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Silver Crest HDMI cable 2m £4.99

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8y, 11m agoFound 8 years, 11 months ago
I just bought a Silver Crest HDMI cable in my local Lidl for £4.99.
I don't really know much about them but this one states Full HD ready 1080p and it also comes with a three year warranty.
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#1
Is it worth buying higher quality hdmi cables?

I have been advised not, because the signal coming down the hdmi is either 'on' or 'off' and there can be no fluctuation in comparason with an analogue signal via scart etc....
#2
The Lidl cables are good quality, also bought a HQ scart cable there and it made a big difference to the quality of my picture.
#3
Saw in my local Sidcup branch. 2m better than 1m advertised onthissite.
My TV has 2 sockets, so can connect xbox to one and have a spare
#4
jonboy0802
Is it worth buying higher quality hdmi cables?

I have been advised not, because the signal coming down the hdmi is either 'on' or 'off' and there can be no fluctuation in comparason with an analogue signal via scart etc....



Correct.

A 50p cable is as good as a £100 cable.
#5
joconnor
Correct.

A 50p cable is as good as a £100 cable.


That is not true.

All cables have a loss of digital data over any distance, but the longer the distance the more likely of losses.

All lossed data must be replaced so as with cd, dvd players TV's must replace this data. They use an algorithm at calculate the missing data but the more data it has to guess the worse the picture will be.

On low end equipment this will probably be less noticeable if at all.

Cost has little to do with the matter its more of a case of value for money. Some cables at £5 can be better than others as is the same with £100 cables.

The other big myth is that if it is gold plated then it must be good. A lot more important is the quality and screening of the cable.

If your buying off the net you dont have much choice to look at it so you pays your money and take your chance.

If you have limited knowlage of cables here are two simple rules to send you in the right direction.

1) Buy the shortest cable you need (less cable less loss, be that £5 or £100 cable)

2) When buying lower end cables be it video (HDMI, DVI, Scart) or Audio the fatter the cable the better. Also look on the packaging for purity claims for the metals used (copper, silver ect).
#6
GAVINLEWISHUKD

All cables have a loss of digital data over any distance, but the longer the distance the more likely of losses.

All lossed data must be replaced so as with cd, dvd players TV's must replace this data. They use an algorithm at calculate the missing data but the more data it has to guess the worse the picture will be.

You're talking about very long distances not the 1 or 2 metre cables most people will buy for home entertainment purposes.

Mike
#7
Is it me or does every single post about a HDMI cable always start this 'not worth buying an expensive HDMI cable....series of ones and noughts....you get what you pay for....digital is either one or off........debate every time? :x
#8
What version is it? 1.3a? Is that the latest one?
#9
I bought it last week. I can say the build looks pretty good. for a PS3, positioned under the TV, running to the plasma there isn't any difference in quality - the pictures are sharp. Get yourself a bargain.
#10
joconnor
Correct.

A 50p cable is as good as a £100 cable.


If that's the case, why do What HiFi give such varying ratings and reviews for what you claim are essentially all "the same", HDMI cables?
#11
What Hi Fi are as fickle as the companies that advertise in them, ie advertise and get rave reviews, dont and be damned!!
#12
dealtaker
What Hi Fi are as fickle as the companies that advertise in them, ie advertise and get rave reviews, dont and be damned!!


That's BS....according to you the big companies who have whole page featured advertisements on the inside cover are bound to get 4 and 5 stars all the time, which they do not.

It's true that hdmi signals are less sensitive to cable quality, being digital. But people have reported differences when changing cables, and here we're not talking about subtle differences which you have to be in a special room with special light to notice.

Of course more expensive does not mean better, many companies DO take advantage of people's ignorance and overprice cables. It's the same thing as with printers and printer cartridges, cars and genuine spare parts, games consoles and games, etc. etc. etc.
#13
ok lets forget about how goo dother cables are or are not - how 'good' is this cable? as some people suggest there 'can' be a difference - and i dont know about everybody but buying a full HD ready tv and expensive gear i want to be able to 'see' the best possible picture i can and if that means spending a 'few' extra pounds i dont mind - im not talking about the 100 pound cables they are most likely a 'con' but lets say in the region of around 15 pounds ish.... i forgot what i was trying to say!
oh yeah... are these any good?
#14
apparently so!
#15
Just bought this item. Thanks very much OP!

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