QED QUNEX REFERENCE HDMI-SR 7M HDMI Cable £58.67 Delivered @ superfi - Reduced from £132.00 - HotUKDeals
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The QED Qunex Reference HDMI-SR is the ultimate HDMI interconnect. Triple screened
cables and shielded plugs ensure unrivalled immunity from interference and the silver-plated, 99.999% oxygen free copper conductors deliver the optimum digital signal transfer, even over long cable runs.

I bought one of these to replace my cheap 10M cable and the difference is amazing. With the old cables, i have dropouts, interference and sparklies.

They also have several other QED cables at big discounts - I think QED are rebranding. A few places have the qunex cable at a similar pice but this is by far the cheapest ive see the Reference HR.

I know there will be some serious negative voting from the numerous on here who are obsessed that all HDMI cables are equal. To these people, there is no need for you to turn this into yet another thread full of arguments about why hdmi is digital and doesnt degrade etc...

Myself and many others dont beleive this and actually want a better cable when running long lengths.
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banned#1
This could possibly beat the recent KFC deal
#2
ODB_69
This could possibly beat the recent KFC deal


i dunno, that one had more substance, more style. :thumbsup:
#3
colder than my ex-wife. Buy the cheapest HDMI cable you can find, if you don't believe me have a look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIf8HLZK6a8
banned#4
ODB_69
This could possibly beat the recent KFC deal


That was a great deal!
#5
£ 58.67 for a simple cable?!?!? Brrrrrrrrrrrrr...........
#6
Going to get my warmest coat - it's gonna get cold in here...

Also, if you're looking for a cheap alternative but same digital quality signal...

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B000MQAR6O/
#7
It's "The Emperor's New Clothes" of the HDMI cables.
#8
As you all love budget cables, am I allowed to sell the 10m HDMI-DVi and the 10m HDMI-HDMI cable that i had in my system but have replaced.
#9
cynikill;4087549
As you all love budget cables, am I allowed to sell the 10m HDMI-DVi and the 10m HDMI-HDMI cable that i had in my system but have replaced.


Do what you like with it, but this thread is a hot deals one, so do it somewhere else!
#10
cynikill
As you all love budget cables, am I allowed to sell the 10m HDMI-DVi and the 10m HDMI-HDMI cable that i had in my system but have replaced.


do it in for sale/trade

http://www.hotukdeals.com/all/for-sale-trade/new
#11
cynikill:
As you all love budget cables, am I allowed to sell the 10m HDMI-DVi and the 10m HDMI-HDMI cable that i had in my system but have replaced.


Why being these cables as they have dropouts, interference and sparklies.....
I've a simple and cheap cable and no problems at all!
#12
wow hot deal this, seems to b a problem with the voting system tho, i voted hot and it went down to -82.....prob same problem as my deal, dont take it to heart if this reaches -1000 op
#13
Whats all the negativity and coldness about? this is a stomper of a deal folks!!!! Some people just dont know quality and value when they see it......

Voted Co...DOH! :thumbsup:
#14
Beamer
Why being these cables as they have dropouts, interference and sparklies.....
I've a simple and cheap cable and no problems at all!


They should be fine at 720p, or even 1080i. The DVI cable was fine anyway (but then it wasnt being used for 1080p and audio) but the extra 3m of cable is awkard now I have a 7m.
#15
Is this not true in anyway then??

Perhaps the most confusing aspect of an HDMI cable is cable length - how long can an HDMI cable go? You need to be careful when looking at cables that run 5 meters or longer. At these lengths, the manufacturing quality of cables has everything to do with whether or not they will work at longer lengths.

I know there is not difference with 2 metre cables etc...but wondered if you ever get problems with 5 metre plus cables or is this a load of rubbish??? I took that from a quote from the Director of Marketing for the HDMI Licensing

here http://www1.electronichouse.com/info/specials/hdmi_basics.html
#16
the2ocan
Is this not true in anyway then??


Maybe I did get a duff cable but how can I tell. I could have paid £10-15 for another and find the same at which point ive spent > £20 and got nothing usable. I would rather pay the extra for piece of mind than install a budget cable and end up replastering a month later when I find that the odd error is too annoying. 7m is the limit for HDMI cables according to specifications, anything above that cannot be certified as 1.3.

Ask yourself, if you were cabling your house, would you put in cat5, or spend a little more on 5e or 6?
#17
Why waste money on expensive HDMI cable's when your sending a digital signal along it? It's very unluckily your going to lose any data in a 7m length, even with the very cheapest of cables.
#18
There's this HDMI repeater for £10.64 if you're really worried about your signal breaking up with leads over 2 meters.

http://www.microdirect.co.uk/ProductInfo.aspx?ProductID=39499&source=googleps
#19
I think you should use your new cable to display the Nelly video but play it backwards.....

......."It's gettin' cold in here.........., so put on all your clothes"....................!!!
#20
Does seem a little on the expensive side. :-)
#21
I know you asked not to discuss the fact that HDMI doesn't degrade, but seriously....
It's as nealy as bad as this example... http://www.usa.denon.com/ProductDetails/3429.asp
#22
I agree with one of the other posters - if I was burying the cable in plaster I would go for the most expensive cable possible - even if this cable and cheap cables do not differ in terms of their signal quality, they will differ in terms of their physical quality.
#23
I have to say I wouldn't buy the most expensive cable for burying in plaster, that is not the environment these 'super' cables were designed for and there is no guarentee that they would not rot.

I'd speak to a specialist cable installer and see what they'd use, an 'industrial' cable for want of a better term. We had some long HDMI lengths installed at work and the cables they used are ugly as sin but will be tough as nails and cost no-where near as much as this shiny thing.
banned#24
behibehi
I agree with one of the other posters - if I was burying the cable in plaster I would go for the most expensive cable possible - even if this cable and cheap cables do not differ in terms of their signal quality, they will differ in terms of their physical quality.


Would it not be more sensible to feed the cable through some ducting, thus enabling its easier removal at some future date, also keeping it clear of any '****' in the wall cavity.
#25
wellfan;4089238
Would it not be more sensible to feed the cable through some ducting, thus enabling its easier removal at some future date, also keeping it clear of any '****' in the wall cavity.


If it was being sensible this was all about, this entire thread would not be happening! :whistling:
banned#26
nihcaj;4089827
If it was being sensible this was all about, this entire thread would not be happening! :whistling:


+1
#27
killie99
colder than my ex-wife. Buy the cheapest HDMI cable you can find, if you don't believe me have a look at this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIf8HLZK6a8


So everything thats seen on TV is true too!

The guys test on the video is flawed. He's using equipment that was never designed for this sort of test. He's also using a HDMI to Rs-232c adaptor. Rs-232 only has a data bit rate transmission of 20,000 and bluray of 36Mbps so he is only testing 0.055% of what we guess is a combined signal.

So if you did a survey in a shopping centre with 5000 people in and asked 1 person their favourite colour and they said green. Could you then say after a survey of the shopping centre shoppers favourite colour is green?

So why can most people not tell much difference or any difference in picture quality. Well the weak link in your system will be the TV.

So there is a difference in the quality which QED and the other top brands have proof of but will make little difference on a £500 TV.

So if all cables are the same why to TV companies spend £1000's on cables? Because they do make a difference.

I'm not saying buy this cable and I tend not to buy the big name cables but I always look out for the important information. Is its shielded and what is the copper purity. If the packet doesn't tell you, it's for a reason.
banned#28
GAVINLEWISHUKD;4089899
So everything thats seen on TV is true too!

The guys test on the video is flawed. He's using equipment that was never designed for this sort of test. He's also using a HDMI to Rs-232c adaptor. Rs-232 only has a data bit rate transmission of 20,000 and bluray of 36Mbps so he is only testing 0.055% of what we guess is a combined signal.

So if you did a survey in a shopping centre with 5000 people in and asked 1 person their favourite colour and they said green. Could you then say after a survey of the shopping centre shoppers favourite colour is green?

So why can most people not tell much difference or any difference in picture quality. Well the weak link in your system will be the TV.

So there is a difference in the quality which QED and the other top brands have proof of but will make little difference on a £500 TV.

So if all cables are the same why to TV companies spend £1000's on cables? Because they do make a difference.

I'm not saying buy this cable and I tend not to buy the big name cables but I always look out for the important information. Is its shielded and what is the copper purity. If the packet doesn't tell you, it's for a reason.


Gav..not arguing like but just thinking about your comment about believeing tv, same could be said here...so was wondering if you have linkys about this?
personally think they are all the same unless they are ultra cheap but one I got was supposed to be £40 and I got it from Play for £10 AGES ago but the build quality is brilliant and apart from that I see no difference from my old cheap one, but have always wondered if there actually is a diff or not
#29
ODB_69
Gav..not arguing like but just thinking about your comment about believeing tv, same could be said here...so was wondering if you have linkys about this?
personally think they are all the same unless they are ultra cheap but one I got was supposed to be £40 and I got it from Play for £10 AGES ago but the build quality is brilliant and apart from that I see no difference from my old cheap one, but have always wondered if there actually is a diff or not


Sorry ODB my comment about believing everything you see on TV was just a general one along with TV mags and the rest.
The difference on digital cables is much smaller than analogue cables from before. As I said the weak link will be the components in your TV. You may have a 99.999% oxygen free copper cable which is double shielded with silver and nickel and gold plated connectors. But the steel connectors and the low grade cable in the TV put much of it to waste. I don't buy the big brand cables as I believe they have a huge mark up even though I do acknowledge they do spend lots of money on research and testing.

So on a £300 TV and a £50 DVD player I could plug in a cable costing £3 and one £300 and probably tell no or little difference. But If I plug in a high end bluray player to a single chip DLP projector I suspect you will pick out the cheap cable every time. You don't have to spend loads on a cable as I haven't. I will say that the extra £5 spent on this cable (see link) is well worth the extra over a £3 ebay cable.

http://www.play.com/Electronics/Electronics/4-/6014127/Synn-HDMI-1-3b-Professional-Quality-Cable-1-5-Metres/Product.html

So would I spend £60 on this cable well no. I'm sure I could get a cable of good quality (shielded and 99.99% O/F) for far less.
banned#30
nihcaj
If it was being sensible this was all about, this entire thread would not be happening! :whistling:


Yes, does look a bit like the lunatics are attempting to take over the asylum.
I have 2 Sky HD boxes, one connected to Panny 42" plasma and the other to a 32" LCD. Both connected via the original Sky HDMI cable for some 2 years now. Bought a couple of cheapo ebuyer cables ( less that 2 quid each) as a back up. My HD image on both TV's is flawless. I would rather spend my money on beer rather than wasting it on a cable at this price to connect a ****** mass produced Sky HD box to a mass produced TV. The components within the HD box and the TV will be built to a budget, so goodness knows where the logic is in going totally overboard on the price of a sodding cable to connect the two items. or am I missing something???????
#31
voted cold. wow look at the shiny cable...................must be worth a fortune.............some people are like moths to a light bulb. my advice keep your hard earned and buy a normal priced one.:thumbsup:

Is it me or is it cold in here lol.
#32
mark407
voted cold. wow look at the shiny cable...................must be worth a fortune.............some people are like moths to a light bulb. my advice keep your hard earned and buy a normal priced one.:thumbsup:

Is it me or is it cold in here lol.


i feel quite warm in here tbh, maybe coz of what happened to my deal....wouldnt wish it on anyone lol

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/316552/kfc-deal-of-the-century-only-12-99
#33
thedarkjedi
whats an extra £50 to get the best out of your equipment?


A waste of money :-D
1 Like #34
For those people who believe that a £5 cable is as good as a £50 one I tested it out on my AV system (very nice spec and the price of a decent small car) last year.
I bought a cable from LIDL (1.5m) and compared it to my Qunex cables I normally use. Basically, I got snow storms with the cheaper cable and sound interference as it had no insulation to protect it from all the cabling behind my system. In addition, the cheaper cable occasionaly dropped the signal which meant that I had to reset the connection which was annoying.

I'm guessing not many people will probably need a 7 metre cable (I guess only if they're using a projector), and a lot of people on here confuse cheap with bargain, but at this price it's a storming deal.
#35
mark407
But after seeing this thread I see where the market is for these high price cables, people who think this is a good deal might want to remove there name from the brain doner list


As long as you take your corneas off the list too.
I bet you use bell wire for your speaker cable too.
#36
only 2 things are important:

1.3a certified
1080p compatible

cost doesn't matter...

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