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This has been cheaper at £2.50 but still looks a good deal.

Available in the Zavvi Outlet

High quality braided HDMI v1.3 cable
2 Metres cable length
HDMI male to HDMI male
Gold Plated Connectors
True HD signal transmission
Perfect to connect DVD players/recorders, HD Skyboxes, PS3/Xbox 360 and any other sources with HDMI outputs to your HD enabled screen
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#1
You know you have just started the great digital/analogue string/gold debate don't you?

Heat added.
1 Like #2
worthinger
You know you have just started the great digital/analogue string/gold debate don't you?

Heat added.

er no? Tell me more (or is that the wrong question!)
3 Likes #3
You don't get a good picture with these cheap cables. Much better to buy an expensive one
#4
Nothing seems to start an argument onhere like a goldplated hdmi lead.

Thank you dayman76 for starting us off.

Edited By: worthinger on Nov 25, 2010 20:28
1 Like #5
If you want your tv to look like an old crt with aids, get a cheap cable like this. Otherwise:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/monster-cable-1000hd-ultra-high-speed-hdmi-cable-2m-03081173-pdt.html

is your best option.

*For those who don't understand, I was being sarcastic.


Edited By: Gozman on Nov 25, 2010 21:49: retards
#6
Gozman
If you want your tv to look like an old crt with aids, get a cheap cable like this. Otherwise:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/monster-cable-1000hd-ultra-high-speed-hdmi-cable-2m-03081173-pdt.html


is your best option.
Yeah just be careful with that Monster cable that you connect it in the right direction.
#7
Gozman
If you want your tv to look like an old crt with aids, get a cheap cable like this. Otherwise:

http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/monster-cable-1000hd-ultra-high-speed-hdmi-cable-2m-03081173-pdt.html


is your best option.


Yeah, the guy at Comet said something similar, but alot more patronising. Seems the cheap HDMI cables and anything under v1.3 stop working after analogue broadcasts switch off next year...
#8
Best HDMI on the planet no argument

This one has a woven cloth thingy type effect on the plug which dampens lossless noise to fluff interference and signal degradation over a 6.32 metre flange in real time.
#9
£100 for a cable to connect my elderly mother's £23 bargain Toshiba DVD Player (with upscaling) to her Panasonic TX - L26X10B 720p HD Ready TV; I don't think so!
1 Like #10
Just remembered this article from Feb 2010 Which? magazine

No need for expensive Scart and HDMI leads
Which? proves expensive leads are a waste of money
27 February 2010

Which? proves expensive HDMI and Scart leads are a waste of money

Which? testing has proved that cheap HDMI leads are just as good as expensive ones and if you spend more than £15 on a Scart or HDMI lead you'll most likely be wasting your money.

Its lab test of three Scart leads and three HDMI leads at different price points has shown that you don’t need to buy expensive HDMI and Scart leads, no matter what a salesman might tell you.

Which? compared a £5, £15 and £60 Scart lead as well as a £10, £20 and £100 HDMI lead to see whether premium leads could improve DVD or Blu-ray picture quality.
What are Scart and HDMI leads?

Scart leads let you connect your TV with other audio-visual equipment, such as a DVD player, Freeview set-top box or PVR. HDMI leads do a similar job but for high definition television - if you want to watch Blu-Ray HD DVDs, for example, you'll need to connect your Blu-Ray player to your TV with an HDMI lead rather than a standard Scart lead.

Prices for leads that do the same basic job vary considerably and you might think that costlier leads would make for a better viewing experience - but Which? has found that's not always the case.

Of course, no matter how good your lead, your viewing experience will only be as good as your TV set allows - be sure of a fantastic picture with a Best Buy flat screen TV from the Which? review of LCD and plasma TVs.
Cheap proves cheerful for HDMI leads

When Which? lab tested the following HDMI leads, the cheapest lead proved just as good as the most expensive:
A £10 Tesco Value HDMI lead
A £20 John Lewis HDMI lead
A £100 Belkin HDMI lead

Amazingly, our expert viewers saw no difference at all in the picture quality when using the three HDMI leads, with our technical tests confirming identical performances. We passed data through all our HDMI leads at 6.2Gb per second – a data rate more demanding than Blu-ray – without a single error occurring.
Go for mid-range Scart leads

Which? found there's no need to spend a fortune on a Scart lead but it's worth upgrading from the very cheapest on the market. Which? lab tested:
A £5 Tesco Value Scart lead
A £15 John Lewis Scart lead
A £60 Belkin lead

Critically, we found that the individual wires in the £5 Tesco Value lead weren’t screened for interference – which may cause picture problems.

The mid-price John Lewis lead, though, did a perfectly adequate job. Our experts did note that up close they could just detect minor improvements with the £60 Belkin lead compared with the £15 John Lewis one, but there was no perceivable difference at normal viewing distance from a TV.

Which? technology editor Matt Bath said: ‘A £100 HDMI lead could cost as much as your new Blu-ray player, but it’s totally unnecessary to spend that much – buy the cheapest available. Pay a bit more for Scart leads, but avoid the most expensive as you’re unlikely to get a noticeable improvement over a mid-range one.’
#11
If a 1.8m one will do you they have them on amazon for about £1.42
2 Likes #12
Now, I am not getting involved in the debate but, if you do want a £100 HDMI lead (just in case) but want it at tesco prices then

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_7&products_id=107590

£15.00.
#13
dayman76
You don't get a good picture with these cheap cables. Much better to buy an expensive one


Someone trying to provoke a reaction perhaps? Hmmmmmmm(_;)

The usual arguments continue me thinks!!
3 Likes #14
What is the big oooohar about this type of cable, just buy the cheapest its a bloody con
#15
Ordered....just what i needed, just hope that the picture quality is not rubbish cos its cheap:)
#16
worthinger
Now, I am not getting involved in the debate but, if you do want a £100 HDMI lead (just in case) but want it at tesco prices then


http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=777_7&products_id=107590


£15.00.
You miss the point. It only looks better because it's expensive. Pay only £15 for it and the picture won't look half as good.
#17
Mottmania
Just remembered this article from Feb 2010 Which? magazine

No need for expensive Scart and HDMI leads
Which? proves expensive leads are a waste of money
27 February 2010p
Many people have been saying that far longer than Which? has. There's nothing "amazing" about it. All the postings on this thread saying you need to buy expensive cables are sarcastic I think.

And I'm not sure anyone's ever made an HDMI cable that isn't braided.


Edited By: pibpob on Nov 26, 2010 00:15
#19
maxeyt
Best HDMI on the planet no argument

This one has a woven cloth thingy type effect on the plug which dampens lossless noise to fluff interference and signal degradation over a 6.32 metre flange in real time.

Yes but is it any good at warp speed while entering a black hole
#21
Got one of these when they were £2.50. DIDN'T WORK.
#22
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
#23
Did i wake you?
#24
I heard that if you spend less than £25 on an HDMI cable it makes your eyes bleed ? can anyone confirm.

. . .. . ...Although after 12 months neither my wife or I have suffered with the poundland cables I bought ?!?!??!
#25
mart1690
Did i wake you?

It want aimed at you mate, just the same old repetitive arguments every single time a hdmi lead deal is posted.
#26
mart1690
Got one of these when they were £2.50. DIDN'T WORK.
Well they're £2.95 so they'll work now.
1 Like #28
Got one of these cables, VCR picture doesn't look anything like SKy HD. Getting a Monster next time.
#29
deek72
mart1690
Did i wake you?

It want aimed at you mate, just the same old repetitive arguments every single time a hdmi lead deal is posted.
no worries. everyone seemed to be ok with they cables, i was just unlucky.

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