Good Questions: Thin HDMI Cables?

Good Questions: Thin HDMI Cables?

Gregory Han
Nov 3, 2008

Dear Unplggd, I just started putting together a small home theater setup in my apartment's extra room (there are no windows in this room and it's rectangular, making for a good surround sound environment). My problem is I am storing my components inside a closet at the back of the room and running the cables alongside the wall from underneath the door right now; I have to leave the door slightly ajar to allow the HDMI and speaker cables out. I saw your thin speaker wire post earlier, but I'm hoping for something similar for my HDMI needs. Any recommendations? Thanks, Charles

Charles, we have a similar situation where we have to run a very long HDMI cable from the ceiling, through a wall, out from the closet and underneath a large rug to our component shelving (we might follow suit and just house everything in the closet, alongside an HDMI switch). We're currently using an Atlona 33ft flat profile HDMI cable which hides very well underneath the rug with perfect performance; these don't come cheap, but the slim profile is world's apart better than the huge gauge HDMI cable we had previously from Monoprice.

Other manufacturers such as Wireworld's Island HDMI cables and Providence Cable (about $43 for 5 meters) seem to be a viable budget option also, but we have yet to test either of these ourselves so we can't endorse or report how well these perform against the Atlona cables. Anyone else out there with recommendations for slim profile HDMI solutions?

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