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AmazonBasics 2M High Speed HDMI Cable
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AmazonBasics 2M High Speed HDMI Cable
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Remember when watching the television used to be a simple affair? Switch on the box and make your choice from the channels available. With the dawning of the age of home video recorders then later DVDs and now Blu-Ray players home entertainment has become more and more important to consumers and the choice available nowadays is staggering when compared to how it used to be as little as 30 years ago.
Take my latest acquisition; a Blu-Ray player - it used to simple with a VCR as you only had an 'aerial in and aerial out' connection to your television which was relatively straight forward to sort out and every aerial cable was the same, soon after with the dawn of DVD players you had a new bit of kit to think about; the Scart lead and again this was a case of connecting the machine to the television via the Scart and off you could go with your film on a disc. Scart leads varied in quality and price depending what you bought but over the years they all pretty much performed the same and delivered the picture to your TV screen without any concerns. HDMI cables are the latest in the line of technological cabling which is a requirement for delivering a High Definition quality picture from your player to your television, and like the Scart lead from previous years they vary in price from the reasonable to the astronomical. Should you believe everything you read you could end up paying much more than you need to when buying a HDMI cable but there are cheaper options available to you.
Luckily for me when I bought my Sony Blu-Ray player a promotion on Amazon allowed me to obtain a HDMI cable free of charge as opposed to the £4.99 it would have cost if I bought this separately. The "AmazonBasics Dual-Shielded High Speed HDMI Cable" to give it its full name is an Amazon own product and boasts a number of features which makes it comparable to a higher priced equivalent and in the time that I have used it I have experienced no loss in picture or sound quality. The cable measures 2m in length and its connectors are made up of layers of shielding which start with a PVC outer-layer and include 'corrosion-resistant, high quality, gold plated elements' which make up the connectors themselves. The cable is suitable for use with any HD device including Blu-Ray players and Gaming consoles and it really is as simple as connecting one end to your device and the other to your television. The connectors allow for a true High Definition delivery of images to your TV screen and I honestly can't see what difference a higher-priced cable would deliver.
Amazon sell this in "frustration free packaging" which essentially means that the cable isn't shrink-wrapped in a blister pack, instead the cable is simply tied together and placed in a recyclable cardboard box and dispatched to you. It made a welcome change to open a box and not have to attack the packaging with scissors and although this alone wouldn't be the sole reason to buy this product it certainly is a positive aspect worth mentioning in this review and is 'frustration free' as they claim.
There's not much to say about a HDMI cable to be honest, all I wanted to know was whether or not this would deliver a clear HD picture to my television from my Blu-Ray player and the AmazonBasics High Speed HDMI cable fulfilled the requirements asked of it. Mine was free but at the moment the same cable is available from Amazon for just £4.99 which is around half of the price of other brands, a perfect 5 star rating for me and highly recommended.
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Summary: HDMI cable - simple but effective
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