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Spotted this in the Mag, which I hope will be useful to anyone looking for a HDMI cable.

Goto the link and use the coucher code:

M119P

Is should change to a 6 month subs with a free HDMI cable.

Note:
1) Yes it is direct debit. This is the only way they can offer such a good deal. Remember to cancel!
2) As far as I can see the HDMI cable is the more expensive QED one (its pictured in the mag) here is a link for one I found elsewhere: http://www.av4home.co.uk/acatalog/QED-HDMI-Cable-QEDPHDMI1.html

To me the HDMI cable is worth more than the mag subscription (hence the wording on the post. I am sure this is the case for most people. If its not, PM me and I will buy your QED when u subscribe :D

I am expecting a load of haters that don't see the point in spending more than £2 on a HDMI cable voting cold, but I know its a topic of hot debate. In my option £20 odd is great value for a QED guaranteed fantastic quality product!
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#1
Voted cold sorry. Slighly resent being called a hater. You're right there is no point in paying more that £2 for an HDMI cable. The only people I know who debate otherwise have been staff from Comet or Currys.
#2
dinglebert;6610284
Voted cold sorry. Slighly resent being called a hater. You're right there is no point in paying more that £2 for an HDMI cable. The only people I know who debate otherwise have been staff from Comet or Currys.


I would rather be called a hater than a MUG :-)
[mod]#3
cold for above reasons
#4
I would put a cap of £5 on a HDMI cable, for paying a few extra quid for the quality of the plastic sheathing.
#5
good price for v good cable... thanks,

y.
#6
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!
#7
Personally i think you get what you pay for with AV cables up to a point. My Hifi has QED cables which cost about £100 between them and well worth it. No i wouldnt pay £200 a cable but £20 is a steal.

Why spend £700-800 on a TV, £250 on a Bluray player or PS3, and then wire it up with £2 cables?? It DOES make a difference, but admittedly only to a point.

Thanks for the deal!
#8
Snake oil mode ON.

For digital cables you dont really need 'quality' until you get to largert cable runs.

However analogue cables are a totally different beast.

This deal is as cold as a hibernating bear's nuts.
#9
abaxas;6610535
This deal is as cold as a hibernating bear's nuts.


Quiet warm actually.

As for hibernating: http://library.thinkquest.org/TQ0312800/bear.htm

Voting hot as I really enjoy the mud-slinging digital cable deals generate.
banned#10
I'm surprised at the coldness.
Sure, I think its snake oil- but loads of people LOVE QED cables as they are a sort of middle ground between cheapo and high-end; so users dont feel they are as gullible as the AVphiles or as uninformed as the 0's and 1's brigade.
#11
abaxas


This deal is as cold as a hibernating bear's nuts.


Yeah, I would have thought that a bears nut would be quite warm when hibernating. Wouldn't the bear be curled up somehow?



From link: [COLOR="Red"]'Bears don't get rid of wastes--or go to the bathroom--for a few months'[/COLOR] !?!?

Remarkable how the facilities in forests have improved over the last few years or so.

[COLOR="Red"]'A 'plug' of feces, hair, and nest stuff forms at the end of the bear's digestive tract. This comes out when the bear leaves the den and goes to the bathroom. Disgusting, but interesting.'[/COLOR]

Really? To whom?

garbage456
why not just put down the magazine as the main deal and you are getting a quality HDMI cable worth £20 for free ???


Don't think it will warm the deal up much.
#12
Probably costs less than a quid to make! cold-
#13
garbage456;6610675
why not just put down the magazine as the main deal and you are getting a quality HDMI cable worth £20 for free ???


Because the deal is for those that would spend £20 odd on a HDMI cable, but either way it would get the usual chillers voting on their views and on the deal.

As I said I knew it would get that reaction, but as long as a few people have benefited from the post that's me happy :whistling: The HDMI cable debate will go on and on and Ariston... :-D
#14
I assumed the point of voting hot or cold was related to the VALUE of the item .. not its usefulness ?

For that reason then why on earth do DVD's manage to get voted hot as you can see them on TV for free (you already paid your licence anyway) in fact ... I would neeed to vote cold to every item I looked at on the first ten pages of "hot deals" as I dont need any of them.

The fact that anything over £5 for an HDMI cable is viewed as a waste of money is irrelevant .. its wether you can get THIS cable cheaper or not ........

or am I missing something ???
suspended#15
Its a digital signal, having gold plated connection etc wont increase picture quality or anything! I spent £5 on my hdmi cables, the only cables that can be expensive(and should be) are quality analogue cables are gold plating etc makes a difference.

It reminds me of the £20 belkin ethernet cables that do the same job as a £1 ethernet cable, same spec 100mb/s line so whats the extra going to? Nothing.

Thanks for the lol though, heat added :)
#16
Hudson92
Its a digital signal, having gold plated connection etc wont increase picture quality or anything! I spent £5 on my hdmi cables, the only cables that can be expensive(and should be) are quality analogue cables are gold plating etc makes a difference.

It reminds me of the £20 belkin ethernet cables that do the same job as a £1 ethernet cable, same spec 100mb/s line so whats the extra going to? Nothing.

Thanks for the lol though, heat added :)


Actually you are quite wrong.

Digital signals CAN be degraded by poor quality cabling.

Digital signals are basically "square" edged on and off signals representing "1" s and "0" s but as the voltage changes from a 0 to a 1 it cannot do it instantly, there is a short delay. When this happens along a length of cable then the delay can be significant due to resistance and capacitance of the cable and the end result may mean that the receiver cannot determine a "1" reliably and so the data may need to be resent. This results in slowing down the flow of data on a computer but in a TV it results in frames not being updated and possibly artifacts being more visible.

a £5 HDMI cable may well do exactly the same job as a £50 cable but some cables WILL be crap.

BTW ... gold plating is another con ... is SUPPOSEDLY reduces the contact resistance but in my experience its the quality of manufacture that influences resistance not gold. It will usually produce better results because normally the more expensive cables are better made as well as having gold contacts, but there are also lots of crap cables with gold connectors.
#17
raymcm
Actually you are quite wrong.

Digital signals CAN be degraded by poor quality cabling.

Digital signals are basically "square" edged on and off signals representing "1" s and "0" s but as the voltage changes from a 0 to a 1 it cannot do it instantly, there is a short delay. When this happens along a length of cable then the delay can be significant due to resistance and capacitance of the cable and the end result may mean that the receiver cannot determine a "1" reliably and so the data may need to be resent. This results in slowing down the flow of data on a computer but in a TV it results in frames not being updated and possibly artifacts being more visible.

a £5 HDMI cable may well do exactly the same job as a £50 cable but some cables WILL be crap.

BTW ... gold plating is another con ... is SUPPOSEDLY reduces the contact resistance but in my experience its the quality of manufacture that influences resistance not gold. It will usually produce better results because normally the more expensive cables are better made as well as having gold contacts, but there are also lots of crap cables with gold connectors.


I agree with above - and this effect magnifies with distance travelled - you can get other issues in cables - LCR - Inductance - capacitance and resistance etc... which can have an impact on your signal. this is basic Comms training from the forces in telecomms anyway - not I love expensive cables reasoning. Admittedly - a Mtr or two it should not make that much difference unless you have a really **** cable!!
#18
discobob
Admittedly - a Mtr or two it should not make that much difference unless you have a really **** cable!!


:thumbsup:
#19
raymcm;6612183
I assumed the point of voting hot or cold was related to the VALUE of the item .. not its usefulness ?

For that reason then why on earth do DVD's manage to get voted hot as you can see them on TV for free (you already paid your licence anyway) in fact ... I would neeed to vote cold to every item I looked at on the first ten pages of "hot deals" as I dont need any of them.

The fact that anything over £5 for an HDMI cable is viewed as a waste of money is irrelevant .. its wether you can get THIS cable cheaper or not ........

or am I missing something ???


totally agreed, and that was the point in the post... for someone that would buy this or similar cable. Not for people to jump on their high horse and start the whole debate again.

In short if you want to spend £2 on a cable, people can go buy it. But... ff you want to spend more, this is a good way of doing it for next to nothing (depending on what value you put on the mag).
#20
Voted cold, and the above info and signals having delays in switching is irrelevent in this case. The delay will be insignificant and will not affect the signal.

And gold plating confuses me because silver is cheaper and a better conductor...
#21
A great time to highjack this thread and ask if anyone knows a good value 10 metre HDMI cable for carry a tv signal. I imagine at that length the quality of the cable could make a diffference?
#22
preacher
Voted cold, and the above info and signals having delays in switching is irrelevent in this case. The delay will be insignificant and will not affect the signal.

And gold plating confuses me because silver is cheaper and a better conductor...


Silver is less durable than gold, so can rub off over long periods of being plugged/unplugged.
#23
beastman
A great time to highjack this thread and ask if anyone knows a good value 10 metre HDMI cable for carry a tv signal. I imagine at that length the quality of the cable could make a diffference?


I use a 15m run of this.

http://www.hdcable.co.uk/hdmi-cable-platinum.html

Never had a problem running BD, PS3, sky and WDTV off it. I certainly wouldn't rely on a £10 cable for that length although if it is just TV then you would be fine with a even cheaper run, skyHD is only 1080i so it's less important to have a better cable.

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