Make sure you're getting the best possible picture and sound with your high-definition home theater gear. Monster Cable's 1000HD Series HDMI cables can transfer digital signals at ultra-high speeds, for passing flawless HD video and multichannel audio. They even come with Monster's impressive "Cable for Life" performance guarantee: if their performance capabilities are ever exceeded by future generations of HDMI, Monster will replace these cables at no charge.

Full performance from your best A/V sources
1000HD Series cables can handle today's highest-bandwidth audio and video signals with capacity to spare, including 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound from a Blu-ray player. These cables also have the bandwidth needed to handle 3D movies and games, which carry double 1080p video streams, one for each eye.

High-end Monster Cable construction
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 greater cable lengths. Three layers of high-density shielding block interference from external electronic noise. And a flexible, heavy-duty outer jacket ensures your cable will last a long time.

Product Highlights:

  • "Ultimate High Speed" bandwidth rating
  • guaranteed compatibility with:
    • full 1080p video, including 3D
    • up to eight channels of 192 kHz/24-bit high-resolution audio
    • Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless surround sound formats
  • CL3 rated for in-wall installations
  • gas-injected cellular dielectric for maximum signal strength throughout length of cable
  • high-density triple shielding (double-sided aluminum-bonded foil shield and copper braid shielding) minimizes electromagnetic interference
  • flexible Duraflex protective jacket
  • 24k gold-plated contacts to resist corrosion
  • Monster's "Cable For Life" performance guarantee — if the performance capabilities are ever exceeded by future generations of HDMI, Monster will replace the cable at no charge
  • warranty: limited lifetime
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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Written By paulw, Lonaconing MD. on Tuesday, January 14, 2014

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replaced a samsung cable which lasted 6 mos. I am just over the moon about it's performance the first one I purchased worked so well,that I purchased two for .another tv. and a blue ray disc player..

Monster 1000HD

Written By Chris L, Holly Ridge, NC on Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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Great Product! Amazing picture quality even over 75 feet and in wall!

Pros: Picture Quality, Ease of installation

Monster Cable HDMI 1000HD

Written By TJMurf, Davenport, IA on Saturday, August 17, 2013

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Having purchased a new high-end Blu-Ray 3D-capable DVD Player, I thought it appropriate to upgrade my old, first-generation, HDMI cables to these current high quality HD cables from Monster. I do not regret the expense, as I can clearly see a difference in video clarity between the older HDMI cables and this new set that have been designed to maximize current HD and 3D technologies. If one has low or mid-level quality A/V components, the high-end capabilities of these cables may be of no consequence, and lower priced/lower quality HDMI cables may suffice. But if you use high-end A/V equipment as I do, these cables are quite indispensable, as the sound from speakers and the video on an HD Display can only be as good as the connecting cables permit. I highly recommend these or similar quality HDMI cables to all who operate expensive, high-end A/V systems.,

Pros: All good! See the Product Research Team's review and information at rather than relying solely on for technical details.

Cons: None. Contrary to the often heard criticism that Monster products are overpriced and that you pay premium prices in large part for the name brand rather than better technology, I find Monster Cable and Monster Power products to in fact be of higher quality and capabilities than other brands carried by most local stores. For some, price may be a negative factor--and by all means stay within a reasonable budget--but if you can afford them, these HDMI cables are worth every penny.

Monster 1000HD

Written By John, Guilderland, NY on Monday, May 27, 2013

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The cable is too short.

Benchmarked but no difference

Written By Fooled Once, San Jose, CA on Wednesday, May 01, 2013

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Benchmarked Worst case scenario 1 meter Monster 1000HD against another 40 ft cable using Avatar 3D, Samsung d6500 BD, and Samsung 55ES7500, and Yamaha RX V673 before deciding on a Monster 35ft 1000HD ...absolutely no difference. Save your money...will try to return it.

Pros: Quality Built

Cons: Overpriced !!!!!!!!!!!!!


Written By CB, PA on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

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Great picture quality in 3D

Must have

Written By Antonio, Nutley NJ on Sunday, December 16, 2012

Best HDMI high seed cable in its class I have three which I brought from Crutchfield. The right cables make a big difference. Crutchfield technical support knows what they are talking about

Pros: High quality video and sound

Cons: None

Good cable, hope it is worth the money!

Written By surroundguy, Green Valley, AZ on Saturday, October 06, 2012

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This is my first HDMI cable so I really don't have another one to compare it to. However I am familiar with Monster Cable and I do like their products. I don't need such a high-end cable for my current application, but realize I will in the future as I upgrade my gear, so I just went ahead and bought an expensive one now. The real question is, is it worth the money? I really don't know although I do believe cables can make a difference and I believe in getting the absolute best performance out of my gear.

Pros: Well-made high-quality cable that hopefully does what it is supposed to do

Cons: Expensive

works just like any other HDMI

Written By Anonymous, APO Germany on Tuesday, September 04, 2012

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Cable works just like any HDMI, It's a stiff cable, but also flexible at the same time. Didn't notice a big difference in picture quality compared to a standard Monster cable I have.

Pros: well built, monster for life product so if they ever exceed the 19 GBPS you'll get a free upgrade

Cons: expensive with little results compared to a cheaper cable

Top of the line HDMI cable!

Written By GabeS, Raton, NM on Thursday, August 04, 2011

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Can't complain when using Monster, but as for digital audio/video connections you can't go wrong with Monster's HDMI line. Hands down these are the best I've ever used!!

Best Cable

Written By DavidG, Slidell, LA on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Monster cables are the very best! They cost a little extra. This proves you get
what you pay for by its quality.

Monster 1000HD

Written By Milton, NY on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

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I Love this monster cable the best out there right now

Monster 1000HD

Written By John, Denver, CO on Sunday, December 05, 2010

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Ordering was simple and easy. The orginal order of 4 cables arrived with only 3 in the box.
The 4th was sent quickly without hesitation.

Outstanding transaction.

I'm a believer. It's not just a matter of "0's and 1's'.

Written By John, Frederick, Maryland on Sunday, July 18, 2010

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There 'IS' a difference in HDMI cables. I bought a new Blu-ray player, hooked everything up with an older HQ monster HDMI cable, and then went to watch a movie with 7.1 channel uncompressed audio with a 1080i picture (Yes, I need a new TV). The audio was cutting out and the picture would not show. Imagine how upset I was. I thought at first that the BD player was bad and needed to be sent back. Then I searched the forums and read about trying higher spec cables. I took a chance and ordered a new MC HDMI cable that was rated for much higher throughput. Crutchfield delivered it the next day (bravo). Audio was now all there (and sounded awesome) and the picture was back. Remember that I was only pushing 1080i. So clearly the cable was saturated with the new higher resolution sound formats from Blu-ray. So do yourself a favor and buy a cable that is rated for what you are pushing through the cable. If you plan on using your optical or coax cable instead of HDMI for lower rez sound or do not have a 1080p TV, then go ahead and buy a less expensive, but quality made, cable. But if you plan on getting the most from Blu-ray (both audio and video) then spend the extra money. I don't know of too many other companies that will give you a lifetime upgrade waranty if you need more throughput in the future, or need newer features currently not supported. Kudos to crutchfield for offering a discound when buying other gear.

Good Cable - but too expensive

Written By Joe, Fort Lauderdale, FL on Sunday, February 14, 2010

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The cable works well with high end equipment, but it's just cable. Too costly for a simple commodity item.

Expensive but necessary

Written By Anonymous, Bloomingdale, Ga on Friday, January 15, 2010

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Expensive but necessary to use with a good equipment for AV


Written By Prof., New York, NY on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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The delivery guys installed the TV with the monster cable and left before they got the TV working properly.

I had to pay for a house visit by a Time Warner tech who discovered the cable was faulty. I returned it to Crutchfield for a full refund.

Monster Products

Written By Robert, Wheat Ridge, Colorado on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Monster products are the only products I use. I have an Sony XBR5 & XBR8 I use monster Ultra High Speed HDMI cables for both TVs, as well as my Directv to my A/V Recievers then to the HD/LCD TVs. My newest is a RX-V3900 Yamaha, I added to my other 2 Yamaha Recievers. Plus I use the surge protection by Monster the MTS 1000 (4) of them. If you want proformance for high end home electonics. Then there is only one product to consider MONSTER.

Monster 1000HD

Written By Damian, Stamford, CT on Friday, April 17, 2009

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Seems to be the best cable made. Unlike earlier HDMI cables, it's relatively flexible which helps with managing hook ups. I'm not sure if it makes an enormous difference - but at least if there's an issue with my DTV signal - which happens - I know it's not my cable. Expensive piece of mind but worth it.

Monster 1000HD

Written By William, Clifton Park, NY on Sunday, February 08, 2009

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You get what you pay for. I upgraded to the 1000HD from a generic HDMI. I now have a super picture quality and it eliminated video lock up random pixels. My only dissapointment is that I did not but it longer.

monster fun

Written By lynn, New Orleans,La. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009

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I have purchased several Monster cables from Crutchfield. These cables are without question the finest I have owned. There is no hiss, absolutely no interference of any kind gets through these monster cables, just sound, pure unadulterated joyous musical sound. The video is equally impressive. It's soundtracks put you in the frame. Georgeous sound quality.

Good Product

Written By Pete, Rochester, NY on Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Although I do not believe these cables should be priced so high, I do believe they make a difference. When you spend a large amount on the other components you have, TV, receiver, etc.... why connect them with an inferior cable. This component really counts when you reach the limits of the capability of all of your equipment. They shine when watching a movie like Dark Knight on blu ray with the True HD audio coming through your receiver. You wont see much difference if you are comparing two cables with a questionable signal from your cable provider in 720p or 1080i because any cable can transmit that with no problem. The proof will come when you put it to the test with a high quality signal. If none of this mattered then every stereo component and tv would look and sound the same, after all they are just a conglomeration of wires and electronic components but it is the quality of that wiring and componentry and how it is assembled that makes one piece better than another. Do your self a favor if you love superior surround sound and picture quality and buy the good cable.

Great HDMI Cables

Written By Charles, Bremen, Georgia on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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Expensive HDMI cables but well worth the money if your into sharp pictures on your big screen.

Future Proof

Written By mightyjones2, Mechanicsburg, PA on Sunday, January 25, 2009

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These cables are ahead of their time, i.e. current technology does not need the performance of these cables, but in the near future the difference will become much more apparent. And if the future ever exceeds their ability, Monster will replace your cables for free. So in retrospect, if you spend a little more now, you will never spend anymore money.

Don't believe the hype

Written By John, Wilmington, NC on Friday, January 23, 2009

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I now know that high quality HDMI 1.3 cables can be had in much longer lengths than this cable, at a fraction of the cost.

Not worth it for the cost

Written By Tahseen, Cupertino, CA on Sunday, November 23, 2008

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I recently purchased 2 of these cables and out of curiosity purchased 2 other HDMI cables costs only one-third the price. I have read and also experimented with many such cables from Monster, and others, but I have ended up paying a lot more than I had to. But the quality of these cables is good and what I hate about them is the cost and marketing hype.

So to continue the experiment, I placed my TV in PIP mode so I can watch 2 at the same time but there is only one audio. From video point of view there is hardly any difference whether you play DVDs, Blu Ray, home recorded camcorders, regular HD TV. From Audio perspective only if you have a home theater there is some slight difference which can be noticed by very few. So I decided to continue to keep these 2 cables and purchased additional ones at one-third the cost.

Please educate yourself before we fall into the hands of high-pitch sales people....There are very technical and simple articles on the subject of HDMI cables - save money and there is no need to spend more....

Yes, It DOES Matter

Written By Jim, Shelton, CT on Monday, November 17, 2008

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I have been to other people's houses before with nice HDTV setups but with average wiring. Their HDTV picture looked really good but it seemed to
be just missing that little extra to make it great. So when I finally decided to take the plunge into HDTV, there was no way I was going to skimp on anything, or let anything short-change my large investment. So I decided to use 1000HD's to hook up my DirecTV HD-DVR receiver and my Sony S350 blu-ray player to my Sony Bravia 37XBR6. Let me tell you, the picture pops like no other HD picture I've seen anywhere else. Even when people come over that have HDTV setups of their own and they look at mine they remark about how great it looks. I can't honestly say it's got 100% to do with the cables, but when you see other people's home setups with what you would consider similar performing equipment and one of the major differences is 1000HD wiring vs. brand X wiring, and when they see your picture they like it better than theirs, I think it hints at the possibility that these cables ARE a difference maker. Everyone is free to spend as much or as little as they want and draw their own conclusions, but I think at least in my case, seeing is believing, and I'm a believer.

Worth the investment

Written By Carol, Brecksville, OH on Thursday, October 23, 2008

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We recently purchased a Samsung 46" 1080 HDTV, model #650, that the cable company had hooked up with regular component cables to receive digital and hi-def channels. We thought the picture quality was good. However, after connecting the Monster cable, which was a breeze, we noticed how much crisper the picture & color looked. Would DEFINITELY recommend this product, especially if you have a high end TV.

Monster 1000HD

Written By robert, Youngstown, Ohio on Thursday, October 16, 2008

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Great audio, great video if you want the best buy this hdmi cable.

Monster Cables Still the Leader in Quality

Written By Crutchfield, Oswego, IL. on Monday, October 13, 2008

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This is a great product, as always Monster Cables blow away the competition, for quality and performance.

I just wish they could sell these cables for less, even though Crutchfield doe's a great job at reducing the cost. Is still is alot of money for a cable.

Great Product

Written By Joe, Ocean City, NJ on Saturday, October 11, 2008

Picked up the 1m Cable for my Cable Box and I love it. Great picture, I always get people telling me how awesome the picture is. A great product, can't go wrong here...

For HD Worth it

Written By Jeffrey, Atlanta, GA on Saturday, September 13, 2008

First off I would like to state that I am an engineer and deal considerably with embedded and digital systems. It is true that in digital you are only dealing with 1's and 0's, but also know that you are dealing with physics as applied to those signals as well.

I upgraded from a 32" LCD television to an 60" Plasma and had to subsequently upgrade other items as well including cabling. I have invested considerable money in my home theater and there is one area where all that money can be in vain: the cables. I actually got three of these, one for the DirecTV, one for the BluRay and the other for the out to TV. There is a considerable difference as the digital image is, as specified in other reviews, sent to the television and other components extremely quickly.

One thing to keep in mind here is that these cables are also sending audio signals as well as video signals, and some of the HDMI cables I was researching did not support 7.1 full surround and some did not even list support for 5.1 (i.e. cheaper store brand). The audio sent through this cable is lossless and pristine (192 kHz/24-bit; Dolby TrueHD & DTS-HD for BluRay), something which is a must if you have good drivers (which tend to magnify any problems within your system).

Bottom line is if you are wanting HD on your home theater setup then use quality cabling. You do not necessarily need the Ultra 1000D series depending on size of tv, but you should do some research before coming to a decision.

Monster 1000HD

Written By James, Roundup, MT on Friday, August 22, 2008

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Another great product from Crutchfield! Thanks guys.

I can See Clearly Now...

Written By Michael, Johnson City TN on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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I went from Component Video to 1000HD. All I can say is wow! What a difference a cable makes. Most of my cables are Monster so I thought I knew what to expect. Well worth the money spent!

Not all cable is equal

Written By Jack, Williamsburg, VA on Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I've used cheaper HDMI cable than Monster's and cannot honestly say that I see or hear a difference in audio or video quality. What I really like about Monster is that it is a much more flexible cable which make the component connections so much more stable. The stiffness of the lower-priced cables cause offset and strain at the connector points. The Monster plugs feel much more secure. For me, the flexibility and snug connections are well worth the additional cost.

Monster Cables

Written By Gregory, Hobbs,NM on Thursday, May 08, 2008

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Monster cables are simply the best cables to hook up any electronics. I use Monster cables on my Home entertainment center and the sound and video are amazing. HDMI Cables are new to me so i didnt know one from another. My Direct TV Recievers came with HDMI Cables and the sound and picture quality wera good, But then i remembered what a great job Monster Cables did on other electronics. So i purchased the Monster HDMI Ultra high speed 1000 HD HDMI Cables , need i say more. These cables improved the sound and video to the next level. They are a little pricey but they were well worth every penny.


Written By Scott, Ft Worth, TX on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

I used to think the same as everybody else, "It's a digital signal, you can't change 0's and 1's, so I am buying the cheapest cable I can find!" Well let me tell ya, it's not neccesarily about the digital signal but the speed of that signal. Think of it this way, remember dial-up internet service? Remember how it would take anywhere between 30 seconds and 30 minutes to load a page, and how one part of the page would load and then a picture, and so on? But now, with broadband internet the entire page comes up at once. Relate that to high-speed HDMI cables, the faster the digital signal can get to your HD TV, the better it will look.

I previously owned a "Big Box" store brand HDMI, and it made 3 different HD TV's pixelate. Well, I no longer own that cable, and now have this one, and it is 200% better. As far as price goes, yeah its $100 for a cable that is slightly longer than your arm, but when buying a $2000 - $5000 HD TV, why skimp out on the cable? Also, with Monster's Lifetime Warranty and "Cable for Life" replacement policy, how can you lose?


Written By MICHAEL, Springfield, VA on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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These cables are worth every penny. The quality of the picture is noticeably higher resolution and the sound is awesome


Written By George, Saint Louis, MO on Thursday, February 07, 2008

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It's pretty and it works, but then again so does any digital cable. After all, it's only carrying ones and zeros.

However there is one thing that should be addressed. This not only is directed to Monster, but all those companies that use over-packaging. These bulky heavy plastic housings that are so difficult to open and hardly fall into the "Green" category.

On a lighter note, Crutchfiled is the best company with whom I have ever dealt. They don't do every thing perfectly, but in the end you could not purchase from a better vendor. Therefore, they get five stars.


Written By Sawdy, San Jose Ca. on Monday, February 04, 2008

Great quality cable but over priced. All you need is any HDMI cable that adheres to HDMI 1.3a standard.
But some people think that the quality on their audio/video system is directly in proportion to what they spent on it.


Written By ajrondi, Dallas, TX on Thursday, January 24, 2008

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This cable is just awsome! It makes the picture quality on my lcd samsung tv look just about perfect !!

Hands-on research

What's in the box?

Download owner's manual

  • 35' HDMI cable (has an HDMI type-A connector on each end)
  • Hookup Tips and Performance Guide
  • Warranty Information
  • "Information to consumers in application of EU WEE Directive 96/2002" note

Product Research


Digital Video and Multi-Track Audio Transfer: Monster HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) 1000HD is a high-bandwidth digital connection that offers superior digital video and multi-channel audio in a single cable, reducing the maze of home theater connections.

Ultimate-High Speed: The 1000HD HDMI cable features a bandwidth of 17.8 Gbps and greater that will support the highest level of high definition. This cable will support the following:

  • 4K x 2K: Supports the highest definition video (4000 x 2000).
  • 240/480 Hz Refresh Rate: Ideal for HD components with refresh rates up to 480 Hz for the smoothest, most fluid video.
  • 8 to 16-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 12-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 1000HD HDMI cable can handle this double bandwidth with ease.
  • HDMI-Ethernet Channel: The cable can share your Internet connection with multiple devices. No separate Ethernet cable is needed.
  • 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.
  • Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD: Greater cable bandwidth for support of Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD lossless surround sound, available on Blu-ray Disc and HD DVD movies.

Note: The performance specifications of Monster's 1000HD Ultimate-High Speed HDMI cables vary depending on the length of the cable. Data rates vary over longer lengths.

Precision Wound DoubleHelix Construction: Precision Wound DoubleHelix construction maximizes signal strength for crisp, clear 1080p video.

High-density Triple-Layer Shielding: The high density triple-layer shielding rejects radio frequency and electromagnetic interference for the clearest possible HDTV picture.

Nitrogen-injected Cellular Dielectric: The nitrogen-injected cellular dielectric provides maximum signal strength and ultra low-loss, 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.

Duraflex Protective Jacket: The Duraflex protective jacket is flexible for easy routing and installation. This ultra-durable material protects the cable no matter where you install it.

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

Cable For Life: The Monster 1000HD Ultimate-High Speed HDMI cable meets and exceeds the highest of HDMI standards. Monster Cable certifies that they will automatically upgrade your cable if the components you purchase in the future ever surpass the performance of the 1000HD cable.

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