Monoprice Dual Video Stream 4K HDMI Cable, 6-FT

Last updated date: March 17, 2020

DWYM Score
9.2

Monoprice Dual Video Stream 4K HDMI Cable, 6-FT

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 80 expert reviews, the Monoprice Monoprice Dual Video Stream 4K HDMI Cable, 6-FT placed 6th when we looked at the top 11 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note March 27, 2020:
Checkout The Best HDMI Cord for a detailed review of all the top hdmi cords.

Expert Summarized Score
9.5
6 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.0
1,277 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
On the other hand, with Monoprice Certified Premium HDMI cable, you can be sure it will perfectly work with your 4K TV and other similar-type devices, thanks to the individual testing of each cable and its Premium certification.
- The Tech Lounge
So if you need a short, skinny cable or very long lengths to make your installation work, Monoprice likely has an inexpensive option that will do the job.
- New York Times Wirecutter
It offers six-feet HDMI cables for a few dollars each, even if you want to splurge on particularly fancy, colorful, heavy-duty, or ultra-thin cables. If you want to be absolutely certain about the cable quality, it also has certified Premium High Speed cables, complete with the QR code for security, topping out at less than $25 for 25 feet.
- PC Magazine
Rigorously tested, premium certified, and beautifully affordable, it can simultaneously relay dual video streams to a single display screen.
- Man Of Many
Available in sizes from three to 30 feet, and starting at less than $10, this Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed HDMI cable is the least expensive certified cable we could find, and like all Monoprice cables, it carries a lifetime warranty.
- Digital Trends
Our recommendation is to pick from among Monoprice or AmazonBasics options, which have huge followings for their affordability and reliability.
- TechHive
What experts didn't like
A bit pricier.
- The Tech Lounge
The Monoprice Certified Premium High Speed HDMI Cables work just as well as the AmazonBasics cables but are slightly more expensive when you include shipping.
- New York Times Wirecutter

From The Manufacturer

Monoprice Certified premium high Speed HDMI cable is designed to meet and exceed the highest standards of HDMI performance. Capable of delivering 18Gbps bandwidth, these are the only cables to be tested and certified by HDMI authorized test centers to ensure they support all features in the latest HDMI specification. To out with all modern 4K equipment, the certified premium high Speed HDMI cable is the perfect choice for all your 4K and high speed HDMI display needs.

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An Overview On HDMI Cords

For a world that’s supposedly going more wireless by the day, we sure need a lot of cables. There’s USB cables, charging cables, telephone cables and the bulkiest of all the household connectors: HDMI cord.

HDMI stands for “High Definition Multimedia Interface.” You’ll find HDMI cords behind most any modern TV, connecting it to video game consoles, cable boxes, audio receivers and more. And while they may seem thicker and are certainly more expensive than older analog cables, they do a lot of extra work.

First and foremost, HDMI cords can transmit both audio and video signals, and they can handle a lot of bandwidth. That makes them crucial for most any 4K or HD Smart TV. Data can travel back and forth over HDMI cords, allowing peripherals such as speakers and transmitters to sync up with the sound and images on your TV.

HDMI standards have been upgraded a number of times since the technology was introduced in 2002, and each new iteration has brought a new version of HDMI cable to take advantage of it. Right now, the most common version of HDMI is 2.0, and it’s the number you should look for if you’ve got a 4K TV or comparable gear. If you’ve got an older TV with an HDMI connection, don’t sweat the numbers too much. Each generation of HDMI cable has been backward compatible with older versions.

Those with a truly up to date home theater system might want to invest in some HDMI 2.1 cables. This newest standard of HDMI technology represents a pretty big leap in bandwidth and capabilities over previous versions. How big? HDMI 2.1 cables are able to handle up to 48 Gbps, compared to the 18 Gbps bandwidth cap on HDMI 2.0 cords. That’s a lot of extra data, and it will be used to provide visuals for the 8K TVs that are already in some stores today, as well as a lot of extra bells and whistles in the next generation of home video game consoles.

The short version? If you’re happy with the picture and sound on your 4K TV, HDMI 2.0 cords will be perfectly sufficient. You can always wait until you buy the next generation of gear to get those fancy 2.1 cables.

DWYM Fun Fact

HDMI cables were designed to do more than just carry a lot of bandwidth. When a consortium of electronics manufacturers came up with the standard of High Definition Multimedia Interface in 2002, they had security in mind as well. When HDMI cords transmit a “handshake” between devices to initiate a connection, that handshake comes with a key exchange that serves as a form of copy protection to guard against piracy.

The HDMI Cord Buying Guide

  • One great thing about HDMI cords is there’s very little grey area between a defective cable and a high-functioning one. By the nature of the way they transmit their signals, a broken HDMI cable won’t result in fuzzy or poor quality video — it simply won’t send any image at all.
  • If you’re planning to use your cords in excessively, consistently moist or dusty areas (a bad idea for most Smart TVs in general), then you might want to invest in HDMI cords with gold plating that can offer some marginal protection against corrosion. Otherwise, it’s a frill that’s not worth paying for. Gold plating generally won’t affect the transmission one way or another.