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HDMI-SR reference interconnect provides outstanding digital signal integrity for exceptional picture and sound. Recommended for direct digital connections between the highest quality, suitably equipped components including HD ready products
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#1
excellent make, but this will be voted cold by the clueless idiots on here who know nothing about build quality and think all cables are identical

Edited By: royals on Nov 25, 2010 14:22
#2
While you can get HDMI cables for £2 the plugs may not be a perfect shape, the connection between the plugs and the wire in the cable may be weak or they may just fall apart. I bought one of the £1.27 1m cables from amazon and the top and bottom bit of the plug seperated so I had to superglue it. I am definately not going to spend £100 on monter cables but £15 for one of these looks like a good deal from the comments they get on AV websites.
#3
Why cold??? swap this for your normal hdmi lead and it will improve your signals 10 fold
#4
I guess HDMI 1.3 means no good for 3D TV, though.
2 Likes #5
glen2
Why cold??? swap this for your normal hdmi lead and it will improve your signals 10 fold


Over this length you could use a clothes hanger and get the same visual and audio quality. 10m+ and you need better cables.
#6
glen2
Why cold??? swap this for your normal hdmi lead and it will improve your signals 10 fold


When you say "improve your signals 10 fold", what does this actually mean?
#7
read the reviews on this cable .. for those in the know excellent cable
1 Like #8
£100 is B.S. but I paid £50-60 each for my two. Good deal.

No, I'm not interested in anyone's derogatory comments on my cable choice.
6 Likes #9
Utter waste of money.

biyitch
£100 is B.S. but I paid £50-60 each for my two. Good deal.

No, I'm not interested in anyone's derogatory comments on my cable choice.
Would you be interested in some magic beans?

Edited By: alasrati on Nov 25, 2010 14:42
5 Likes #10
It's a good price but just use a £5 cable and have a few beers with the £10 you saved.

Still can't believe whathi-fi try to say they improve colours, sharpness and so on.
#11
alasrati
Would you be interested in some magic beans?


biyitch
No, I'm not interested in anyone's derogatory comments on my cable choice.
#12
Yes, this is a High Speed HDMI cable so will be compatible with the 3D
features of HDMI 1.4.
davestavros
I guess HDMI 1.3 means no good for 3D TV, though.
#13
Heat from me buddy, these cables are fantastic & anyone who thinks a £2 tesco cable does the same thing dont know what they are talking about. Put one of these on your tv and you will see the difference no question! (unless you have a cheap twang twang piddly pong terrible res TV of course)
#14
Excellent Price for a fantastic cable. Shame been voted cold by the newbies that don't know anything.
#15
glen2
Yes, this is a High Speed HDMI cable so will be compatible with the 3D features of HDMI 1.4.
davestavros
I guess HDMI 1.3 means no good for 3D TV, though.

This is the bit I need confirming. If I upgrade to 3D, I have to buy compatible cables? Cant just use my existing ones?
#18
I really like these HDMI/TOSLink cable threads, with all these so called experts pontificating :p Not voted.
#19
Sulphur Man
glen2
Yes, this is a High Speed HDMI cable so will be compatible with the 3D features of HDMI 1.4.
davestavros
I guess HDMI 1.3 means no good for 3D TV, though.
This is the bit I need confirming. If I upgrade to 3D, I have to buy compatible cables? Cant just use my existing ones?

Looks like you can: http://www.avforums.com/forums/3d-tvs/1222557-hdmi-1-3-hdmi-1-4-3d-tv-question.html
#20
glen2
Why cold??? swap this for your normal hdmi lead and it will improve your signals 10 fold
At £15 it's actually not that bad a deal as it will be well made and will take a bit of rough handling but your comment is utter tosh. It's digital, it'll either give you a great picture or it'll be junk, no inbetween.
Just my 10p worth :) .....
2 Likes #21
This deal has inspired me to look up all of this HDMI 1.3, 1.4 stuff. I was not sure what made a cable v1.4 vs 1.3. I think it has to do with minimum data rate. The HDMI 1.4 standard requires a higher bit-rate to do 3D or 2K HD with uncompressed sound. Because of the qulity of components in this cable I think that it should be able to do HDMI v1.4 no problem but the website says "Certified HDMI v1.3 full 1080p resolution" so it is by no means guaranteed by them.

Anyone who thinks that cheap HDMI cable give a worse picture DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT and have no idea how digital equipment works.

See
http://www.hdmi.org/installers/eyediagram.aspx

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Maybe-this-will-help-people-understand-HDMI-cables/m-p/26652869
1 Like #22
I don't get this 'all or nothing' viewpoint.

Yes, a digital signal contains one and zeroes but just because part of the signal is degraded, doesn't mean the whole picture will be blank.

Edited By: biyitch on Nov 25, 2010 16:31
#23
It's out of stock.
#24
biyitch
I don't get this 'all or nothing' viewpoint.

Yes, a digital signal contains one and zeroes but just because part of the signal is degraded, doesn't mean the whole picture will be blank.


8bits in every 32 pixel packet that pass over HDMI is used for error correction. If the cable was bad enough to give errors that you could see then the picture would be really, really bad. Not just the odd pixel.


Edited By: davestavros on Nov 25, 2010 17:04
#25
neilhukd
It's a good price but just use a £5 cable and have a few beers with the £10 you saved.Still can't believe whathi-fi try to say they improve colours, sharpness and so on.

I'd take WhatHiFi's comment with a pinch of salt. Seen too many bias comments and reviews.
#26
I've been using £3-5 ones off ebay all the time, absolutely no picture loss, data loss, nothing. Which? did a big article on this, actually tested the data/error rates/etc, they found no difference between a £2 cable and a £100 cable.
2 Likes #27
glen2
read the reviews on this cable .. for those in the know excellent cable


You haven't linked to any reviews.

Does this mean that your " 10 fold " stat was just made up, or can you actually quantify it.
If it comes up in stock again, I am willing to try this £100 cable(reduced to £15)and see what difference it makes when I play my Dark Knight Blu Ray via my PS3 on my LG LCD telly.

Will the picture be improved 10 fold? If so, I may actually cream my pants, as the picture with my £1.50 Ebay HDMI is stunning.

Edited By: thesaint on Nov 25, 2010 17:49
#28
I agree with the concensus that a cheap cable which works will give the same image quality as an expensive one.

That said, I voted this deal hot as it's a great price for a quality cable. Possibly worth spending the few extra ££ for something that'll last ?
#29
thesaint
glen2
read the reviews on this cable .. for those in the know excellent cable
You haven't linked to any reviews. Does this mean that your " 10 fold " stat was just made up, or can you actually quantify it.If it comes up in stock again, I am willing to try this £100 cable(reduced to £15)and see what difference it makes when I play my Dark Knight Blu Ray via my PS3 on my LG LCD telly.Will the picture be improved 10 fold? If so, I may actually cream my pants, as the picture with my £1.50 Ebay HDMI is stunning.


No it won't make any difference for a 2M run.
If you used a cheap cable over long runs such as 10M+ then you may see the 'sparkles' which I've had using cheap ebay leads, which you don't see with better quality cables.
#30
Its FACT that there is a difference between cheap cables and high. doesn't matter what the length it is. depends on were its running like what it is next to eg. massive magnets in speakers and what the signal source is, I tried using a cheap flat hdmi lead, running from my computer to my amp, that wouldn't work, shielding on the cable was really bad and it just wasn't man enough, got a £15 cable which should have been £30 works fine. The cheap cable work on my up scaling dvd player, but not computer.
#31
My cheap 7m hdmi cable I use to get the PS3 on my monitor when the mrs has the telly is noticeably worse than the Sony (belkin in a Sony box) cable that came bundled with my console. Green lines flashing up on screen, sparklies, the works. Put up with it as only gets used a couple of hours a week, but for me a real indication there is more to it than the "zeroes and ones they all perform the same" arguments.
#32
With the way HDMI is being manufactured, at this length any HDMI cable will do as all of the cables are being tested for noise and bandwidth.

So to buy or not to buy - that is the question :)
#33
quick, quick...there's another one been posted. You can say it all again

http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hdmi-2m-gold-a-male-to-a-male-cable/809985

;)

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