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#1
Wonder if this is going to start the whole cheap vs expensive hdmi cable debate...

In any case, although this is cheap compared to other high street places, remember 0.75m is pretty short - you may struggle to pull out your dvd player or whatever if it is in an entertainment system. I would go online and get a slightly longer one for a bit less cash.

Dave.
#2
http://www.argos.co.uk/wcsstore/argos/images/71-5347964A69UC454412M.jpg
#3
A "much too short" vote from me as well, voted lukewarm.
#4
Bit short, but i'm sure it's hot for sum1!
#5
Good price for high street, good spot...have some heat.
suspended#6
had to vote cold, its only hdmi 1.2. you can get a hdmi 1.3 2metre from scan.co.uk for the same price.
#7
hajj_3
had to vote cold, its only hdmi 1.2. you can get a hdmi 1.3a 2metre from scan.co.uk for the same price.


Which one?

Scan.co.uk 2m HDMI cables
#8
http://scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=659845
Only one I can see, but it's £7.63 + postage
#9
1 metre £2.49 from Amazon but you would have to pay postage unless you use it as a filler or Amazon Prime .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/B000V5CW3C/203-3934740-2755923?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82
#11
Can anyone suggest a middle of the range (£20-30) HDMI cable for PS3 please?
#12
Don't bother - HDMI is digital it'll either work or won't whether it's £2 or £200

Save your money and let someone else get mugged.
#13
lurcheress;1482154
Can anyone suggest a middle of the range (£20-30) HDMI cable for PS3 please?

That'll open the flood gates...
Please don't waste your money. £10 max.
#14
you sure that will be ok?
I thought I would have to pay about £30 for a good one lol
I dont mind paying less mind.: )
Thanks
#15
lurcheress
Can anyone suggest a middle of the range (£20-30) HDMI cable for PS3 please?


lurcheress
you sure that will be ok?
I thought I would have to pay about £30 for a good one lol
I dont mind paying less mind.: )
Thanks


My brother got one for his PS3 for £8, it is perfectly fine.

I do not know that much about them, but put it this way, if you get one for under a tenner and are not impressed with it, I will buy it from you for the price you paid. Guaranteed. :)
#16
As the PS3 can be upgraded it might be worth getting a V1.3 cable, such as the scan one listed above.
#17
Very highly recommended 'premium' HDMI cables here, with a choice of lengths too - http://ukhdmi.com/hdmi-n-premium.php

I'm currently using 3 of the 2m variants for Sky HD, PS3, and HD-DVD, and the picture quality on all 3 sources is stunning. :thumbsup:
#18
Luke warm for me, good price, but only 1.2a.....
as all prices are similar get a 1.3 to be future proof as already suggested. I got mine off Play.com
#19
i bought a 2m Silvercrest gold plated HDMI cable from Lidl for £4.99, i havent used it yet and its maybe 3 months old, but i am currently looking to buy a HDMi dvd player. I hadnt realised the cables were affected by version numbers and doesnt state a number on the box, but does say max resolution is 1080i. ??
#20
Could someone eplain the differences between 1.2-1.2a-1.3 please
#21
Yeah, I just bought one for £30 - I like a deal but i wouldn't compromise this kind of thing
#22
Scottiebhoy
Could someone eplain the differences between 1.2-1.2a-1.3 please



HDMI v1.3 PS3 1080P Certified

New HDMI 1.3 capabilities include:

Higher speed: HDMI 1.3 increases its single-link bandwidth from 165MHz (4.95 gigabits per second) to 340 MHz (10.2 Gbps) to support the demands of future high definition display devices, such as higher resolutions, Deep Color™ and high frame rates. In addition, built into the HDMI 1.3 specification is the technical foundation that will let future versions of HDMI reach significantly higher speeds.
Deep color: HDMI 1.3 supports 30-bit, 36-bit and 48-bit (RGB or YCbCr) color depths, up from the 24-bit depths in previous versions of the HDMI specification.
Lets HDTVs and other displays go from millions of colors to billions of colors
Eliminates on-screen color banding, for smooth tonal transitions and subtle gradations between colors
Enables increased contrast ratio
Can represent many times more shades of gray between black and white. At 30-bit pixel depth, four times more shades of gray would be the minimum, and the typical improvement would be eight times or more
Broader color space: HDMI 1.3 removes virtually all limits on color selection.
Next-generation “xvYCC” color space supports 1.8 times as many colors as existing HDTV signals
Lets HDTVs display colors more accurately
Enables displays with more natural and vivid colors
New mini connector: With small portable devices such as HD camcorders and still cameras demanding seamless connectivity to HDTVs, HDMI 1.3 offers a new, smaller form factor connector option.
Lip Sync: Because consumer electronics devices are using increasingly complex digital signal processing to enhance the clarity and detail of the content, synchronization of video and audio in user devices has become a greater challenge and could potentially require complex end-user adjustments. HDMI 1.3 incorporates an automatic audio/video synching capability that allows devices to perform this synchronization automatically with accuracy.
New lossless audio formats: In addition to HDMI’s current ability to support high-bandwidth uncompressed digital audio and currently-available compressed formats (such as Dolby® Digital and DTS), HDMI 1.3 adds additional support for new, lossless compressed digital audio formats Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™.
Products implementing the new HDMI specification will continue to be backward compatible with earlier HDMI products.


From Scan
#23
I don't buy into the versioning for cables. I set up a Toshiba HD-EP35 and Onkyo TXSR705 for a friend, linked with a cheap £5 "1080i capable" HDMI cable. Works 100% in 1080p, streaming Dolby TrueHD (part of HDMI 1.3 spec) to the amp.
#24
Devices are manufactured to adhere to various versions of the specification, where each version is given a revision number. Each subsequent version of the specification uses the same cables, but increases the throughput and capabilities of what can be transmitted over that cable. The need for a new HDMI cable if you already have one really depends on the cable (which also has a HDMI rating). The main thing to consider is if any current cable would be able to handle the increased bandwidth—for example the 10.2 Gbit/s that comes with version 1.3. Cable compliance testing is included in the HDMI Compliance Test Specification (see TESTID 5-3), with "Category 1" and "Category 2" defined in the HDMI Specification 1.3a (Section 4.2.6).


Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#Versions

Simply put, you only REALLY need to worry if you plan to build an entire home theater system with Dolby HD and all that jazz.
#25
Unless you have a brand new 1.3hdmi tv or amp its not worth getting an hdmi 1.3 cable.
banned#26
Go for the play one. It does everything an expensive one will do:-

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/3360615/HDMI-v1-3-Professional-Quality-1-2M-Cable/Product.html

or 9.99 for the 2.4m one.
#27


hottoshop
1 metre £2.49 from Amazon but you would have to pay postage unless you use it as a filler or Amazon Prime .

http://www.amazon.co.uk/o/ASIN/B000V5CW3C/203-3934740-2755923?SubscriptionId=17ZNWQMWNAY2K2SFHV82


So given that it matters not a blind bit why even pay £7.99 ??? :thinking:
#28
I have a couple of these and they are mid-priced and awesome build quality and feel to them.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/XtremeHD-HDMI-Lead-Ready-Meters/dp/B000MRS5R6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1200922295&sr=1-1

Made by XtremeMac.
#29
Cheers for clearing that up :thinking:
banned#30
hottoshop;1482565
So given that it matters not a blind bit why even pay £7.99 ??? :thinking:

because ultra cheap ones break at the connection ends and cable is very thin :whistling:
#31
csiman
because ultra cheap ones break at the connection ends and cable is very thin :whistling:


Ah right I see, so the CSI in csiman stands for Cable Specifications Inspector does it ? Otherwise how would you be able to comment on every "cheap" one ? :thinking::p
suspended#32
sburley;1482106
http://scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=659845
Only one I can see, but it's £7.63 + postage


http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=659845

2.0m Scan HDMI V1.3 Cert. Cable with EMI Suppressors HDMI - HDMI Male Gold Plated Connectors

its £4.69 on the today only page when its on offer. Most people on here get free delivery for life from their offer, you just need to spend £20 min. or you can obv collect from their shop in bolton.

they sell a datawrite hdmi 1.3a for £7.99 when its on today only. not much difference between hdmi 1.3 and hdmi 1.3a though.

[COLOR=Red] Differences between hdmi versions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#HDMI_1.3a[/COLOR]
#33
Well I bought this one last week and it works fine, connecting an Xbox 360 to Toshiba 32inch LCD TV.
http://www.cableuniverse.co.uk/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1983
#34
hajj_3
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=659845

2.0m Scan HDMI V1.3 Cert. Cable with EMI Suppressors HDMI - HDMI Male Gold Plated Connectors

its £4.69 on the today only page when its on offer. Most people on here get free delivery for life from their offer, you just need to spend £20 min. or you can obv collect from their shop in bolton.

they sell a datawrite hdmi 1.3a for £7.99 when its on today only. not much difference between hdmi 1.3 and hdmi 1.3a though.

[COLOR=Red] Differences between hdmi versions: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDMI#HDMI_1.3a[/COLOR]


Sorry, can you say whether there is one for £4.99. :?
suspended#35
thesaint;1484161
Sorry, can you say whether there is one for £4.99. :?


go to: http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

you will see it for £4.69 in the Super Savers section:)
#36
Only a fool would pay for a high end HDMI cable.

Voted hot.
#37
hajj_3
go to: http://www.scan.co.uk/todayonly/

you will see it for £4.69 in the Super Savers section:)


Found it :), how do you get it without the £5.95 delivery fee? :?
#38
purpleparrotuk
Unless you have a brand new 1.3hdmi tv or amp its not worth getting an hdmi 1.3 cable.



agreed just more hype
#39
thesaint
Found it :), how do you get it without the £5.95 delivery fee? :?


Isn't it something to do with avforums? If you are a member you click a link to scan from the forums page.....I am sure it has been posted on here before.
#40
EVERYONE, DON'T BE MUGS!
The free cables out of the box will work just as well as a £100 Monster HDMI cable.After all, it's a digital signal (i.e a series of on or off signals)
SAVE YOUR CASH!
DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH

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