AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable (extra discount for Prime Day, Prime Student Members) - £1.86
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AmazonBasics High-Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable (extra discount for Prime Day, Prime Student Members) - £1.86

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Found 17th Jul
AmazonBasics 0.9m HDMI 2.0 cable listed as £4.14. Prime Day discount is 20% off at checkout, Prime Student discount also applies at 15% off (automatically, doesn't require a code).

This should be 35% off, so the price is £2.69. However, Amazon seems to be taking off 55% at checkout, which makes the price £1.86.

I assume this is an error, where the Prime Day 20% has been doubled to 40% at checkout. This makes it cheaper than the 2-pack of cables.

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Interesting customer question and answer:

Question:
this is version 2.0 ?
Answer:
1.There are only two (2) different kinds of HDMI cables specified by the Industry: High Speed and Standard.
If you own an HDMI cable, chances are, it is a High Speed, 18Gb/s cable. These cables have been in production since 2006 with the advent of Blu-ray, and if you have bought an HDMI cable within the last 10 years, it is likely High Speed.
2.All High speed cables are created equal. A cheap 10 dollar cable will perform equally to a 90 dollar cable bought from Best Buy. As long as the cable is High Speed, it will have no problem supporting 4k@60hz with HDR.
3.As the title of this post states, there is no such thing as an HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 cable. These are the only related to the physical HDMI ports that you plug the cables into. The max bandwidth supported by HDMI 1.4 is 4k@30hz, however, that has zero bearing on the cable you are using. I'll repeat; this is not a cable standard.
The fact that HDMI 2.0 cables do not exist does not keep cable manufactures from trying to pull one over on you. If a cable states that it is an HDMI 2.0 cable, it is simply a marketing ploy. DO NOT FALL FOR IT.
Honestly, this is probably why so many people are misinformed. They think they need a new cable for that brand new TV they just bought, and the first cable they click on says "High Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable".
If you bought a cable within the last 10 years, it will still work perfectly with your 4k HDR TV. Don't buy into Cable Manufacture's Marketing Schemes or the misinformation being perpetuated on this site. see less
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Thanks brought a couple.

Interesting customer question and answer:

Question:
this is version 2.0 ?
Answer:
1.There are only two (2) different kinds of HDMI cables specified by the Industry: High Speed and Standard.
If you own an HDMI cable, chances are, it is a High Speed, 18Gb/s cable. These cables have been in production since 2006 with the advent of Blu-ray, and if you have bought an HDMI cable within the last 10 years, it is likely High Speed.
2.All High speed cables are created equal. A cheap 10 dollar cable will perform equally to a 90 dollar cable bought from Best Buy. As long as the cable is High Speed, it will have no problem supporting 4k@60hz with HDR.
3.As the title of this post states, there is no such thing as an HDMI 1.4 or 2.0 cable. These are the only related to the physical HDMI ports that you plug the cables into. The max bandwidth supported by HDMI 1.4 is 4k@30hz, however, that has zero bearing on the cable you are using. I'll repeat; this is not a cable standard.
The fact that HDMI 2.0 cables do not exist does not keep cable manufactures from trying to pull one over on you. If a cable states that it is an HDMI 2.0 cable, it is simply a marketing ploy. DO NOT FALL FOR IT.
Honestly, this is probably why so many people are misinformed. They think they need a new cable for that brand new TV they just bought, and the first cable they click on says "High Speed HDMI 2.0 Cable".
If you bought a cable within the last 10 years, it will still work perfectly with your 4k HDR TV. Don't buy into Cable Manufacture's Marketing Schemes or the misinformation being perpetuated on this site. see less
Your comment seems to be backed up by the official HDMI pages:

"Can existing HDMI cables support the higher bandwidths of HDMI 2.0 Specification?
Yes, existing High Speed HDMI Cables (wire only) will support the new higher bandwidths (up to 18Gbps)."


hdmi.org/man…spx
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£2.48 for me...
How is this any better than the one you get in pound store..?
jaques_kalis4 h, 37 m ago

How is this any better than the one you get in pound store..?


It probably isn't unless you factor in Amazon backup if it fails, and it saves you the bother of going to a pound shop.
jaques_kalis5 h, 8 m ago

How is this any better than the one you get in pound store..?


Build quality and shielding are a couple of things that might be better.

I had a ten metre long cable a few years back that would only do 720p without HDMI sparkles (errors in the transmission). Bought a slightly more expensive one and that had no problem along the same run doing a perfectly clean 1080p signal.

Unlikely to run into that issue with cables that are only a few metres long though. Still, good build quality should yield a longer lasting cable.
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