Belkin ProHD 3000 Review - www.impulsegamer.com -

Design 9.0
Features 9.2
Quality 9.5
Value 8.5
Distributor: Belkin
Reviewer:
James Wright
Release date: Out Now

9.0


Belkin ProHD 3000
HDMI High Speed with Ethernet

Cabling is probably the most underrated and understood element in your home theatre setup. You may have spent $3000 on the latest LED TV but then you do something unintentionally thoughtless and purchase a $20 HDMI cable for your Blu-ray player to your FULL HD TV.

It's basically between this connection, the cabling where everything falls apart and your $3000 investment may not be looking as good as it did at your retailer. I was once oblivious to the world of cabling but having worked briefly in retail before, there was a noticeable difference with high-end cabling. And with that said, it all comes down to the quality of the cable and like TV's and most things in life, you generally get what you pay for.

Features

  • Full 3D 1080p Display Resolution

  • 15.8Gbps+ Bandwidth Speed Rating

  • Up to 100Mbps Internet HDMI Ethernet Channel

  • Up to 4096x2160 4K Cinemas Resolution

  • 200Hz+ Video Image Refresh

While reviewing the Belkin ProHD 3000, we tested three cables that included a $10 HDMI cable from eBay, a $60 Premium HDMI cable from Harvey Norman and finally the Belkin ProHD 3000. Our test machine included the PlayStation 3 in order to test video games, movies and the quality of onscreen text. Although the $10 cable from eBay done what it suppose to do, things began to change with the $60 cable and finally the Belkin ProHD 3000.

While using the Belkin ProHD 3000, there was a significant improvement in terms of clarity, colours and sharpness. This was made more evident while gaming (Enslaved Odyssey to the West, Red Dead Redemption Nightmare Pack and Gran Turismo Prologue which highlighted the image quality of these games. There was some improvement while watching movies but for additional quality, 3D is where the cable shone and it really brought the images to life.

When it comes to design, the cable is quite sturdy and professionally built, ensuring that it would be very unlikely for it to be damaged. The HDMI connectors are also quite solid, so there is no danger of it from falling out of your devices which also feature 24k gold plated connectors. The quality of the build is definitely first class.

Cable Features

  • Five-layer shielding

  • 24k gold-plated connectors

  • 99.99% silver-plated oxygen free, solid copper conductors and high purity silver solder joints

  • Integrated HDMI Ethernet Channel

  • 1m cable

The reason why Belkin ProHD 3000 excelled over the other cables was the quality components that made up the cabling. By using solid copper conductors, 24k gold connectors and five-layer shielding, this ensured that the best possible signal went from the PlayStation 3 to our TV.

It should also noted that this cable can be used with a variety of devices that include all HDTV's with HDMI inputs, gaming consoles (e.g. PlayStation 3 and XBox 360), TiVo, Blu-ray players and other entertainment devices. The only drawback for this product is the price, however it is on par with similar companies who produce high quality high definition cabling.

If you have a FULL HD TV and some high quality peripherals for it, than I would strongly suggest you investigate quality cabling like the Belkin ProHD 3000. Consider it the cherry on top for not only your entertainment enjoyment but your visually and auditory senses. A+






 
 



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