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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 7212 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cable, but a bit overpriced

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good cable at a decent price

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Consider the 4 Foot Length

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    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: 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: 4 out of 5 stars

    It's an HDMI cable

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    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: 4 out of 5 stars

    Quality cable, good price, big HDMI head

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    jaygdub
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    I needed an HDMI cable to connect my AppleTV to my TV. This cable was reasonably priced and was the length I needed. The cable was very flexible and I was able to easily wrap excess cable so things weren't messy. The head of the HDMI cable is fatter than some other cables I've used, and it didn't fit well on the side of my TV. So, I had to swap cables around and ended up using these for my blue ray disc player instead of my Apple TV because of where the input jacks were for my blue ray player. All in all, a solid, quality cable. I had to reduce my rating to 4 stars because of the size of the head of the cable and the inconvenience it caused me by rerouting my cables.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Not bad

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    Stubble
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    The only reason I purchased this mount over a more simple one that just tilted was because it happened to be on sale for the same price as the simple one. I figured getting the option to swivel the TV would be nice, but there's been one problem as a result of this more expensive mount: The TV now has a hard time saying parallel to the wall. Though it is completely level, it keeps wanting to swivel the screen to the right just a bit. It's not noticeable unless I look at the ceiling - it doesn't interfere with the viewing experience - but for a perfectionist like myself it's a bit annoying. Other than that, though, I'm pleased with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    It works

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    papabear75
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    I recently purchased this item to connect my 4K TV to my Apple TV 4K and I was not able to get the HDX to work so I am operating at the next level down. After reading info about the Apple TV, they suggest using a short Belkin cord instead of anything longer like an 8 in cord which is what I purchased. I am still able to watch my Apple TV but I feel that the quality in this product is probably the reason for me not being able to watch my Apple TV 4K in its best mode.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to install, but watch screw length

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    Spaz
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    Mounting the bracket to the wall was straight forward, just make sure to use a stud finder and don't stress about the fact that you aren't centered over the studs. The mounting slot is long enough to span studs and they don't have to be the same distance from the center. MAKE SURE TO READ YOUR TV'S OWNER GUIDE ABOUT SCREW LENGTH. Had I used the ones provided with the kit, I may have trashed my new 4K TV. A quick trip to Lowes and $.75 in screws and I was good to go. Bracket provides good leveling adjustments.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice set of cables

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    AGPJ
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    This is a really nice set of cables I bought for my LG OLED. If you're going to spend the money on a nice tv you need nice HDMI cables. Using regular HDMI cables will not give you the clarity you're paying to get with 4K, Ultra HD, HDR. These Rocketfish™ 4K Ultra HD/HDR HDMI cables are thick and seem well made. The reason I didn't give 5 stars is the price. Other than that I have no complaints.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for most applications

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    MW545
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    These cables stay inserted into devices better than most cables. I've literally used hundreds of these as a former home theater installer and have never had a problem with this series cables. My only very small gripes are that the cable sticks out of devices further before being able to bend and the overall largest width is greater than some cables which can occasionally make it tougher to fish through smaller holes. Small complaints that will very seldom affect anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    this is a fine cable...

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    Cheeseburger
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    While it is difficult to say that any other cable would not be just as fine, all I can say is that this one is working very nicely and I have no qualms about it. Would another brand have sufficed? Maybe or maybe not - I just couldn't take the chance since some of this run was going to be inside walls.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great cable

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    Razy
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    We needed a longer HDMI cable for our new TV since the ports were all on the opposite side then our old TV. Had the 4K recommended since TV is a 4K and DVD player is a 4K too. Oh and PS people. When we bought our new TV, all of them hang on the wall at Best Buy! Never crossed my mind about whether the base was a pedistool or “chicken feet”. Hate the feet!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    High quality

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    Mondo
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    The good quality of this cable was apparent when I opened the package. The connector ends were sturdy and the cable insulation was free of any flaws or breaks. The video between my old laptop and tv was crisp and the sound quality was good. The only issue I found was that it would not plug into my new Dell laptop. I am not sure why not. It plugged into all of my other PCs just fine, so I use one of those PCs for watching movies.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    MDMI 4K, mandatory

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    Badazzcanbe
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    This is a cable that may not be that big of a deal until you get 4K capable engines. Meaning if you don't have a 4K cable box (which only DirecTV has at the time of this review), there is no serious need to have one. You WIL NOT be able to to maximize your television once you start receiving 4K broadcast and or streaming (Netflix, etc...). The TV will still upscale from the normal DDMI cable, but can not handle 4K content...

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    affordable hdmi with great quality

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    Sipsip
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    works great didnt have to over spend on cables. i might have gone the extra mile and bought some expensive cables but these were just going to be used for a tv in a guest bedroom with just a cable box. overall satisfied with the image quality now would consider thinking twice about expensive monster cables. although they yet to fail me and i've had them for years. unlike some off brands i owned just stopped sending the image.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Bright, Black and Crisp

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    Johnj
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    My new Samsung 65" Ultra HD is truly amazing. Super bright, the blacks are totally and completely black and the picture is sharp and clean. After a month now I'm still impressed by the video quality each time I turn it on. Occasionally though when I turn it on I get no volume. But turning it off and on usually gets it back. Maybe it's a problem with my cable box.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great, but could be cheaper

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    jrauck
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    While this cable works just as great as the more expensive hdmi cables, there are many other hdmi cables out there that are cheaper and produce the same amount of bandwidth. In saying that the cable does everything it's suppose to, including a resolution of 4k. If you purchase a new 4k tv you wouldn't go wronget with purchasing this cable over the more expensive brands.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Apple CD Drive

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    TechnoGeek
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    I purchased this item as a gift. It came highly recommended, and the purchase process was easy. My only complaint was that I purchased it in Michigan, with pickup by the gift recipient in Missouri, and it took a phone call to customer service to get the documentation correct so the recipient could pick up the gift. But customer service did an excellent job correcting the problem!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    HDMI CORD

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    HerQules
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    For me, HDMI cord are so complicated; gold tip, right size, affordability, assisting my overpriced television perform as needed. After countless hours of searching for the right length and pricing, I was sold on this one. It helps delivers a crystal clear picture and produces a quality sounds for my High Definition Samsung Television at an affordable price.

    I would recommend this to a friend