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Rocketfish™ - 8' 4K UltraHD/HDR In-Wall Rated HDMI Cable - Black-Front_Standard

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Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 7274 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cable, but a bit overpriced

    Posted
    Omahashooter
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    Having purchased the new 4K apple TV for my Sony 65 inch 900 series TV, I was a bit disappointed when the apple TV wouldn't connect at the HDR 60 hz level, knowing my Sony was capable of the best resolution offered, and my receiver was also compatible. Looking to make sure the cables weren't destroyed at all, I realized they are the same HDMI cables I bought 6-7 years ago, and a buddy yelled at me for not replacing them when I bought the new TV and receiver (who knew). I ran over to best buy, and the sales associate told me that the overpriced ones weren't any different, so I picked up a Rocketfish cable for about $30 after tax and installed it... sure enough everything works as designed and im at the max resolution! The issue though, is that the same "more expensive isn't always better" principal applies to the Rocketfish cable vs something like Amazon as well. I decided to replace all my HDMI cables with new ones, just so I know for sure they are up to date, and Amazon had their HDMI stuff for $15 for 3 cables, all with the high speed data a well. Installed them and they worked just as well... maybe not as fancy looking as the Rocketfish, but for less than 1/4 the cost, its a tough sell to justify buying another that expensive.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works Perfect w/4K

    Posted
    Grant
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    This Rocketfish 4K 18Gbs 8ft. cable transmits your 4K signal with crystal clearity. I have not yet experienced any problems, like some people may see flashes or flickers, or maybe a tad bit of lag in the video signal, I have not yet noticed any of that yet. I've tested the 3D capability with "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D" and it works great, assuming you have 3D glasses haha. YES, it may cost $40, and you guys probably think that's quite a bit for a HDMI cable, but if you want to take full advantage of your 4K tv's potential, then you have to buy an HDMI cable that will output 4K. Cheaper HDMI cables will not do this, or not as well (if there are any cheaper than $40, which I highly doubt). They will not run any cheaper because 4K is a new technology and not everybody has one in their homes cause it's so new. So initially it will cost more, it's how the market goes. I'd say it's worth it to buy this because it will output 4K resolution unlike any cables that are cheaper than it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Smaller Things Matter:

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    HeaterHenry
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    Smaller Things Matter: People often over look the little things that can make a world of difference; like these cables with gold plated ends. Spending thousands of dollars on a UHD T.V. is all well and fine but being cheap on the connection wiring to save five bucks here and there is rediculous. Using the best available gold plated ends cables and HDMI wires for your HD and or UHD T.V.'s connections are the ONLY way to get the full performance out of the T.V. you just paid a lot on money for. Doing anything else is like driving a brand new high end car around on the cheapest gasoline possible. Also its very important to pay a little extra and get the HDMI wires that are rated for "IN WALL USE" not only if you plan on installing the T.V. on a wall and hence running/hiding the cables in the wall, but also if you're gonna just put the T.V. on a stand because these cables and wires are more insulated and thus will delivery to your T.V. more of the signal that they are supposed to do.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality typical flat screen TV, BUT...

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    DFR1335
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    This Samsung Smart TV, 43" UHD TV, NU7100 series, is a typical flat-screen smart Ultra HDTV. I tried a new brand first that was over $100 cheaper, but the picture quality was poor. So I returned it for a tried and true Samsung. Everything about this TV is typical Samsung quality (I also have a 10-year old Samsung smart TV), EXCEPT for the viewing angle, which is really quite disappointing. Get more than 45 deg to the side and the colors and contrast fade considerably. I've tried different settings and nothing makes it better. My 5 year old Visio AND my 10 year old Samsung have much wider viewing angles without substantial fade. This must be why Samsung failed to include any mention of viewing angle in their specs (at least I couldn't find any mention). If there is any fix to improve this, I haven't found it. I should have taken time to read the reviews, because this is a common complaint from owners of this model. Other features are common among new TV sets. I would look for a different brand and check the viewing angle specs and reviews before purchasing any new TV. Shame on me for assuming Samsung quality of the past.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Solid cables, sturdy build and great performance.

    Posted
    Wilassasin

    From my understanding the HDMI cables themselves are industry rated as either; standard, standard + Ethernet, high speed, and high speed + Ethernet. The actual HDMI specs only refer to the ports on the actual A/V device itself, this would include examples such as HDMI 1.3, HDMI 1.4, HDMI 2.0, 2.1, 2.2 etc. ex) HDMI 1.4 ported devices included 4K signals @24fps, 3D, 10.2gps of bandwidth and HDR at an 8bit color depth, etc. ex) HDMI 2.0 ported devices included 4K signals @ 60fps, up to 18gbp of bandwidth and HDR at 10 and 12 bits color depth for deeper richer colors, better cec control for more devices using only one tv remote, etc. That being said I probably did waste my money on these wires and could have probably used any recently up to date HDMI high speed cable with a decent build quality that's designed to pass atleast 18gps bandwidth to receive the same results. Either way after purchasing a $3000.00 oled tv, I figured a $40 HDMI cable with excellent build quality from a reliable company was worth the purchase!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great upgrade for audio video connections

    Posted
    Eclipse54
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    I purchased a high end 55" inch tv. and wanted better than average connections for both the tv. to cable and tv. to sound bar. I initially bought the Rocketfish HDMI cable with HDR to improve overall picture quality. It is excellent and a good choice without overpaying. My sound bar came a few days later. It is made by Denon, so I knew it should deliver both good sound and quality build. The package included a factory HDMI cable, but the cable was not what I expected. So, back to Best Buy for an upgrade. I chose another Rocketfish HDMI/HDR cable, installed it and what an incredible difference in sound quality! To be honest, I had considered returning the sound bar because of sound quality. Now, I am extremely happy that I kept the Denon. What a difference these connector cables can make! You cannot go wrong with this choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Unreliable for 4K 60hz chroma 4:4:4 w GTX900 cards

    Posted
    SpringfieldMH

    Tried two of these cables with two systems... an XBox 360 (capable of HD 1080p) and a PC equipped with a Geforce GTX960 graphics card (capable of of up to at least 4K UHD 3180x2160p 60hz chroma 4:4:4 for displaying Windows desktop/applications and games) on a new Samsung UN50JU6500 4K UHD 3180x2160p 60hz chroma 4:4:4 big screen 50 inch TV. Worked fine at HD 1080p. Unreliable at 4K UHD 3180x2160p 60hz chroma 4:4:4. This is, admittedly, "bleeding edge" "early adopter" territory. Specifically, seemed to have problems with the "HDMI handshake" that apparently must occur whenever power is turned on, cable is reconnected, source is restarted, etc. Usually took repeated attempts to get it to work... after which, the onscreen results looked fine. By contrast, a relatively generic cable, at a third the price, from "the biggest river in the world", branded as same, works absolutely fine, first time, every time. Bought the TV from Best Buy and am happy I did. Competitively priced and avoided worries about shipping. Am keeping it. The cables... not so much. Am taking them back.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does what it's supposed to do.

    Posted
    MyOpinionNotYours
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    I recently purchased an UHD/4k tv to replace my ageing plasma tv. I had my new tv hooked up the same way as before, of primary interest is the HDMI from my cable box to my Xbox and then to my tv. Never had a problem so I basically just swapped tyre tv's using the same cables. I started getting lip sync issues that I could not figure out. I decided to swap cables and bought these. Thankfully they were on sale and available in store. Since these were rated at a high throughput rate, and weren't too expensive, I went with these. They are nicely constructed and come across as well made and relatively high end. This cable completely fixed my problem. My only issue was one didn't engage well and required a bit of force, not a lot but a bit more than just sliding it in the receptacle. If you're having a sync problem these are worth a try. I don't know if another less expensive would do the trick also, but I can, thankfully, confirm these work.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cable at a decent price

    Posted
    Darien
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    I bought this cable because I found my existing HDMI cable was giving me a very dark picture with HDR signals even though it is rated as a high speed, premium cable. I tried using this cable and the picture was just as dark. So what turned out to be the issue was the brightness settings on my TV. The TV automatically turns brightness and contrast up all the way when it detects a HDR signal. I kept turning the settings back down. So the problem wasn't caused by the TV or the cable. It was me. This cable works for its intended purpose and isn't crazy expensive like Audioquest products. Don't bother with those people. You can find cables that work just as well at a fraction of the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well made 4K HDMI cable

    Posted
    BigE
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    This 8 foot 4K ultra HD/ HDMI cable also available in different Lengths is just what you need if you’re looking to get the best quality picture and performance out of your 4K television Rocketfish is A reputable brand known for Quality performance and well- engineered construction at a reasonable price point if you’re patient their products often go on sale so you can get them for an even better price I own several Rocketfish Products And I have yet to be disappointed by a single one they may not receive the attention and advertising like some of their competitors but when you bring a Rocketfish product home The quality design and performance will speak for itself

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Consider the 4 Foot Length

    Posted
    USER123
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    The finish of this HDMI cable is of high quality, and I have had no picture quality issues; however, I wish I had purchased the 4 foot length rather than the 8 foot length. For most home media setups, where the Bluray player is located above or below the television, 8 feet is too long. A 6 foot HDMI cable length may be the magic number for 95% of people (particularly if there are cabinet holes that you have to snake the cable through in order to give your setup a clean look), but that is exactly the length that Rocketfish doesn't produce for this product, leaving you with a cable that is either too long (8 feet) or too short (4 feet) (though I would purchase the 4 foot length next time, and I'm rather sure I wouldn't have any problems). Of course, this won't matter to you if you measured your home media system before going out to the store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Upgraded from Std HDMI Cable

    Posted
    Teetertotter1
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    I recently purchased the Denon AVR-S910W from Best buy and it is connected to our Wireless U-Verse router. The receiver can also be connected using an Ethernet cable from the U-Verse gateway unit. I bought these cables for ATT U-Verse Box to connect to the Denon AVR and the other high speed cable from the AVR to the 50" Plasma TV. I just wanted to upgrade these rocketfish 4K, Ultra HD compatible cables w Ethernet compatibility, from the old standard ones. When 4K streaming and 4K TV broadcasting become the norm, then I will be all ready upgraded to accept a 4K, UHD TV for the best picture quality! These cables were on sale at BB and noticed on the box the cables are UL approved and of In-Wall Quality, coupled with a Lifetime Limited Warranty. These rocketfish cables are Best Buys trademark.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    4k gimmick?

    Posted
    Mike
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    I bought this on sale for $20...i figure rocketfish is decent brand, decent price, had gold plated ports, and 4k. What could go wrong? I returned it due to making my tv go like 10 shades darker every time. My regular hdmi cable does not have this problem at all!! I wouldn't necessarily say it's a gimmick, just maybe not the right cable. I did see that it added a little bit of polish to the basketball game I was watching but very dim. I would maybe buy like 3 different 4k hdmi cables and see which one is best next time. I don't recommend this for Toshiba 4k tv, might work for another brand tv, so not just gonna bash this brand.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Rocketfish-HDMI

    Posted
    HigherGoals
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    I bought this Rocketfish-HDMI to replace one of lesser value (that I bought elsewhere) that broke almost instantly under my daughter's handling. One of the sales associates helped me decide on this brand and she was so very knowledgable. I saw that this brand was built to last and it works perfectly for the needs of my teenager. She is an artist and wanted to connect her MacBook laptop (which we bought at BestBuy) to her Vizio TV (which we bought at BestBuy). I think I am seeing a trend here about where to buy all of my electronics! She was able to transfer her sketches from her laptop screen to the bigger TV screen. She is so happy with the results, which makes mommy happy too. Thanks BestBuy for stocking higher end merchandise that DOESN'T break after a few uses!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great

    Posted
    Aileen
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    My bf and I just purchased a 4k tv. But when we plugged our devices using our existing hdmi cable, we got disappointed. My son advised us to get a good hdmi for better picture quality. I usually order lots of stuff online, but we dont want to wait for 2 days so we decided to go to Best Buy and we're glad we did. The store associate helped us and didn't even forced us to buy anything. He is very knowledgeable and since best buy has a good return policy, we decided to get an hdmi cable just to give it a try. Well, we were surprised to see the difference of the picture. A little pricey but worth it. Great buy

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible horrible company

    Posted
    Allen
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    I bought 2 TVs with accessories for close to 5k and spent another $500 on Geek Squad to set up and install.. The TVs are having problems staying on (the 75 keeps turning off each time a change channels) and the 65 won't and never finished the initial channel loading I call Besy Buys 6 times and spoke with a Mgr who assured me we would have Gerk Squad come out and never heard back I called the Gerk Squad Tech who left me his contact info 8 times and emailed him 4 times and he never responded to me I had Visa dispute the purchase and install Worst experience I have ever experienced FYI I just bought 2 days ago another 65inch from Costco I will never give Best Buy my business again

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Use as TV in office and as second computer monitor

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    WingerDrake
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    Needed a second computer monitor that I could also use as a TV for when not in use as monitor. Very easy set-up, good overall color, surprisingly good stereo sound. I do hook it up to external speakers sometimes, which improves the quality of sound, of course, but no complaints with its own speakers. Only complaint is the difficulty at times of getting the color just right. Controls are either too touchy or not responsive enough. A few channels are yellowish and washed out while others are perfect. I can live with it, but it is a problem. Also, at times, a ticking sound comes from the TV. Not the speakers, but the TV itself. Have not narrowed down exactly where or why. Otherwise, I would give a 5 star rating.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Does it's job

    Posted
    DarkDreamer74
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    I got this one mostly because I knew nothing about hdmi cables other then I needed one and I needed one right away. It happened to be on a half off or so sale at the time so it wasn't as much of a waste as maybe to others. In reality I've had no issues with it, it transfers like it should and the pictures come out great. However after now owning 5 devices all with different brand hdmi. I found out that my 8 dollar one has so far proven to be just as reliable as this reg priced 40 buck one. If you care about extra bucks just get a cheaper. If it really doesn't matter and you're desperate this one will take care of exactly what you need and it won't let you down.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's an HDMI cable

    Posted
    Hdover1
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    Before I purchased this HDMI cable for my Roku XDS I shopped around first at nearby Walmart and Best Buy, and read some reviews for this product. I'm a retired electrical engineer and do not believe on going overboard, spending more than adequate to get a good result on audio and video component. There are cables in the market that are priced too high to get the money out of those people who are willing to pay the price. Those people always believed that if the price is high, the product must be very good. For digital signal transmission, this HDMI cable is more than adequate. My video and audio were not degraded, and I did not notice any lost of clarity either on video or audio signal.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    2 out of 6 did not work

    Posted
    kona
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    After going through the pain of getting them in the wall we could not get our dvd player to work or a cable signal. We purchased 6, the 2 that happen to be in same wall did not work. Lucky I guess?? We then plugged our old HDMI that was not in the wall and the dvd player and cable work. We still have to return the two cables and replace them with working ones. Right now we have our old cables hanging along the wall on our wall mounted TV which is the look we wanted to avoid. The other 4 cables in the other walls with TVs work well. Word of advice, check and make sure cables work before putting them in the wall and hanging a really heavy TV.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend