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Recently purchased these, and they work fantastically!!
HDMI Rev 1.3 Category 2 cable (High-Speed);
24K Gold Plated Die-cast Metal HDMI type A connectors
Supports 1080p HD, Deep Color, HDCP
5 Year Warranty
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#1
Are they any better than any other lead?
#2
for this price, you couldnt match it! Same leads in currys are £80!!
don't believe all the waffle they tell you in there, you wont see any difference!
#3
Was £29.99 yeah right !
#4
rattler9uk
for this price, you couldnt match it! Same leads in currys are £80!!
don't believe all the waffle they tell you in there, you wont see any difference!


There is a difference!
#5
what a £78 difference?? dont be so stupid!! you couldn't tell!!
#6
deanos
Was £29.99 yeah right !


Could off well been this price, don't mean that they was worth that price.
#7
Ouch...just burnt myself......hot.
#8
great price for well made lead because no matter what you pay it wont improve picture
#9
These are just as good as the £80 ones..so dont believe if anybody says differant..they talk rubbish lol
#10
they certainly do!!! :3
#11
Pat 51p extra and get the ones in the 'top 5 this week' ones.
#12
Fanimal
These are just as good as the £80 ones..so dont believe if anybody says differant..they talk rubbish lol


so in turn would that make the 20p ones you see on ebay as good as this £1.99 lead? If so then this deal must be cold
#13
I ordered it anyway
SAFE
#14
Glad I got mine from £ land :p
#15
MarzBarz
rattler9uk
for this price, you couldnt match it! Same leads in currys are £80!!
don't believe all the waffle they tell you in there, you wont see any difference!

There is a difference!
... it begins ...
#16
Fanimal
These are just as good as the £80 ones..so dont believe if anybody says differant..they talk rubbish lol


Exactly! - a digital signal does not degrade like an analogue signal i.e scart

An HDMI lead will either work or it wont, there is no in between.

So simply put anyone playing more than £10 for an HDMI lead really needs their head examined!
#17
I don't know anything about leads etc. But can someone tell me how come I had 2 different hdmi leads (One £2.50 and one £9.99), the £2.50 one wouldn't display 1080p movie on my xbox 360 but would show games fine, I changed it for the £9.99 lead and that would play games and the 1080p movies. That suggests a difference to me, so how can you say digital either gets a signal or it doesn't.
As in original post it say's this lead features "Deep Colour" If it's all 1's an 0's how do they offer "deep colour"?

Confused. :scratchheadsmiley:

Edited By: BlackwatchEoEB on Sep 18, 2010 07:54: .
#18
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMI-Cable-1080p-SkyHD-Plated/dp/B003MVNL4G/ref=pd_cp_ce_1

THIS IS 2.4 METRES. PURCHASED 2 A FEW MONTHS BACK.

WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND.
#19
Just to clear a few things up.
Digital signals are not 1s and 0s. They are usually 2 voltages eg 0v and +5v. Or think of it as two different states. The actual voltages is not important. However like all signals they will degrade due to cable characteristics. Length of cable and quality of copper and plugs used. Also interference can play a part. The HDMI signal has error correction built in to correct errors caused by the signal degrading etc.
Obviously you want the best signal you can get to reach your TV. Hence an expensive cable. A cheap cable is still made to a standard and will also get the signal to the TV. If the signal has not degraded and the error correction is working OK then a good picture. If not you may get blocking and so forth.
I have found a HDMI cable costing £1.99 works fine but my DVD and TV are close. You may want to consider a more expensive cable if distance is an issue. An expensive cable will have better plugs and be better made. This factor is probably very important if you want consistent performance especially if the cable does get disturbed.
I'm now buying the http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003MVNL4G/ref=nosim/?tag=hukdls-21
as a spare
#20
warppower
Just to clear a few things up.
Digital signals are not 1s and 0s. They are usually 2 voltages eg 0v and +5v. Or think of it as two different states. The actual voltages is not important. However like all signals they will degrade due to cable characteristics. Length of cable and quality of copper and plugs used. Also interference can play a part. The HDMI signal has error correction built in to correct errors caused by the signal degrading etc.
Obviously you want the best signal you can get to reach your TV. Hence an expensive cable. A cheap cable is still made to a standard and will also get the signal to the TV. If the signal has not degraded and the error correction is working OK then a good picture. If not you may get blocking and so forth.
I have found a HDMI cable costing £1.99 works fine but my DVD and TV are close. You may want to consider a more expensive cable if distance is an issue. An expensive cable will have better plugs and be better made. This factor is probably very important if you want consistent performance especially if the cable does get disturbed.
I'm now buying the http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003MVNL4G/ref=nosim/?tag=hukdls-21
as a spare


I think your comments are actually pretty confusing..

The real issue here is that people who don't know better think that buying a more expensive HDMI cable will improve their picture quality which in reality it won't. Of course this WAS true with analogue cables such as Scart and Component which is why certain high street shops are still trying the whole double braided shieldiing/gold connectors sales ploy.

Of course the argument could be made that more expensive cables are less likely to break? However in 10 years of using usb cables (which are also digital and are an appalling design compared to HDMI leads) the only cable that I have ever really had a problem with was made by Apple - so hardly cheap?

You mention that you are using a £1.99 HDMI cable yourself which pretty much proves my point I think?
#21
Bejeezus
warppower
Just to clear a few things up. Digital signals are not 1s and 0s. They are usually 2 voltages eg 0v and +5v. Or think of it as two different states. The actual voltages is not important. However like all signals they will degrade due to cable characteristics. Length of cable and quality of copper and plugs used. Also interference can play a part. The HDMI signal has error correction built in to correct errors caused by the signal degrading etc. Obviously you want the best signal you can get to reach your TV. Hence an expensive cable. A cheap cable is still made to a standard and will also get the signal to the TV. If the signal has not degraded and the error correction is working OK then a good picture. If not you may get blocking and so forth.I have found a HDMI cable costing £1.99 works fine but my DVD and TV are close. You may want to consider a more expensive cable if distance is an issue. An expensive cable will have better plugs and be better made. This factor is probably very important if you want consistent performance especially if the cable does get disturbed.I'm now buying thehttp://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003MVNL4G/ref=nosim/?tag=hukdls-21" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003MVNL4G/ref=nosim/?tag=hukdls-21as a spare
I think your comments are actually pretty confusing..The real issue here is that people who don't know better think that buying a more expensive HDMI cable will improve their picture quality which in reality it won't. Of course this WAS true with analogue cables such as Scart and Component which is why certain high street shops are still trying the whole double braided shieldiing/gold connectors sales ploy.Of course the argument could be made that more expensive cables are less likely to break? However in 10 years of using usb cables (which are also digital and are an appalling design compared to HDMI leads) the only cable that I have ever really had a problem with was made by Apple - so hardly cheap?You mention that you are using a £1.99 HDMI cable yourself which pretty much proves my point I think?

Warpower's comments were not aimed at people who claim better quality HDMI cables improve picture quality. There have been comments regarding that the digital signal cannot be degraded. Those comments are the ones that are confusing. Warpower's point unequivocally explains why the signal can be degraded - no confusion at all. Good quality CD-Rs will not improve the music stored on them but may ensure that the signal does not degrade over a certain period of time.

There are people in HUKD who have reported failures or degradation in quality from certain cables. Mind you, there are a few who have reported improvement in picture quality from certain cables! The latter can not be explained.

Edited By: ElliottC on Sep 18, 2010 11:37: .
#22
BlackwatchEoEB
I don't know anything about leads etc. But can someone tell me how come I had 2 different hdmi leads (One £2.50 and one £9.99), the £2.50 one wouldn't display 1080p movie on my xbox 360 but would show games fine, I changed it for the £9.99 lead and that would play games and the 1080p movies. That suggests a difference to me, so how can you say digital either gets a signal or it doesn't.
As in original post it say's this lead features "Deep Colour" If it's all 1's an 0's how do they offer "deep colour"?

Confused. :scratchheadsmiley:

Hey,

Back in the day (a couple of years ago), they made leads that only displayed up to 1080i signals, now, they're all 1080p. The lead you had was an old one.
#23
BlackwatchEoEB
I don't know anything about leads etc. But can someone tell me how come I had 2 different hdmi leads (One £2.50 and one £9.99), the £2.50 one wouldn't display 1080p movie on my xbox 360 but would show games fine, I changed it for the £9.99 lead and that would play games and the 1080p movies. That suggests a difference to me, so how can you say digital either gets a signal or it doesn't.

The cheaper one was broken. You should have returned it for a refund.
1 Like #24
arfster
BlackwatchEoEB
I don't know anything about leads etc. But can someone tell me how come I had 2 different hdmi leads (One £2.50 and one £9.99), the £2.50 one wouldn't display 1080p movie on my xbox 360 but would show games fine, I changed it for the £9.99 lead and that would play games and the 1080p movies. That suggests a difference to me, so how can you say digital either gets a signal or it doesn't.


The cheaper one was broken. You should have returned it for a refund.




No it wasn't, it wasn't designed for the higher bitrates needed for 1080p and thus didn't perform correctly at those rates.

2 small points - those saying there is not point to shielding, braiding, gold-plating etc. There is a point, although that isn't to say the extra expensive cables are worth it, but given a choice between a pound-land cable and a gold-plated, braided, well shielded cable for £1.50, I'd take the latter. It is more likely to last a longer time, it is less likely to be subject to EM interference, it is less likely to lose signal when moved or knocked, and it probably looks nice too.

Those saying 'it either works or it doesn't, there is no middle ground', again this is not strictly true. There is a very narrow middle-ground where the bit-error rate is high enough to occasionally throw errors that the ECC/parity schemes cannot solve, but low enough to not cause a total dropout of picture/sound for more than a few milliseconds. Its a narrow band, and generally it shouldn't occur on cables less than 5m at anything but the highest bit-rates, but it does exist.

NB The other cables posted in the week looked better to me, so I'd go for them.


Edited By: jah128 on Sep 18, 2010 14:20: soiled myself
#25
Ordered! Bargain! :p
#26
The 1.99 cable will work fine. However the plugs may be poor quality as may be the copper.
Digital signals can be very fussy and will not work where an analogue one will. I think the thing that saves the day is that the cheap cables are not really cheap. They may cost 'not a lot' but they are made to a standard.
If you have a set up with huge amps and loads of components and mains wires everywhere it might be an idea to spend a little more on a cable with a higher standard copper and better shielding.
I agree that analogue signal benefit from higher quality cables more than digital signals but digital signals still need to get where they are going without too much degradation.

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