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Exspect 2M HDMI Cable £1.71 @ Tesco

£1.71 @ Tesco
Went into Tesco this afternoon, in the PS3 section they had this HDMI cable (in a clear security box) priced at £1.71. The cashier was surprised but it did ring up at £1.71. For comparison the Tesc…
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Went into Tesco this afternoon, in the PS3 section they had this HDMI cable (in a clear security box) priced at £1.71. The cashier was surprised but it did ring up at £1.71.

For comparison the Tesco Value cables were priced at £5 a pop.

I brought at Beckton Superstore, sorry I brought the only one left. Don't know if this works online.
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#2
I've posted some images of the product, price tag and invoice but they have not been verified by the site yet.
#3
possibly clearance deal? in tesco pontadawe in swansea they had a lot of electricals there for example the creative zen v plus 1gb for £16 (said previous price was £65!). so this may be rare.
#4
Great price, cheers
#5
Probably a good idea to put the price and retailer in your topic title.:thumbsup:
#6
Did it meet your exspectations?
#7
Blanco
Did it meet your exspectations?

HDMI - either on or off ...? :)
#8
jcooper
HDMI - either on or off ...? :)


Or corrupted signal.. or drops frames.. ;-)

Bargain if you can get it :-)
#9
OFI
Or corrupted signal.. or drops frames.. ;-)

Bargain if you can get it :-)


Could be, but it's going to eitehr really obviously work, or have a lot of obvious problems, in which case it is faulty and to be returned. Not like an analogue signal where it could be fairly low quality but not faulty. However cheap it is, an HDMI cable should work perfectly.

So I exspect it met all exspectations. Exsceptional, I should imagsine.
#10
Voted hot.

It's labelled as 'for use with Playstation 3', therefore complies with HDMI 1.3 Category 2 standards.

Good find @ £1.71. I wonder if there are any at my local store!
#11
*bought
#12
What kind of tesco is this in? I only have 1 kind of tesco in suncderland, and i think its tesco extra? i can't remember, but its small it mostly has food and stuff. Would you think its there?
1 Like #13
slim2hott
What kind of tesco is this in? I only have 1 kind of tesco in suncderland, and i think its tesco extra? i can't remember, but its small it mostly has food and stuff. Would you think its there?


Smallest tescos are called tesco express or metro. They're mostly a small selection of food and stuff, often more expensive or with different deals, so you probably won't see this there. But sometimes they have dvds, games etc so you might! That's what you have in sunderland http://www.tesco.com/storeLocator/ but you could call up some stores a bit further away to see if they have any in if you don't mind going on a bit of a mission.
Normal tescos are just called tesco! Or superstore according to the web site.
Biggest tescos are called tesco extra. They have every sort of stuff. That's the sort of tesco you're most likely to see this sort of thing in. But this could have been limited to just clearance in that one local store anyway (unless photos of that sort of price on the shelf mean it's national? I dunno).

OP said beckton superstore... is that gallion's reach? that's actually an extra.
#14
this is a brilliant find, i thought the £2 ones i found were a good price but these are bigger and cheaper

hope i can get one

rep added and heat too
#15
Will look out for this at my local Tesco tomorrow - if I happen to find more than one at this price I'll be happy to buy a few more on behalf of HUKD'ers who can't access this great deal.

Btw, I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to this question but will these HDMI 1.3 Category 2 cables affect picture quality if I use it to connect my upscaling DVD player to my Full HD TV (as opposed to a TV and a PS3/360)? At the moment, I use a HDMI v1.3 complaint cable (note: not Category 2) to connect the two devices.
#16
dickslash
Will look out for this at my local Tesco tomorrow - if I happen to find more than one at this price I'll be happy to buy a few more on behalf of HUKD'ers who can't access this great deal.

Btw, I'm pretty sure that I know the answer to this question but will these HDMI 1.3 Category 2 cables affect picture quality if I use it to connect my upscaling DVD player to my Full HD TV (as opposed to a TV and a PS3/360)? At the moment, I use a HDMI v1.3 complaint cable (note: not Category 2) to connect the two devices.


Both Category 1 and 2 cables are HDMI 1.3 compliant. The latter of the two has been tested to support the full bandwidth of the cable. PS3 owners for example, with Dolby-TrueHD 7.1 sound systems would benefit from such assurances. At best, upscaling DVD players will only need Category 1 cables (in other words, as long as it says HDMI 1.3) unless you start to look at crazy distances of cables.
#17
Am I right in thinking there is no point in "upgrading" and HDMI cable, apart for the benefit of length? Thought the signal either worked or it didn't?

Great deal though.
#18
I got a couple of these about 3 months back when it was posted on here.
They were about £3 then so this is a cracking deal.
If only for a fact that most of the budget cables are 1.5m long, this is 2m so you have that little extra length.
(Can't beat a little extra length to play with!!!!)
Can testify they are a great cable, these are stocked in my tesco at the bottom of the shelving that has the PS3 games on .

Great post for those that missed it all those months ago
#19
Ihateyourface
Am I right in thinking there is no point in "upgrading" and HDMI cable, apart for the benefit of length? Thought the signal either worked or it didn't?

Great deal though.


If yours works for what you use it for, an upgrade won't help.

If you wanted fancier audio or something in the future then you might need to read about the different categories. But even then, it's either going to do what it says with no errors, or it is a faulty product to be returned.
#20
As someone who's just bought a 360 and has no idea about HD: Is there any sense in paying more for a cable?

Do you 'get what you pay for' with a HDMI cable?

**EDIT** Ah, pretty much been answered already. Thanks.
#21
chappers
this is 2m so you have that little extra length.
(Can't beat a little extra length to play with!!!!)


Absolutely hilarious.
#22
Have no idea about all this HDMI malarky, so can someone be kind enough to say if this can be used to connect my PC's graphics card to a computer monitor? I'll be using a DVI-HDMI adapter on the graphics card side (the 'special' ATI one), while my monitor has a dedicated HDMI port. Thanks :)
1 Like #23
Crossbow
Have no idea about all this HDMI malarky, so can someone be kind enough to say if this can be used to connect my PC's graphics card to a computer monitor? I'll be using a DVI-HDMI adapter on the graphics card side (the 'special' ATI one), while my monitor has a dedicated HDMI port. Thanks :)


Any HDMI cable will be fine for that, including this one.

Dunno if you'll get sound through it, that's up to your computer hardware.

Computer should negotiate some suitable settings with the monitor for you.

You say monitor, do you actually mean a computer monitor or is it a TV? If it also has DVI (probably does if it's a computer monitor with HDMI) and you already have a DVI cable (my monitors all came with them, but that was years ago) and the HDMI doesn't do sound for you (I doubt it will) then there's zero advantage to using an HDMI cable instead of DVI. But this is a fine alternative to buying a DVI cable if you don't have one!

Hope that made sense, tell me what model of monitor you have if you like and I'll look it up.
#24
Beckton sold out :x
#25
Thanks aahhaa. Well, I do have a DVI cable, but never tried the monitor's HDMI connection before. So if I can get this for under £2 I won't be wasting too much money if I don't ever use it again. It's a Hyundai W240D computer monitor btw - please follow the link on the main page (I cannot post a PDF link to the specs as it's a zipped download!).
banned 1 Like #26
Crossbow;5369140
Thanks aahhaa. Well, I do have a DVI cable, but never tried the monitor's HDMI connection before. So if I can get this for under £2 I won't be wasting too much money if I don't ever use it again. It's a Hyundai W240D computer monitor btw - please follow the link on the main page (I cannot post a PDF link to the specs as it's a zipped download!).

hdmi wont be any better than the dvi so just use existing dvi cable

One DVI-D Input w/HDCP Support
#27
Yeah picture will be identical and you have the HDCP over DVI as well as HDMI which means if you ever want to play a legit blu-ray you're fine with either cable.

But it's a good price on the cable, in case you ever want to connect to an HDTV or something without DVI, since you already have the DVI to HDMI adapter.
#28
Many thanks guys :) (both repped ).
#29
Looks like the people hanging on to analogue values in a digital world have finally given up arguing, perhaps they bought a cheap one on the sly and discovered the unbearable truth.

Or maybe their just redoing their plaster after installing a new cable.

Hot deal though :thumbsup:
#30
Nookster
Looks like the people hanging on to analogue values in a digital world have finally given up arguing, perhaps they bought a cheap one on the sly and discovered the unbearable truth.

Or maybe their just redoing their plaster after installing a new cable.

Hot deal though :thumbsup:


Wow - took 30 posts for an ignorant troll to comment on an HDMI cable. This has got to be a record!
#31
Xb0xGuru
Wow - took 30 posts for an ignorant troll to comment on an HDMI cable. This has got to be a record!



:w00t:


What are you on about? Did you misquote or just misread?
#32
Nookster
:w00t:


What are you on about? Did you misquote or just misread?


Neither - not all HDMI cables are the same.

http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=4#49

Whilst a £1 HDMI cable *may* work for high-end usage, unless it's badged as 'high-speed', it hasn't been tested as such.
#33
Xb0xGuru
Neither - not all HDMI cables are the same.

http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=4#49

Whilst a £1 HDMI cable *may* work for high-end usage, unless it's badged as 'high-speed', it hasn't been tested as such.


You obviously typed in anger without understanding what you read, and now you're trying to cover up for your misguided spat last night, nothing you've posted contradicts anything I've said :whistling:
#34
Nookster
You obviously typed in anger without understanding what you read, and now you're trying to cover up for your misguided spat last night, nothing you've posted contradicts anything I've said :whistling:


Ok - this is what you posted:

"Looks like the people hanging on to analogue values in a digital world have finally given up arguing. perhaps they bought a cheap one on the sly and discovered the unbearable truth. "

Care to elaborate? If I got the wrong end of the stick, I'm only too happy to apologise.
#35
Xb0xGuru
Neither - not all HDMI cables are the same.

http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=4#49

Whilst a £1 HDMI cable *may* work for high-end usage, unless it's badged as 'high-speed', it hasn't been tested as such.


The link you've got doesn't go to a specific question (there is no #49 on that page) and I can't find any mention of "high-speed" on there or why some cables are inferior, care to elaborate or do you have another link?

I was pretty sure anything labelled as HDMI 1.3 (for example this cable) supports every feature from that link you provided, no matter the price? HDMI 1.3 includes 16-bit colour and lossless audio formats so if an HDMI 1.3 cable I bought wasn't "high-speed" enough to do that I would return it as faulty.
#36
aahhaa
The link you've got doesn't go to a specific question (there is no #49 on that page) and I can't find any mention of "high-speed" on there or why some cables are inferior, care to elaborate or do you have another link?

I was pretty sure anything labelled as HDMI 1.3 (for example this cable) supports every feature from that link you provided, no matter the price? HDMI 1.3 includes 16-bit colour and lossless audio formats so if an HDMI 1.3 cable I bought wasn't "high-speed" enough to do that I would return it as faulty.


My bad - I thought as the URL changed on the page, it would point to the Q&A I was referring to.

Go to the link above and change the search category to either 'All sections' or 'cables and connectors'. Look halfway down and you'll see "
Q. What is the difference between a “Standard” HDMI cable and a “High-Speed” HDMI cable?"

Which links to:

Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-Speed cables.

* Standard (or “category 1”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of a 1080i signal.
* High Speed (or “category 2”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600).


I hope this makes more sense!
1 Like #37
They don't make that page easy to link to do they? I worked out a clickable link by reading the source code!
http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=7#49

Interesting, so stuff is really only officially guaranteed upto 1080i unless it says high speed or category 2. Now I understand your post from the front page, this clearly guarantees full PS3 support, so 1080p, and other cables don't necessarily guarantee that. Hadn't heard of these categories before.
#38
aahhaa
They don't make that page easy to link to do they? I worked out a clickable link by reading the source code!
http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/kb.aspx?c=7#49

Interesting, so stuff is really only officially guaranteed upto 1080i unless it says high speed or category 2. Now I understand your post from the front page, this clearly guarantees full PS3 support, so 1080p, and other cables don't necessarily guarantee that. Hadn't heard of these categories before.


Excellent - I'll save that URL now :thumbsup: Thanks and repped!

Yep, unless stated as 'high speed' or 'for PS3' your HDMI cable has more than likely only been tested at 1080i. Whilst it's true that it MAY work on 1080p systems with HD Audio, I don't see the point in wasting money to find out when spending a few extra quid gets you one which does the job.
2 Likes #39
Xb0xGuru


Care to elaborate? If I got the wrong end of the stick, I'm only too happy to apologise.


:giggle: I noticed that the usual suspects haven't come to join the party and complain about cheap HDMI cables (hence the jibe about wall plastering), maybe they bought one for the bedroom and to their amazement it didn't explode, that's all.

OK, I'll have some fun then. This is the gist of what I've seen posted in most of the cheap HDMI threads around here (some liberties taken of course).

1. Deal for a cheap HDMI cable gets posted, usually in a supermarket.

2. One or two posters state that you should buy a more expensive cable (as they presumably did) because it's probably rubbish.

3. The arguing begins.

4. The technobabble creeps in, The HDMI Opinari wax monotonal about 1.3, Lip Sync™, DTS-HD Master Audio™, Deep Color™, theoretical future resolutions, huge cable runs, expensive AV setups, and not wanting to re-plaster their walls. Also that you should buy a more expensive cable (as they presumably did) because it's probably rubbish.

5. Somebody asks if this'll be OK with his £500 Panny and £300 PS3, if he's lucky someone tell him it should be fine, some one else might helpfully add that it depends on whether or not his amp does LPCM over HDMI. Original poster gets mild confusion and says it's only going into his telly, and worries if this will now be a problem.

5b. Comet/Currys gets slagged off

6. The technobabs crank it up a notch - warnings of sparklies, packet loss, the connector will fall off, the connector might oxidise and weld itself to the sockets, and that you should buy a more expensive cable (as they presumably did) because it's probably rubbish.

7. Someone posts saying that it works great with their console plugged into their LCD/Plasma, this revelation is ignored.

7b. Comet/Currys gets slagged off

8. Someone points out that if it doesn't work, you can always send it/take it back, which is particularly easy to do if it's a bricks and mortar store is where you do your weekly shop, someone else counters this with the excuse that they live 15 miles away from Tesco/Asda, uses this as rationale for spending £X more on a another one, that's apparently totally brilliant and you can really tell the difference from a cable they bought that wasn't actually the item posted but was also cheap.

9. Posts degenerate into a slanging match, usually whittling itself down to a one-on-one, playing the back and forth game, basically boiling down to - "If you do/don't need more expensive cable then it's because you are probably rubbish"

10. Thread gets expired/unexpired/expired/unexpired, someone says the mods should start banning the culprits.

11. Entertained observers post images as a reply, particularly if a obvious gaffe is made, such as;

http://www.readthesmiths.com/articles/Images/Humor/Fail/1FAIL.jpg

or;

http://tinypic.com/ilzxx4.jpg

or;

http://kokuun.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/fail2.jpg

etc,

11b. Shengis fires off a funny put down, this usually ensures at least one angry retort, and possibly some rep.

12. People burn themselves out, the observers get bored, finish their popcorn, and unsubscribe. Thread tails off and dies (if not locked first).




13. Two month's later, someone finds a few on a shelf in Inverness, still two left when they were in that morning, heated and repped :thumbsup: may put in a passing comment regarding the thread, along the lines of: "some people need to get a life, it's only a cheap cable" etc.
#40
@Nookster: that post #40 really made me laugh just!! Love it!:p:w00t::-D:thumbsup:

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