5m HDMI braided cable £3 in Sainsbury's
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5m HDMI braided cable £3 in Sainsbury's

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Found 19th Aug 2016Made hot 19th Aug 2016
Found in Hamilton store.
Saw these last week instore for £5. When I was in tonight they were further reduced to £3. Half a dozen left after I purchased 1.

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Not more than 3m length is recommended by tv manufacturers. Though you can find expert reviews that it does not make apparent difference but my 5m gave up without any apparent reason

ejz

Not more than 3m length is recommended by tv manufacturers. Though you … Not more than 3m length is recommended by tv manufacturers. Though you can find expert reviews that it does not make apparent difference but my 5m gave up without any apparent reason



​Ive used 15m HDMI cables with no repeaters dozens of times without issue.

Have a ten metre from the PC to TV, no probs with 1080p and DTS. Had a cheaper one that would sparkle over 720p. Get decent quality cable.

craigstephens

​Ive used 15m HDMI cables with no repeaters dozens of times without issue.



Do you have a link to the 15m cables you have used? Im after one which i can run from up to downstairs but dont want to lose any quality if i can help it. Ive seen loads on ebay but unsure on whether these will be of a decent quality at that length.

Thanks

J273

Do you have a link to the 15m cables you have used? Im after one which i … Do you have a link to the 15m cables you have used? Im after one which i can run from up to downstairs but dont want to lose any quality if i can help it. Ive seen loads on ebay but unsure on whether these will be of a decent quality at that length.Thanks



​Sure.
These have always been good for me, apart from the quality of the ends, which tend to fall to bits if there's any pressure on them (like if they're being squashed between tv and wall).

craigstephens

​Sure.These have always been good for me, apart from the quality of the e … ​Sure.These have always been good for me, apart from the quality of the ends, which tend to fall to bits if there's any pressure on them (like if they're being squashed between tv and wall).



Great - Thank you

Is it a mini HDMI connection? The picture looks like it's mini, or is that just some generic one you have used?

topss

Is it a mini HDMI connection? The picture looks like it's mini, or is … Is it a mini HDMI connection? The picture looks like it's mini, or is that just some generic one you have used?



I would like to know this too OP.

Original Poster

I didn't put a picture up. It must be a stock photo.

It has the normal male and female connectors. Not a mini.

Thanks for clearing that up. I need HDMI to mini HDMI.

I used 5m premium one with old Xbox 360 and after some hours TV seems to drop the picture intermittently (while with 2m cable I never had any issue), check your device manufacturer recommendation.

FYI, those concerned with quality loss on larger than 3m HDMI cables, don't be - HDMI, like DVI and DisplayPort is a digital signal so it is either on or off. The quality or length of the cable does NOT affect picture/sound quality, it will either work or not work.

There are however, different versions of HDMI which support different features such as 3D, Ethernet over HDMI, larger than 1080p resolutions - this is more important to look at when purchasing HDMI cables.
Edited by: "carsick77" 20th Aug 2016

ejz

Not more than 3m length is recommended by tv manufacturers. Though you … Not more than 3m length is recommended by tv manufacturers. Though you can find expert reviews that it does not make apparent difference but my 5m gave up without any apparent reason



This is not correct the HDMI spec is operated and licensed by the HDMI Forum all devices with HDMI must license this technology. The forum includes some TV manufactures however there is nothing about not using 5m cables. There are much longer cables all work fine. hdmi.org/lea…spx a cheap cable of any length will have problems but even the unbranded 5m+ cables from eBay will work fine. Also for longer distances dual Cat5 with converts can be used.

frownbreaker

This is not correct the HDMI spec is operated and licensed by the HDMI … This is not correct the HDMI spec is operated and licensed by the HDMI Forum all devices with HDMI must license this technology. The forum includes some TV manufactures however there is nothing about not using 5m cables. There are much longer cables all work fine. http://www.hdmi.org/learningcenter/adopters_terminated.aspx a cheap cable of any length will have problems but even the unbranded 5m+ cables from eBay will work fine. Also for longer distances dual Cat5 with converts can be used.



Im not arguing just sharing my personal experience with my Samsung 4k tv
Any how need an eye to spot the difference

ejz

Im not arguing just sharing my personal experience with my Samsung 4k … Im not arguing just sharing my personal experience with my Samsung 4k tvAny how need an eye to spot the difference




Maybe you were trying to use 4K with an older spec HDMI cable? Just a thought as the HDMI spec has changed over the years and 4K resolution requires (I think an HDMI 1.4 connection at least, but don't quote me on that) more throughput which could potentially become a problem as the amount of data throughput is variable not absolute...

My tuppence worth. Not all HDMI cables are the same, doesn't mean buy expensive ones. But they aren't all the same.
Edited by: "guitaristanime" 24th Aug 2016

guitaristanime

Maybe you were trying to use 4K with an older spec HDMI cable? Just a … Maybe you were trying to use 4K with an older spec HDMI cable? Just a thought as the HDMI spec has changed over the years and 4K resolution requires (I think an HDMI 1.4 connection at least, but don't quote me on that) more throughput which could potentially become a problem as the amount of data throughput is variable not absolute...My tuppence worth. Not all HDMI cables are the same, doesn't mean buy expensive ones. But they aren't all the same.



My hdmi 5m cable (4.5m) was from most latest Amazon's own brand, they claim it high quality and with ethernet as well
I have not used other branded ones so can not say
By the way I am bit nerdy and do a lot of research before buying tech and I knew 1.4 and so on
Anyhow want to see a difference in picture quality then you need to play something standard 4k e.g or full HD (which I have, provided by Samsung) and look for motion blur, colour saturation, sharpness of corners and structural outline also sound quality.

guitaristanime

Maybe you were trying to use 4K with an older spec HDMI cable? Just a … Maybe you were trying to use 4K with an older spec HDMI cable? Just a thought as the HDMI spec has changed over the years and 4K resolution requires (I think an HDMI 1.4 connection at least, but don't quote me on that) more throughput which could potentially become a problem as the amount of data throughput is variable not absolute...My tuppence worth. Not all HDMI cables are the same, doesn't mean buy expensive ones. But they aren't all the same.



ejz

My hdmi 5m cable (4.5m) was from most latest Amazon's own brand, they … My hdmi 5m cable (4.5m) was from most latest Amazon's own brand, they claim it high quality and with ethernet as wellI have not used other branded ones so can not sayBy the way I am bit nerdy and do a lot of research before buying tech and I knew 1.4 and so onAnyhow want to see a difference in picture quality then you need to play something standard 4k e.g or full HD (which I have, provided by Samsung) and look for motion blur, colour saturation, sharpness of corners and structural outline also sound quality.



You only need to worry about 'Standard' or 'High' speed (+ the ethernet if you need) when buying a HDMI cable. Any working 'High Speed' HDMI cable will support 4K. If it doesn't, then it's either faulty or just an old 'Standard' speed one. There is no such thing as a 1.4 etc HDMI cable. The v1.3, v1.4, v2.0 'rating' is referring to the equipment, not the cable. A £1 fully functional High Speed HDMI cable will offer the exact same picture quality as one that costs £100.

topss

You only need to worry about 'Standard' or 'High' speed (+ the ethernet … You only need to worry about 'Standard' or 'High' speed (+ the ethernet if you need) when buying a HDMI cable. Any working 'High Speed' HDMI cable will support 4K. If it doesn't, then it's either faulty or just an old 'Standard' speed one. There is no such thing as a 1.4 etc HDMI cable. The v1.3, v1.4, v2.0 'rating' is referring to the equipment, not the cable. A £1 fully functional High Speed HDMI cable will offer the exact same picture quality as one that costs £100.


Thanks for clearing that up.

Although for integrity please note I was never suggesting buying a MONSTER, gold plated, £200 cable from curries.

Yes I've been lurking that long
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