Here's the perfect HDMI cable to go with your new Macbook Pro

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  1. Zellio macrumors 65816

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    Great! Now I just need to find a diamond dongle to hook up to the USB-C port
     
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  4. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Dont forget the 18 karat solid gold usb c charging cord
     
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    I fear this will give apple ideas. I mean...they're already hoping to be a billion dollar business just off of dongles alone
     
  7. Marshall73 macrumors 65816

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    I know someone who would actually buy that. Had the whole 'it's a digital signal' conversation with them before and they still spent hundreds on an hdmi cable. Pmsl.
     
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    I dip my hardware in Platinum glitter just for the effect
     
  9. Abaganov macrumors 6502

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    Guys read the reviews , some funny stuff , like this one

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  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    While that is a crazy high price, once you get into high end audio/video equipment cables really do matter.

    Anything pretty much under $50 gives me handshake issues, issues with color, or flat out no picture. Never had the problem until a few years ago, and was like many others that expensive cables were a waste.
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 604

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    Some of the comments are pretty funny.
    "I first heard about this product from a friend. I was very impressed by the quality of the diamonds. It really catches your eye and the attention of everyone that goes by his house. His diamond necklace is unbelievable. Definitely a chick magnet."
     
  12. leman macrumors G3

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    Maybe for analog signal (but even then its questionable), but certainly not digital. Unless your cable is just defective.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I tried 3 or 4 different cables with my set up and none worked. I actually thought the unit was defective. Bought a little more pricey cable and everything worked. Those other cables all worked and still do on other set ups.

    Once you have more than a device connected directly to a TV, and longer than 6' cables, it definitely matters.
     
  14. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Your low cost hdmi cables may have been low bandwidth. There's only 4 types of hdmi: Low bandwidth (or standard), high speed hdmi cable, and hdmi with Ethernet (Both high and low). Standard hdmi has issues with 1080p and above, and will do exactly what you say your cables did.
     
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    Looks like Best Buy has just a bit more courage than Apple.
     
  17. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    They were 18gbps cables and rated for 4K
     
  18. T5BRICK macrumors G3

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    I have half a dozen devices connected to my receiver, which is connected to my TV. I use Amazon basics HDMI v1.4 cables, between 3 and 10 feet depending on the device, and everything works fine. Several thousand good reviews seem to back up my experience.
     
  19. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I never had an issue until 4K HDR receivers and devices.
     
  20. Zellio thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have a 65" lg 4k oled. I've had high speed ones give me issues before (Thankfully the ones that came my ps4 and xbox one s have 0 issues). I find if you spend anything extra, get gold plated ones, but you really don't need to spend $50+

    It also helps to get as small a cable as you can.
     

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