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1m HDMI cable £2.49 (£5.72 with delivery)

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9y, 4d agoFound 9 years, 4 days ago
Cheap HDMI cable from Amazon (not a private seller) which could be a decent filler to get that super saver delivery if needed.

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#1
Good find. These can be up to £20 elsewhere.
#2
Not worth even looking at for that price. I've owned cheap cables and dumped them in preference for higher quality and it makes a difference.
#3
But it's reduced from £9.99
#4
No, mention of it being 1.3.
banned#5
Redknapp
No, mention of it being 1.3.

Have you got a 1080p TV then as it wont make a difference otherwise
#6
Nothing wrong with cheap HDMI cables if they are reasonable short. I bought 2x2m hdmi (1.2) cables off E-bay for £8.50 inc dly. and tested them against a borrowed £40 cable and found no noticable difference in sound or video quality playing Blue Ray dvd's on my new 37" Samsung HDTV (1080i). I would imagine using a longer cable on a large screen at 1080p then the more expensive one would be better. A lot of people I know tend to only play downloaded x624 mkv's which although good quality are not up to a proper Blue Ray HD/DVD quality so there is certainly no point spending a lot of money on an expensive HDMI cable.
#7
csiman
Have you got a 1080p TV then as it wont make a difference otherwise

Yes I have.
#8
Redknapp
Yes I have.


Obviously then, don't buy it.
#9
You can't beat QED Qunex HDMI-SR or any other branded QED I would not even bother wasting my money on this
#10
leeds_united_afc
You can't beat QED Qunex HDMI-SR or any other branded QED I would not even bother wasting my money on this


Ok then....

So begins the debate.

:roll:
#11
leeds_united_afc
You can't beat QED Qunex HDMI-SR or any other branded QED I would not even bother wasting my money on this


Whatever:geek:
#12
I challenge anyone to tell the difference between a £50 cable and a £5 cable when you're talking about a short length. After all HDMI is digital. With an analogue signal, fair enough.

Anyway, as already posted by someone else, there's a Silvercrest HDMI 1.3 cable in Lidl at the moment for £4.99.
#13
Some guy challenged Monster (their HDMI cables cost like £40-50) by saying they could match the quality with a cheap £8 HDMI cable off ebay not long ago... There were NO differences in quality right up until they got to 42" screensize at 1080p... And even then the differences were minimal and most people wouldn't be bothered to be honest...

So yes, this is a great deal for people with 720p/1080i TV's. People shouldn't be using 1080i, they should be using 720p as progressive is greater than interlaced, but whatever. :p

PS. I use an ebay cable with my 26" samsung and it works fine :)
#14
sicknote
Not worth even looking at for that price. I've owned cheap cables and dumped them in preference for higher quality and it makes a difference.


Idiots! Don't know how many times this is going to keep coming up - HDMI is DIGITAL! It could be gold plated, copper plated or covered in dog turd - it won't make a scrap of difference! Unless your talking over 10m or so they will either work or they won't. Save your money and buy as cheap as possible.
#15
There's no difference in the picture quality between this and one costing £100+ ...the only differences in 'cheap' cables show up in runs over 10 metres!!

You will of course get people telling you that anything under £50 is a waste of money when you are in the pursuit of the best picture possible, they are more commonly referred to as 'idiots'!!! :thumbsup:
#16
Yep, definately started something here guys.. :whistling:

You will now get the "Cheap is just as good brigade" as it apparantly makes no difference, as long as the 0's & 1's go through the cable. Ive heard this argument on here all before.

However, I personally would sooner pay a little more for a decent well made cable, for starters you get better shielding & the cables are manufactured to a higher standard & will if nothing else be more durable. Its worth paying a little extra for that alone & having peace of mind even if the picture is no better.

You can get a very good HDMI lead for £10-£20 but for most, as others state a cheap cable like this is adequate. Its personal choice!

I certainly wouldnt pay £80+ for a lead from stores like Currys & Comet etc, as they are just ripping everyone off. (I think the cheapest I saw in Comet were £45, absolutely ridiculous)
#17
Or even £40 - £60. But at the end of the day, if you have hi def tv you should opt for a more reputable brand like QED.

rossjamesparker
Good find. These can be up to £20 elsewhere.
#18
if people want to spend way more than they need to on a digital cable, let them.

If they dont understand the technology and are blindsighted by elitism, sod them
#19
If you want cheap cabling then buy it; if you want to maximise the display capability then spend some more money. Simple.
#20
nice one ,cheap and cheerful ,it`ll do for me!
thanks
#21
pakichan
Obviously then, don't buy it.

So obvious I did not need you to mention it.
#22
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banned#23
leeds_united_afc
You can't beat QED Qunex HDMI-SR or any other branded QED I would not even bother wasting my money on this

You are on the wrong site mate. The rest of us are here to save money for the same quality whereas you are obviously on a different wavelength :-D
#24
Great price gonna order a couple with some ricoh dvdr's to get the free postage too:thumbsup:

And yes for this short a run the cable is absolutely perfect unless your one of those really anall y retentive people from AV forums:whistling:

Heat added:santa:
#25
how about for a 40" 1080p Full HD LCD hooked up to Sky+ and a PS3?

cheap?
mid?
£50?
#26
http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1983
1.8M HDMI
£4.98 delivered

If ordered before 3:15pm dispatched same day - when i ordered one i got it literally the next morning.
so voted cold sorry.
#27
Daniel_Saeed
Or even £40 - £60. But at the end of the day, if you have hi def tv you should opt for a more reputable brand like QED.


I bought a QED cable a while back for £30 - still selling them for £45 elsewhere - I also own a cheapy budget one like this.

I can categorically state that there is no difference in picture or sound when using the budget.

I have a Pana 42px70 displaying 720p, viewed from 10 feet away.
#28
What you need to remember is that the likes of QED and Ixos are hardly going to tell you that the 'cheap cable that comes in the box' will do just as good a job as one of their overpriced super-duper ones are they! They are upmarket cable manufacturers and it's in their interest to convince you that because their cable is oxygen free, gold plated and comes in a nice chunky purple sleeve it's going to burn your eyes out with such purity of signal!!! Now this is quite true in the analogue realm, cheap cables can introduce all sorts of nasties, but in the digital realm this is not true...it either works or it doesn't. However, as said before, if certain people need to spend a fortune on cables to satisfy themselves that they've done all they can to get the best AV experience possible then that's up to them...poor fools :p
#29
Bought 2. Thanks McSteve
#30
csiman
Have you got a 1080p TV then as it wont make a difference otherwise


It wont make a difference even if he has, you dont need 1.3 for 1080p anyway.
#31
Redknapp
So obvious I did not need you to mention it.


But I did.
#32
MyBigToe
if people want to spend way more than they need to on a digital cable, let them.

If they dont understand the technology and are blindsighted by elitism, sod them


Yep, I've given up correcting them. If they want to spend £60 on a Monster HDMI cable that works exactly the same as a £2.49 one, then let them. They deserve to be robbed. :thumbsup:
#33
All cable & equipement is as good as the weakest link.

The very best TVs that are manufactured by companies such as Pioneer, Panasonic, Sony, Philips etc. will expose the differences between cable performance. If this wasn't true, then independent AV magazines would struggle to be in business as cables as well as equipment are reviewed in various price bands. Some expensive cable is recommended as great value.

It would be very unusual for owners of the brands mentioned above that are capable of 1080p resolution & feed to buy cheap cables just as it's unusual for Samsung & LG owners to buy expensive cables. Don't get me wrong, Samsung & LG often make some very good cheap & cheerful TVs but you'd never find them being used as test equipment for cable assessment as the differences between cables are not usually evident.

It's absurd to state, digital is digital and say it's all about zeros and ones. As a comparison, CD burners contain components which influence sound and digital cameras are not all about pixel count, they have lenses too. Even 1080p feeds & TVs of the same resolution are different and more so when quality cable is used.

This posted cable is a great price and I'm sure the majority of us will not see or hear any difference to a quality one. If you don't have the equipment which exposes the differences between cables or simply can't see or hear the difference then don't waste your money and order this one now.
#34
pakichan
But I did.

No ****
banned#35
This HDMI cable debate really is becoming crazy. I am still using the Sky provided cables for my 2 HD boxes, one connected to a Panasonic TH42PX60 and one to a sub £300 Mirai 32" LCD jobbie. The HD picture quality and sound on them both is awesome. I have yet to see a better picture on any other HD TV anywhere which would justify me spending loads of money on a dearer cable. So I'll be keeping my pennies in my pockets when it comes to buying one of yer fancy 'rip off' HDMI cables. Did treat myself to a £4.99 one the last time LIDL were doing them. I'll be keeping as a spare, just in case one of my cables mysteriously falls apart due to the excesses of carrying the digital signal. £50 cable prices for a domestic user, what a load of cobblers.
#36
Redknapp
No ****


O rly?
#37
pakichan
O rly?

http://www.orlyowl.com/orly.jpg
#38
mehh

2m gold plated version £4.99 from Lidl.
#39
Redknapp
http://www.orlyowl.com/orly.jpg


lol thats the pic i wanted to use, but didn't have time to find it!
#40
retropolis
All cable & equipement is as good as the weakest link.

The very best TVs that are manufactured by companies such as Pioneer, Panasonic, Sony, Philips etc. will expose the differences between cable performance. If this wasn't true, then independent AV magazines would struggle to be in business as cables as well as equipment are reviewed in various price bands. Some expensive cable is recommended as great value.

It's absurd to state, digital is digital and say it's all about zeros and ones.


OK retro, as a true videophile who has better eyesight than the rest of us mere mortals, can you tell me what differences you can see in the picture with a bog-standard HDMI cable, as opposed to your high quality branded one?

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