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#1
Ive got them cheaper still from Amazon, but still a good deal
[mod]#2
awaits the idiots who say you need a cable worth £90 to get a decent picture
#3
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.
2 Likes #4
Doesn't your HDMI cable need to cost at least 50% of the price of the TV it's being plugged in to?

*runs*
[mod] 1 Like #5
yellowputty
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.


only people from PC World/Currys say that ;)

Edited By: goonertillidie on Feb 04, 2011 18:09
#6
goonertillidie
yellowputty
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.


only people from PC World/Currys say that ;)


Ouch, that hurts.
#7
HDMI carries a digital signal...

fyi -

V1.3b

1.5m cable length
#8
You need a cable worth £89.99 to get a decent picture
#9
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.

Funny you should say that many years ago my mate who knows a lot more about this stuff than most of us ever will do (He was part of the team that invented LCD screens) basically told be not to waste my money on the Monster cable I was looking at as it was all just zeroes and ones and not like my record player. The clue is in the word digital.
#10
got mine off amazon for £1
but still a good deal
as for the guys that say a better cables gives a better pic , we have one at work
and there is no telling him lol
he spent £25 on one
#11
Is it possible to go 24 hours without another bloomin' deal for a fractionally cheaper HDMI cable from some random Amazon seller? Can't there be a separate site for 'em or summat?
#12
yellowputty
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.
No The idiots who think you need to spend £4,499.95 on one.

See here
#13
meandog101
Doesn't your HDMI cable need to cost at least 50% of the price of the TV it's being plugged in to?*runs*
Your right, I just bought a tv for £2.54! this cable should be ok.
#14
goonertillidie
yellowputty
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.


only people from PC World/Currys say that ;)


Awwwwwwww snap!
[mod]#15
spamcan61
Is it possible to go 24 hours without another bloomin' deal for a fractionally cheaper HDMI cable from some random Amazon seller? Can't there be a separate site for 'em or summat?


its WWW.HOTHDMICABLES.COM
1 Like #16
The definitive answer on the cost of cable versus picture quality debate is here:-

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-vs-hdmi

1.50 or 100 quid. exactly the same picture.

Of course you can make a cable so crap it doesn't work properly, but that will be obvious from the picture.
#17
andym6561
meandog101
Doesn't your HDMI cable need to cost at least 50% of the price of the TV it's being plugged in to?*runs*

Your right, I just bought a tv for £2.54! this cable should be ok.


Link? LOL
#18
There was a deal on here not so long ago (Sept 2010) where Amazon had HDMI leads for 16p each delivered.
I bought a few,always handy to have a few spares.
#19
Jumpingphil
Not quite cheapest yet.Plus, aren't these for sale in poundland, I forget the exact price but I think it is a bit less than this.And I'm not going to mention that V1.4 was available nearly 2 years ago.

how much will it cost in petrol to drive down to a poundland more than 27p as soon as you turn the engine over 50p has gone relax at home get it delivered lol
#20
Only if the accepted paypal :(
#21
Ebay Item = 300518812285

I`ve just bought these for £1.79 sheilded cables, thought they seemed good value!

Edited By: scooby_me on Feb 04, 2011 18:38
2 Likes #22
£1.26 save a penny Amazon Seller Gizzmo Heaven
4 Likes #24
I used one of these and it made this horrid signal, looked a bit like static but didn't look random. almost like someone was painting the static on the screen.

It was weird, almost spooky in fact. It was accompanied by this strange low humming noise, like distant singing. It was disturbing, almost primal. Like some sort of echo from the past. A primeval past where hunting and surviving were all that mattered, and to survive another day was reward enough for a days labour.

Whenever I turn on my screen, the feeling haunts me, that this cable taps into some strange 'Otherness'. Something hidden yet on the cusp of reality, like a shroud is covering my existance and this cable, for a brief horrifying moment pulls back the ephemeral veil and allws me a glimpse of the true meaning of the universe.

Oh wait that was something else, this cable works just fine, why wouldn't it?
#25
karlypants

No The idiots who think you need to spend £4,499.95 on one.

See here


£5k for an HDMI cable? Ah, I see it's cheapness is due to it being only 12 metres. Best going with the £7k 20 metre one
#26
All of these charge shipping to Northern Ireland! Hooray!

edit: oh there's another seller, gizzmo heaven, they don't charge and it's a penny cheaper hooray!

edit edit: oh someone noticed that already WELP

Edited By: dregan on Feb 04, 2011 18:53
#27
I had two cheap(under two quid) hdmi cables that did not play sound from laptop or mini multimedia player but wrorked fine on my ps3. A more expensive braided one (under four quid) played on everything perfest any suggestions or comments welcome.



player
#28
presterjohn71
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.

Funny you should say that many years ago my mate who knows a lot more about this stuff than most of us ever will do (He was part of the team that invented LCD screens) basically told be not to waste my money on the Monster cable I was looking at as it was all just zeroes and ones and not like my record player. The clue is in the word digital.


Interesting. You 'mate' may work on LCD screens, but LCD screens are not HDMI cables. As a physicist, I've learnt alot about signal transmission. Generally speaking, a badly made cable will lead to signal loss in many different ways. Yes, you're right, digital means it's either on or off. It does this by using a square wave transmission. However, even digital signal will be effected. As it travels, the square wave becomes distorted, and if the distortion is too great, parts of the transmission are irretrievable, leading to a loss in picture quality.

I agree that it makes little sense to spend £90 on a cable, because for most people, they can't see a noticable loss in quality, and by the time a cheap cable degrades, it's much cheaper to just keep replacing them. However, you cannot just blindly say it makes no difference, because it does.
#29
Yeah, don't waste money on an HDMI cable. Just make one yourself out of some wire and sellotape. It's zeroes and ones, right? you can actually see them running down each wire!!


^^
[mod]#30
ive made my own http://ceoinfo.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/tin-cans-and-string2.jpg?w=171&h=131
#31
COLD

A. They are not the cheapest yet
B. You're not a salesman, don't try and sell your deal to the forum.
#32
signal degradation will occur in poorly insulated or bult HDMI cables. However for a HDMI cable of good quality signal degradation will not occur over the small distances that these cables are sending the digital signal. Signal degradation only becomes a real issue in cables when sending the signal over 5m plus. Many tests have been carried out. Maybe you should view these tests and analyse the results.
#33
martymk
Yeah, don't waste money on an HDMI cable. Just make one yourself out of some wire and sellotape. It's zeroes and ones, right? you can actually see them running down each wire!!


^^


I don't like to get technical but the zeroes actually 'roll' and the ones 'slide'. ;)

As long as the cables are sturdy enough to be plugged and unplugged without falling apart and they don't give of RF interference they should be fine however low the price is.
#34
yellowputty
presterjohn71
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.

Funny you should say that many years ago my mate who knows a lot more about this stuff than most of us ever will do (He was part of the team that invented LCD screens) basically told be not to waste my money on the Monster cable I was looking at as it was all just zeroes and ones and not like my record player. The clue is in the word digital.


Interesting. You 'mate' may work on LCD screens, but LCD screens are not HDMI cables. As a physicist, I've learnt alot about signal transmission. Generally speaking, a badly made cable will lead to signal loss in many different ways. Yes, you're right, digital means it's either on or off. It does this by using a square wave transmission. However, even digital signal will be effected. As it travels, the square wave becomes distorted, and if the distortion is too great, parts of the transmission are irretrievable, leading to a loss in picture quality.

I agree that it makes little sense to spend £90 on a cable, because for most people, they can't see a noticable loss in quality, and by the time a cheap cable degrades, it's much cheaper to just keep replacing them. However, you cannot just blindly say it makes no difference, because it does.


what you describe here does not cause 'picture quality' issues but causes 'artifact' issues. hardly the same thing...



Edited By: Ike on Feb 04, 2011 19:23
#35
been plenty cheaper and better looking ones in the past and they are always this price pretty much with the retailers all trying to beat each other by a penny.
although its cheap its a pretty pointless deal.
agree dont try and ram the deal down peoples throats.
have thought a few times in the past you were actually a multi of babymanor who did this also.

Ike
yellowputty
presterjohn71
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.

Funny you should say that many years ago my mate who knows a lot more about this stuff than most of us ever will do (He was part of the team that invented LCD screens) basically told be not to waste my money on the Monster cable I was looking at as it was all just zeroes and ones and not like my record player. The clue is in the word digital.


Interesting. You 'mate' may work on LCD screens, but LCD screens are not HDMI cables. As a physicist, I've learnt alot about signal transmission. Generally speaking, a badly made cable will lead to signal loss in many different ways. Yes, you're right, digital means it's either on or off. It does this by using a square wave transmission. However, even digital signal will be effected. As it travels, the square wave becomes distorted, and if the distortion is too great, parts of the transmission are irretrievable, leading to a loss in picture quality.

I agree that it makes little sense to spend £90 on a cable, because for most people, they can't see a noticable loss in quality, and by the time a cheap cable degrades, it's much cheaper to just keep replacing them. However, you cannot just blindly say it makes no difference, because it does.


what you describe here does not cause 'picture quality' issues but causes 'artifact' issues. hardly the same thing...



picture quality is a broad term it will include anything negative including artifacts - which i am pretty sure detract from the quality of the presented picture.
no need to try and look smart.
either way its bad.

Edited By: brilly on Feb 04, 2011 19:27
#36
signal degradation will occur in poorly insulated or bult HDMI cables. However for a HDMI cable of good quality signal degradation will not occur over the small distances that these cables are sending the digital signal. Signal degradation only becomes a real issue in cables when sending the signal over 5m plus. Many tests have been carried out. Maybe you should view these tests and analyse the results.
1 Like #37
Ike
yellowputty
presterjohn71
I presume by idiots, you mean people who know what they're talking about.

Funny you should say that many years ago my mate who knows a lot more about this stuff than most of us ever will do (He was part of the team that invented LCD screens) basically told be not to waste my money on the Monster cable I was looking at as it was all just zeroes and ones and not like my record player. The clue is in the word digital.


Interesting. You 'mate' may work on LCD screens, but LCD screens are not HDMI cables. As a physicist, I've learnt alot about signal transmission. Generally speaking, a badly made cable will lead to signal loss in many different ways. Yes, you're right, digital means it's either on or off. It does this by using a square wave transmission. However, even digital signal will be effected. As it travels, the square wave becomes distorted, and if the distortion is too great, parts of the transmission are irretrievable, leading to a loss in picture quality.

I agree that it makes little sense to spend £90 on a cable, because for most people, they can't see a noticable loss in quality, and by the time a cheap cable degrades, it's much cheaper to just keep replacing them. However, you cannot just blindly say it makes no difference, because it does.


what you describe here does not cause 'picture quality' issues but causes 'artifact' issues. hardly the same thing...




You don't count that as a picture quality issue?
#38
majyaslam
signal degradation will occur in poorly insulated or bult HDMI cables. However for a HDMI cable of good quality signal degradation will not occur over the small distances that these cables are sending the digital signal. Signal degradation only becomes a real issue in cables when sending the signal over 5m plus. Many tests have been carried out. Maybe you should view these tests and analyse the results.


You've made the assumption that the HDMI cable is of good quality...
#39
yes, the never ending 0's and 1's debate - its all digital so it makes no difference if you spend £1 or £100. This month's "Stuff" magazine has an article on this very subject. They say:

"Any cable will get the data through but good quality cables stay closer to the original video and sound signals. What you get with cheapos is jitter - minute timing errors that create uncertainty as to when the data is fed to the receiving chip's buffers. This can mean that a pixel in transition from light to dark is grey when it should be black, if only for a fraction of a second. Due to less consistent production lines and inferior connectors cheapo cables are more likely to vary from the HDMI standard and introduce errors."

Stuff concludes that a cable costing around £25 such as QED is worthwhile while cables over this price won't produce better performance. Cheapos will give you more smudging and motion instability plus digital blocking (noise) is far more apparent.

I know, but you all say that Poundland HDMI's are only a £1 and they work fine ...........blah blah blah zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Bored.

Edited By: kvee on Feb 04, 2011 19:37: spell
#40
a touch pedantic, the kind of loss you are talking about would cause loss that is imperceptible to human eyes (or eagles). there is no noticeable difference in quality weather mugs who pay 90 quid like it or not.
Interesting. You 'mate' may work on LCD screens, but LCD screens are not HDMI cables. As a physicist, I've learnt alot about signal transmission. Generally speaking, a badly made cable will lead to signal loss in many different ways. Yes, you're right, digital means it's either on or off. It does this by using a square wave transmission. However, even digital signal will be effected. As it travels, the square wave becomes distorted, and if the distortion is too great, parts of the transmission are irretrievable, leading to a loss in picture quality.

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