3.0m Gold HDMI cable - £1!!! @ Tesco instore
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3.0m Gold HDMI cable - £1!!! @ Tesco instore

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Found 10th May 2010Made hot 10th May 2010
Picked up a Technika 3m 24 carat gold plated HDMI lead from my local tesco.

It was in the reduced section but the shelf price was £1.00 and they had to scan the original barcode, not the reduced yellow one, so may be in other stores.

(was just about to get one from poundland as well but that is only 1m)

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Original Poster

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very good price however from past experience I try to stay away from Technika

heat added though, good deal for a HDMI lead lead no matter the make.

I doubt this will be national but it's a good deal. Thanks for posting.

33p per metre,compared to the £37 per metre I paid for an HDMI cable 4 years ago
HOT!

nice find, repped

We get it.. you can get HD cables for a quid. Can we stop these posts? This isn't anything new.

Iam sure any HDMI cable over 1 metre has to be a very good quality (Technika isn't very good for HDMI), especially if you are pumping out 1080p signals. Whether £90 QED cables are any better from the £30 cables is another arguement, but this may be okay for Sky digital / 720p signals.

Was going to vote hot until I saw you hadn't collected your clubcard points.



Only kidding.

musicals;8572859

Was going to vote hot until I saw you hadn't collected your clubcard … Was going to vote hot until I saw you hadn't collected your clubcard points.:pOnly kidding.



:-D

Grantos1;8572807

Iam sure any HDMI cable over 1 metre has to be a very good quality … Iam sure any HDMI cable over 1 metre has to be a very good quality (Technika isn't very good for HDMI), especially if you are pumping out 1080p signals. Whether £90 QED cables are any better from the £30 cables is another arguement, but this may be okay for Sky digital / 720p signals.



Up to about 10 meters, ALL HDMI cables can handle about 90MBit/sec and 1080p/25fps is around 7.5MBit/sec. Everything sent along them is digital, so you don't get signal degradation like analogue transmissions. Although once you start getting to 50MBit and above (I think) higher quality cables will start making a difference.

dont forget the double clubcard points

HARRIA01;8572951

dont forget the double clubcard points



Nett 98p can't be bad for a GOLD HDMI....at 3 metres i think i'll rsend it off to gold-for-you and the meltdown must be worth more :whistling: Well spotted....HOT!

mikezs;8572933

Up to about 10 meters, ALL HDMI cables can handle about 90MBit/sec and … Up to about 10 meters, ALL HDMI cables can handle about 90MBit/sec and 1080p/25fps is around 7.5MBit/sec. Everything sent along them is digital, so you don't get signal degradation like analogue transmissions. Although once you start getting to 50MBit and above (I think) higher quality cables will start making a difference.



I think it's safe to say that 'gold plated connectors' make no difference?

Odd fact: In studies, when you use a gold plug in a non-gold socket, (or a non-gold plug in a gold socket) the metal corrodes faster than non-gold on non-gold.
This was from an Engadget article a few months back.

Stick it in Dale Winton's gold for cash bag and make ££££££'s

gherkingHUD;8573159

Odd fact: In studies, when you use a gold plug in a non-gold socket, (or … Odd fact: In studies, when you use a gold plug in a non-gold socket, (or a non-gold plug in a gold socket) the metal corrodes faster than non-gold on non-gold.This was from an Engadget article a few months back.



True my friend. After a while a Schottky barrier diode is created between the surfaces but a quick wiggle would break most of it down. If you've got ram with gold contacts in a non gold connector motherboard you might have to reseat the ram after an extended period of time. It's not something to really worry about, we're not talking about the contacts rotting away after a year or anything like that, just don't get conned into thinking gold = better.

they are yellow sticker £11.25 in Tesco Sheffield Archer Road..

2badmice;8575117

Makes no ounce of difference with a digital signal.See: … Makes no ounce of difference with a digital signal.See: http://gordonkelly.com/news/the-hdmi-cable-rip-off/



;-) Splendid link. Have some karma :-D

Not even yellow stickered in Tesco Extra Loughborough. Simply full price.

richohone;8572802

We get it.. you can get HD cables for a quid. Can we stop these posts? … We get it.. you can get HD cables for a quid. Can we stop these posts? This isn't anything new.




I'd appreciate it if we didn't stop these posts as it's a great find. This is probably why there has been so much heat added?

Got a phillips one for 50p this morning. Job done.

thank god there is no its better with gold plating, no its not arguments this time!

Cheers

Phill

None left in Lurgan.Someone beat me to it!:roll:

£11.20'something in Tesco Extra Blackpool

josh1391;8572559

very good price however from past experience I try to stay away from … very good price however from past experience I try to stay away from Technikaheat added though, good deal for a HDMI lead lead no matter the make.



May be true for TVs etc - but can't go wrong with an HDMI cable!

Grantos1;8572807

Iam sure any HDMI cable over 1 metre has to be a very good quality … Iam sure any HDMI cable over 1 metre has to be a very good quality (Technika isn't very good for HDMI), especially if you are pumping out 1080p signals. Whether £90 QED cables are any better from the £30 cables is another arguement, but this may be okay for Sky digital / 720p signals.



This isn't true; as it's a digital signal you either get the data or you don't. Paying more won't get you better quality.

josh1391;8572559

very good price however from past experience I try to stay away from … very good price however from past experience I try to stay away from Technikaheat added though, good deal for a HDMI lead lead no matter the make.



actually i've using a technika hdmi cable for at least two years....works great not a single hiccup!

and i've been using it on 1080p on my ps3, very happy with it. don't **** it off if you haven't used it!

bobhunt6;8576746

I'd appreciate it if we didn't stop these posts as it's a great find. … I'd appreciate it if we didn't stop these posts as it's a great find. This is probably why there has been so much heat added?


How is it a great find? It seems to be store specific and not only can you get HDMI cables from the pound shop, but you can get them off the net for around a pound anyway without looking very hard at all. The fact it's gold plated means nothing whatsoever. Every day there's a new HDMI cable post. Surely you don't buy a new one each time? HDMI cables are cheap, we get the idea!

Whether you pay £1 or £100 for a HDMI cable, it will still be the same quality. Did anyone watch the programme where they tested loads and all were equally as good ?

I personally think £1 for a branded 3m HDMI cable is good value - I'd pay it for sure ! Infact I'm of to Tesco tomorrow to try my luck.

2badmice;8575117

Makes no ounce of difference with a digital signal.See: … Makes no ounce of difference with a digital signal.See: http://gordonkelly.com/news/the-hdmi-cable-rip-off/



LOL @ the douche nozzle part of the diagram :-D

HDMI leads either work or they don't. Over long runs it may make a difference but £1 for a 3 metre HDMI lead is very good. Providing it works.

Hot, if you can find any.

£23 at my local tesco

michaelvintner;8585137

HDMI leads either work or they don't. Over long runs it may make a … HDMI leads either work or they don't. Over long runs it may make a difference but £1 for a 3 metre HDMI lead is very good. Providing it works.Hot, if you can find any.



Not true they can half work where you get speckles and artifacts on screen.

Cheap ones can break easily too. :P

Matt.Wild;8586321

£23 at my local tesco



same here! :thinking:

Matt.Wild;8586321

£23 at my local tesco



Same here.
I always miss these Tesco offers.

It was a tenner in my store which was cheaper than the shelf price of £32 and the 1.5m which was £14 something. Not £3 though lol

richohone;8581186

How is it a great find? It seems to be store specific and not only can … How is it a great find? It seems to be store specific and not only can you get HDMI cables from the pound shop, but you can get them off the net for around a pound anyway without looking very hard at all. The fact it's gold plated means nothing whatsoever. Every day there's a new HDMI cable post. Surely you don't buy a new one each time? HDMI cables are cheap, we get the idea!



Great, I'm after a gold plated 3 metre HDMI lead, can you post a link for one that costs a quid because I can't find one? :?

Checked my local today.They were reduced to £10.49 not £3.00

adnoh;8589311

same here! :thinking:



+1

Given the OP hasn't even said which store this was in the deal likely doesn't exist anymore. 1 misprice in 1 unknown store isn't a deal.

Intrepid;8593574

+1Given the OP hasn't even said which store this was in the deal likely … +1Given the OP hasn't even said which store this was in the deal likely doesn't exist anymore. 1 misprice in 1 unknown store isn't a deal.



Its not an "unknown store" - if you took the trouble to look at the receipt before commenting you'd have seen its clearly marked "Runcorn".
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