I have various HDMI cables from multiple gadgets, and I don’t even know what HDMI version they support. So I decided to standardize and future-proof all my HDMI cables at home to make them more uniform.
I opted for HDMI 2.1 because it supports all the latest standards, 8K@60 resolution, 48 Gbps bandwidth, HDR 10+, Dolby Vision, Enhanced Audio Return Channel (eARC), etc.
Ugreen is my number one choice regarding cables since it is known for good quality at a reasonable price.
Ugreen HDMI 2.1 Cables are available on their Lazada Store in five lengths, 0.5m, 1m, 2m, 3m, and 5m.
- 0.5m – S$8.07
- 1.0m – S$10.44
- 2.0m – S$12.08
- 3.0m – S$15.19
- 5.0m – S$33.24
It seems for 1m in length, and below, it will come packaged in a box. Otherwise, it will be in a bag.
The ends are not gold-plated because it is being reasonably priced. One of the benefits of gold-plated ends is that they will not have oxidation accumulating at the connector.
The build and quality are good, which is what you expect from Ugreen.
The cables are braided.
I bought 3x 2m, 2x 1m, and 2x 0.5m to change all the HDMI cables for my three televisions.
In terms of length, 2m is suitable if your television is mounted and you have a TV console housing all the media devices. 0.5m works if your media devices are directly mounted or placed below the television. 1m is suitable for media devices that are placed near the television. When in doubt, buy the 2m.