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IXOS 1m HDMI cable - £14.99 @ Play (RRP 49.99) (QUIDCO available)

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I have been looking for a new HDMI cable for the last few week, I thought ebay would be the best place to pick up a used high end one. This is the best price I have seen anywhere for an IXOS cable … Read More
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I have been looking for a new HDMI cable for the last few week, I thought ebay would be the best place to pick up a used high end one. This is the best price I have seen anywhere for an IXOS cable

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HDMI Certified-certified correct construction and performance
Triple shielding reduces exteral interference for a clear and sharp picture and sound
High quality Oxygen-Free Copper conductors maximise colour, contrast and brightness
High density cable jacket reduces external vibrations for maximum signal strength
Special Nitrogen-Gas-Injected insulators maimtain overall colour and sonic balance and detail
Gold plated connectors provide long life and maximum signal strength
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#1
Me finks it might get chilly today,,,
#2
longbowassassin;5276793
Me finks it might get chilly today,,,

Freezing! Pointless paying this much for a HDMI cable.
#3
This cable was never worth £50 ! Gotta love the first review too:

purchased this lead and pleased iI did, have now got a perfect picture, I was getting a bad picture whilst recording with the lead that came with my freesat box,I would recommend this lead, at £14.99 it's a bargain


Since when can Freeview boxes record via HDMI? Unless I've been in a time capsule the last 10 years, the signal is recorded from the Digital Terrestrial coax socket (Aerial).
#4
But it looks pretty..........
#5
brave try and hot from me, but quality cables will never be appreciated on here as cheap cables are lower quality but always cheaper.

i tried selling an ixos xbox 360 cable one on here for less than this and the tumbleweed is still haunting me.

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/384147/ixos-5-rca-xbox-360-cable-bnib/
1 Like #6
when are people going to get it into their thick heads that digital signals do not degrade and its pointless spending any more than a fiver on a lead unless you are taking the signal over a long distance. the only reason for spending any more than a pittance on a hdmi cable would be if the cheaper versions had poorer quality connectors and you would be constantly plugging and unplugging it.

wakey wakey, expensive cables are sold by salesmen in big stores who make the gullible public believe it will enhance their viewing experience. it wont!
#7
i bought 6 of them... yes im an idiot... woot woot !!!
#8
Whilst I do agree that you either have digital or you don't have digital so a 99p HDMI cable compared to a £50 HDMi won't give you much difference in quality. Assuming the cheaper ones are the latest version 1.3.

However I have noticed that there is no comparison in build quailty and as I move my TV and Blu-Ray player around allot I have found the cheaoer ones do break quite easily.

I prsonally would steer clear of a very cheap one and have found a UK site that makes them for £8.99 (AZN98TF) and they are brilliant cables.
http://www.hdcable.co.uk/hdmi-cable-pro2.html
#9
paul738
when are people going to get it into their thick heads that digital signals do not degrade and its pointless spending any more than a fiver on a lead unless you are taking the signal over a long distance. the only reason for spending any more than a pittance on a hdmi cable would be if the cheaper versions had poorer quality connectors and you would be constantly plugging and unplugging it.

wakey wakey, expensive cables are sold by salesmen in big stores who make the gullible public believe it will enhance their viewing experience. it wont!


When will people get it through their thick heads that all cables are not equal and some are built to better certification than others. This cable for instance should handle HDMI 1.3 Class 2 connections with little effort, whereby a £5 cable might have issues.

Yes, spending £50 on a 1m cable is insane, but don't write-off the importance of a good quality cable for higher bandwidth applications.
#10
just bought a 2m hdmi cable for £2 on amazon... and it's made of GOLD!! lol

i think that in my lifetime, I won;t be going through 8 of these because they break easily...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/exec/obidos/ASIN/B0017RW94A/ref=ox_ya_oh_product

sometimes, people need to smell the coffee and wake up that a brand is not all that it's cracked up to be..

ahleung
#11
paul738
when are people going to get it into their thick heads that digital signals do not degrade and its pointless spending any more than a fiver on a lead unless you are taking the signal over a long distance. the only reason for spending any more than a pittance on a hdmi cable would be if the cheaper versions had poorer quality connectors and you would be constantly plugging and unplugging it.

wakey wakey, expensive cables are sold by salesmen in big stores who make the gullible public believe it will enhance their viewing experience. it wont!


Boss +rep....save the people from them selves.
#12
paul738;5276856
when are people going to get it into their thick heads that digital signals do not degrade and its pointless spending any more than a fiver on a lead unless you are taking the signal over a long distance. the only reason for spending any more than a pittance on a hdmi cable would be if the cheaper versions had poorer quality connectors and you would be constantly plugging and unplugging it.

wakey wakey, expensive cables are sold by salesmen in big stores who make the gullible public believe it will enhance their viewing experience. it wont!


A little strong.

Problem is you have shops and magazines like What-Sony erm i mean What Hi-FI who tell you you need to spend £60 on a HDMI cable and you need to spend £80 on a mains plug to make the picture better because they are paid by thes ecompnaies to promote these cables.
Unless you have read up on the matter people will not know the difference.
#13
I thought the idea was to highlight good prices rather than review products? IMO this is a good price for this cable whether or not you would spend £15 on a cable!
#14
philradnor
I thought the idea was to highlight good prices rather than review products? IMO this is a good price for this cable whether or not you would spend £15 on a cable!


Welcome to hotukdeals buddy,,,
#15
Xb0xGuru
This cable was never worth £50 ! Gotta love the first review too:


Since when can Freeview boxes record via HDMI? Unless I've been in a time capsule the last 10 years, the signal is recorded from the Digital Terrestrial coax socket (Aerial).


This is true, but the review you quoted clearly refers to Freesat not Freeview.
#16
stephenashforth
This is true, but the review you quoted clearly refers to Freesat not Freeview.


Ok - minor glitch. Even so, the signal is coming in from a digital coax :)
#17
fleetingmind
A little strong.

Problem is you have shops and magazines like What-Sony erm i mean What Hi-FI who tell you you need to spend £60 on a HDMI cable and you need to spend £80 on a mains plug to make the picture better because they are paid by thes ecompnaies to promote these cables.
Unless you have read up on the matter people will not know the difference.



why is it a little strong? far too many gullible consumers out there fall for the patter of salesmen, and lets not forget, mags like what hi-fi etc are merely that, salesmen. have a look at their reviews compared with other mags and see how different mags and reveiewers tend to favour different manufacturers. im sorry if you think what i was said strong but people need to understand that just because someone tells you that this is a good deal or thats worth having that isnt always the case and they should think twice before wasting their money.
yes a product selling for £50 not discount to £15 does seem like a good deal, until you realise that ever at £15 its still no worth it and still no better than something half that price.
#18
longbowassassin
Welcome to hotukdeals buddy,,,


Yep, welcome to the site which SHOULD highlight bargains but invariably ends up being a:

movie review site
games console opinon site
football rivalry site
(anything else where people use personal preference to vote on deals)

As long as you avoid anything which has a favoured side you'll be fine. No doubt you'll be put off from posting deals in the future - as already said, welcome to HUKD.
#19
I have just bought 3 HDMI cables for 1.99 each delivered - perfect picture - if one breaks (unlikely) I will buy another - total cost for 3 less than £6. Stop believing the hype.
#20
davt99
I have just bought 3 HDMI cables for 1.99 each delivered - perfect picture - if one breaks (unlikely) I will buy another - total cost for 3 less than £6. Stop believing the hype.


What are you using them for?
#21
Xb0xGuru
What are you using them for?


Who cares .......they work for him and they're cheap .......just like everyone else is doing ...except you it appears !! :roll:
#22
Mecoconuts
Who cares .......they work for him and they're cheap .......just like everyone else is doing ...except you it appears !! :roll:


I've said all along - if you're running low spec HDMI equipment then a cheap cable will do the job.

Others HAVE had problems with cheap HDMI cables but the usual HDMI sheep would have shot them down in flames without knowing full well what the fault actually was.

I've since educated others (and now you, from the other HDMI thread) that HDMI cables are now classified into two categories - 'Standard' and 'High-Speed'. It's just important to remember that if you're running higher bandwidth connections (such as 1080p/60 with DD TrueHD / DTS-HD), you'll need a better specification cable.

Furthermore, if one more person states that digital is digital and always gets to its destination, I'll scream! You're connected to the Internet, which uses a digital connection - if a packet of data gets garbled due to interference, because of TCP protocols it is resent until a valid reply is obtained - then the next packet is sent. There are no such checks when streaming digital data - you'd get dropouts of audio and video, which is exactly what you get when using sub-standard HDMI cables.
1 Like #23
during my 10 years of buying hi-fi i have noticed a massive difference in reproduction that quality cables can make. By the same rationale all digital sources i.e. all cd/dvd/blu-ray players are equal in reproduction quality. If you cant tell the difference between a meridian or linn system and a tecknika (or whatever) from tescos dont buy the linn but dont tell people who can see/hear the difference that they are stupid. BTW ixos make great cables i used to use gamma audition in my setup.
#24
Xb0xGuru


Furthermore, if one more person states that digital is digital and always gets to its destination, I'll scream! You're connected to the Internet, which uses a digital connection - if a packet of data gets garbled due to interference, because of TCP protocols it is resent until a valid reply is obtained - then the next packet is sent. There are no such checks when streaming digital data - you'd get dropouts of audio and video, which is exactly what you get when using sub-standard HDMI cables.


Sorry couldn't stop laughing .....what a crock of **** ...if it's over long distances only....LOL :-D
#25
Mecoconuts
Sorry couldn't stop laughing .....what a crock of **** ...if it's over long distances only....LOL :-D


Ever heard of Wireless Networking?
Do you know what frequency 802.11b/g uses for communication?
Do you know what other devices operate at that same frequency?
Are you aware that two different devices operating at the same frequency can cause interference?

When you're wrong, you're really wrong. That's twice in as many threads too. I'm surprised you even posted this TBH :whistling:
#26
not a good deal so cold
#27
Xb0xGuru
Ever heard of Wireless Networking?
Do you know what frequency 802.11b/g uses for communication?
Do you know what other devices operate at that same frequency?
Are you aware that two different devices operating at the same frequency can cause interference?

When you're wrong, you're really wrong. That's twice in as many threads too. I'm surprised you even posted this TBH :whistling:


WHO CARES ??? This is an HDMI thread and your talking about Ethernet .....what planet are you on FFS ! :-D

I ain't even gonna start on the digital side ..............i work in the industry !!!

I wasn't wrong in the other thread either .......jesus you talk some **** !
#28
Personally I wonder if one of the reasons HD-DVD didn't succeed in the marketplace was that the Toshiba HD-DVD player that I bought (for £30 rather than £300 of course) came WITH a HDMI cable - hence removing the ridiculous profit margin on flogging an overpriced HDMI cable to the gullible.
#29
Mecoconuts
WHO CARES ??? This is an HDMI thread and your talking about Ethernet .....what planet are you on FFS ! :-D

I ain't even gonna start on the digital side ..............i work in the industry !!!

I wasn't wrong in the other thread either .......jesus you talk some **** !


Umm, because they're both digital and the same principles apply ? If you need me to go slower, let me know...:whistling:

You work in the industry? Doing what exactly?

Yes, you were wrong in the other thread - end of.
#30
Xb0xGuru
This cable was never worth £50 !


LOL seen one in Currys, yesterday, for £87.99 :w00t:
#31
I too bought a reasonably priced cable from HDcable.co.uk from, their platinum range
, it lasted about 2 weeks before it broke even though the materials look good, still works ok though!
#32
Xb0xGuru
1. Umm, because they're both digital and the same principles apply ? If you need me to go slower, let me know...:whistling:

2. You work in the industry? Doing what exactly?

3. Yes, you were wrong in the other thread - end of.


1. You obviously don't have a clue !!! :roll:

2. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS !!!

3. Your obviously one of these narrow minded people that correct about everything and don't listen to others ..... :roll:
#33
hot topics.....

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always good fights
banned#34
RiKx
during my 10 years of buying hi-fi i have noticed a massive difference in reproduction that quality cables can make. By the same rationale all digital sources i.e. all cd/dvd/blu-ray players are equal in reproduction quality. If you cant tell the difference between a meridian or linn system and a tecknika (or whatever) from tescos dont buy the linn but dont tell people who can see/hear the difference that they are stupid. BTW ixos make great cables i used to use gamma audition in my setup.


well said. Its the same with analogue cables too, my nan doesnt notice the difference between a 99p tesco value scart cable and a £50 'monster' branded one from currys. Thats fine, but I do notice the difference and would prefer to spend the extra dough (albeit I know where to find the high quality cables at lower prices than high street).

From personal experience with my ps3 using a £45 cable, a £10 cable from GAME, and a £25 cable, both the cheaper ones gave a 'juddering' effect whilst watching planet earth blu ray. The £45 one however, did not do this and this has led me to believe its quality is better (funnily enough its made by IXOS). I dont know whether the fact its a big fat cable has anything to do with this. In any case, I think ill take a shot at this cable in the hope it will solve my issue (the £45 one is linked to my projector so cant use that). If it doesnt solve it then my loss, but thats my choice so who cares what anyone else would do?

Essentially audio/vision is a subjective matter as all people see/hear things differently. Therefore by its very nature this product will be a good deal for some and bad for others, regardless of whether digital cables are 'supposed' to all be the same, particularly when people will be using it on different pieces of kit so highly variable conditions.

Peace out x
1 Like #35
Mecoconuts
1. You obviously don't have a clue !!! :roll:

2. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS !!!

3. Your obviously one of these narrow minded people that correct about everything and don't listen to others ..... :roll:


1. I obviously understand digital communications far better than you, as you cannot see how an analogy of dropped packets could EVER be relevent to HDMI. I could explain this to my 7 year old son and he'd get it quicker than you.

2. Translation: I don't want to tell you what I do as it has NOTHING to do with digital broadcast (at least the technical side of it).

3. When I'm right I'm right. When I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it. Unfortunately, when you're wrong you're VERY wrong and won't admit to it. Maybe you should only partake in discussions where you're either knowledgeable or willing to learn from others?
1 Like #36
Xb0xGuru
Furthermore, if one more person states that digital is digital and always gets to its destination, I'll scream! You're connected to the Internet, which uses a digital connection - if a packet of data gets garbled due to interference, because of TCP protocols it is resent until a valid reply is obtained - then the next packet is sent. There are no such checks when streaming digital data - you'd get dropouts of audio and video, which is exactly what you get when using sub-standard HDMI cables.


Actually I don't think anyone has said that it always gets to it's destination, rather that it either works or it doesn't. A non-functioning HDMI cable does so in a blindingly (and in the case of audio artifacts deafeningly) obvious way, unlike a faulty or poor quality analogue cable which could reduce picture quality or audio in a more subtle way.

What we are talking about here is a cable, a pretty one I'll grant you, that claims to provide:

"Triple shielding reduces exteral interference for a clear and sharp picture and sound
High quality Oxygen-Free Copper conductors maximise colour, contrast and brightness
High density cable jacket reduces external vibrations for maximum signal strength
Special Nitrogen-Gas-Injected insulators maimtain overall colour and sonic balance and detail"

These claims are patently untrue when applied to a digital signal.

I've been a home cinema buff for over 10 years now and I use 3m HDMI cables for all my kit, have never paid over £8 for one (and only that much coz they are visible and I like the look of braided outers). I presume these are the sub-standard cables you refer to, and yet I have never experienced a single drop out, artifact, loss of picture, etc, etc, etc. How odd!

There are numerous tests and videos of tests on the internet that show, using calibration equipment, that the signal reaching the TV carried by a cheap HDMI cable is identical in every way to that carried by a $150 cable (google it, or look at the previous HDMI posts).

If P T Barnum were alive today he'd be selling HDMI cables or coming on here to praise their virtues!!! :-D

If you wish to waste your money then feel free, but I (and others) will still try and stop others wasting theirs.
#37
kungfu
hot topics.....

hdmi cables
bnp
eggs/chicken


always good fights


Where's the BNP fight?...i'd like to get stuck in there as my girlfriend is Asian (Punjabi)...and we already get enough s**t in real life
#38
Yeah I'm joining the cheap cables make no difference camp!
However when you buy a new tv it's great fun playing with comet/curry's staff when they think you know nothing about tv/audio equipment and they try to sell you the ridiculously overpriced monster range of cables.
I personally haven't noticed any difference from the hdmi cables and Tos optical cables costing between £5-£9 i use to my mate who has spent hundreds of pounds on cables.
Luckily for him he has realised the same and no longer spend £50 on an hdmi cable.
#39
Xb0xGuru
1. I obviously understand digital communications far better than you, as you cannot see how an analogy of dropped packets could EVER be relevent to HDMI. I could explain this to my 7 year old son and he'd get it quicker than you.

2. Translation: I don't want to tell you what I do as it has NOTHING to do with digital broadcast (at least the technical side of it).

3. When I'm right I'm right. When I'm wrong, I'll be the first to admit it. Unfortunately, when you're wrong you're VERY wrong and won't admit to it. Maybe you should only partake in discussions where you're either knowledgeable or willing to learn from others?


Sorry i couldn't stop laughing ! It's fun winding you up. :-D

1. Who Cares ???
2. Who Cares ???
3. Who Cares ???

I think you'll find it's nobody ! :roll:
#40
Mecoconuts
Sorry i couldn't stop laughing ! It's fun winding you up. :-D

1. Who Cares ???
2. Who Cares ???
3. Who Cares ???

I think you'll find it's nobody ! :roll:


You're not winding me up - I'm just seeing how far your stupidity goes. I wasn't expecting to go this deep tho!

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