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Signalex HDMI Cable 1m - £1.00 at Poundland

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Was posted before, but over a month old. 19-pin male-male for connection between two HDMI devices. Ideal for set-top boxes, DVD players and game consoles. Read More
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Was posted before, but over a month old.

19-pin male-male for connection between two HDMI devices. Ideal for set-top boxes, DVD players and game consoles.
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suspended#1
over a month old so fine to repost...... people voting cold on a £1 HDMI cable....lol :roll:
1 Like #2
I've got one and can confirm is very good quality. Thick cable, well welded on plugs, not like some more expensive flimsy cables. Will last a while.

PS. Rep for the correct picture.
#3
pet2000
I've got one and can confirm is very good quality. Thick cable, well welded on plugs, not like some more expensive flimsy cables. Will last a while.

PS. Rep for the correct picture.


Welded? A bit OTT for a cable.
suspended#4
pet2000
I've got one and can confirm is very good quality. Thick cable, well welded on plugs, not like some more expensive flimsy cables. Will last a while.

PS. Rep for the correct picture.


:)
#5
CHEEPSTUFFRULES!
Welded? A bit OTT for a cable.


You can weld more than just metal you know!
#6
this seems like a standard price for 1m hdmi cable available in many stores /online shops
#7
dcx_badass
Been on for ages and I don't agree with the repost, just bump the old one instead.


Ping the mods to request the 1 month rule is changed then.
#8
Got mine from Poundland about a couple of months ago - stored away until I upgraded to HD last week - it does the job just fine !:thumbsup:
#9
works just fine :thumbsup:
#10
I have 4 or 5 of these cables and only one has been a bit dodgy, requiring you to wiggle it about a bit before you got a signal. Well worth the pound, and you don't have to deal with lots of spare cable either.
#11
pet2000
I've got one and can confirm is very good quality. Thick cable, well welded on plugs, not like some more expensive flimsy cables. Will last a while.

PS. Rep for the correct picture.


Are you sure they're not soldered?

Will try to take a look later today, thanks. :)
#12
pet2000
I've got one and can confirm is very good quality. Thick cable, well welded on plugs, not like some more expensive flimsy cables. Will last a while.

PS. Rep for the correct picture.


+1
#13
ThankYou xxx
#14
jamiesmith85
this seems like a standard price for 1m hdmi cable available in many stores /online shops


I agree

i bought a 1.5mtr online @ £1.60 + free del to my door :-D
#15
cbrpaul
I agree

i bought a 1.5mtr online @ £1.60 + free del to my door :-D


I'd argue you paid 30p for the extra 0.5 metre of cable and 30p for second class delivery :p kiddin .
1 Like #16
It even has dust caps to stop all the ones and zeroes from spilling out when you're not using it. I'm delighted with this lead even though I only use it to whip a lady friend on the bottom. She complained that the contacts weren't gold plated but I said beggars can't be choosers and bid her good day.
#17
If this was gold plated I'd rate it hot, but I don't like watching TV when it doesn't have a golden tint to it. Sorry.
#18
Am I missing the point here? Is it worth investing hundreds of pounds in a state of the art HD TV and streaming video via HD around your home and off the internet, all to have it let down by a cheap HDMI cable?
#19
dcx_badass
You're missing the fact that you have no idea what you are talking about and it is a digital signal and will either work or not work.


Well thanks for the abuse - I was just asking a question? didn't say I was an expert and didn't vote hot or cold either. Try winding your neck in a bit. This is a deals site. I was simply asking if this is worth doing?
#20
glendin
Well thanks for the abuse - I was just asking a question? didn't say I was an expert and didn't vote hot or cold either. Try winding your neck in a bit. This is a deals site. I was simply asking if this is worth doing?


Abuse aside.. cdx_badass is right; the signal transmitted by a HDMI lead is digital, so should not be affected by low prices leads. Feel free to prove me wrong with technical blurb, but I have never seen any difference in performance by using "in the box" HDMI leads.

I have a few friends who have shelled out £80+ for 1 HDMI lead in the likes of Currys / Comet etc.. when buying HD gear and it's NO different.

Summary; £1 cable is a bloomin good bargain if you didn't get a HDMI lead with the AV source you're wanting to connect.
#21
i'll probably sound thick here, but i was shopping for surround sound today and the one i want says something about supporting HDMI 1.4 in the specs. Will this cable suffice or will there start being different types of HDMI cable?
#22
Anyone know what ersion of HDMI cable this is?
#23
Bear in mind these cables are probably 1.0 or 1.1 and if you wan't any of the advanced features such as 3D, Ethernet or 4k x 2k resolution you will need a 1.4 cable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdmi#Version_comparison

Also beware of ebay, I bought a 'HDMI 1.4' cable and they sent me a HDMI 1.3.
#24
Agree

Digital signals either work or they don't. The make up of the cable has absolutely no affect on the perceived quality of the picture.

A digital signal is made up of 0's or 1's. These 0's and 1's contain the information to display. If a 0 or 1 fails to get to the other end you will get a blip or block show up on the screen.


As soon as you realise this, you will save yourself a hell of a lot of money. The whole point of this site. I've bought about 8 of these cables and they are built well enough and more importantly work.

I even have about 6 of their optical cables from Poundland too.


Cabling is one of the biggest cons and money spinners in the audiovisual world. Most analogue cabling is bought in 1 or 2 meter lengths. Even very cheap cabling will usually do a good enough job because even cheap cabling is < 28AWG thickness. It's only when you go over about 5 meters where you need to buy heavier duty cable to maintain the signal to noise ratio over longer runs. Cabling is a massive con. Providing what you buy has solid connectors and you aren't using them in places of high RF interfaces. Any cable will do with the right thickness.
#25
do you buy a gold plated USB cable for your printer or digital camera?
no
so a standard HDMI cable will work or wont. its the devices either side of it that make the difference.
you might have an awesome blu ray player but a kack TV, so you'll see the best pic quality the tv can produce.
hook it up to a better TV and you'll see better quality from the device, not the cable.

buy this, take it into your local Currys and ask if its OK to connect your blu ray, Sky HD whatever with this cable and see what crap they talk.
and I say that as an employee of Currys.
I personally will only sell the belkin HDMIs if the customer chooses them.
i do have bills to pay, I can't be 100% moral!
#26
icehawk
Bear in mind these cables are probably 1.0 or 1.1 and if you wan't any of the advanced features such as 3D, Ethernet or 4k x 2k resolution you will need a 1.4 cable.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hdmi#Version_comparison

Also beware of ebay, I bought a 'HDMI 1.4' cable and they sent me a HDMI 1.3.


If you can afford/need equipment that uses HDMI 1.4 then you probably wouldn't be buying Poundland HDMI cables mate.

As others have said - digital signal either gets there or not - only becomes a problem over long distances where a 'better quality' cable may help the transmission, whereas otherwise it would start to lose data. Also as oldskool said the cable manufacturers must have weeped when HDMI became mainstream and people became more aware that there's no difference in the shorter leads.
#27
Spark
Are you sure they're not soldered?

Will try to take a look later today, thanks. :)


It's the plastic that's welded, not the connections!
#28
oldskoo1
Agree

Digital signals either work or they don't. The make up of the cable has absolutely no affect on the perceived quality of the picture.

A digital signal is made up of 0's or 1's. These 0's and 1's contain the information to display. If a 0 or 1 fails to get to the other end you will get a blip or block show up on the screen.


As soon as you realise this, you will save yourself a hell of a lot of money. The whole point of this site. I've bought about 8 of these cables and they are built well enough and more importantly work.

I even have about 6 of their optical cables from Poundland too.


Cabling is one of the biggest cons and money spinners in the audiovisual world. Most analogue cabling is bought in 1 or 2 meter lengths. Even very cheap cabling will usually do a good enough job because even cheap cabling is < 28AWG thickness. It's only when you go over about 5 meters where you need to buy heavier duty cable to maintain the signal to noise ratio over longer runs. Cabling is a massive con. Providing what you buy has solid connectors and you aren't using them in places of high RF interfaces. Any cable will do with the right thickness.



Can you explain to me how "sparklies" and "picture mosaics" are induced then ?
#29
gizmouk
Can you explain to me how "sparklies" and "picture mosaics" are induced then ?


Because, as I usually point out in these debates, digital signals aren't magic and will be affected if the impedance and cross isolation of the cable are inadequately controlled during manufacture.

It is fair to say however that any problems caused by poor quality cable will be obvious, sparklies, blocky picture etc.

Hence it make sense to try cheap cables first, if it is good enough then that's it, no point in having a more expensive cable, there is no such thing as gradual improvement in the HDMI world.
#30
Ok i understand the whole digital connection debate that you either get the connection or you don't so how do you explain the 1.3 and 1.4 thing surely this is the same you either get the signal or you don't. Don't shoot me down as I don't know the answer just curious. Seems logical to me that its the equipment that need to support the new features of 1.4 as the cables are essentially the same. Unless for some for some reason the cheaper cables don't support the higher data transfer rates, or is it they just haven't been tested to this spec?
#31
mentm
Ok i understand the whole digital connection debate that you either get the connection or you don't so how do you explain the 1.3 and 1.4 thing surely this is the same you either get the signal or you don't. Don't shoot me down as I don't know the answer just curious. Seems logical to me that its the equipment that need to support the new features of 1.4 as the cables are essentially the same. Unless for some for some reason the cheaper cables don't support the higher data transfer rates, or is it they just haven't been tested to this spec?


I don't keep the differences between HDMI spec. versions in my head but the newer versions like 1.4 support higher display resolutions IIRC which means faster bitrates down the cable, which in turn means the properties of the cable become a bit more important. So a cable that works for 1.3 might not support 1.4. There's no reason why a 1.4 cable needs to be expensive though.
#32
mentm
Ok i understand the whole digital connection debate that you either get the connection or you don't so how do you explain the 1.3 and 1.4 thing surely this is the same you either get the signal or you don't. Don't shoot me down as I don't know the answer just curious. Seems logical to me that its the equipment that need to support the new features of 1.4 as the cables are essentially the same. Unless for some for some reason the cheaper cables don't support the higher data transfer rates, or is it they just haven't been tested to this spec?


I had a quick look on the hdmi website seems you will only need a new cable for the ethernet support also there is a new automotive cable. They obviously don't like keeping things simple. They also contradict theirselves by later saying you will want a high speed cable for 3d, also the automotive cable will send a 'strong and reliable signal' sounds like a load of maketing blurb to me I would still try a poundshop cable first!!!

taken this from their site

Will any of the new HDMI 1.4 features require a new cable?
The HDMI Ethernet Channel feature will require a new cable that supports this functionality, either a Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet or a High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet, depending on the maximum resolution to be supported. The Automotive Connection System will also employ a new class of cable, the Standard Automotive HDMI cable, which is designed specifically for automotive use. All of the other new HDMI 1.4 features will be compatible with the existing categories of cables.
#33
dcx_badass
1.4 uses a few extra wires that aren't in most 1.3 cables.


Thanks for the executive summary :thumbsup:
#34
Don't buy these!!! I bought one of these cables a couple of weeks ago and they are very badly made, it worked ok for a week then I had to reconnect it when I moved the TV across to the other side of the room and amazingly disconnecting it and and plugging it in again seemed to damage the cable!

One end became very loose and.after that the picture became completely corrupted with the screen going to black. It went in the bin and I feel very lucky that it did not damage my equipment.

You can get a proper HDMI cable for less than a fiver in Argos, don't risk ruining expensive equipment with these things.
suspended#36
Don't know why this has been expired..... last post was over a month ago and the deal is still on.
#37
i logged this some time ago.... and i think it is an item poundland always do..

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/535298/1m-signalex-hdmi-cable-1-poundland

still a good deal

and should not be expired..
#38
spamcan61
Because, as I usually point out in these debates, digital signals aren't magic and will be affected if the impedance and cross isolation of the cable are inadequately controlled during manufacture.

It is fair to say however that any problems caused by poor quality cable will be obvious, sparklies, blocky picture etc.

Hence it make sense to try cheap cables first, if it is good enough then that's it, no point in having a more expensive cable, there is no such thing as gradual improvement in the HDMI world.


My question was aimed at the resident expert in HDMI cable technology, "oldskoo1", who blubbered:
"Digital signals either work or they don't. The make up of the cable has absolutely no affect on the perceived quality of the picture."

I was kinda looking forward to either:
a. A pathetic attempt at explanation
or
b. Noting the expected silence :whistling:
#39
Personally I would not touch them, but that's because every Signalex item I have bought from Poundland never seems to work very well at all. The last thing I bought was the memory card reader that corrupted a memory card with some important pictures on. Luckily I had already backed it up to cd before I tried the card reader.
I am sure though that lots of people have bought Signalex products and they have worked fine and things have been great with no problems. I will still vote hot though because I am sure there are many other customers that were happy. Maybe i was just unlucky, but even at a pound, I would not be tempted. I would much rather go elsewhere and spent slightly more.
#40
I have this cable and it worked fine for me. Regarding the expensive cable vs the cheap cable debate, hd tv digital signals contain a huge amount of data at a very high sampling rate. I believe that a more expensive cable will result in less digital errors (and fewer digital errors may result in a better picture), but whether this is visible is another matter.

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