Synn HDMI 1.3b Professional-Quality Cable 5 Metres £9.99 @ Play - HotUKDeals
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* Compatible with the latest HDMI v1.3 standard for ultimate performance
* Supports full 1080p definition, as well all other standards
* HDCP-compliant
* 24K gold-plated connectors for optimum signal clarity
* 99.99% oxygen-free cable for minimal signal degradation
* Fully shielded cord to prevent signal interference
* Silver soldering to ensure perfect connection
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#1
"Professional quality"? :?
#2
Good price for up to date lead. Good find.:thumbsup:
#3
Decent price (including delivery) for a 5m lead.
#4
Why is this cold?
#5
cheap cables and expensive cables are the same.

digital = on or off. you cant get 'bad quality signal' it either works or it doesnt.

go somewhere else and buy one for a few quid.
#6
mugglesquop
cheap cables and expensive cables are the same.

digital = on or off. you cant get 'bad quality signal' it either works or it doesnt.

go somewhere else and buy one for a few quid.


Perfect example of "a little knowledge is dangerous"....
#7
wo66;7140946
Why is this cold?
Judging by the cost of 5m HDMI cables on Fleabay, this isn't particularly good value. And no, "oxygen-free copper" makes burger-all difference.
#8
I paid £4.99 for my HD lead at Aldi 4 years ago :P use it for the ps3 on a full hd 1080p monitor and its as good as any of these 'expensive' leads. I really cant notice any difference, my parents have one of those monster cables (i think thats the brand monster?), they paid £15 and i really cant see any difference with mine and theres. If someone can clarify ill see a difference on one of these expensive leads ill buy one, but i honestly dont think theres a difference. Maybe where sounds concerned but as far as the picture i dont think it makes any difference at all whether its oxygen free or pure gold.
#9
drkdeath5000
I paid £4.99 for my HD lead at Aldi 4 years ago :P use it for the ps3 on a full hd 1080p monitor and its as good as any of these 'expensive' leads. I really cant notice any difference, my parents have one of those monster cables (i think thats the brand monster?), they paid £15 and i really cant see any difference with mine and theres. If someone can clarify ill see a difference on one of these expensive leads ill buy one, but i honestly dont think theres a difference. Maybe where sounds concerned but as far as the picture i dont think it makes any difference at all whether its oxygen free or pure gold.


If the cable you have works perfectly well, upgrading will not make any difference whatsoever.
#10
drkdeath5000
I paid £4.99 for my HD lead at Aldi 4 years ago :P use it for the ps3 on a full hd 1080p monitor and its as good as any of these 'expensive' leads. I really cant notice any difference, my parents have one of those monster cables (i think thats the brand monster?), they paid £15 and i really cant see any difference with mine and theres. If someone can clarify ill see a difference on one of these expensive leads ill buy one, but i honestly dont think theres a difference. Maybe where sounds concerned but as far as the picture i dont think it makes any difference at all whether its oxygen free or pure gold.


There is a little difference in build quality. Some of the cheaper ones will break easily or be more likely to come with faults. I have a cheap cable that used to flicker occasionally until I replaced it with another one.

But as you said if it works, it works. If there is no improvement in quality if there is no obvious problem with the cable.

This isn't a bad price for a 5m cable though its just not the best you can get.
#11
[url]www.thatcable.co.uk[/url]

award winning hdmi cables from around a fiver, dont be fooled by sky high priced products rediced to clear.
#12
D00nhamer
Perfect example of "a little knowledge is dangerous"....


How do you figure? What he said was technically accurate.
1 Like #13
D00nhamer;7141438
Perfect example of "a little knowledge is dangerous"....


jamesdew;7141614
How do you figure? What he said was technically accurate.


It's only half the story - though the right half! Yes, quality of cables can affect digital signals - especially high-frequency ones through longer cables. However, the degradation when errors occur is obvious, so the deluded "golden eyes" brigade can't even pretend that there are subtle differences between them. Well they can - but they look even more comical than when they're sounding off about overpriced analogue cables.

This also means that if the cable is causing a problem you're going to get a lot of people jumping up and down about it.
#14
paul738
[url]www.thatcable.co.uk[/url]

award winning hdmi cables from around a fiver, dont be fooled by sky high priced products rediced to clear.


You can get reasonable price here but not 5M for this price
#15
drkdeath5000;7141526
I paid £4.99 for my HD lead at Aldi 4 years ago
Bet it wasn't a 5m one though. :)
#16
scorpiostar
You can get reasonable price here but not 5M for this price


5m is £8.49 @ thatcable ;)

Andy
#17
paul738;7141610
www.thatcable.co.uk

award winning hdmi cables from around a fiver, dont be fooled by sky high priced products rediced to clear.
Still cheaper on Fleabay. And those "awards" are a joke if "awarded" by hifi magazines.
#18
What he said was generally accurate but still an example of a little knowledge leading to some possibly incorrect assumptions. Yes digtal signals are step pulses and as such don't suffer from the signal degrading the same way an analogue singal does unless the cable is very long. But a digital signal can still suffer from interference if the cable is poorly shielded. In an analogue signal this causes all the fuzziness, and although it is less likely to effect a digital signal if the interference is fairly bad it can corrupt the signal, generally resulting in big blocks of the image missing from the picture - if you've ever watched digital tv with poor reception. Run a poorly shielded hdmi cable around you tv power cable for example and you might see the interference.

Of course for most people the level of interference wouldn't be high enough to cause an issue and the cheap cable would do fine, and you'd be able to tell straight away if it didn't.
#19
pibpob
Bet it wasn't a 5m one though. :)


Cant remember but it looks about 5 meters, i remember buying a 1m one and finding it wasnt long enough so i ended up going to Aldi for this one. So theres a chance it is 5m and considering i bought that 4 years ago really wasnt a bad price :)
#20
Voted cold. Overpriced for this length of cable.
#21
mugglesquop
cheap cables and expensive cables are the same.

digital = on or off. you cant get 'bad quality signal' it either works or it doesnt.

go somewhere else and buy one for a few quid.


D00nhamer
Perfect example of "a little knowledge is dangerous"....


drkdeath5000
I paid £4.99 for my HD lead at Aldi 4 years ago :P use it for the ps3 on a full hd 1080p monitor and its as good as any of these 'expensive' leads. I really cant notice any difference, my parents have one of those monster cables (i think thats the brand monster?), they paid £15 and i really cant see any difference with mine and theres. If someone can clarify ill see a difference on one of these expensive leads ill buy one, but i honestly dont think theres a difference. Maybe where sounds concerned but as far as the picture i dont think it makes any difference at all whether its oxygen free or pure gold.


jamesdew
There is a little difference in build quality. Some of the cheaper ones will break easily or be more likely to come with faults. I have a cheap cable that used to flicker occasionally until I replaced it with another one.

But as you said if it works, it works. If there is no improvement in quality if there is no obvious problem with the cable.

This isn't a bad price for a 5m cable though its just not the best you can get.


paul738
[url]www.thatcable.co.uk[/url]

award winning hdmi cables from around a fiver, dont be fooled by sky high priced products rediced to clear.


pibpob
It's only half the story - though the right half! Yes, quality of cables can affect digital signals - especially high-frequency ones through longer cables. However, the degradation when errors occur is obvious, so the deluded "golden eyes" brigade can't even pretend that there are subtle differences between them. Well they can - but they look even more comical than when they're sounding off about overpriced analogue cables.

This also means that if the cable is causing a problem you're going to get a lot of people jumping up and down about it.


jdmoyers
What he said was generally accurate but still an example of a little knowledge leading to some possibly incorrect assumptions. Yes digtal signals are step pulses and as such don't suffer from the signal degrading the same way an analogue singal does unless the cable is very long. But a digital signal can still suffer from interference if the cable is poorly shielded. In an analogue signal this causes all the fussiness, and although it is less likely to effect a digital signal if the interference is fairly bad it can corrupt the signal, generally resulting in big blocks of the image missing from the picture - if you've ever watched digital tv with poor reception. Run a poorly shielded hdmi cable around you tv power cable for example and you might see the interference.

Of course for most people the level of interference wouldn't be high enough to cause an issue and the cheap cable would do fine, and you'd be able to tell straight away if it didn't.


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Every single hdmi deal. Every single time.:x
#22
deek72;7141977
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Every single hdmi deal. Every single time.:x
So quote it all to double your misery? :roll:
#23
pibpob
So quote it all to double your misery? :roll:


Just sayin:whistling:
#24
I've just started working at Currys and nearly had a heart attack when I saw the prices they were charging for HDMI cables (starting at £35 for a 1m cable!) that I'm supposed to be sell to people who buy a HD tv. Apparently we make all the money on the accessories.
#25
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=5m+hdmi+cable&x=0&y=0

Take your pick from about 30 cables exactly as good and long as this one.

Cold.
#26
to be honest when I first looked I thought a tenner is not bad for a 5m cable, I think amazon do a 5m for around that price with the bendy ends which can be handy for a flat screen on the wall.

The good quality hdmi debate is funny though, it works or it dont :)
#27
Dudley
http://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_ss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=5m+hdmi+cable&x=0&y=0

Take your pick from about 30 cables exactly as good and long as this one.

Cold.


How many did you check postage on though? The first one at 3 odd quid is over £8 postage? So how many of that 30 are much better?

The bendy one is good value though as it is stocked by Amazon (Free postage)

Edit :

And after looking through that link a little closer I am voting hot to cancel out that sloppy cold
#28
that is not a bad price for a resonably made cable, there is alot of chat about digital cables and for the low end user running 720p very short distance to their tv with no audio or stereo then any cheap old cable will do this also applies to 1080p as well but start to push that audio you may notice it on dirt cheap cables, if you are running 1440P and 7 full channels of LPCM audio over a few meters then it would be wise to invest in a well made cable, this is not the same as an expensive cable that as it has "gold" contacts, but a well made cable specific for the job you want such as one from bluejeans http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/hdmi-cables/index.htm. They are overkill for 99% of people here so stick with the amazon and play deals as they are better value, but should you ever push your cable and get sparkel effects like digital snow thats when you are exceding the cables capacity and its time for a upgrade although with a new spec round the corner incorperating high speed data at the same time as video it might be wise to hold fire on any expensive cable purchases as I am not sure if the new spec will be backwards compatable with old cables etc..

every hdmi thread has too much info in it but untill everyone understands poor saps will be taken for a ride by "premuim" cables when a budget one would do.
#29
not voting as im not sure if its a good price for 5m. but i paid £1.20 delivered for 2m on fleabay, and it works perfect.
#30
I just received my 5m HDMI cable from 7dayshop for £5.49 delivered.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?&products_id=105190
#31
turkey;7143396
that is not a bad price for a resonably made cable, there is alot of chat about digital cables and for the low end user running 720p very short distance to their tv with no audio or stereo
"Audio or stereo"? Is the clock frequency any different whether or not there is audio? Because if not, it'll make no difference. Audio is only a very small proportion of the data anyway, so I'm not sure why you're putting so much emphasis on it.
#32
smokedog;7144599
I just received my 5m HDMI cable from 7dayshop for £5.49 delivered.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?&products_id=105190
Good price, but not HDMI 1.3 so may indeed not be able to handle the higher data rates of higher resolutions so well.
#33
Ok, i have 5 of these cables at 1.5m. The connectors are excellent and the cable sheilding is braded and very flexible. Im using them to connect my Xbox elite, PC ( ATI 1080P ), sky hd and panasonic bd35 to my onkyo sr606 amp then onto my Toshiba 42" Z series TV. All is well. Unless your planning on running this cable near a blackhole anytime soon im gunna say get it as much better than most at this price. Voted hot!!
banned#34
pibpob;7148001
Good price, but not HDMI 1.3 so may indeed not be able to handle the higher data rates of higher resolutions so well.

Compatible with the latest HDMI v1.3 standard for ultimate performance :?
#35
sparkyIreland
How many did you check postage on though? The first one at 3 odd quid is over £8 postage? So how many of that 30 are much better?

The bendy one is good value though as it is stocked by Amazon (Free postage)

Edit :

And after looking through that link a little closer I am voting hot to cancel out that sloppy cold


Multiple there are under £5 shipped. It's not sloppy.

But your sloppy hot could cause people to spend money needlessly.


Unless your planning on running this cable near a blackhole anytime soon im gunna say get it as much better than most at this price. Voted hot!!


And again there's no such thing as "works better or worse". It works or it doesn't work.
#36
smokedog;7144599
I just received my 5m HDMI cable from 7dayshop for £5.49 delivered.

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?&products_id=105190


pibpob;7148001
Good price, but not HDMI 1.3 so may indeed not be able to handle the higher data rates of higher resolutions so well.


csiman;7149093
Compatible with the latest HDMI v1.3 standard for ultimate performance :?
Is it? It doesn't say that anywhere in the description that I can see.
#37
Dudley
Multiple there are under £5 shipped. It's not sloppy.

But your sloppy hot could cause people to spend money needlessly.



Please post a link to the 5M cables under £5 delivered :thumbsup:
#38
turkey
that is not a bad price for a resonably made cable, there is alot of chat about digital cables and for the low end user running 720p very short distance to their tv with no audio or stereo then any cheap old cable will do this also applies to 1080p as well but start to push that audio you may notice it on dirt cheap cables, if you are running 1440P and 7 full channels of LPCM audio over a few meters then it would be wise to invest in a well made cable, this is not the same as an expensive cable that as it has "gold" contacts, but a well made cable specific for the job you want such as one from bluejeans http://www.bluejeanscable.com/store/hdmi-cables/index.htm. They are overkill for 99% of people here so stick with the amazon and play deals as they are better value, but should you ever push your cable and get sparkel effects like digital snow thats when you are exceding the cables capacity and its time for a upgrade although with a new spec round the corner incorperating high speed data at the same time as video it might be wise to hold fire on any expensive cable purchases as I am not sure if the new spec will be backwards compatable with old cables etc..

every hdmi thread has too much info in it but untill everyone understands poor saps will be taken for a ride by "premuim" cables when a budget one would do.


The audio data is encoded in between video frames so it would make no difference at all.

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