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1m Toslink digital audio optical cable £1! PoundLand
1m Toslink digital audio optical cable £1! PoundLand

1m Toslink digital audio optical cable £1! PoundLand

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Signalex 1M Metre Pure Optical TOS Link Cable TOSLink Digital Audio Lead from Poundland

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what a bargain

I have used a few of these, for connecting various devices to my Sony Theatre TV Stand, and although at first I wasn't expecting much, turns out they work great! so a few quid well spent.

Heat added!

Anyone know if these can be used with the PS3?

I bought one of these only last week to use with my PS3. Works perfectly well - complete bargain for only a quid. Get involved

Works brilliantly with PS3 It's not just the picture quality that matters with video games, sound quality too! Absolute bargain.

Noticed these last time I was in Poundland... They had loads of cables you'd expect to pay £15 or more from electrical retailers in.
If they work well... who's to complain!

Thinking of buying one for the 360... not sure if I want to go down that route yet though.

pluves1;8721035

Dupehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/555508/poundland-signalex-1-metre-pure-opt



That is 5months old, you can repost old threads. :thumbsup:

Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got stuck in a optical splitter, when i yanked it the wire came out but leaving the connector still in the splitter. not bad for a pound though.

Tos-link?!?!?!..... am I the only one put off by the name alone, would it be compatible with my shytebox media player?!?!

Saw them in my local, they look OK for a quid.

frakison;8721432

Tos-link?!?!?!..... am I the only one put off by the name alone, would it … Tos-link?!?!?!..... am I the only one put off by the name alone, would it be compatible with my shytebox media player?!?!



TOSLINK is just the name of the cable, it and calling it an Optical Cable are interchangeable.

immadahmad;8721268

Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got … Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got stuck in a optical splitter, when i yanked it the wire came out but leaving the connector still in the splitter. not bad for a pound though.



True, I bought a £1 HDMI cable from Poundland which almost fried my 40" Sony LCD TV, ended up tossing it in the bin and buying a proper cable. Beware.

kharma45;8721547

TOSLINK is just the name of the cable, it and calling it an Optical Cable … TOSLINK is just the name of the cable, it and calling it an Optical Cable are interchangeable.



........ it was a joke, well I thought it was funny anyway :-D

immadahmad;8721268

Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got … Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got stuck in a optical splitter, when i yanked it the wire came out but leaving the connector still in the splitter. not bad for a pound though.



Yep, you do get what you pay for - a delicate fibre optic cable which was never designed for 'yanking'.:whistling:

These cables are fine. Treat them with the care they deserve and they'll serve you well.

drichie805;8719529

what a bargain



frakison;8721669

........ it was a joke, well I thought it was funny anyway :-D



Oh right, my bad

immadahmad;8721268

Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got … Good price but you get what u pay for. I had one of these and it got stuck in a optical splitter, when i yanked it the wire came out but leaving the connector still in the splitter. not bad for a pound though.



You're supposed to pull them out by the connector not the cable a lot of these would do that if you yanked the cable they're quite fragile anyway besides for this price you'd just buy a few of them to have spares should that happen

mpwheatley;8721607

True, I bought a £1 HDMI cable from Poundland which almost fried my 40" … True, I bought a £1 HDMI cable from Poundland which almost fried my 40" Sony LCD TV, ended up tossing it in the bin and buying a proper cable. Beware.

How can an HDMI cable "almost fry" a TV? :? And are only Sonys susceptible to this? :roll:

Be aware these are NOT gold plated, and will therefore be utter sh1te

Best regards
HDUK Digital Interconnect Consultancy


:w00t:

tee hee

pibpob;8722298

How can an HDMI cable "almost fry" a TV? :? And are only Sonys … How can an HDMI cable "almost fry" a TV? :? And are only Sonys susceptible to this? :roll:



Yeah id be interested in how you can fry a tv due to a faulty HDMI cable?
Using one on my sony blu ray and working fine.

These are very poor quality, When I used these with my Denon AV receiver I got crackilng and low sound levels.
I switched back to the Monster Optical Audio Cable with "gold plated" connectors (apparently the 24K gold plating eliminates "static" in the emitted light) which I paid £45 for and the sound quality was awesome compared to these cheapo £land ones.









































































Just kidding, good price for an Optical Audio cable. All its got to do is carry light.

How can a cheap hdmi cable nearly fry a tv?

masai;8723477

How can a cheap hdmi cable nearly fry a tv?



Its because its not gold plated so the signal can't transmit through it very well, this makes the picture slow down, its almost like watching slow motion!! The build up of signal creates heat via exces friction as it trys to cope with the data its being fed, this is intensified by the outer core until the temperature inside the cable reaches 1000 degrees. Its at this point that the cable core can no longer cope and the heat explodes out of the weakest point (this being the TV) thus frying the TV!! :w00t:

I know this is true because the bloke down the pub told me

works great...using it for my sky box...
did not expect such decent quality from a pound cable

pluves1;8721035

Dupehttp://www.hotukdeals.com/item/555508/poundland-signalex-1-metre-pure-opt



There's always one. :roll:

Who cares if it is a repost. I for one and I am sure that there are many others who will benefit from this post. :thumbsup:

frakison;8723916

Its because its not gold plated so the signal can't transmit through it … Its because its not gold plated so the signal can't transmit through it very well, this makes the picture slow down, its almost like watching slow motion!! The build up of signal creates heat via exces friction as it trys to cope with the data its being fed, this is intensified by the outer core until the temperature inside the cable reaches 1000 degrees. Its at this point that the cable core can no longer cope and the heat explodes out of the weakest point (this being the TV) thus frying the TV!! :w00t:I know this is true because the bloke down the pub told me


Well, I'm convinced!

Note that these are pretty short if you've got too many gadgets too far from your tv. Good price though!

jdzwonnik;8720813

I bought one of these only last week to use with my PS3. Works perfectly … I bought one of these only last week to use with my PS3. Works perfectly well - complete bargain for only a quid. Get involved



"Get Involved", I like that comment, respect

I bought one a while ago and it was badly moulded at one end and wouldnt fit, replaced it. I put this down to a one off,.

mpwheatley;8721607

True, I bought a £1 HDMI cable from Poundland which almost fried my 40" … True, I bought a £1 HDMI cable from Poundland which almost fried my 40" Sony LCD TV, ended up tossing it in the bin and buying a proper cable. Beware.



its totaly AMAZING how people can believe ANYTHING, ...a HDMI cable fry a TV????????

I'm an electrical and electronic engineer. Its like the arguement about the £5000 HMDI cable vs the £1 HDMI cable, = NO DIFFERENCE what so ever.

A HDMI cable carries a digital signal, so its not about the "how" the data reaches its destination, its about whether it reaches or not.
A digital signal is 1's and 0's (one's and zero's) thats all it is. once that information is received. thats it! it doesnt matter whether it got there through gold, diamond or whatever wire.
Stop believing false stupid, information! and stop being conned into buying stuff that u can buy for a lot less.

the only time the actual quality of the wire mattered was back when the signal was an analogue signal, eg. VCR's, = scart cables.

good, cheap deal! heat added!!! (almost enough heat to fry a sony TV) lol

1metre is nothing though, and this is very very cheap quality, i bought a gold 5m one on ebay new for £3...pay the little extra and get something better

stovy;8724051

I'm an electrical and electronic engineer. Its like the arguement about … I'm an electrical and electronic engineer. Its like the arguement about the £5000 HMDI cable vs the £1 HDMI cable, = NO DIFFERENCE what so ever.

I agree - up to a point.

the only time the actual quality of the wire mattered was back when the … the only time the actual quality of the wire mattered was back when the signal was an analogue signal, eg. VCR's, = scart cables.

That's the bit that's a little bit simplistic. I'm sure as an electrical and electronic engineer, you'll have heard of transmission line theory.

jamesconner3;8724925

its totaly AMAZING how people can believe ANYTHING, ...a HDMI cable fry a … its totaly AMAZING how people can believe ANYTHING, ...a HDMI cable fry a TV????????I'm an electrical and electronic engineer. Its like the arguement about the £5000 HMDI cable vs the £1 HDMI cable, = NO DIFFERENCE what so ever. A HDMI cable carries a digital signal, so its not about the "how" the data reaches its destination, its about whether it reaches or not. A digital signal is 1's and 0's (one's and zero's) thats all it is. once that information is received. thats it! it doesnt matter whether it got there through gold, diamond or whatever wire.Stop believing false stupid, information! and stop being conned into buying stuff that u can buy for a lot less.the only time the actual quality of the wire mattered was back when the signal was an analogue signal, eg. VCR's, = scart cables.



And what happens if the signal does reach its destination but the waveform representing 1 does not have an amplitude high enough to be registered as a 1? You've forgotten attenuation, quite fundamental in your field, and even more so for an electrical engineer to believe diamond can be used to conduct the electrical signals - as outlandish as claiming the signal will fry a Sony TV.

Hobo_United;8724972

1metre is nothing though, and this is very very cheap quality, i bought a … 1metre is nothing though, and this is very very cheap quality, i bought a gold 5m one on ebay new for £3...pay the little extra and get something better



Nooo..it's 'pay a little more, look like a really big d1ckhead' - and of course improve the seller's profits.

You don't own a Mac Pro or iPad do you?

(what am I saying, of course you do...):)

pibpob;8725959

I agree - up to a point.That's the bit that's a little bit simplistic. … I agree - up to a point.That's the bit that's a little bit simplistic. I'm sure as an electrical and electronic engineer, you'll have heard of transmission line theory.



I notice "Stovy, the resident electrical and electronic engineer" has removed that post. Maybe he's changed career paths ... McDs are normally recruiting :w00t:

jamesconner3;8724925

its totaly AMAZING how people can believe ANYTHING, ...



Well, I don't believe everything I read. Especially those who claim to be electrical or electronics engineers without realising that diamonds do not conduct electricity.
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