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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi Folks

anyone care to give me a quick run down on what the difference is on the varying HDMI cables.

I see loads of offers for these cables come up and people rave about them. Just wondering, are these HDMI cables not al the same in terms of quality of output?

Is having the gold plated ones superior in terms of quality or is it just a looks thing?

Getting a 1080p HD tv along with the Virgin HD box in the next few days so want to get up to date with what's what.

Ive seen a 22 inch tv with full 1080p HD for about £170. The company is LG and it seems to have decent reviews in the few places i've checked.

Ive still got a CRT tv and ive not bought a new tv for some years so am abit nervous :)
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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1 Like #1
A £2.99 HDMI cable is no different to a more expensive one. Save your money and don't be conned. It's totally different to buying a scart lead. Because it's digital you will either get a signal or you won't.
#2
No difference unless we start talking metres. 1-2 metres then any will do, i personally go for gold plated tho.
#3
Also a 22" 1080p tv is pointless, unless you're using it as a PC monitor. I think people generally say you need at least 32" to notice 1080p, otherwise you may as well go for 720p.
#4
I was reading that HDMI cables could be the thing of the past & ethernet cables will replace HDMI cables.

Ethernet cables to replace HDMI ? clicky.
#5
do not believe any of the above posts, i have been informed by the sales people in currys, comet etc that only the super duper expensive ones will work to get HD quality, so listen to these guys in the know and spend at least £60 on one, the more expensive the better.:p
#6
the only reason we say any of that stuff is cos we get bollocked if we don't.
doubt theres any of us who actually believe it, but we cant afford to have morals!
#7
boabbyrab
the more expensive the better.:p

There's one born every minute.X)
#8
boabbyrab
do not believe any of the above posts, i have been informed by the sales people in currys, comet etc that only the super duper expensive ones will work to get HD quality, so listen to these guys in the know and spend at least £60 on one, the more expensive the better.:p

Should this post have an old side of the mouth whistling smilie at the end?
#9
Plum
Should this post have an old side of the mouth whistling smilie at the end?
put smiley in and did not work, the tried to edit post and would not let me.

planearm
There's one born every minute
what, you MEAN you do not beleive these experts that work in sales.:p
#10
slackrat77
the only reason we say any of that stuff is cos we get bollocked if we don't.
doubt theres any of us who actually believe it, but we cant afford to have morals!


Sorry mate but im confused by your comment. What stuff do you have to say? bollocked for what? believe what?
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EN1GMA
slackrat77
the only reason we say any of that stuff is cos we get bollocked if we don't.doubt theres any of us who actually believe it, but we cant afford to have morals!
Sorry mate but im confused by your comment. What stuff do you have to say? bollocked for what? believe what?

I suspect her works for one of these retail shops that have staff telling you to buy the more expensive cables. :p
#12
Sorry mate but im confused by your comment. What stuff do you have to say? bollocked for what? believe what?

It's about the % profit margins on the cables - I used to work for a computer retailer and the margin on the hardware is tiny you get your money from selling overpriced accessories so teh sales staff have it drummed into them that selling 1 PC to one customer is pretty useless unless they can sell some software packages\cables\ink carts\paper etc.
#13
Thanks guys!!!

got it now

LOLOL
#14
The major differences between an expensive and a cheap HDMI cable is the quality build. The only reason to purchase an expensive branded HDMI cable is when you require a lead well over five metres, when the signal loss can start to occur. Remember it's a digital signal, so technically the picture is either on or off, and no deterioration occurs. So simply how many television watchers require a cable longer than two metres ? So as many users have stated buy a relatively cheap HDMI cable, dont waste your money on expensive accessories in this case.
banned#15
Just get cheap all the time, cheap if it's 1 metre or 10. There is no issue routing the cheapest cat5e or cat6 ethernet cable over 100m runs...
#16
You can have the best of both worlds, in poundland they have well made gold plated connected ones for a squid. They also have phillips ones reduced to two pound in Asda.

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