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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 7273 reviews

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  • 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: 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: 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: 1 out of 5 stars

    only lasted about two weeks

    Posted
    Disappointed
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    I had this cable attached to my surround sound system. It worked fine at first then after about two weeks my surround system just started shutting down on its own while I was watching TV. I never would have thought a bad HDMI cable could do it but it in fact was the culpret. Bst Buy exchanged the cable for me and has been working fine ever since. Not to say the brand is bad to purchase but like anything theres always a chance of getting a lemon and I happened to on this one

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Couldn't use, returned

    Posted
    Otter
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    I requested an extra cable. Got home and found my older equipment (laser disk player, DVD, VHS) is unable to be hooked up to the new Samsung TV, so I returned the cable unopened. There is only one hook up for sound and one hook up for additional equipment. My old Sony had seven additional ports. I am only doing this review because I feel "locked" into this Silly program of Internet annoying, time sucking, processes. I'm tired of having an "extra part-time jobs" at the gas station, the grocery store, and now Samsung.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Gold plated?

    Posted
    4Ewa
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    My LG salesperson told me the gold plated hdmi would provide a better viewing picture, less noise....but all the reviews I'm now reading say it's a gimmick and these stores push the cables to make more money...you can just buy highs pee hdmi cables much cheaper and get same results. Cable either work or don't...spending more money won't make any difference.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Watch out!

    Posted
    DunkAzBro
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This cable does NOT carry Dolby Vision from AppleTV 4k to TCL 65" Series 6 Roku TV. I had to buy a Belkin cable elsewhere (and it was cheaper!) Also, when I drove an hour to collect my TV I bought this cable across the counter and now I have no way of returning it without driving the 2 hour roundtrip. Grrrrrr.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Do not buy

    Posted
    Time
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    This wire was recommended to me by the in store sales associate. Had to get this one because it was much better than the cheaper ones. The wire stopped working completely within a month of using it. I'm trying to get around to returning it to the store. I have been using SIGNIFICANTLY cheaper wires I bought off Amazon and have not had a problem with any of them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn’t meet expectations

    Posted
    Mad1234
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    Apple TV and smart remote didn’t met expectations remote does not work Apple TV complicated didn’t explain the complicated it was to make it work didn’t offer help to do it at store spent close to 300 dollars that now are not being put up to use very des appointed

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    connection sucks

    Posted
    Vman9933
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    The cables are very loose when connecting to any HDMI port, this causes the sound to cut in and out, not very sturdy cables, the 4k quality is great, and the coverings and connections are nice but the size of the connectors are small and so they tend to fall out of devices or they dont stay connected.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not for 144hz

    Posted
    AngryMan

    On the contrary of what the sales rep told me at Best Buy this does not support 144hz for my monitor if though it says so on the box. The lack of specifications on the website and the lack of knowledge at Best Buy cost me 3 hrs of my time and fuel wasted. I am not happy and I hope this reviews saves others from my hassle.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not needed, no returns after 15 days

    Posted
    DPPAnn
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    I was advised I needed this cable when I bought the TV. After the Verizon guy said it was unnecessary I tried to return it on my next day off, only to be told I was 2 days late - no returns after 15 days. Really? That cable in the package is not returnable on day 17? Give me a break Best Buy!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Wouldn't fit in HDMI ports

    Posted
    NewToDSLRs
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    Maybe I just got a defective set, but it wouldn't fit into the HDMI ports in my XBOX 360 or my TV. Brought it back to Best Buy and the employees tried it on some TV's in the store. Sure enough, the cables would not fit in the HDMI ports... Hopefully just a defective set of cables

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Works Great but too expensive

    Posted
    GSplash
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    After reading reviews on CNET, I returned this cable for a much less expensive one. CNET claims HDMI cables either work or do not work with no variation in picture or sound quality. In my experience both cables were identical in performance despite the price difference.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Duds

    Posted
    JACE
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    I couldn't recommend this particular cable because it did not work at all. Perhaps, we just got a bad one out of the bunch, but it is the only experience that we have had with this particular cable, so I have to base my review off of this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Defective tv requiring service

    Posted
    Jojo
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    A blue line appeared on the screen. Am not happy with your 15 day return policy. Should have purchased at Costco. They would take back the tv, no questions asked. Noe I am deali g with Samsung and a repair.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Returned - all cables are the same IMO

    Posted
    KASRB
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    I wasn't sure if it would matter or if I had an extra HDMI cable... I found all of my "cheap" cables and there is no difference for my setup. I wouldn't buy an HDMI cable at this price - ever again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Expensive isn't always better

    Posted
    Buyer919
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    I bought this and had to return it. I thought my DVD player was broken but it was just the cord. There were several others that were returned as well from other customers. Insignia was our other option and worked.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Didn't Use Product

    Posted
    TB1989
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    Was told by a Best Buy employee that I needed the HDMI cable to set up my tv, but Direct TV provided me with HDMI cables and I didn't need the one from Best Buy so I took it back to the store.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Perfect cable for people with poor vision!!!

    Posted
    audiologist

    This is the perfect cable for people with not so perfect 20/20 vision, since it does essentially nothing that a $10 hdmi cable can't do, please save your money.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend