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1m Signalex HDMI cable - £1 @ Poundland
1m Signalex  HDMI cable - £1 @ Poundland

1m Signalex HDMI cable - £1 @ Poundland

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Title says it all. They had quite a few left at Stretford Mall this afternoon.

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Original Poster

sorry no pics.

big_ndn;6968405

sorry no pics.

Are you a celeb like big_ndn? :-D

Bargin, nice find!

Original Poster

Blasphemous;6968509

Are you a celeb like big_ndn? :-D



I wish I was!

Banned

big_ndn;6968405

sorry no pics.



do you mean stratford mall:)

Nice deal, I ordered some 1m cables froma deal on here before, they turned up 3m long, I complained and then said why am I complaining, they were out of 1m and sent more expensive 3metre for no extra charge, I could not make them understand I actually wanted 1 metre cables as I had plenty of longer ones but really wanted short ones as they only had to be connected to a media player a couple of inched away!!!

gal2792t;6968521

Bargin, nice find!

It may be a bargain, but it's certainly not a "bargin".

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lulu123;6968907

do you mean stratford mall:)



no Stretford Mall (also known as Stretford Arndale) in Manchester.

might pop in tomorrow, its been so long since i been to stretford mall...i miss it lol

big_ndn;6969310

no Stretford Mall (also known as Stretford Arndale) in Manchester.




I lived there when it WAS Stretford Arndale. When they re-branded from the English "Arndale" to the American "Mall" and changed the big sign on the front, there was a massive dirty tidemark left by the old sign.

anthony712;6969006

Nice deal, I ordered some 1m cables froma deal on here before, they … Nice deal, I ordered some 1m cables froma deal on here before, they turned up 3m long, I complained and then said why am I complaining, they were out of 1m and sent more expensive 3metre for no extra charge, I could not make them understand I actually wanted 1 metre cables as I had plenty of longer ones but really wanted short ones as they only had to be connected to a media player a couple of inched away!!!



I hope they didn't cost a pound and then you complained !! That would be hardcore man .

anthony712;6969006

Nice deal, I ordered some 1m cables froma deal on here before, they … Nice deal, I ordered some 1m cables froma deal on here before, they turned up 3m long, I complained and then said why am I complaining, they were out of 1m and sent more expensive 3metre for no extra charge, I could not make them understand I actually wanted 1 metre cables as I had plenty of longer ones but really wanted short ones as they only had to be connected to a media player a couple of inched away!!!




Exactly what happened to me too! They listed 1M in stock, but 3M turned up! GRRRRR! most put out, I really needed 1M! but it
wasn't worth the agro sending back. Anyone know if the Crawley or Redhill branchs of Poundland have the 1M in stock.

trudiandsteve;6969448

I lived there when it WAS Stretford Arndale. When they re-branded from … I lived there when it WAS Stretford Arndale. When they re-branded from the English "Arndale" to the American "Mall" and changed the big sign on the front, there was a massive dirty tidemark left by the old sign.



same here was a big treat to go to the arndale. I worked at mac market on the tills on a saturday and used to go to the sands discoteque. Those were the days !!!

Will this connect my PS3 to a HD TV? Or do I need a specific 'PS3' cable?

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Banterlicious;6970542

Will this connect my PS3 to a HD TV? Or do I need a specific 'PS3' cable?



Dont know about your PS3 but on the packet it says "ideal for set-top boxes, dvd player and gaming consoles".

So I should think this is OK.

I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low price ranges. A £1 cable will be different, especially for video compared to a £15 one. Of course a £30 cable compared to a £200 cable will unlikely yield any extra benefit.

And then there is the question of why would you buy such a ****** cable if you can afford an HD quality output? Ask yourself that. Just buy a standard quality HDMI cable.

Unless this cable is so poor that it produces bit-errors, then it will work as well as one costing any price. You sound like you've swallowed some marketing mumbo-jumbo.

FreddyC;6971486

I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low … I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low price ranges. A £1 cable will be different, especially for video compared to a £15 one. Of course a £30 cable compared to a £200 cable will unlikely yield any extra benefit.And then there is the question of why would you buy such a ****** cable if you can afford an HD quality output? Ask yourself that. Just buy a standard quality HDMI cable.




Actually this would be true for things such as Scart, but with digital cables either they carry a digital signal or they dont, so this statement is complete bull.
The cable will either work or wont work. So £1 for this is brilliant.

FreddyC;6971486

I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low … I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low price ranges. A £1 cable will be different, especially for video compared to a £15 one. Of course a £30 cable compared to a £200 cable will unlikely yield any extra benefit.And then there is the question of why would you buy such a ****** cable if you can afford an HD quality output? Ask yourself that. Just buy a standard quality HDMI cable.



Moron alert :thinking:

FreddyC;6971486

I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low … I have to say this is a bad deal. Cables do have difference in the low price ranges. A £1 cable will be different, especially for video compared to a £15 one. Of course a £30 cable compared to a £200 cable will unlikely yield any extra benefit.And then there is the question of why would you buy such a ****** cable if you can afford an HD quality output? Ask yourself that. Just buy a standard quality HDMI cable.



I got a laugh out of it anyway.

Hot deal, pick your cable up now! It works with 360 and PS3 if anyone wanted to know, with no extra bits needed.

nokmond;6971669

Moron alert :thinking:



bit harsh there mate

Sainsbury £7.50 (was 1/2 price) HDMI is poor - low picture quality compared to a £30 IXOS. Ask at Richer Sounds - they can sell a decent one for your budget - esp if with HD player or TV - might knock off a few £ if you ask nicely!

I was waiting for someone to come out with the 'Monster Cable' bollx or some such ****.

It's my considered opinion that a lot of people would do better getting their eyes tested at the opticians and getting a pair of gigs or contacts. You would see a far greater improvement on your TV (and in real life) than you would trying to justify the 'difference' a £70 HDMI cable makes to the quality of picture you get.

As said before, if it's digital, it will either work or it won't. You will know if it doesn't work. (Surely it's a series of 0/1 pulses sent down the cable. Any improvement in picture quality will be due to how the machines (bluray/ps3 or HD TV) process the signal.)

Get one and try, what have you lost? £1 Then try a friends superior (i.e. more expensive) cable with the same set-up and judge for yourself.

sollas001;6973236

Sainsbury £7.50 (was 1/2 price) HDMI is poor - low picture quality … Sainsbury £7.50 (was 1/2 price) HDMI is poor - low picture quality compared to a £30 IXOS. Ask at Richer Sounds - they can sell a decent one for your budget - esp if with HD player or TV - might knock off a few £ if you ask nicely!



Another moron alert :w00t:

sollas001;6973236

Sainsbury £7.50 (was 1/2 price) HDMI is poor - low picture quality … Sainsbury £7.50 (was 1/2 price) HDMI is poor - low picture quality compared to a £30 IXOS. Ask at Richer Sounds - they can sell a decent one for your budget - esp if with HD player or TV - might knock off a few £ if you ask nicely!



I wonder why Richer Sounds would recommend a more expensive cable? ;-)

I've been using 1.3c cables that cost £1.50 from ebay for about 3 months now and everything I've put through it is still stunning quality and never had any reliability problems.

Also, I have an official PS3 HDMI cable that I got with the system and there is no difference between that and the cheap cable.

nokmond;6971669

Moron alert :thinking:



seanjames;6973024

bit harsh there mate



"Moron" is an insult; "deluded" is a more factual description.

Ginglemonkey;6973402

Then try a friends superior (i.e. more expensive) cable with the same … Then try a friends superior (i.e. more expensive) cable with the same set-up and judge for yourself.

Unfortunately therein lies the problem, and why I use the word "deluded", not in an insulting but in a factual way.

If you (or me!) know what equipment you are testing, you will be swayed into seeing or hearing a difference. You may genuinely feel that one is better than the other even if there is no difference. Exactly the same phenomenon appears in medical trials: if people are given the medicine on trial, many will feel better even if it isn't actually doing them any good at all. This is the reason why placebos are provided: so that nobody knows whether they are getting the medicine or not, and you can therefore take the aspect of self-delusion out of the equation. In order to do the same in this situation, you need a double-blind test where the person doing the testing and the person conducting do not know what equipment is being used. Unfortunately, this is rather difficult to arrange for most people, so the delusion will continue, and the hifi magazines and overpriced equipment manufacturers will continue to laugh themselves all the way to the bank.

pibpob;6974628

Unfortunately therein lies the problem, and why I use the word "deluded", … Unfortunately therein lies the problem, and why I use the word "deluded", not in an insulting but in a factual way.If you (or me!) know what equipment you are testing, you will be swayed into seeing or hearing a difference. You may genuinely feel that one is better than the other even if there is no difference. Exactly the same phenomenon appears in medical trials: if people are given the medicine on trial, many will feel better even if it isn't actually doing them any good at all. This is the reason why placebos are provided: so that nobody knows whether they are getting the medicine or not, and you can therefore take the aspect of self-delusion out of the equation. In order to do the same in this situation, you need a double-blind test where the person doing the testing and the person conducting do not know what equipment is being used. Unfortunately, this is rather difficult to arrange for most people, so the delusion will continue, and the hifi magazines and overpriced equipment manufacturers will continue to laugh themselves all the way to the bank.





well said!

Light touch paper and stand back......


I'd rather get the gold plated one as it'll give a better picture :whistling::whistling:

It'll make a better picture of you if you hang it round your neck.

Wow! HDMI lead double blind testing. What a well rounded bunch we have here. :-D

A good point well made sir.

Cracking deal, Quality looking bit of cable - not thin and nasty, well made, with golden plugs that might even be gold plated? bought one to use with my WDTV, but as a test hooked it up to my Popcorn Hour and it played some 1080p video faultlessly. Picture looks as good as any of the far more expensive cables I have. It may be worth spending a bit more on HDMI cable if you have a run longer than 3M - though I am yet to be convinced of this either – but if you need only a 1M one don't be 'deluded' and spend a load on a 'high-end' cable, you won’t notice the difference - except in your pocket!
I'm off to buy some more! :thumbsup:

Regard longer cables - thought I'd take a punt and bought the cheapest 7m one I could find on ebay (£7) and it works faultlessly. I'm utterly convinced of the technical argument that it will either work or not (as opposed to good or poor picture) and it works. So I bought another 2. That's it for HDMI cables for me - the argument for a £100 cable is utter BS

I've seen the 'price' argument so many times before, and it always comes down to the same thing: If you wish to pay more for a lead that does the same thing as the cheaper option, go ahead.

The only difference I've ever noticed with leads would be those with gold plating having a marginally better connection. By 'better connection', I simply mean that conductivity is better, so in the event of any kind of movement, it's less likely to have any singal interruption, but this is so unlikely in either case (primarily as all wiring / cabling is stationary), that it's all but irrelevant.

There are actually other things that matter with the high frequency signals that pass down these cables, such as impedance mismatches and dielectric loss... but these depend on the length of the cable, and you'd be hard pressed to make a 1m one that was bad enough to result in bit errors I'd have thought.

What's particularly sad is that people have abused these theories to apply them to low frequencies (audio cables) where they have no effect at all, and yet they still market this pseudo-science to the gullible.

pibpob;6969268

It may be a bargain, but it's certainly not a "bargin".



Janner talk mate! ;-)

Great deal, wouldn't mind getting a couple if my local one had any in stock!

Great deal.

With a digital signal it's either 1 or 0. There isn't any middle ground.

I was talking to the manager in one of my local Currys who openly admits that the expensive cables are about as credible and effective as todger enlargement patches!

I always love the HDMI lead argument, I wonder how many poor deluded fools buy the cables form PCWorld, Currys etc, at the huge prices in store when they buy their new TV.
I have a PS3 and a HD Freesat box both running on cheap cables (both with good shielding) and the picture as about as good as my TV can show, the best way to improve my picture would be to improve my TV, which I could probably do with the cost of some of the Premium HDMI cables!
Only buy a cable as long as you need!

Original Poster

lil_bil;7002494

Hi, I went into my poundland and never saw any? I asked they didn't even … Hi, I went into my poundland and never saw any? I asked they didn't even know what I was talking about, lol. What section did everyone else find it? Was it near where the CD-R and DVD-R, and earphones are?



Thats were they should be...if they have any left!
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