So you’ve just bought a new smart TV, games console, or 4K Blu-ray player, and now you’re on the hunt for the best HDMI cables money can buy. Thanks, though, it is very easy to find a suitable HDMI cable, and it can be very cheap – just increase the price for cables of a certain design or unusual length.
It’s easy to get caught up in the fad thinking that fancy HDMI will only do more than others, but in reality you only need a cheap HDMI cable that can reliably pass a 4K / 60Hz signal. For HDMI 2.1 compatible devices, all you need is a cable that can pass the 4K / 120Hz (or 8K / 60Hz) signal instead. It’s as simple as that.
Skim down and we’ve looked at the four best HDMI cables in most situations, but read on if you like to understand a little more about what you’re looking for first.