The Best HDMI Cables (2020)

The Best HDMI Cables (2020)

This is a list of the best HDMI cables I recommend and use.

NOTE: This article applies to most HDMI applications, not just commercial and professional audio/video integration.

But first...

HDMI Guidelines

After installing and troubleshooting hundreds of different HDMI systems in all kinds of environments, these are the rules I follow to ensure a reliable HDMI signal:

If you would like to learn more, here are some links to get you started:

Now, on to the list...

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Passive Cables

Blue Jeans Cable Series-FE Certified Premium HDMI Cable

Blue Jeans Cable Series-FE HDMI Cable

Top Pick For 2020!

Not the cheapest, but easily one of the best.

Blue Jeans Cable has been a trusted manufacturer of quality cables for many years.

Premium high speed cable certification in all lengths up to 15 feet and standard cable certification in all lengths up to 25 feet.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Fire Rating: CM (suitable for in-wall installation in residences or single-story commercial buildings)

Available Lengths: 1'-25' (view all lengths on Amazon)

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Monoprice Certified Premium HDMI Cable

Monoprice Certified Premium HDMI Cable

Budget-Friendly Pick

About the best bang for the buck certified cable you will find.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Fire Rating: CL3 (suitable for in-wall installation in residences or single-story commercial buildings)

Available Lengths: 3', 6', 10', 15', and 25'

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Belkin Ultra HD High Speed HDMI Cable

Belkin Ultra HD High Speed HDMI Cable

48 Gbps Capability

Supports the latest standard with speeds up to 48 Gbps, 4K up to 120 fps, and 8K up to 60 fps.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 48 Gbps

Fire Rating: No (not suitable for in-wall installation)

Available Lengths: 2m / 6.6'

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Fiber Optic Cables

Important Notes

Monoprice SlimRun AV High Speed HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Monoprice SlimRun AV High Speed HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Top Pick For 2020!

A great budget-friendly cable that can be used for most installations and supports HDMI 2.0 with lengths up to 330'.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Detachable Connectors: No

Fire Rating: CMP (suitable for nearly all installation types including plenum spaces)

Available Lengths: 10', 20', 30', 40', 50', 75', 100', 150', 200', 330'

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Kramer HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Kramer HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Best For Installation

The only fiber cable in my list that ticks every box...

18 Gbps / 4K60 4:4:4 capability? Check.

Removable connectors for easier installation? Check.

CMP rated for in-wall, riser, and/or plenum installation? Check.

CEC support (required for Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera control with the ATEM Mini switchers)? Check.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Detachable Connectors: Yes

Fire Rating: CMP (suitable for nearly all installation types including plenum spaces)

Available Lengths: 33', 50', 66', 98', 131', 164', 197', 230', 262', 295', and 328'

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Kramer Rental & Staging HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Kramer Rental & Staging HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Best For Mobile Environments

Need a durable fiber cable that can handle the abuse of a mobile situation? Look no further.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Detachable Connectors: No

Fire Rating: No (not suitable for in-wall installation)

Available Lengths: 33', 50', 66', 98', 131', 164', 197', 230', 262', 295', and 328'

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Monoprice SlimRun AV Ultra High Speed HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Monoprice SlimRun AV Ultra High Speed HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Budget-Friendly 48 Gbps Capability

A good all-around cable that supports the latest HDMI standard with lengths up to 330'.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 48 Gbps

Detachable Connectors: No

Fire Rating: No (not suitable for in-wall installation)

Available Lengths: 10', 20', 30', 40', 50', 75', 100', 150', 200', 330'

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Monoprice SlimRun AV High Speed Outdoor HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Monoprice SlimRun AV High Speed Outdoor HDMI Fiber Optic Cable

Budget-Friendly Mobile Option

Armored and durable, yet still fairly flexible.

Great for outdoor use or mobile environments where the cable sees more abuse.

Maximum Supported Bandwidth: 18 Gbps

Detachable Connectors: No

Fire Rating: No (not suitable for in-wall installation)

Available Lengths: 30', 50', 75', 100', 150', 225', 330'

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