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5m Gold HDMI for use with xbox/ps3/blu ray etc £5.30 delivered @ Zavvi (possible 10% off too)
5m Gold HDMI for use with xbox/ps3/blu ray etc  £5.30 delivered @ Zavvi (possible 10% off too)

5m Gold HDMI for use with xbox/ps3/blu ray etc £5.30 delivered @ Zavvi (possible 10% off too)

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Great value for a long, good quality HDMI cable.

BEST Gold HDMI A Male - A Male 5 Mtr
HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) V1.3 specification that combines video and audio into a single digital interface for use with DVD players, digital television (DTV) players, set-top boxes, and other audiovisual devices.
Our HDMI supports standard, enhanced, or high-definition video plus standard to multi-channel surround-sound audio.
This range of HDMI Cables have gold connectors for best quality connection.

19 Comments

Original Poster

possible 10% off wit voucher too - i got mine emailed today for buying from them last month.

Gold connectors on digital interfaces are the biggest farce ever.

I bought a shorter version of this for £2 from Zavvi, the last time a deal was posted. Works very nicely with my xbox 360 and HD TV. Good solid connection, and while the difference of HDMI cable quality is negligible between most cables, I think the cable at least looks a little better than a standard black one.

Original Poster

Spies

Gold connectors on digital interfaces are the biggest farce ever.



maybe so,but this seems like a good quality cable that does the job well and thats much longer than most for a cheap price....thought id post so someone could benifit from it!

Would you pay more for a mains plug with gold pins? Same difference if you ask me. I still can't believe how much people overcharge for AV cables.
Edited by: "chairmanofthebor" 6th Oct 2010

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Taking advantage of the ignorant.... so.....

GET SOME KNOWLEDGE PEOPLE!

Original Poster

any links to a 5m hdmi cable for cheaper?gold connectors or not?

Original Poster

chairmanofthebor

Ask and ye shall … Ask and ye shall receive...http://www.prepaymania.co.uk/mobilephone/5-meter-hdmi-cable-unpacked.html?base



nicely done - should post that(smiley thumbs up)

But for the record, my comment at least was not aimed at your deal in particular, just at the retailers that sell you cheap TVs and rediculously expensive sundries. You can easily pay £25 for an HDMI cable in currys which is outright robbery if you ask me. The gold plating is just there to make AV snobs feel superior, though it's been proven that an outstabding sound and picture quality can be attained using a bent coat hanger.
Edited by: "chairmanofthebor" 6th Oct 2010

And you can have that one on me.

Original Poster

naw no problem - ive seen enough hdmi threads to know that as long as signal gets thru it doesnt matter(bent coat hanger i cant comment on!Lol!) personally ive always paid 2/3quid for a cable (£25+ in currys etc is scandolous) but saw this and thought it was ideal for anyone needing a longer cable!

Small but informative article on the coat hangers claim:

engadget.com/200…nd/

chairmanofthebor

But for the record, my comment at least was not aimed at your deal in … But for the record, my comment at least was not aimed at your deal in particular, just at the retailers that sell you cheap TVs and rediculously expensive sundries. You can easily pay £25 for an HDMI cable in currys which is outright robbery if you ask me. The gold plating is just there to make AV snobs feel superior, though it's been proven that an outstabding sound and picture quility can be attained using a bent coat hanger.



Also gold connectors on a cable, even when they do have an effect on analogue cables they are useless unless the things you're connecting them to also have gold connectors.

Weenie Beenie

Also gold connectors on a cable, even when they do have an effect on … Also gold connectors on a cable, even when they do have an effect on analogue cables they are useless unless the things you're connecting them to also have gold connectors.



That isn't true, the purpose of gold plating is to prevent oxidation and tarnishing, which it generally achieves. It isn't useless - but it also isn't worth any more than the handful of pennies that it costs.

Unfortunately Prepaymania charges 7.95 to ship to Ireland so it works out at 12.33.

Zavvi charges 0.99p and works out at 6.29.

You guys in the UK have it well handy when buying online

Weenie Beenie

[quote=chairmanofthebor] But for the record, my comment at least was not … [quote=chairmanofthebor] But for the record, my comment at least was not aimed at your deal in particular, just at the retailers that sell you cheap TVs and rediculously expensive sundries. You can easily pay £25 for an HDMI cable in currys which is outright robbery if you ask me. The gold plating is just there to make AV snobs feel superior, though it's been proven that an outstabding sound and picture quility can be attained using a bent coat hanger.[/quoteAlso gold connectors on a cable, even when they do have an effect on analogue cables they are useless unless the things you're connecting them to also have gold connectors.




so i just need a gold plated connector coat hanger ? lol

jah128

That isn't true, the purpose of gold plating is to prevent oxidation and … That isn't true, the purpose of gold plating is to prevent oxidation and tarnishing, which it generally achieves.

The opposite happens in reality. Gold AV connectors like this mostly cause more tarnishing. This is due to dissimilar metals being in contact because the sockets they are used with are not also gold.
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