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You Spend All That Money On A TV.. Its A shame To Waste It... Qunex HDMI-P QED Qunex HDMI Cable. Available in 1.0m to 15.0m lengths - please select preferred length from options box below.…
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You Spend All That Money On A TV.. Its A shame To Waste It...
Qunex HDMI-P

QED Qunex HDMI Cable.

Available in 1.0m to 15.0m lengths - please select preferred length from options box below.

To ensure seamless compatibility with the latest generation of equipment with HDMI connectivity all QED HDMI cables are fully compliant with the new 1.2a HDMI specifications.

What HI-FI? 5 Star Award Winner !
The August edition What Hi-Fi? features a round-up of HDMI cables, the reviewers were obviously very impressed with the 7 metre QED QUNEX HDMI-P cable, they awarded it 5 Stars, saying:

"Stunning value, offering a cracking picture."

"...delivers fine depth of field, great detail, and it handles movement with skill."

"...QED wades in with a remarkably priced product that not only upsets, but also rear-ends and writes off the apple cart."

What Hi-Fi?, August 2006


What is HDMI?
HDMI uses a new audio and video technology called ?high-bandwidth Transition Minimised Differential Signalling? (TMDS), which helps enable the viewing of uncompressed digital video with integrated audio signals. This means that you get improved pictures and sound from your equipment, if you are able to use HDMI connections.

In addition, HDMI eliminates the cost, complexity and confusion of the multiple cables used to connect current home-cinema systems.
The HDMI interconnect system is a discreet, easy to use format that delivers high resolution video and multi-channel audio signals down a single cable at speeds up to 5 Gigabits/second.
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#2
Guys, don't fall for this. HDMI cables either work or they don't - you can get bit-perfect transmission of 1080p on any number of cables costing nothing off ebay. Even at 5m it's absurdly easy to make a literally 100% perfect cable - you don't have to pay £6, let alone £60.
#3
Firstly.. This is the cheapest price i think you can buy this cable for ( If you can find it cheaper please post then vote cold). Secondly.. There are many "EXPERTS" in many fields..... Here are some regular people who have tested the theory that an expensive cable makes no difference..
"Just tested it and I can category say that the cable has made a significant and noticeable difference. Planet Earth now looks unreal (I thought it looked good before)."
http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=526206&page=3
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arfster
Guys, don't fall for this. HDMI cables either work or they don't - you can get bit-perfect transmission of 1080p on any number of cables costing nothing off ebay. Even at 5m it's absurdly easy to make a literally 100% perfect cable - you don't have to pay £6, let alone £60.


not true mate

once you go into QED territory there is a BIG difference between cheapo cables (which most of can only transmit upto 1080i) with poor connectors and then to go to the ultimate of starlight HDMI cables and the QED silver anniversary range of cabling!

this is a VERY good price for a QED HDMI cable! So if you have spent alot on your equipment and want a high quality cable then its a definate buy from me!!!!

VOTED HOT!!!! different class of cable from the 99p sainsburys one and 7.99 play.com one!
#5
That's just self-persuasion - home theatre and audio nuts (I am one!) have been doing it for years: buy something and then imagine the difference. Once you do blind tests, the "difference" disappears. It's quite disturbing when you have it demonstrated to you actually, really shows the power of advertising/marketing (everybody thinks these don't affect them!)


A real test:

http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,121777-page,1/article.html
"Once you get a good HDMI connection, our tests indicate, you can expect flawless performance from any 4-meter cable, regardless of price. "That is what I would expect from the HDMI cables," says Maxim's Nelson. "It is not too difficult to make them work perfectly at 4 meters."


There really isn't much of an argument here - if you understand how a digital encrypted signal transmits, then it simply makes no sense for a cable to improve things. It'll either work completely perfectly, or you'll get massive picture failure (ie no picture at all, or dropouts of several seconds). If the latter, it's a faulty cable and you return it.


Put it this way: nobody buys a new USB cable and expects it to improve their photo printouts. That's not even encrypted data either.


( If you can find it cheaper please post then vote cold).


I wouldn't do that - it seems a decent price if you must have this particular item. Just saying that it's unnecessary, that's all :-)
#6
typeRterror
once you go into QED territory there is a BIG difference between cheapo cables (which most of can only transmit upto 1080i) with poor connectors and then to go to the ultimate of starlight HDMI cables and the QED silver anniversary range of cabling!


I'm using a £3 2metre ebay HDMI cable to transmit 1080p to a Sony 55" LCoS, and have never seen a single dropout. I've also got 3 HDMI cables of a similar price into a 45", two of which are 2m and one 5m. Again, no problems, and I'm _very_ picky about these things.

Yes, there are some issues if you unplug a lot, the cable end could get damaged. Yes also, longer cables cost more. But that's at 7/8/9m or more, and even then there's absolutely no need to spend £50+.
#7
try a QED or starlight cable mate then get back to me

you can't compare if you havent seen a top cable as well as the cheapo at work :)
#8
typeRterror
try a QED or starlight cable mate then get back to me

you can't compare if you havent seen a top cable as well as the cheapo at work :)


That might be true for scart cables, just not for HDMI
#9
DIGITAL connections like HDMI DO NOT suffer from loss of quality. That's the whole point of using them!!

Sure you can get fancy ANALOGUE cables that reduce the loss of quality, but when it comes to digital connections the code either goes down the wire intact or it doesn't.

Anyone who thinks otherwise simply doesnt understand what digital is.

DO NOT BUY EXPENSIVE HDMI CABLES!!
#10
typeRterror
try a QED or starlight cable mate then get back to me

you can't compare if you havent seen a top cable as well as the cheapo at work :)


How does a more expensive cable help with a digital signal?
Does it give more vibrant colours?
Sharper images?

Both these claims have been made by sales staff trying to sell one to me when looking at TVs etc. Massive markup on cables so they try hard.

As for the magazine claims, thats the magazine driven by advertising right? with a big load of Monster QED etc ads?

I've actually got some muppet in Currys to show me the difference with a 'premium' hdmi cable over the cheapo ones they use in the demo setups. Oh look, not a jot of difference...
#11
Q. What is the difference between a “Standard” HDMI cable and a “High-Speed” HDMI cable?

Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-Speed cables.

Standard (or “category 1”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of a 1080i signal.
High-Speed (or “category 2”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600).



The above would suggest that HDMI cables are not just bits of wire:?
#12
typeRterror
try a QED or starlight cable mate then get back to me

you can't compare if you havent seen a top cable as well as the cheapo at work :)


I had a £110 1metre from a local shop a while back, and blindtested it. Not a jot of difference between that and the cheapies, so I returned it.
#13
typeRterror
not true mate

once you go into QED territory there is a BIG difference between cheapo cables (which most of can only transmit upto 1080i) with poor connectors and then to go to the ultimate of starlight HDMI cables and the QED silver anniversary range of cabling!


Marketing has been sucessful and done its job in your case.
Thats why the HC magazines are paid by the cable manufactuers to say these type of things, so people like you keep the industrys wheels oiled with their pretty cables.

I use a £3 cable which can manage 1080p without any issues, and nor do I use a "gold plated, methane injected" usb cable to transfer my pictures to my pc either. I have compared it to a Belkin Pure-AV siver HDMI too just for fun.

Maybe I should complain to Microsoft about supplying a bog standard usb lead for my Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, because Im obviously missing out...
#14
Q. Will my Standard cable work in high speed applications?

Although a Standard HDMI cable may not have been tested to support the higher bandwidth requirements of cables rated to support high speeds, existing cables, especially ones of shorter lengths (i.e., less than 2 meters), will generally perform adequately in higher speed situations. The quality of the HDMI receiver chip (in the TV, for example) has a large effect on the ability to cleanly recover and display the HDMI signal. A significant majority, perhaps all, of the HDMI TVs and projectors that support 1080p on the HDMI inputs are designed with quality receiver chips that may cleanly recover the 1080p HDMI signal using a Standard-rated HDMI cable. These receiver chips use technology called “cable equalization” in order to counter the signal reduction (attenuation) caused by a cable. We have seen successful demonstrations of 1080p signal runs on a >50 ft. cable, and a 720p signal run on a >75 ft. cable. However, the only way to guarantee that your cable will perform at higher speeds is to purchase a cable that has been tested at the higher speeds.


Found this as well so it looks as tho' a cheapie will probably be just fine for most applications. :thumbsup:
#15
sideysid
and nor do I use a "gold plated, methane injected" usb cable to transfer my pictures to my pc either.


This is the crucial point everyone should take away from this thread...

You don't get gold plated keyboard connectors, you don't get special handmade wire in your usb cables, you dont get any of this crap because digital doesnt have loss of quality.

For years it has been the case with analogue that you needed good cables for your TV and Audio, but now things are digital you can consider the wires you use to connect everything up as being the same as on your computer. The PC guy doesnt try to sell you a gold plated mouse connector so tell the TV guy to go jump when he tries to do the same with your TV!
#16
sideysid
Marketing has been sucessful and done its job in your case.
Thats why the HC magazines are paid by the cable manufactuers to say these type of things, so people like you keep the industrys wheels oiled with their pretty cables.

I use a £3 cable which can manage 1080p without any issues, and nor do I use a "gold plated, methane injected" usb cable to transfer my pictures to my pc either. I have compared it to a Belkin Pure-AV siver HDMI too just for fun.

Maybe I should complain to Microsoft about supplying a bog standard usb lead for my Xbox 360 HD-DVD player, because Im obviously missing out...


not at all but i won't sit here and argue with someone on an internet forum

:thumbsup:

anyone who is serious about their AV equipment this is a good price for a good cable!
#17
[SIZE=2]Have a look on the avsforum - you'll find guys with single components costing $25,000+, who have no problem with el cheapo HDMI cables.[/SIZE]
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[SIZE=2]Again, have a read of the PCworld article above. They _proved_ objectively that there is no difference between their sample of cables. [/SIZE]
[SIZE=2]The What Hi-Fi stuff quoted is just pure bs to keep the advertisers happy - there is no way for a digital cable to impose colour characteristics on an encrypted data stream, let alone depth of field (rofl!). How would the signal be decryptable at the other end if random bits had been changed? It would be meaningless gibberish.[/SIZE]
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#18
typeRterror
not at all but i won't sit here and argue with someone on an internet forum

:thumbsup:

anyone who is serious about their AV equipment this is a good price for a good cable!

wrong.
#19
I have just had a dispatch notification from Play for an order I made on Tuesday for a £7.99 SD card. I expect the next mail from them will be that they've closed my account :giggle: :giggle:

Oops, wrong thread:oops:
#20
typeRterror
anyone who is serious about their AV equipment this is a good price for a good cable!


Im serious about my AV equipment as its my hobby, and also I buy and install for other people.

You would be welcome to come and demo my setup, albeit I have no fancy HDMI cables.
#21
belovedmonster
You don't get gold plated keyboard connectors, you don't get special handmade wire in your usb cables, you dont get any of this crap because digital doesnt have loss of quality.

well you do actually - I've just bought a RAzor Death Adder gamer mouse and one of the 3 large selling points on the box is the gold usb connector !
#22
Lol. Sucker ;-)
#23
I'm well aware its not gonna affect the performance of the mouse - I didnt buy it for that. I bought it cos its a superb mouse but its just manufactorers do go to the effort of putting gold plated connectors on keyboards and mice -whether it affect performance is debatable but the point was why no gold usb leads but gold HDMI ? - you do high spec connectors on high spec products.
#24
My PS3 HDMI cable was £1.70 and I'm happy enough with it.
#25
You know what bugs me, I rushed off and bought an hdmi cable from Lidl for £10 back along after seeing it on the forum, and that was cheap...now someone said 99pence in sainsbury's....damn.

When I bought my hifi (Teac Reference 300) it was always good practice to spend 10% of your budget on cabling, but thats talking about analogue, same goes for s-vhs, scart etc, however, I had an optical cable for connecting the cd player to the minidisc player, but because this is digital the advice was don't bother, and that was 10(?) years ago.

The advice for av stuff seems to be to make sure that as much as possible is shielded, ie power input etc to prevent electrical interference and ensure a constant power supply, however, I believe for the average Joe we won't spot the difference, especially as not everything is put through hdmi.

As a point, for the cable, just on brand and price, if you do believe that the quality can improve your enjoyment then hot deal and voted so.
#26
typeRterror
try a QED or starlight cable mate then get back to me

you can't compare if you havent seen a top cable as well as the cheapo at work :)


you're still stuck in the analogue darkness my friend.

expensive digital cables are a CON ...fact!

if you don't believe it then more fool you.

voted cold as as a £3 hdmi cable of ebay will provide exactly the same quality.
#27
"...delivers fine depth of field, great detail, and it handles movement with skill."

LMAO these magazines should be ass raped for printing this crap
banned#28
great too see so many expert techno guys on this forum ,all happy with their cheapo cable just because thats all they know and a man in a magazine said the dearer ones are mince.
personally ive bought one of these and think it definately
increases the quality of the pictures on my lcd over the older crappo cheapo version.have a look at both cables working with your own eyes guys and stop making assumptions just because you read it somewhere.

anyway lighten up each to his own !:-D
#29
typeRterror
not true mate

once you go into QED territory there is a BIG difference between cheapo cables (which most of can only transmit upto 1080i) with poor connectors and then to go to the ultimate of starlight HDMI cables and the QED silver anniversary range of cabling!


No there's not.

The cable transmits a digital signal. It's either on or off. If the signal transmits, it transmits perfectly, regardless of whether the cable cost £2 or £90.

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