe a lower end Monster Cable HDMI cable, but I definitely could NOT use the DYNEXI would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great product for the A/V geek in all of us!Posted .
I had my reservations about sinking $170 into a cable. What is the difference between the high end offering by other brands that run around $80 or so and this cable which is twice as much? Well, let me tell you that this cable does what it says. If you own an LCD with the 120MHz motion processor and Directv HD than this is a MUST HAVE. There is noticeable difference in picture response, no blur, pixilation or distortion Improved sharpness and sound. Most noticeable is the depth of color. My wife even noticed this (not an A/V geek like me) and said that the picture looks more life like and the kids cartoons (the CG ones not the Hanna Barberra we grew up with) looked 3D. Over all I am VERY happy. I will be replacing the Sony Blu-Ray cable next to take full advantage of all this great product has to offer.I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Don't believe the hype! A $5 cable is just as goodPosted .
I can't believe how many people are claiming these cables actually make a difference. Do not believe them! A digital signal is a digital signal - as long as you have an HDMI v1.3 cable, it will do the same thing as this expensive one. Sure, it's easy for me to say don't believe them, but do believe me. Since I can't post a link, do a quick Google search and look for professional reviews (not forums with average consumers) on sites such as CNET or Gizmodo. Then, be happy you saved $145 while getting the same picture and audio quality from your new HDMI cable.No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Hands Down The BEST HDMI That Money Can Buy!Posted .
This cable is UNBELIEVABLE! I just jumped to the HDMI from just the components using a 2 Meter Dynex HDMI Cable. The LOOK AWESOME. Than I figurured that, "Hey was are these Monster Cable so expensive?" So after doing my homework on them I figured that why not just try it. The reviews are great and besides if there ins't THAT much of a difference I just return it, right? I need not tell you that I DID NOT return it. So moving from that 2 Meter Dynex HDMI to Monster Cable M Series 4 Foot HDMI; it was as different as Night and Day! I don't yet have a 7.1 Surround Sytem, yet, but rather a 6.1 Sony. Ever the Sound Quality NOT to mention the Picture was INSANELY BETTER! Go figure, 5 STARS!I would recommend this to a friend
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
I just got a relatively new 40" Samsung LCD today and got this cable to go along with my 360 and upconvert DVD player (this will get replaced by a PS3 eventually). After watching Transformers and playing Call of Duty 4 and NHL 08 I either ended up with a TV that is better than my parents which I doubt since they have a Pioneer Elite 50" 1080p plasma or my cables are just that much better than their Monster 800 series cables. Not really sure on that one, but the cables aren't hurting it one bit. If your going to invest a large sum of money into a new home theater spend the extra money and get the best stuff from the start otherwise you might regret it later.I would recommend this to a friend