Independant Forum Threads and Reviews Discussing Blue Echo Products

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hd EZ lock is a Patent-Pending, Award-Winning, Innovative HDMI Locking Adapter – the only one of it’s kind, developed to keep your HDMI Cable in place and eliminate stress from your HDMI Input (a common source of damage to HDMI Components). It does this extremely well, but don’t take our word for it. Below are comments taken from independent Forums, all of which are unsolicited comments from people on forums, leaving helpful comments to help their peers solve various problems.

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“I could not be more pleased with a product than with the Blue Echo Solutions HD EZ lock cable adapter. I have a TX-SR805 Onkyo Receiver and I tackled the largest diameter cable first. This cable is about 26 to 30 feet long for a Panasonic projector in a home theater. I should have done the regular easy ones first as they are just component to component short runs. I was having trouble so I contacted Blue Echo immediately by E-mail. Then I checked all their customer reviews and no help there. Then I checked to see if there were any reviews at Amazon and there was only 2. The very first one was someone with the very same Onkyo receiver and he apparently had no problem. I got an immediate reply from Tony at Blue Echo telling me to use the Onkyo screw same as the review at Amazon. The problem since my first cable was so large I had to back the Onkyo screw way out and it worked. The others were a snap. I must say I am very impressed with the adapters and with Blue Echo Solutions. Tony told me if I was not satisfied or could not get them to work they would give me a full refund. I highly recommend the company and the product. A very neat installation. Thanks Amazon Prime (free 2 day shipping) and Blue Echo for letting Amazon sell them for you. By the way I have already placed and order for more.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“I have had nothing but problems with loose connectors since upgrading to HDMI, and I highly recommend using Blue Echo Solutions hd EZ lock Universal Locking HDMI Cable Adapters. They work best on A/V components which have a screw above or below the HDMI connector and do a good job at holding my relatively heavy/stiff (DH Labs) HDMI cables in place. (Without the hd EZ lock the cables would eventually pull loose simply under their own weight).

Installation is fairly straight forward, and most importantly is also completely reversible. I have only used the screw installation method, which means removing the existing M3 screw from your A/V components. I have not used the adhesive method and have no need too.

The two main parts of the hd EZ lock are the mounting adapter and the main body. Both are made from black injection molded nylon and won’t scratch your equipment or damage your HDMI connectors.

The mounting adapter is installed onto your A/V component using the new M3 screw.

The main body slides over the HDMI connector and should fit HDMI connectors up to 7/16″ high and 7/8″ wide. It clips into the mounting adapter and has a brass threaded insert for a screw which clamps down on the HDMI connector. This screw does not make direct contact with the HDMI connector itself, so it doesn’t leave any marks on it. There are two of these small 6/32″ screws supplied per hd EZ lock, a longer 3/8″ screw for HDMI connectors up to 5/16″ high, and a shorter 1/4″ screw for those 5/16″ and higher. The main body

Both of these screws are installed and adjusted using the supplied hex keys.

I now happily have the locks installed on my receiver, Blu-ray player, and DirecTV DVR.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“Your Home receiver has one HDMI out probably. Most likely you are running your HDMI cable from here to a TV that may be several feet away. If you break your HDMI out you are sunk. You went from having a convenient way to connect multiple video sources, and display them on your TV, to having an old fashioned receiver thats good for audio and component inputs.

I had this exact scenario play out. My receiver’s HDMI out broke when sliding it back in place. Any other part wouldn’t have been an issue. I installed these on the replacement receiver, and could instantly tell there was a significant difference in the tension placed on the plug. I would advise anyone installing a new receiver to purchase these for your HDMI ports, or at least your HDMI out.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“There are other methods out there to ensue your HDMI cables don’t fall out of their intended sockets (e.g., Accell B104C-010B-40 AVGrip Pro HDMI 1.3 10.2 Gbps Cable, with locking Connector (10 feet / 3 meters, Black) – which also works, BTW!), but these are cheaper, and work with any cable mfr you want to use. The instructions are easy, and cover several installation complication possibilities. My TV, Sony KDL-52XBR5, has recessed HDMI ports. Well, a adapter posts and screws are included and work perfectly! My AV receiver’s (Onkyo 805) HDMI ports are not recessed and the mount works with the Onkyo screw. Highly recommended!”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“Another tip: yes the 22 awg cables are stiff and a bit hard to work with- w/ my cabinet set up I kept finding the tight space and cable angle made if difficult to keep the connector seated- I eventually found this product and it does work well, and now if I adjust the receiver I don’t have to pull all of my equipment out to re-seat the hdmi cable.  www.blueechosolutions.com – look at the hdmi ez lock”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“So these have shown up, and have been installed. They’re easy to install and clamp like a son of a gun! You could drag your piece of gear behind the car by the HDMI cable, with this thing installed!”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“Tivo wanted $150 to fix.”

“I added a HDMI lock device so this wont happen again!! $20 cheap to stop it from breaking again.”

“Get one of these for $20 and it will solve your loose HDMI problem. They work great.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“I actually bought this PPC cable…I have to say it is only marginally better at holding tight than standard HDMI connectors”

“I was having some issues with the HDMI cable into my TV where the signal was lost and simply wiggling the cable brought it back, with the HD EZ Lock on there I have had no problem at all and it’s a nice tight fit and easy install, I’d recommend it.”

“My TV I had the same issue and so used the adhesive that accompanied the fasteners – I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy they seemed to be and won’t feel at all uncomfortable if that is the route I end up taking with the 785 when the time comes”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“For anyone that may have experienced (or is currently) strange video dropouts, I recently installed a product called EZ lock on the hdmi port of the 3800. Took only a few minutes to secure the item and it holds the hdmi cable very securely and will NOT move. The last 3 BDs I have played, they have played through flawlessly without a single hitch. An excellent product if you have loose cables and/or experience video/audio dropouts. Since I use 7.1 analogs, I was losing the video signal for a few seconds at random while the sound was was still playing.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“…they are very effective. The base mounts on the port using either the port’s small anchor screw or an adhesive strip and there’s a plate that slips into the base and screws down on the body of the cable’s connector once it’s inserted into the port. It works like a charm and is something that is long overdue.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“I have taken to using HDMI cables with more secure locking connectors (Xantech Locking HDMI, Gefen Mono-LOK or PPC Locking HDMI Cable) and/or adding the really secure Blue Echo Solutions hd-EZ-lock to any other HDMI cable.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“These connectors make your HDMI connections bullet proof and if you have long or expensive HDMI, they are a great safeguard.”

hd EZ lock – Universal Locking HDMI Adapter

“I bought and installed the locking clip and it works like a charm.”

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