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QED Profile 2m HDMI Cable £15.00 @ Tesco

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6y, 5m agoFound 6 years, 5 months ago
Went into Tesco to get the 3m hdmi cable thats been on special and saw these QED which are normally pretty good quality, so i thought i'd try this one out.

The QED Profile 2m HDMI cable is ideal for connecting your Blu-ray player, upscaling DVD player, PS3 or digital receiver/recorder to an HD TV.

The Profile HDMI cable transmits a full 1080p HD signal and complies with the HDMI 1.3 standard. It features 99.999% oxygen free copper and has high levels of shielding to protect the signal from interference.

QED lifetime guarantee.
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#1
Should have saved some moeny and just bought the cheap Tesco one
#2
Uridium
Should have saved some moeny and just bought the cheap Tesco one


Yeah, and had shocking colour saturation, poor contrast, awful depth of field, ***** audio reproduction and last but not least slow data transfer rates.

15 quid for one of these is a bargain.

Nice find.
#3
The Bear
Yeah, and had shocking colour saturation, poor contrast, awful depth of field, ***** audio reproduction and last but not least slow data transfer rates.

15 quid for one of these is a bargain.

Nice find.


It is a digital cable - a digital signal is a 1 or a 0 so how does it matter? do you get different degrees of 0 or 1 being transferred? maybe it is received as 0.9 or -1?
#4
gralf
It is a digital cable - a digital signal is a 1 or a 0 so how does it matter? do you get different degrees of 0 or 1 being transferred? maybe it is received as 0.9 or -1?


Thanks, cyberdave, sadly, thinks that this cable is somehow superior, likewise that other poster the bear, Should have gone to poundland.
#5
equalityforall
Thanks, cyberdave, sadly, thinks that this cable is somehow superior, likewise that other poster the bear, Should have gone to poundland.


Just one question... If you have a decent set up, have you ever compared the quid cables to something a little more expensive? Why not try it.
#6
gralf
It is a digital cable - a digital signal is a 1 or a 0 so how does it matter? do you get different degrees of 0 or 1 being transferred? maybe it is received as 0.9 or -1?


I suggest that you research the topic a little more before you reach any conclusions.
#7
I tried an expensive (£20) HDMI cable (from a mate) before and felt really bad for him when there was absolutely no difference in quality to my £3 one, therefore when I recently needed to get a couple of 2.5m cables I went on ebay and grabbed a couple of 24k gold connection 1.4v (these even do ethernet or something) ones for £3.25 each.
#8
The Bear
Just one question... If you have a decent set up, have you ever compared the quid cables to something a little more expensive? Why not try it.


Have you if so what were your conclusions
#9
Geemac
Have you if so what were your conclusions


Used a Chord Company Silver Plus cable.

Bought off eBay for £28.00. Used with Sky HD and Sony BluRay player, better than the cables supplied with the kit by far. Colour, sound etc.
#10
Some people just love to kid themselves. Even expensive cables sometimes have poor build quality or even flaws which affect the signal. Generally cheaper cables are pretty much identical. Magazines such as Which have carried out blind tests to see if people could tell the difference, and it has been proved again and again no one can honestly tell any difference.
Given the fact that you can get 24k 1.4 cables from Ebay for only a few pounds, I fail to see the issue, other than cost.

Still, if you want to throw money away go ahead. You're only fooling yourselves, not us.

Voted cold.

D.
#11
The Bear
Yeah, and had shocking colour saturation, poor contrast, awful depth of field, ***** audio reproduction and last but not least slow data transfer rates.

15 quid for one of these is a bargain.

Nice find.


Hahahahahahahahahahahaha - nice one! Depth of field indeed? Slow data rates?. :-D:w00t:
(want to buy some magic beans?)
#12
stoko
Hahahahahahahahahahahaha - nice one! Depth of field indeed? Slow data rates?. :-D:w00t:
(want to buy some magic beans?)


What a tool!
#13
The Bear
What a tool!


Feel free to carry on deluding yourself.
#14
The Bear
Used a Chord Company Silver Plus cable.

Bought off eBay for £28.00. Used with Sky HD and Sony BluRay player, better than the cables supplied with the kit by far. Colour, sound etc.


Did you do a blind test?

Wikipedia
A blind or blinded experiment is a scientific experiment where some of the persons involved are prevented from knowing certain information that might lead to conscious or unconscious bias on their part, invalidating the results.

For example, when asking consumers to compare the tastes of different brands of a product, the identities of the latter should be concealed — otherwise consumers will generally tend to prefer the brand they are familiar with. Similarly, when evaluating the effectiveness of a medical drug, both the patients and the doctors who administer the drug may be kept in the dark about the dosage being applied in each case — to forestall any chance of a placebo effect, observer bias, or conscious deception.

Blinding can be imposed on researchers, technicians, subjects, funders, or any combination of them. The opposite of a blind trial is an open trial. Blind experiments are an important tool of the scientific method, in many fields of research — from medicine, forensics, psychology and the social sciences, to basic sciences such as physics and biology and to market research. In some disciplines, such as drug testing, blind experiments are considered essential.

The subject of HDMI cables has been done to death on these boards and elsewhere. Suffice it to say there is no example of any test done where an individual has been able to differentiate cheap HDMI cables from expensive ones, unless they knew which cable they were viewing in the first place.

I absolutely believe that you think you can see a difference. The placebo effect is massive. It doesn't make it true though.
#15
equalityforall
Should have gone to poundland.


I did and their HDMI cable was fine thanks :thumbsup:
#16
The Bear
Yeah, and had shocking colour saturation, poor contrast, awful depth of field, ***** audio reproduction and last but not least slow data transfer rates.

15 quid for one of these is a bargain.

Nice find.


A fool and his money :whistling: easily parted.

btw my 11k+ post count over on AVForums suggests i know a little about AV :thumbsup:
#17
A few weeks back, I was after a 10m HDMI lead for a epson eh-tw2900 projector, and I was amazed by the crazy prices some hdmi cables are sold for - I actually thought it was a pricing error on the first site I looked at :giggle:

In the end I bought a 10m long hdmi 1.4 newlink one from amazon for the same price as this 2m one.
#19
The Bear

15 quid for one of these is a bargain.

Nice find.


A fool and his money are soon parted - you are that fool if you buy this as a Tesco cable performs exactly the same.

It's a digital cable - it either works or it doesn't.
#20
Uridium
A fool and his money :whistling: easily parted.

btw my 11k+ post count over on AVForums suggests i know a little about AV :thumbsup:


LOL! Yeah, expert! Skoda posts?? :whistling:
#21
hotuklols
A fool and his money are soon parted - you are that fool if you buy this as a Tesco cable performs exactly the same.

It's a digital cable - it either works or it doesn't.


Nice technical analysis. Clueless.
#22
The Bear
Nice technical analysis. Clueless.


Bear do you ever think that everyone telling you you are wrong should lead you to have a rethink.

Also have a read of this for a technical analysis:-

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Maybe-this-will-help-people-understand-HDMI-cables/m-p/26652869#M828972

As I said earlier I have now been using HDMI cables for a good few years and I have tried £2 cables, £10 cables and a £20 cable (my current ones cost me about £3/£4 each and the new ones I bought as I needed some more length after a rearrange of equipment were £3.28 each), and there has been absolutely no difference in the picture or sound with any of them.
#23
Pepp77
Bear do you ever think that everyone telling you you are wrong should lead you to have a rethink.

Also have a read of this for a technical analysis:-

http://boardsus.playstation.com/t5/PlayStation-3-General/Maybe-this-will-help-people-understand-HDMI-cables/m-p/26652869#M828972

As I said earlier I have now been using HDMI cables for a good few years and I have tried £2 cables, £10 cables and a £20 cable (my current ones cost me about £3/£4 each and the new ones I bought as I needed some more length after a rearrange of equipment were £3.28 each), and there has been absolutely no difference in the picture or sound with any of them.


This is getting boring now:

FACT


Not all HDMI cables are the same. True it may be currently possible to find a short cheap cable that appears to work for the equipment available today, but here are some things to consider.

Real world variation and tolerances may mean that a cable produced to simply ‘meet’ the specification on paper, may not actually comply every time in production. Similarly, both electronic display and source equipment will experience some variation in production and may also suffer some degradation of their performances over time. This means it’s not enough for a cable to merely meet the required specifications, it always needs to exceed them.

Unfortunately, these are not the only factors that contribute to poor performance. Poor choice of materials, imprecise control of cable geometries during manufacture, as well as physical imperfections and construction tolerances are all sources of error which can degrade performance, even after the original design has been passed as adequate.

To use an analogy, if someone fires a gun at you, there are some who would argue that being missed by just one inch is exactly the same as being missed by a mile. However, when the gun is being fired as often as it is in an HDMI cable, and in addition, being fired from a hand that is shaking (however minutely) I personally would feel a lot happier if I was confident the bullet would miss by a mile!

What about the HDMI system’s own ability to correct errors? QED’s response to that question is simply: “Why introduce errors in the first place? Isn’t it better to accurately receive every last detail of the uncompressed image, exactly as it was transmitted, instead of what the error correction thinks it should have been?”

Another hidden headache is, even if the cable achieves perfect transmission of the audio and video; a fault in the important ‘communication’ wires, can still stop the picture appearing. To be successful on every occasion, the cable designer must ensure the control lines are correctly maintained for all cables and for all lengths.

Conversely, if the communication lines are clean, but the cable cannot cope with the highest resolutions needed, then the two connected devices will tell each other that a higher resolution is possible and switch to that mode, again resulting in a blank screen!

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