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Philips 4K hdmi upscaling cable 40% off at checkout! £5.99 @ Argos ebay outlet

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Ok so compared to the Thor version sold for £50 this cable made by technicolor licenced under philips and seems to do the same job at a fraction of the cost. Argos currently have it listed as a hdmi c…
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Ok so compared to the Thor version sold for £50 this cable made by technicolor licenced under philips and seems to do the same job at a fraction of the cost. Argos currently have it listed as a hdmi cable on there ebay outlet however it is a true usb powered 4k upscaller (30 fps only).

Basically for people not so tech savy this cable will upscale your standard 720p or 1080p equipment such as sky and freesat ect and output the picture into a 4k resolution. you will however need a 4k TV to see the benefit.

This will not give you the true 4k quality that you would get native however as hardly any tv is broadcasted in 4k this is the best we will get for a long while.

40% is taken off the price at checkout!

Hopefully they have plenty left as this is a silly price!
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#1
30fps limit? If your TV is 50/60 would you end up seeing a flicker?
#2
Not sure I get it so excuse me for appearing thick - this cable ( according to your description makes a HD resolution into a sort of kind of 4K ultra resolution but you will however need a 4K TV to see the benefit?!

So buy this and get a 4K TV whilst your at it oh and don't forget you'll not see the benefit as hardly any TV is broadcast in 4K anyway?
4 Likes #3
Basically its just a standard HDMI 1.4 (if that) cable and they have added "4k" in the title to sucker users. Not so much cold as FREEZING for the blatant playing on ignorance.
2 Likes #4
Fantastic price, but... Why does this exist? Surely a 4k TV is going to do a better job upscaling than a usb powered cable. Am I missing something?
#5
Coming up £9.99 when try to purchase
[helper][HUKD Deal Editor] 2 Likes #6
Negative Nancy's :D

Cheers OP, I've taken a punt at £5.99 after reading a bit more here.

Approved by Hollywood's most trusted name :Technicolor 4K Image Certified
Technicolor 4K image certification guarantees the best 4K experience.


http://www.technicolor.com/sites/default/files/medialib/image/product/philips-4k-cable-resolution-620x350.jpg
3 Likes #7
4k TVs have upscalers built-in, so unless you have an early cheap 4k TV with a poor upscaler you won't benefit from this.
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colin10086
4k TVs have upscalers built-in, so unless you have an early cheap 4k TV with a poor upscaler you won't benefit from this.


​Nobody would benefit from it. Its a HDMI cable and that's it
#9
£9.99 and as stated a waste
#10
From the cable spec "Transmits in high definition 1080p quality.".......
[helper][HUKD Deal Editor] 1 Like #11
obsydian
£9.99 and as stated a waste

It quite clearly states 40% is deducted at checkout. On this page and the Argos one :)
1 Like #12
SaleChaser
colin10086
4k TVs have upscalers built-in, so unless you have an early cheap 4k TV with a poor upscaler you won't benefit from this.
​Nobody would benefit from it. Its a HDMI cable and that's it
No it isn't. It has active electronics within the cable which does the upscaling.
1 Like #13
There is nothing that robs people more than a claim of "upscaling" - as others have said, this happens in the TV anyway. Which is going to upscale best? A £1000 TV or a £6 cable, lol X)
#14
Do you need a USB drive as well?
......
#15
obsydian
£9.99 and as stated a waste

It is £5.99 but like all the X% off promos some eBay shops run you have to actually purchase or add the item to basket or it will show the standard non discounted price.

Can confirm it is definitely £5.99 as I got one. I am not expecting miracles but for the price it is worth a go. My 4K TV works quite well with 1080P content anyway but is poorer at 720P and even worse at standard definition so this cable might help with that a bit, and if it doesn't it should at the very least work as a HDMI cable anyway so no great loss in any event...
#16
Sambat
Do you need a USB drive as well?
......
No, just a bit of common sense.
#17
Sambat
Do you need a USB drive as well?
......

You don't need a drive but you do need a usb port if that's what you meant. Don't see this being a issue since any TV new enough to be 4K is pretty much guaranteed to have at least one USB on it, even a lot of 1080P sets have it...
#18
Freezing. Your 4k TV automatically upscales any content.
#19
There seems to a load of these cables about, another being the Seiki SU4KC1 U-Vision Up Converting Cable which costs more. Quite a lot of comments about it making the screen black, no surround sound, jagged edges on a stretched picture, and no effect on a 50/60hz signal.
#20
LOL!
#21
Sorry I'm not buying into it. My 4k tv upscales to uhd.
#22
Sambat
There seems to a load of these cables about, another being the Seiki SU4KC1 U-Vision Up Converting Cable which costs more. Quite a lot of comments about it making the screen black, no surround sound, jagged edges on a stretched picture, and no effect on a 50/60hz signal.
The first Seiki sets where the main reason for these cables, because the TV did such a poor job. Read the first paragraph of the following review:
http://www.audioholics.com/gadget-reviews/seiki-u-vision

That was a couple of years ago, any modern 4k TV set would probably do a best job than these cables.
#23
Taken off at checkout thanks
#24
colin10086
4k TVs have upscalers built-in, so unless you have an early cheap 4k TV with a poor upscaler you won't benefit from this.


​perhaps someone using a 4k monitor as a TV. yes it's rare but a use case but someone out there may be doing it.
#25
BuzzDuraband
obsydian
£9.99 and as stated a waste

It quite clearly states 40% is deducted at checkout. On this page and the Argos one :)


​Doh sorry mate regards the price
#26
Enet
Basically its just a standard HDMI 1.4 (if that) cable and they have added "4k" in the title to sucker users. Not so much cold as FREEZING for the blatant playing on ignorance.
lol you are so wrong on this comment its hilarious!
#27
Please see below a video for a similar product (same chipset)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQkDG7ofjDo
#28
It's not a just hdmi cable it's an upscaling cable,
but the chances of owning a none upscaling 4K tv and not knowing about it are slim
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syne209
It's not a just hdmi cable it's an upscaling cable,
but the chances of owning a none upscaling 4K tv and not knowing about it are slim


​So basically only good for early 4k TV with no upscaling.
1 Like #30
Silhouette
30fps limit? If your TV is 50/60 would you end up seeing a flicker?
50Hz TV is 25fps and 60Hz is 30fps (or 29.97fps for the pedants) so that won't be a problem.

But as this device is almost certainly of no use unless you bought one of the very first 4K TV's
#31
People upvoting this are idiots, its a standard HDMI cable; what magic do you think is involved in turning 1080 into 4K inside a cable??
#32
Gentle_Giant
People upvoting this are idiots, its a standard HDMI cable; what magic do you think is involved in turning 1080 into 4K inside a cable??

It isn't a standard HDMI cable. It does some very basic image processing in an attempt to upscale. That's why it needs USB for the extra power.

It outputs at a higher resolution than the source but how good it does it is questionable.

As others have said, any decent 4k TV will do a better job of 'filling in the pixels' than this cable.

Edited By: tappy on Jan 01, 2017 22:54
#33
The give away that this is a con is right here in the description

"Transmits in high definition 1080p quality. "

So not upscaling to 4K then; I suspect it just saturates the colours, so it looks nicer and fools stupid people.
#34
Is this real life?
#35
I can confirm these work. I bought one for my 40 year old 14inch black & white ferguson cathode ray and it turned it into a super-duper 75inch OLED monster!
#36
Surprised how much negativity this is getting for £6! Yes the uses are limited as all TV upscale regardless but some of us with cheaper 4K sets might see a modest improvement with this and people with 4k displays with no, or very poor upscaling like early 4K TVs and monitors might get a significant benefit.

It's actually pretty decent considering cables like this could sell for as much as £80-£100 a couple years back, I watched a piece about one of these on the Home Shopping Network via Youtube where they were trying to get people to part with $100 for one oO about 7 minutes of them virtually begging people to drop $100 on a HDMI lead....
#37
seabee05
Enet
Basically its just a standard HDMI 1.4 (if that) cable and they have added "4k" in the title to sucker users. Not so much cold as FREEZING for the blatant playing on ignorance.
lol you are so wrong on this comment its hilarious!
The idea just seemed so ludicrous and for modern TVs it is!
So yes I was wrong but I had to read other posts to find out why. So your post was just a waste of space-time. Just like this one :p
#38
Gentle_Giant
The give away that this is a con is right here in the description
"Transmits in high definition 1080p quality. "
So not upscaling to 4K then; I suspect it just saturates the colours, so it looks nicer and fools stupid people.

The description is wrong. It changes a 720p signal to 1080p and a 1080p to 2160p.

What it does is fill in the missing pixels based on the knowledge of the surrounding pixels. That is basically what all 'upscaling' is. A normal HDMI cable does not do that, it just displays the signal that is sent.

So this isn't a normal HDMI cable, it is a HDMI cable with the ability to upscale. How good it does that is questionable. If you have a modern 4k TV this would be a bad buy as almost certainly your TV would do a better job so this will actually make the picture look worse.
#39
I've decided to make a New Year's resolution where I will stop attempting to protect stupid people from themselves.

#unsubscribes.

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