Best HDMI cable in 2024

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Buying the best HDMI cable for your needs and budget can be a surprisingly complex task. On the one hand, the ubiquitousness of HDMI cables and ports means that any HDMI cable should just work - even budget ones.

However, since HDMI launched 20 years ago, there have been various new standards and upgrades to HDMI, so while a 20 year-old HDMI 1.0 cable may work fine, you could be missing out on newer features, such as higher resolutions and frame rates, Audio Return Channel (ARC) and high-speed data transfer. If you're a photographer, film maker or content creator, some of these new features are essential, and that means you need to pay attention to the type of HDMI cable you are buying.

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Matt Hanson

Matt is TechRadar's Managing editor of core tech. Having written for a number of magazines and websites, there's no aspect of technology that Matt isn't passionate about, especially laptops and PC gaming.