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"High Speed with Ethernet" HDMI cable (1 meter/3.3 feet)

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by Amanda P.
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If you want to take advantage of the very latest technologies, you'll need an advanced HDMI cable like the AudioQuest Forest. It's one of a new breed of HDMI cables with a "High Speed with Ethernet" rating. Connecting your components with AQ Forest is a great way to prepare your system for the most cutting-edge features available today, as well as what's on the way.

HDMI 1.4-compliant to support technologies like 3D TV
One of the most exciting new technologies for 2010 is 3D TV. A 3D video connection between a 3D Blu-ray player and a 3D TV must be able to simultaneously pass dual 1080p video signals along with lossless audio. AQ Forest is certified to handle the maximum data rate that HDMI allows — 10.2Gbps. It's constructed using premium materials throughout to maximize the crystal-clear picture and sound quality available from the latest high-definition digital sources.

AudioQuest Forest is fully backward-compatible with HDMI 1.3 and earlier cables. Bit Error Rate testing ensures that every cable passes signals as accurately as possible.

Solid core conductors for better signal transfer
AudioQuest is known for their superior build quality, and their Forest HDMI cables are no exception. They use high-purity copper, solid-core conductors to ensure every ounce of picture and sound information makes it to your gear — something that can be difficult for poorer-quality cables, especially at longer lengths. The bottom line: you'll enjoy exceptionally clear, noise-free video and audio.

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Highlights:

  • length: 1 meter (3.3 ft.)
  • "High Speed with Ethernet" cable design
  • supports HDMI version 1.4 features:
    • 3D video @ 1080p/120Hz
    • bi-directional Ethernet communication with compatible components
    • audio return channel for sending Dolby® Digital sound from an HDTV back to an A/V receiver
  • solid-core, high-purity Long Grain Copper conductors for superior signal transfer
  • solid polyethylene insulation
  • dark PVC jacket
  • gold-plated contacts
  • warranty: 5 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee

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  • 1-Meter HDMI-to-HDMI cable (with clear plastic protectors on each connector)

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Features

Solid-Long-Grain Copper Conductors: The Audioquest Forest HDMI cable uses solid LGC (Long-Grain Copper) conductors to eliminate inter-strand distortion and reduce jitter. Forest's solid Long-Grain Copper allows a smoother and clearer sound than cables using regular OFHC (Oxygen-Free High-Conductivity) copper. LGC has fewer oxides within the conducting material, less impurities, less grain boundaries, and definitively better performance.

Solid High-Density Polyethylene Insulation: Its Polyethylene insulation ensures critical signal-pair geometry, while minimizing insulation-induced phase distortion.

Gold-Plated Connectors: The Audioquest Forest HDMI cable features gold-plated HDMI standard size (Type-A) connectors for maximum signal transfer.

HDMI 1.4: The Audioquest Forest HDMI cable is version HDMI 1.4 compatible. This means the HDMI cable is High-Speed rated and supports transfer of 1080p/120Hz, 4k, and 3D video; as well as supports ARC (Audio Return Channel) and Ethernet Channel function. 

  • 1080p/120Hz: Supports high-definition 1080p video resolutions with up to 120Hz refresh rate.
  • 3D: Defines input/output protocols for major 3D video formats, allowing true 3D gaming and 3D home theater applications.
  • 4K Support: Enables video resolutions (3840 x 2160 or 4096 x 2160) beyond 1080p, supporting next-generation displays that will rival the Digital Cinema systems used in many commercial movie theatres.
  • ARC (Audio Return Channel): Allows an HDMI-connected TV with a built-in tuner to send audio data "upstream" to a surround audio system, eliminating the need for a separate audio cable.
  • Ethernet Channel: Adds high-speed networking to an HDMI link, allowing users to take full advantage of their IP-enabled devices without a separate Ethernet cable.

In-Wall Rated: The Audioquest Forest HDMI cable is CMG/FT4 rated for in-wall installation.

Directional: For audio signal, the HDMI cable is directional. Please use cable with arrows pointing form source to receiver, such as set-top box to receiver or monitor.

 
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5 out of 5

Great cables

Written By Waipahukane, Haweaii on Thursday, June 26, 2014
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These were a great upgrade from my old ones. One from my cable box to my A/V .One from my A/V to my Blue Ray DVD and one from my A/V to my Sharp television.
Pros:
Really improved the sound thru my Polk Audio speakers.( Have a 7.1 system with a Velodyne Sub.) The colors are so much brighter & the details are so much clearer. Also using a Denon Amp.. The separation thru my speakers is awesome !!
Cons:
Nothing!! Just enjoying my system much better.!!
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5 out of 5

Nice cable

Written By jhazle, Fleming Island, FL on Thursday, April 03, 2014
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Nice quality HDMI cable - delivers good performance at reasonable price.
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5 out of 5

Audio quest cable

Written By D, North Barrington, Il on Saturday, January 25, 2014
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Bought the cable to watch 3D and HD movies. Owned for over 4- yrs and have had zero issues.
Pros:
The product
Cons:
None
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3 out of 5

AudioQuest Forest

Written By Anonymous, Alexandria LA on Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Just another hdmi cable
Pros:
None
Cons:
Slightly over price
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4 out of 5

AudioQuest Forest

Written By Anonymous, covington, La. on Monday, May 13, 2013
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a good quality product ...I have no complaints with this item.
Pros:
good product good prices
Cons:
I wish I had got a longer cable.
1 out of 1 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest "Forest" HDMI cables

Written By deano, Ft. Lauderdale, FL on Tuesday, April 09, 2013
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I was using a no-name set of cables, trying to save a buck. Picture and sound were good, but i wanted to see if I could get more from a better cable. With Crutchfield's liberal return policy, I decided to give these cables a test drive. Smart move! My picture DID get better. Sharper, better contrast, more enjoyable. Sound picked up a little bass. If you spend the time and money to set up a home system, don't skimp on the cables!
Pros:
Solid, clean cable.
Cons:
None
4 out of 7 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Out of the Foresy

Written By They call me Uncle Joe, Norwood, Pa on Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Audioquest delivers The Quailty In All There Products! All I Can Say Another Winner, And Crutchfield Is Always A Winner!
1 out of 2 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

HDMI AudioQuest Forest

Written By Nekoman, Hollywood, FL on Friday, February 03, 2012
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I bought the 2m HDMI by AudioQuest in Forest to go with my Panasonic Viera TCP50GT30 television. I learned my lesson years back by using the supplied cable and getting a snowy picture. I bought quality cables and the snow vanished. From that point on I only use quality cables!
Pros:
Quality cable! HDMI in Forest Green.
Cons:
Not in purple!
3 out of 9 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Audio Quest Forrest Eth.Cables

Written By Ed, Deptford NJ on Thursday, February 02, 2012
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First use old cable that was already plugged to back of set and watched a movie, then replaced with the Audio Quest. We could notice the improved picture immediately
Pros:
Improved picture quality
Cons:
none
7 out of 10 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

Excellent Product

Written By Annie, Strongsville,Ohio on Monday, August 22, 2011
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. Did not know what HDMI cable to purchase with my new TV. The staff at crutchfield are very helpful and recommended this one. I can always count on them to give me the right advice. VERY PLEASED
4 out of 6 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest Forest is great

Written By Damitched, Robesonia, PA on Tuesday, June 28, 2011
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High quality cables provide EVERYTHING you need to hook-up your A/V gear. I'm set for a while because these cables are the latest and greatest for a reasonable price compared to the competition. Very satisfied with all Crutchfield does before and after the sale.
4 out of 4 people found this helpful
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3 out of 5

AudioQuest Forest

Written By ksm, Abingdon, MD on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
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So far, cables work fine, but I honestly don't see or hear a difference from the
cables that I was using previously (which were about HALF as much).
11 out of 11 people found this helpful
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5 out of 5

AudioQuest Forest

Written By Va., Ocala, FL on Saturday, February 26, 2011
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I am no expert or a young savy techie, but I am very happy with the improvement of sound
and image.
6 out of 7 people found this helpful
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