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Tesco Value 1m HDMI cable £1.97

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7y, 11m agoFound 7 years, 11 months ago
Seen this in-store at my local Tesco extra (Telford).

A big bin full of them, cheapest HDMI cable I have ever seen

May be available online im not sure
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#1
Hot.
I need another hdmi cable for my 360.
banned#2
Seems a good price, what brand of cable was it.:)
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#3
Similar 1m HDMI lead can be bought from Poundland for ...........................£1
banned#6
anyone know if they`ll do 1080p ?
#7
Throbbing Beast
anyone know if they`ll do 1080p ?


It's a HDMI cable, so yes it will :roll:
2 Likes #8
mamboboy
will this run crysis?


Will this reach from my Blu-Ray player to my telly?
#9
androoski;3918794
Will this reach from my Blu-Ray player to my telly?



:santa:
#10
Was out looking for an extra one today, amongst other things but cheapest I could find in my Tesco was £5.97 :-(

Theres always tomorrow . :thumbsup:
#11
They scan through at the new price but don't seem to be marked in all stores. The belkin 1.5m are now £5.97 rather than the advertised £19.97
#12
burge74
Similar 1m HDMI lead can be bought from Poundland for ...........................£1


Really? I've never seen an hdmi cable in my local poundland and I do check the cables section quite regularly. Was this recent?
#13
mamboboy
will this run crysis?


No, this is just a HDMI cable. You'll need a PC to run Crysis. :p

Excellent price. Much better than the £80+ that Comet/Currys/PC World charge!
#14
nathankw
Really? I've never seen an hdmi cable in my local poundland and I do check the cables section quite regularly. Was this recent?


Same here, that's just what I was going to say!
banned#15
lazygamer
It's a HDMI cable, so yes it will :roll:


NO Thats not true. I `ve a couple that won`t do 1080p for some reason!
#16
Throbbing Beast
anyone know if they`ll do 1080p ?


Throbbing Beast
NO Thats not true. I `ve a couple that won`t do 1080p for some reason!


If it's not v1.3 then it might not be able to handle signals above 720p/1080i because of the higher bandwidth needed.
#17
Throbbing Beast
NO Thats not true. I `ve a couple that won`t do 1080p for some reason!

Are you sure it's the cables?

Theoretically, it would be possible for a cable to work fine at lower bandwidths then fail to transmit the data properly at 1080p (I believe this is what the HDMI "versions" e.g. 1.1/1.3 and certifying different versions are about), but I thought the chance of that happening in practice was very very small, particularly on a 1m cable.

It would be like having a USB cable that worked fine at USB1.1 speed but then failed when connected to something USB2.0. When USB2.0 came out I remember there was a lot of marketing rubbish about needing "USB2 high-speed certified" cables for USB2.0. Eventually everyone realised that pretty much any old USB cable worked fine and now you'd struggle to find anything for sale other than a plain old "USB cable" without any mention of speed.
#18
if you want 1.3 compatible and 1080p support try this over at ebuyer, comes to 6.56 inc delivery if you opt for 5 day super saver delivery (most of the time it comes in 2 days).

Plexus Gold Plated HDMI A/M 19Pin to HDMI A/M 19Pin Cable (Black) 2m

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130508

update: looks like they are charging for delivey on this now.
#19
I bought 2 of these and one wouldnt do 1080p and both showed horrible interferance. id steer clear tbh, the ROSS ones from asda have tested as much better frequency and much better sustainability.
#20
Ive got a hdmi cable that cost me £3 about 6 months ago. Runs at 1080p fine.
#21
Nutkin
I bought 2 of these and one wouldnt do 1080p and both showed horrible interferance. id steer clear tbh, the ROSS ones from asda have tested as much better frequency and much better sustainability.


you talking about the tesco ones?
#22
nathankw
Really? I've never seen an hdmi cable in my local poundland and I do check the cables section quite regularly. Was this recent?


I was planning on going tomoro anyway so will check my local Poundland for one.
#23
csf
you talking about the tesco ones?



Yes i even took it to work to make sure and gave it a full test.

It had huge signal atenuation and the 1.65Ghz that hdmi can throw out. very laggy and just wont lock a signal.
I took them both back tbh the interferance wasn't good. Gives a sort of out of sing look around the images.

Cheap cables are just as good but really cheap ones just dont wash. trust me i work with these all the time. But if all you have is one cable from your xbox to your tv or something then you will probs be fine.
#24
Nutkin
I bought 2 of these and one wouldnt do 1080p and both showed horrible interferance. id steer clear tbh, the ROSS ones from asda have tested as much better frequency and much better sustainability.


hdmi is digital, so it is impossible to get interference. you either get the full pic or you get nothing at all.
#25
skweezer
hdmi is digital, so it is impossible to get interference. you either get the full pic or you get nothing at all.


Wrong, I have a HDMI cable which causes lots of little coloured pixels over the screen. The rest of the picture is OK apart from the noise.
1 Like #26
skweezer
hdmi is digital, so it is impossible to get interference. you either get the full pic or you get nothing at all.


Not strictly true, a digital signal can suffer from interference and it will show up as a broken picture but the cable will not have much influence on this. Either there is an interference source or there isn't, the only exception being if there is a poor connection on the cable actually causing signal reflections.

So basically all cables will be susceptible to external interference.
All cables will give the same picture quality, either correct picture or broken picture.
Only faulty cables will actually introduce interference.
#27
I'm off to tesco to pick up one of these to try out my PS3 with the new Panansonic plasma from Dixons that is still in the box 3 days later due to lack of hdmi cable!!
#28
Going_Digital
Not strictly true, a digital signal can suffer from interference and it will show up as a broken picture but the cable will not have much influence on this. Either there is an interference source or there isn't, the only exception being if there is a poor connection on the cable actually causing signal reflections.

So basically all cables will be susceptible to external interference.
All cables will give the same picture quality, either correct picture or broken picture.
Only faulty cables will actually introduce interference.


i didnt know that. thanks
#29
lazygamer
It's a HDMI cable, so yes it will :roll:


it needs to be a 1.3 or 1.3a HDMI to do 1080p, if this is a 1.2 cable it will not
#30
jamesdew
it needs to be a 1.3 or 1.3a HDMI to do 1080p, if this is a 1.2 cable it will not


lol
My 1.2 cable says different.
#31
Nutkin
But if all you have is one cable from your xbox to your tv or something then you will probs be fine.


what do you mean?
#32
joshtbh
what do you mean?


he means that if you dont have many cables behind your tv causing a lot of interference then you will be fine with a cheap cable.
#33
sm182
I was planning on going tomoro anyway so will check my local Poundland for one.


I think the person who originally reported may have mistaken the firewire cable for HDMI. I almost bought one a few months ago by mistake.

Currently, the best value cable can be bought for £4 at zavvi
#34
macho, how come the Zavvi one is better value than the Tesco £1.97 one?
#35
WIll this run Crysis through my non-existent Blu-ray player from my Kitchen floorboards?
#36
Cyb
WIll this run Crysis through my non-existent Blu-ray player from my Kitchen floorboards?


no only from the cooker or ice cream maker im afraid.
#37
jamesdew
it needs to be a 1.3 or 1.3a HDMI to do 1080p, if this is a 1.2 cable it will not


As said its not true, any HDMI cable should be able to pass 1080p, some people might have non 1080p sets and this is the reason why they cannot get 1080p.

1.3 adds the extra bandwidth for the newer sound codecs, DTS-MA, Dolby True HD etc.
#38
androoski
Will this reach from my Blu-Ray player to my telly?


Rep added mate. :-D
#39
Personnally I feel that the majority of the 'Tesco value' range is a bit of an oxymoron!

Given that HDMI cables seem to be prone to interferance I'd say the £1.97 is a bit of a gamble!
#40
will this be better than the permanently -50 degree super cold uber HDMI cable that comet sold me that also makes me a cup of tea and stops people stealing my thoughts and guarantee's me the bestest HD signal on my 15 inch portable CRT tv?

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