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Monster Cable M Series® M850HD

"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (3.6 meters/12 feet)

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by Steve Kindig
Monster Cable

Make sure you're getting the best possible picture and sound from your high-definition home theater gear. Monster Cable's M850HD HDMI cable can handle today's highest-bandwidth audio and video signals with capacity to spare, including 1080p 3D video and high-resolution surround sound from a Blu-ray player. (3D movies and games require dual 1080p video streams, one for each eye.)

Careful construction and high-quality materials deliver top-notch picture and sound. Large-gauge high-purity copper conductors and corrosion-resistant gold-plated contacts allow optimal signal transfer. Nitrogen gas-injected insulation maintains signal strength even over long cable runs.

Highlights:

  • length: 12 ft.
  • Monster's "Ultra High Speed" bandwidth rating: greater than 15.8 Gbps (gigabits per second)
  • supports HDMI version 1.4 features:
    • 3D video @ 1080p
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • multi-stranded high-purity copper conductors
  • gas-injected dielectric for maximum signal strength, even over long runs
  • quad-layer shielding (rejects radio frequency noise up to 1 GHz)
  • 24k gold-plated contacts to resist corrosion
  • Duraflex protective jacket
  • UL-listed for in-wall installation
  • warranty: lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
 

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  • 12' HDMI cable
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEE Directive 96/2002" note

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Features

M850HD Ultra-High Speed HDMI Cable: The Monster M850HD is a ultra-high speed rated HDMI (v1.4) cable with bandwidth exceeding 15.8 Gbps. Using the M850HD HDMI cable, you'll get breathtaking picture and sound from today's HDTVs, projectors, Blu-ray Disc players, and game consoles. You'll also get to experience the latest in 3D movies and games with full support for dual 1080p video streams. In addition, the Monster M850HD HDMI cable can reproduce all the colors your camera or camcorder can capture on your HDTV.

HDMI (v. 1.4): The Monster M850HD HDMI cable is version HDMI 1.4 compatible.

  • Ultra-High Speed (15.8Gbps): The Monster M850HD HDMI cable features a bandwidth of 15.8 Gbps and greater that will support today's HDTV.
  • 1080p+ Resolution: Supports highest definition video up to 1080p.
  • 120/240Hz Display: The Monster M850HD cable is ideal for HD components with refresh rates up to 240 Hz for the smoothest, most fluid video.
  • 8-14 Bit Color: Greater cable capacity for support of 12-bit color, also called Deep Color, available from advanced HD sources and displays. Greater color depth, from 8-bit to 14-bit, allows more detailed gradations of individual colors for the display of billions of colors
  • 3D Ready: Newer 3D movies and games supply two video streams, each at 1080p Full HD. The M850HD HDMI cable can handle this double bandwidth with ease.
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD: Greater cable bandwidth for support of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless surround sound (up to 7.1ch), available on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD movies.
  • Audio Return Channel: This HDMI cable can transfer uncompressed surround sound from your HDTV with digital tuner to your AV receiver or surround sound controller. No extra audio cable needed.
  • HDMI-Ethernet Channel: The HDMI cable can share your Internet connection with multiple devices. No separate Ethernet cable is needed.

High Quality Construction: The Monster M850HD HDMI offers high-quality construction for superior digital video and multi-channel audio.

  • Multi-Stranded High-Purity Copper Conductors: Multi-Stranded High-Purity Copper Conductors ensure higher bandwidth and faster pixel rates for 1080p+ video reproduction with deep, extended color.
  • High-density Quad-Layer Shielding: The high density quad-layer shielding rejects radio frequency and electromagnetic interference for the clearest possible HDTV picture.
  • Nitrogen Gas-Injected Dielectric: A nitrogen gas-injected dielectric maximizes velocity of propagation for maximum signal strength and reduced bit error, even over long runs.
  • 24k Gold V-Grip Connectors: Rugged, fully shielded, 24k gold connectors provide accurate signal transfer, maximum corrosion resistance and ensure long-lasting durability. The V-Grip design increases retention force to prevent the cables from coming disconnected accidentally.
  • Metal Connector Shell:  The Monster M850HD cable employs a rugged protective metal housing with premium finish for long-lasting durability and style.
  • Duraflex/HexMesh Jacket: The Monster M850HD features a Duraflex/HexMesh jacket which is flexible and tear-resistant for easy routing and installation.
  • CL2 Rated: The M850HD HDMI cable is UL (CL2) rated for in-wall use.

Live Forever: This cable is covered by Monster Cable's Live Forever Full Lifetime Warranty.

 
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5 out of 5

Great Price

Written By BillH, Mequon, WI on Friday, November 30, 2012
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Great price for product received. I plan on ordering more. Good picture.
Pros:
Price to value
Cons:
none
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5 out of 5

Monster cables

Written By Anonymous, Prides Crossing, MA on Monday, October 29, 2012
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Excellent service fast shipping
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable M Series® M850HD

Written By Michael H, Las Cruces NM on Thursday, September 20, 2012
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I bought the Monster Cable M Series® M850HD HDMI for the connection between by Denon AVR-1913 and my 65" Plasma. The built quality of this HDMI cable is typical Monster Cable, flawless. Alot of people complain that Monster Cable products are overpriced. And if you're foolish enough to pay full retail, you may complain about the price. But that's your fault. You can easily shop on line and find a terrific price, like I did at Crutchfield, for this product and be highly satisfied with both the product and the price.
Pros:
Quality of the Product, unbeatable.
Cons:
The price, if you pay full retail. These cables are available for 'alot' less if you shop around at the online stores, like Crutchfields, and get an amazing cable at a great price.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Amazing

Written By Daniel, Palm Beach on Thursday, July 19, 2012
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These cables are amazing and do everything I need them to do and more
Pros:
Lenth, strength , quality
Cons:
On the 12+ footer they dont come with the spider mesh. I wanted it to have it. But I can live.
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4 out of 5

Monster Cable M850 12 foot HDMI Cable

Written By Andrew F, New York City on Saturday, June 23, 2012
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The Monster Cable M850 HDMI cable is an excellent choice to connect your T.V. and Blue Ray Player. The picture is great and the audio comes in quite clear. The 12 foot length is enough for connecting to my AVR receiver. The only thing these cables don'y have is 2K by 4K color but I'm not sure what that is and I don't think it really makes a difference. As with my Polk Audio CSi3 center channel speaker that I ordered from Crutchfield the delivery was free and the shipment came in just 2 days. The price was a big savings from Monster Cable and if your not sure about placing the order go ahead as you won't be dissatisfied.

Pros:
Great color resolution as well as very clear sound.
Cons:
Really none to mention.
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5 out of 5

Monster Cable M Series® M850HD

Written By J.Jones, Chattanooga, TN on Saturday, May 26, 2012
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I look at this same model at Best Buy & Moster web site and BOY; the price was too high for me. The cable works great if you have a 1080p or 3D TV. I could tell a huge diffence from my old cheap cable. This was a great product for 39.99 and the shipping was right on time.
Pros:
Great Price for older model
Cons:
none
2 out of 2 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

Great deal

Written By DS, New York, NY on Saturday, May 19, 2012
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With the $30 price break, this makes for a very good deal for a 15.8Gbps 12 foot cable from a solid manufacturer. Bought four of them to connect to a Samsung UN65D8000. Saw a definite picture improvement over the cheaper temporary cables I had been using.
Pros:
Speed, Monster name, Price
Cons:
fairly stiff
3 out of 3 people found this helpful
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4 out of 5

what a differnce in the colors and picture clarity

Written By MATTN, RHODE ISLAND on Wednesday, February 22, 2012
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i bought this item to replace a standard hdmi cable i noticed a huge differnce when i installed my new cable, thanks again to monster cable
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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