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10m Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - £7.99 delivered @ 7dayshop.com
10m Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - £7.99 delivered @ 7dayshop.com

10m Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - £7.99 delivered @ 7dayshop.com

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High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is rapidly emerging as the connection standard for HDTV.

HDMI combines high-definition video and multi-channel audio in a single digital interface to provide crystal-clear digital quality over a single cable.

Featuring Gold Plated Plugs
Tinned Copper Braid
Matt uPVC Shielded Jacket

HDMI offers significant advantages over analogue A/V connections, including the ability to transmit uncompressed digital video and audio content. This 19Pin HDMI cable has gold plated contacts for the best possible connection.

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Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME burden on the cabling to fulfil its data transmission (whereas at the normal 1-3m you really aren't):

eg Here's the key bit from the official HDMI organisation's FAQs:

"Q. Does HDMI accommodate long cable lengths?
"Yes. HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at long lengths. In order to allow cable manufacturers to improve their products through the use of new technologies, HDMI specifies the required performance of a cable but does not specify a maximum cable length. We have seen cables pass "Standard Cable" HDMI compliance testing at lengths of up to a maximum of 10 meters without the use of a repeater. It is not only the cable that factors into how long a cable can successfully carry an HDMI signal, the receiver chip inside the TV or projector also plays a major factor. Receiver chips that include a feature called "cable equalization" are able to compensate for weaker signals thereby extending the potential length of any cable that is used with that device.
"With any long run of an HDMI cable, quality manufactured cables can play a significant role in successfully running HDMI over such longer distances."

That said it's £8 and if it visibly works with your kit, it visibly works

A Belkin 4.8m costs "only" £74.99 at PC World, or just £69.97 at Dixons!

MKD

Gold Plated :w00t: chavs send this off to 'Cash my gold!!' and make a tenner :roll:

mk-donald;7733720

Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME … Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME burden on the cabling to fulfil its data transmission (whereas at the normal 1-3m you really aren't):eg Here's the key bit from the official HDMI organisation's FAQs:"Q. Does HDMI accommodate long cable lengths?"Yes. HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at long lengths. In order to allow cable manufacturers to improve their products through the use of new technologies, HDMI specifies the required performance of a cable but does not specify a maximum cable length. We have seen cables pass "Standard Cable" HDMI compliance testing at lengths of up to a maximum of 10 meters without the use of a repeater. It is not only the cable that factors into how long a cable can successfully carry an HDMI signal, the receiver chip inside the TV or projector also plays a major factor. Receiver chips that include a feature called "cable equalization" are able to compensate for weaker signals thereby extending the potential length of any cable that is used with that device."With any long run of an HDMI cable, quality manufactured cables can play a significant role in successfully running HDMI over such longer distances."That said it's £8 and if it visibly works with your kit, it visibly works :)A Belkin 4.8m costs "only" £74.99 at PC World, or just £69.97 at Dixons!MKD



With all due respect, the product is on sale for a reason - to offer a low cost alternative to the money grabbing b*$!4*+s that charge us in excess of £100 for an equivalent product that does virtually the same thing. personally I have used 1.3 and the standard on my 60 inch LG unit and cannot see the difference - it's a load of rubbish to try and encourage us to buy the more expensive product. I now use 5 metre cables and once again cannot see the difference. So good find OP - rated hot at this price (not everyone wants cinema quality, if indeed there is a difference).

pbilkhu;7736156

With all due respect, the product is on sale for a reason - to offer a … With all due respect, the product is on sale for a reason - to offer a low cost alternative to the money grabbing b*$!4*+s that charge us in excess of £100 for an equivalent product that does virtually the same thing. personally I have used 1.3 and the standard on my 60 inch LG unit and cannot see the difference - it's a load of rubbish to try and encourage us to buy the more expensive product. I now use 5 metre cables and once again cannot see the difference. So good find OP - rated hot at this price (not everyone wants cinema quality, if indeed there is a difference).




Erm....... he was taking the p*ss :oops:

mk-donald;7733720

Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME … Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME burden on the cabling to fulfil its data transmission (whereas at the normal 1-3m you really aren't)........



I agree - I bought a cheap 10m DVI cable for my projector and got loads of pixels doing funny things that made it unwatchable, even when I shelled out for a DVI repeater.

I ended up getting a second-hand Lindy cable on Ebay, and that worked perfectly, without even using the repeater.

(Agree cable quality is unlikely to make a difference on shorter lengths though, unless it's so badly made it develops a fault.)

pbilkhu;7736156

With all due respect, the product is on sale for a reason - to offer a … With all due respect, the product is on sale for a reason - to offer a low cost alternative to the money grabbing b*$!4*+s that charge us in excess of £100 for an equivalent product that does virtually the same thing. personally I have used 1.3 and the standard on my 60 inch LG unit and cannot see the difference - it's a load of rubbish to try and encourage us to buy the more expensive product. I now use 5 metre cables and once again cannot see the difference. So good find OP - rated hot at this price (not everyone wants cinema quality, if indeed there is a difference).




I dont think Mc-Donald was disputing the quality of the cable - he was just pointing out that 10m is just about as long as you would want a HDMI cable or you may start getting problems. (irrespective of how much you paid for it.) :thumbsup:

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loll1es;7736127

Gold Plated :w00t: chavs send this off to 'Cash my gold!!' and make a … Gold Plated :w00t: chavs send this off to 'Cash my gold!!' and make a tenner :roll:



god will there be a post here with out the word chav included - sooooooooooooooo old news now :roll::roll:

Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this is giving me 1080p. Worth getting this? or wont make a difference?

I THINK THIS IS HOT.
Perfect if you have a projector with a HDMI connection.
I don't. :-(

Lordacris;7736233

Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this … Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this is giving me 1080p. Worth getting this? or wont make a difference?



HDMI could give you better quality - and I think some downloaded HD films etc will only work on HDMI, though could be wrong...

Is your Xbox 10m away from your TV though? If not, obviously a shorter one would be better - and as above, a low quality 10m digital cable may actually be worse than a low quality analogue cable.

mk-donald;7733720

Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME … Just a point that getting to TEN METERS you are starting to put SOME burden on the cabling to fulfil its data transmission (whereas at the normal 1-3m you really aren't):eg Here's the key bit from the official HDMI organisation's FAQs:"Q. Does HDMI accommodate long cable lengths?"Yes. HDMI technology has been designed to use standard copper cable construction at long lengths. In order to allow cable manufacturers to improve their products through the use of new technologies, HDMI specifies the required performance of a cable but does not specify a maximum cable length. We have seen cables pass "Standard Cable" HDMI compliance testing at lengths of up to a maximum of 10 meters without the use of a repeater. It is not only the cable that factors into how long a cable can successfully carry an HDMI signal, the receiver chip inside the TV or projector also plays a major factor. Receiver chips that include a feature called "cable equalization" are able to compensate for weaker signals thereby extending the potential length of any cable that is used with that device."With any long run of an HDMI cable, quality manufactured cables can play a significant role in successfully running HDMI over such longer distances."That said it's £8 and if it visibly works with your kit, it visibly works :)A Belkin 4.8m costs "only" £74.99 at PC World, or just £69.97 at Dixons!MKD



Good post - even if some folks couldn't get the humour in your last sentence. :whistling:
As you say buy it and try it with your kit - if it works great - if not it's only £8 wasted :thumbsup:

Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how disingenuous the whole cable making industry is. I always guessed there was a lot of snake oil salesmanship with analogue cables, but when you have widespread use of gold connectors on digital connectors (something which is impossible to improve picture quality) it makes you realise just how the pervasive the fakery is.

belovedmonster;7736488

Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how … Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how disingenuous the whole cable making industry is. I always guessed there was a lot of snake oil salesmanship with analogue cables, but when you have widespread use of gold connectors on digital connectors (something which is impossible to improve picture quality) it makes you realise just how the pervasive the fakery is.



That's the great thing about the internet - it lets the clueless have their say. :w00t:

HOT. Bigger is sometimes better!

Lordacris;7736233

Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this … Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this is giving me 1080p. Worth getting this? or wont make a difference?


still not convinced this is correct - but confirmed by microsoft - the xbox only transmits video via hdmi - no sound....sounds dumb but true for me...i believe most games are 720p anyway

belovedmonster;7736488

Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how … Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how disingenuous the whole cable making industry is. I always guessed there was a lot of snake oil salesmanship with analogue cables, but when you have widespread use of gold connectors on digital connectors (something which is impossible to improve picture quality) it makes you realise just how the pervasive the fakery is.



:giggle:

gizmouk;7736512

That's the great thing about the internet - it lets the clueless have … That's the great thing about the internet - it lets the clueless have their say. :w00t:



+1

belovedmonster;7736488

Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how … Seeing all these gold plated HDMI cables is making me realise just how disingenuous the whole cable making industry is. I always guessed there was a lot of snake oil salesmanship with analogue cables, but when you have widespread use of gold connectors on digital connectors (something which is impossible to improve picture quality) it makes you realise just how the pervasive the fakery is.



Indeed, not forgetting that the " gold plated " cable is going to be shoved in to a nickel plated socket on the TV etc.

Pure hype.:?

gizmouk;7736512

That's the great thing about the internet - it lets the clueless have … That's the great thing about the internet - it lets the clueless have their say. :w00t:


agreed, and of of course there are plenty of cables experts on hotukdumbdumbs

Inactive;7737297

Indeed, not forgetting that the " gold plated " cable is going to be … Indeed, not forgetting that the " gold plated " cable is going to be shoved in to a nickel plated socket on the TV etc.Pure hype.:?



Gold Plated cable would be an expensive waste; however gold connectors even in a nickel plated socket could improve connectivity. Gold is soft so will distort to make a good connection... etc. etc.

Yes selling a cable on the basis of it's 'gold connectors' is snake oil; but equally wrong is the myth that cable quality cannot affect your digital connection.

But I certainly wouldn't buy a £50 cable before trying whether a £10 cable worked adequately...

wombat6025;7737425

Gold Plated cable would be an expensive waste; however gold connectors … Gold Plated cable would be an expensive waste; however gold connectors even in a nickel plated socket could improve connectivity. Gold is soft so will distort to make a good connection... etc. etc. Yes selling a cable on the basis of it's 'gold connectors' is snake oil; but equally wrong is the myth that cable quality cannot affect your digital connection.But I certainly wouldn't buy a £50 cable before trying whether a £10 cable worked adequately...



Actually a gold connector in a nickel plated socket is not a good idea, given their somewhat different galvanic potentials; however it's unlikely to be a problem in a domestic environment.

Apart from that I agree 100%.

wombat6025;7737425

Gold Plated cable would be an expensive waste; however gold connectors … Gold Plated cable would be an expensive waste; however gold connectors even in a nickel plated socket could improve connectivity. Gold is soft so will distort to make a good connection... etc. etc. Yes selling a cable on the basis of it's 'gold connectors' is snake oil; but equally wrong is the myth that cable quality cannot affect your digital connection.But I certainly wouldn't buy a £50 cable before trying whether a £10 cable worked adequately...



gold plating isnt for improving connectivity...its because gold doesnt corrode

for long cables of >10m id buy a decent cable - qed or chord....however, the main question is why do you need it that long anyway
totally agree with your comment about cable quality.....there are plenty of dumb dumbs on here who just dont get it.....they auto think - because the data is transmitted digitally rather than analogue (scart, etc) it means the data will always be transmitted but fail to see that a rubbish cable WILL affect the transmssion (eg. if i stamp on an optical cable - im sure it wont work, if i snag my hdmi cable it may damage it as the cables are not indestructible (in fact digital cables are more prone to damage than analogue ones) .

Exactly how thick do people think the gold plate is on these plugs?

I would imagine that a couple of connection and removals would wear it off at point of contact. Also, considering these things are made in a country that churns out designer copies for fun, I hardly think that labelling gold colour as real gold would cause them any sleepless nights!

Excellent find

To those asking the point of a 10m cable: if you want to hide the cable in a wall then you can quickly find that you need more than just 3-5m once you route it correctly. I needed about 8-9m to go through the wall, up to the loft, round a corner and down the wall behind the TV. The actual distance from the sources to the TV is only about 2.5m though.

The 10m ones I bought off Ebay in 2006 (about £9 each I recall) have been perfect, can't see why anyone would have any bother with these.

Surely the issue with running over a long distance is interference. I guess if the resistance is high then that could cause an issue but that would be negligible over 10m.

Assuming interference is the issue then gold plating would not help, shielding would be important though.

Are expensive digital HDMI cables better?

news.bbc.co.uk/new…stm


Are expensive digital HDMI cables better?Page last updated at 10:07 GMT, … Are expensive digital HDMI cables better?Page last updated at 10:07 GMT, Tuesday, 2 February 2010By Iain MackenzieNewsbeat technology reporterHDMI stands for high definition multimedia interface"You wouldn't spend £20,000 on a car then put cheap tyres on it, would you?"That might seem like powerful argument for road safety, but it's the kind of line being trotted out in high street electrical stores to sell HDMI cables.These short, unexciting-looking wires are used to connect devices such as Blu-ray players and games consoles to modern, flat screen televisions.HDMI cables rarely come included with new gadgets and while they can be bought for as little as 95p, some retailers stock models costing up to £110.Many shoppers report being steered in the direction of more expensive HDMI cables by eager sales staff, who claim higher prices equal better picture quality.Kerry Lennox contacted Newsbeat. She said: "I recently bought a home cinema system and was informed by the shop assistant that I would need to buy a £50 HDMI cable. I bought one for £10 from a well known supermarket chain."Marcus Hodges wrote: "I've got a really expensive one and a cheap one for £12. To be honest, they're exactly the same!"One professional HDMI sceptic is technology reviewer James Holland."Blu Ray players and the TVs they hook up to are completely digital, so you are talking about ones and zeros," said James."The cable itself isn't contributing to the quality of that picture at all. It is just moving it from one place to the other. It's the electronics at both ends that do the hard work."Shopping testUnlike their analogue predecessors, SCART cables, HDMI sends sound and pictures encoded in digital form, theoretically making it less vulnerable to interference.Dr Eric Chowanietz, Principle Lecturer in Media Technology at De Montfort University, believes there is little to support the claims made for pricier models.Continue reading the main storyAs you connect more and more items together, say an HD box and games console, or multi channel amplifier, you will need better and better quality cables to maintain the quality of the signalChris Jenkins, tech labs managerHe said: "You wouldn't buy a more expensive printer cable and expect to print higher quality documents."The document quality depends on the printer and it is much the same with a digital system."Newsbeat went on a mystery shop with 20-year-old student Ed Trencher. In each store he asked which cable he should buy for connecting an Xbox 360 to a HD television.John Lewis: "They said their cheapest cable was £19.99 and I shouldn't spend any more because they all do the same thing."Micro Anvika: "The guy said HDMI is HDMI and the cables shouldn't really differ. The cheapest one, he tried to sell me, was £29.99. The most expensive one they had was £95 and he said there wasn't really much difference between them."PC World: "They tried to sell me a £39.99 HDMI cable which was, apparently, clearer picture quality."Currys Digital: "They said I should buy the £69.99 HDMI cable because it provided a much better picture quality over the cheaper version, but for some reason [the assistant] decided to knock £20 off."Quality cableCurrys and PC World both offer HDMI cables priced between £19.99 and £119.A statement from DSGi, which owns the two chains said: "We always aim to help our customers find the right product for their choice of hardware by clearly explaining the differences between the cables and our staff receive training on these products."The choice of HDMI cable is mainly determined by the level of signal purity that the consumer is looking for in the connection between playback device and television."The company said that some cables were more expensive than others because the materials used in them, such as copper wiring, were of a higher quality.One expert who supports that claim is Chris Jenkins, tech labs manager for Future Publishing group, behind Home Cinema Choice.He argues that more expensive cables do make a difference, especially in more complex home cinema setups and over cable runs of longer than one metre."As you connect more and more items together, say an HD box and games console, or multi channel amplifier, you will need better and better quality cables to maintain the quality of the signal."£120 cable for your first purchase? No. But certainly don't try to get away with a £1.99 cable"Chris' advice is to budget around 10% of a system's price for HDMI cables.

rasanh;7738084

Chris' advice is to budget around 10% of a system's price for HDMI … Chris' advice is to budget around 10% of a system's price for HDMI cables.



That's hilarious - so if you plan to spend £500, you should be spending £50 on an HDMI cable, otherwise your TV will get all huffy.

I'm sure Chris Jenkins of Home Cinema Choice has no vested interest in advertising revenues etc, but his statement could equally be paraphrased as: generally speaking, idiots can be persuaded into wasting 10% of their budget on high profit margin tat...

Sorry guys my posting at #3 in this thread could have been clearer - as a couple of you got the wrong end of the stick - so here's a paraphrase of what i meant/should have said:
a) Good find (heat added)
b) A 10m cable of "standard copper cable construction" should be just dandy even per the official HDMI body (see quote I provided)
c) HOWEVER it is (unlike all the usual 1-3m lengths needed) getting LONG as per HDMI spec and hence MIGHT not be 100% successful - as the HDMI body recognise a repeater could be required (ie regardless of whether you have spend £8 or £800 on your cable)
d) If isn't working 100% okay then any hiccups will be VISIBLE on your HDMI devices (otherwise why would you care?)
e) So even if it is pants (99.x% unlikely) you've only risked £8 instead of falling for the ripoffs at say £70+ for a cable of just half this length (so dread to think what a 10m rip-off cable would be like).

You'd need to be WAY too rich and gullible if you weren't prepared to TRY a £1-£8 HDMI cable first!

MKD

Lordacris;7736233

Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this … Currently running a Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable to my 32" HD TV - this is giving me 1080p. Worth getting this? or wont make a difference?



It's not impossible but I'd be surprised if you were getting 1080p over component. Many TVs only support 720p or 1080i max over the component connections - even if they're on a 1080p TV. Clearly the xbox is capable, but the TV input may not be.

HDMI is digital, component is analogue - so HDMI is less susceptible to noise = potentially higher quality.

HDMI also offers some audio sync improvements but these don't apply here.

p.s. I shall be using this to run my HD output to a 2nd TV in the next room, controlled by the HDMI switchbox posted yesterday.

jamesdew;7738062

Surely the issue with running over a long distance is interference. I … Surely the issue with running over a long distance is interference. I guess if the resistance is high then that could cause an issue but that would be negligible over 10m.Assuming interference is the issue then gold plating would not help, shielding would be important though.


the signal is weaker over a longer distance, hence why you need repeaters for >10m cable lengths

royals;7737582

gold plating isnt for improving connectivity...its because gold doesnt … gold plating isnt for improving connectivity...its because gold doesnt corrode



I was replying to a comment about gold connectors in 'cheap' nickel sockets mention of corosion resistance seemed moot given a nickel socket and was only trying to refute the argument that the connector material could not affect the connection.

I said gold connectors could improve connectivity which is true; all the other comments that have been made are also true; gold connectors won't make the cable itself better; the gold-plate on an £8 (or even £50) cable will most likely rub off after a couple of connections etc.; what fool wouldn't try an £8 cable when like as not it will work...

ukdealee;7738924

That's hilarious - so if you plan to spend £500, you should be spending … That's hilarious - so if you plan to spend £500, you should be spending £50 on an HDMI cable, otherwise your TV will get all huffy. I'm sure Chris Jenkins of Home Cinema Choice has no vested interest in advertising revenues etc, but his statement could equally be paraphrased as: generally speaking, idiots can be persuaded into wasting 10% of their budget on high profit margin tat...



Gosh there is a load of crap in that article. You've got one guy coming out with the old 'digital signals are magic and will go down any cable' nonsense, and then this Chris fellow spouting the equally daft 10% of budget crap. :roll: :roll:

royals;7737214

still not convinced this is correct - but confirmed by microsoft - the … still not convinced this is correct - but confirmed by microsoft - the xbox only transmits video via hdmi - no sound....sounds dumb but true for me...i believe most games are 720p anyway



??? I could have sworn my xbox is connected using only an hdmi lead, and I'm positive i can hear the sound, let me just go and check. Oh hang on, i don't need to coz I'm not an idiot

pretty cheap i bought a gold plated 2m cable for £15 this is 5x bigger for £5 but doubt if it will retain quality since its a big cable

royals;7737582

gold plating isnt for improving connectivity...its because gold doesnt … gold plating isnt for improving connectivity...its because gold doesnt corrode



I know - I'm sick of all my none gold plated connectors corroding like :whistling:. Where you live - the Amazon?

royals;7740118

the signal is weaker over a longer distance, hence why you need repeaters … the signal is weaker over a longer distance, hence why you need repeaters for >10m cable lengths



You don't need repeaters at all. I have a cheapo 20m HDMI' and a couple of 15m's and they all work perfectly - going into my loft on an outside wall as well. If they don't work perfectly, they are faulty so get a replacement - not a rip off Chord/Qed/Monster.

anyone recieved these yet...been a while now ?

Nope, I got an email saying they were in stock...that's it. Still waiting.

mine just came(thurs 11th)ain't got time to open it.

Mine came yesterday (weds 10th), was waiting when I got home from work - they work fine.

ro53ben;7810775

Mine came yesterday (weds 10th), was waiting when I got home from work - … Mine came yesterday (weds 10th), was waiting when I got home from work - they work fine.



great deal then...10m for this price :w00t:
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