Linx 2.4m Luxury 24k Gold Plated HDMI Cable - £9.99 (was £34.99) - HotUKDeals
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HDMI-HDMI Connectors to gain true 1080p high definition picture
24K Gold plated connectors for optimum clarity in signal
99.99% Oxygen free cable for minimum signal degradation
Fully coated and shielded cord for minimum signal interference
Silver soldering to ensure optimum signal clarity

Make the Most out of your new HD Ready TV with the latest in HDMI cables.

Let Linx HDMI cables enhance your TV's performance against your standard connections. 24K Carat gold plated connectors, and silver soldered 99.99% oxygen free, coated and shielded cable ensure minimum signal degradation with maximum output.

Comes with Lifetime Warranty and Free Delivery

£24.99 in Overclockers, £19.67 in Amazon.

Now showing as £14.99
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#1
nice post bigmac2020 just ordered a few of these:thumbsup:
#2
Ordered mine last week, should be delivered tomorrow.
#3
Thanks to the OP, this will come in very handy for the new Panasonic I just bought! ;-)
#4
Thanks for this :santa: Probably quite a popular item with all the HD TV's advertised in the forums the last few weeks/months :santa:
#5
Got mine last week and they are far better than the one provided with the Cable box, does appear to be a noticeable difference in picture quality. All I need now is a good price on either an HDMI Switch Box or a surround sound system with HDMI Switching built in, best price so far is about £300 for a Sony sytem. Any ideas anyone?????
#6
Probably a good idea to a post in the Deal Request forum bigmac2020
#7
Thanks Rayman, will do.
#8
Nice deal, ordered mine!
[mod]#9
Thanks bigmac2020, good post! :thumbsup:
#10
Cheers, ordered a couple go with my NEW Tv
2 Likes #11
Good price, but no better than any other cable out there. HDMI is a digital signal, so it either works or it doesn't; not like analogue.

Gold plating is like putting stripes down your car... looks nice (?!!) but doesn't add anything.
1 Like #12
DangerM0use
Good price, but no better than any other cable out there. HDMI is a digital signal, so it either works or it doesn't; not like analogue.

Gold plating is like putting stripes down your car... looks nice (?!!) but doesn't add anything.


I once saw an article in a HiFi magazine where they had a CD player feeding the Amp/DAC by using the water in a fish tank; think it was salt water ?. Anyway, the testers stated there was little difference :thinking:

These things are so subjective though. You can spend hundreds if not thousands of pounds on better interconnects/mains leads, mains conditioners, mains filters .... etc, etc, and if it sounds or looks better then great :thumbsup:
#13
£4.99 in Lidl if they have any left from the specials last month
#14
Good spot but......When it comes to digital signals i dont think you need a fancy cable, gold plated is only good if it is going to another gold plated socket, and digital 1001010011010 going out is the same at the other end .... or am i missing summat?
#15
Snake oil - if the cable you're using is actually damaged then this will work better but that's it.
If you really believe in this sort of thing then you're wasting your time just buying a gold plated digital cable. What you need is a £2k mains cable....
http://www.highendcable.co.uk/Nordost%20VALHALLA%20Power.htm
#16
What are you guys using these for? HD-DVD players ???
#17
daft question - does hdmi supply audio too? Like a scart or do you need audio jacks too?
#18
dc2447,

yes it does supply digital audio and video through the same cable, if used with an HDMI enabled TV and input (eg DVD Player, Cable / Sky HD Box).
#19
ChrisUK,

personally I am using mine to connect my HD TV to my Toshiba DVD Player and NTL HD Box. Could be used for HD DVD or Blu Ray if you are lucky enough to be able to afford one at the moment :)
#20
bigmac2020
dc2447,

yes it does supply digital audio and video through the same cable, if used with an HDMI enabled TV and input (eg DVD Player, Cable / Sky HD Box).
cheers - I thought so but my new dvd player seemed to be suggesting I needed audio too. Perhpas the instructions could be clearer
#21
are these cables important or not?
#22
dunno
are these cables important or not?

If your tv doesn't have any free component input left but has hdmi port, then yeah.
#23
yes, for longer runs otherwise half-decent cables should be fine. But who will cut down the cost on cable if they spent £1500-£2000ish on HD TV panel, sky HD/ bluray-HD DVD player etc

dunno
are these cables important or not?
#24
thanks just ordered mine , with free delivery .. yipee thas a bargain folks
#25
mullerman
Good spot but......When it comes to digital signals i dont think you need a fancy cable, gold plated is only good if it is going to another gold plated socket, and digital 1001010011010 going out is the same at the other end .... or am i missing summat?


You my friend are spot on. There will be no difference in image or sound quality between this cable and the £4.99 cable from Lidl. And to be honest, people rave on about gold plated connectors, well after doing some research I have found that if you are not connecting gold to gold then you are actually running the risk of advanced corrosion of the connection as gold to metal is actually a bad pairing and causes a chemical reaction which speeds up the corrosion process. (Although I have yet to witness this in real life as I have a gold plated scart lead that I have had connected to my metal connectors for the best part of a year with no sign of corrosion).

Either go metal to metal or gold to gold say the so called experts.

But then again £9.99 is still not a bad price considering it is delivered to your door free of charge. :thumbsup:
#26
By using a gold plated USB lead to your pc, would you gain better PQ on your pictures from your digital camera? hmmmm :roll:

and yes HDMI carries sound as well, unless your linking it to your AV surround setup, you'll most likely still have to use SPDIF, unless you have a top spec HDMI amp.
#27
Time out guys.

The idea of this site is to find and advise everyone of any good deals that are available, it is not about whether Gold plated connectors are better than normal ones. At the end of the day my post was to tell everone that these cables have been reduced from £34.99 to £9.99, I am fully aware that at the moment HDMI cables are very expensive regardless of quality and that unless you have the best of everything to connect to them, then the difference in picture / sound quality is negligible.
However the point is that if someone offers you the chance to save £25 on a cable then it is your choice whether you buy it or not. Please feel free to offer advice to us all as it is always useful in making an informed choice, but if you read all the expert advice regarding cables they are all pretty much agreed that a £10 cheapo cable does pretty much the same job as a £100 Monster cable, a cable is a cable, what's important is what you have connected to it.

Chill out and either take advantage of the saving or don't, the choice is yours. :)
1 Like #28
mullerman
Good spot but......When it comes to digital signals i dont think you need a fancy cable, gold plated is only good if it is going to another gold plated socket, and digital 1001010011010 going out is the same at the other end .... or am i missing summat?

yes you are - go visit some of the forums on this topic, there is a difference and a science behind it.
#29
good price for a 2.4m cable, just out of interest can you get small cables i only need them to be like 15cm long.
#30
Limpduck,

just googled HDMI cables and this is the shortest I have found so far: http://www.sapphiremailorder.com/cube/index.php?act=viewProd&productId=239 You may get shorter ones but I would be surprised as it's probably not cost effective to produce them as non standard sizes.
#31
You mean forum stuff like this?

Two things to keep in mind:

1) Analog cables have been over hyped for YEARS. There were people that actually thought microfarads of capacitance in the cable actually made a difference when they were sending that same signal into a giant inductor the size of there fist (speaker). That would sort of be in the "did the rain drop make a noticeable difference in the surface condition of the ocean during a hurricane???" . No... People tend to spend WAY more money on cabling that is necessary and all the bling in the world will not make any difference at all.

2) HDMI is all digital. Do you need a good cable to get the signal from point a to point b? Yes. Does all the heavy gauge / oxygen free / low capacitance / over priced / gold plated cable actually buy you a measurable better signal? Not one bit.

The longer the cable, the more critical it's construction becomes. You need thicker wires to keep the impedance the same the longer the cable is. Gold is good for the connections simply because they resist corrosion much better than other metals. But it is still not a requirement. All the rest is hype who's sole job in life is to separate you from your money.

I saw a Toslink cable (plastic fiber optic cable) the other day that had a gold plated shield around the end of the fiber. Why gold? Because people see gold and they assume it is well made. What does the gold shield do for a fiber optic cable? Nothing. Nada. Scratch. Zippo. But it makes people think the cable is higher quality, so they are willing to spend much more on the cable than it is really worth.
#32
or....
There's a way to test. It's called TDR (Time Domain Reflectometry). This test sends a pulse (Voltage) down the cable and measures any discontinuities from poor manufacturing of cables and connectors. We characterize our test boards with TDR to create models for simulating our line driver ICs. Using TDR equipment would be too expensive for a lot of people. But, we can get a pretty good idea of what we need if we analyze the HDMI requirements. HDMI has a bandwidth (BW) of around 5Gbps (likely 2.5GHz if DDR). If we divide the BW (2.5GHz) by the number of bits used (24), we get the actual frequency of the signal being transmited: 105MHz. We now take into account that most TVs and set-top boxes are not utilizing even half of the Bandwidth set for HDMI, the required signal frequencies drop to 50MHz or less. So what does it all mean? If you use a CAT5 cable (or even CAT5e if you want to splurge), you'll be more thab ok.
#33
you should check with mark ([url]www.markgrantcables.co.uk)[/url], excellent quality and VFM, he will do custom length cables.

limpduck
good price for a 2.4m cable, just out of interest can you get small cables i only need them to be like 15cm long.
#34
bigmac2020
At the end of the day my post was to tell everone that these cables have been reduced from £34.99 to £9.99, I am fully aware that at the moment HDMI cables are very expensive regardless of quality and that unless you have the best of everything to connect to them, then the difference in picture / sound quality is negligible.
However the point is that if someone offers you the chance to save £25 on a cable then it is your choice whether you buy it or not.


HDMI cables aren't expensive - only the ****** behind them - see here for an example
#35
The £4 eBuyer HDMI cable is excellent, and provides just the same picture quality as any Monster or QED cable.
#36
anyone who orderd one of these received theres. i orderd as soon as this thread was posted but have yet to receive mine. It states on the PLAY site that you cant even contact them until after 14 working days.

cheers, pixel
#37
pixelpidgeon
anyone who orderd one of these received theres. i orderd as soon as this thread was posted but have yet to receive mine. It states on the PLAY site that you cant even contact them until after 14 working days.

cheers, pixel


yes - came withing a few days
#38
ok. thanks. looks like ill be giving them a call.

dc2447
yes - came withing a few days

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