Belkin 5m hdmi cable £1 @ Poundland
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Belkin 5m hdmi cable £1 @ Poundland

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Found 17th Sep 2013
Found in local Poundland (Hemel Hempstead) unsure is national


About this item
Technical Specifications: Cable type: Mains cable · Colour: Black · Type A (or inputs): HDMI plug · Type B (or outputs): HDMI plug

Description: BELKIN HDMI 1.4 CABLE BLACK 5 M

Product Description
Connect a Blu-Ray® or other HD sources to an HDTV(;) DVD Icon (Blue-ray or HD Set-top box)

Manufacturer's Description
Belkin 5m HDMI to HDMI Audio Video Cable - Black

Box Contains
Cable

59 Comments

don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything over 2m.

Good luck finding one. My PL doesn't seem to have any Belkin products.

gazter

don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything … don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything over 2m.



Not too familiar with Belkin products are you? They're not your run of the mill Poundland products and normally sell for a lot more. That said I'm currently using iPhone 4 data/charge cables from Poundland as my Belkin ones broke and Argos don't do them any more.

Made by Belkin, not Poundland.

I bought the 2M Belkin HDMI cable and the Poundland own brand a few weeks ago, the Belkin cable worked and the Poundland one did not.

When Poundland get those good deals in, as in big brand name products that are discontinued lines from other retailers or direct from the manufacture as a one off clearance pallet/stock, then this is when Poundland are at their best.

Just stay clear of their own brands, even some of the big brand food and cleaning products are false economy. This is because of the size/weight of the product, normally sold in smaller quantities, smaller packet type etc (can be bought cheaper in local big chain supermarkets). X)


Edited by: "Da11as" 17th Sep 2013

Editor

Da11as

I bought the 2M Belkin HDMI cable and the Poundland own brand a few weeks … I bought the 2M Belkin HDMI cable and the Poundland own brand a few weeks ago, the Belkin cable worked and the Poundland one did not.



No freekin way!
Edited by: "BuzzDuraband" 18th Sep 2013

Not national. Was in my local today and no sign of these.

BuzzDuraband

No freekin way!

Maybe just your luck on getting a dodgy cable... I bought two and it has been working for over a year and of course, a little short for 1m. Would like to get my hand on a 5m cable.


Just a heads up a great quality Belkin knitted sleeve for 7" Tablets in Home Bargains 99p

Also cheap way of mirroring your HDMI out tablet such as playbook :

£1 Micro HDMI to HDMI lead Poundland
£3 HDMI female to female coupler Asda
Add this 5m HDMI lead and you have comfortable large screen internet/YouTube etc

Editor

siewmk

Maybe just your luck on getting a dodgy cable... I bought two and it has … Maybe just your luck on getting a dodgy cable... I bought two and it has been working for over a year and of course, a little short for 1m. Would like to get my hand on a 5m cable.



oO I was been sarcastic!

Banned

BuzzDuraband

oO I was been sarcastic!



I wouldn't be sarcastic. I'd expect both cables to work, and just as well as the other.

gazter

don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything … don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything over 2m.



Training by Currys....
Edited by: "Likely2" 18th Sep 2013

Def trained by currys PC world

Well how else can you trick people into spending £30 on an hdmi cable? ^_^

Omnimorph

Well how else can you trick people into spending £30 on an hdmi cable? ^_^

you start by ripping them off on a tv first in Loughborough currys PC world

Hot if you can find it! I've used the 1m Poundland HDMI cables, fine for direct connection but my PS3 wasn't happy through the switchbox using one but all the other stuff (360, blu-ray and Apple TV) was fine. Strange as it's a digital signal, maybe the bit error rate was too high?

Likely2

Training by Currys....



Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales rep tried to sell me a HDMI cable (as they do), I said I was happy with my £3 ones from ebay, he said they're crap and I can prove it, so he plugged in a budget HDMI into the TV and Bluray player and then swapped to a premium one (£89.99 made by Monster).... He said, SEE WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IT MADE? My response.... Dude, get some glasses, it's EXACTLY the same.

heat given, thank you.

you_gotta_be_kidding

Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales … Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales rep tried to sell me a HDMI cable (as they do), I said I was happy with my £3 ones from ebay, he said they're crap and I can prove it, so he plugged in a budget HDMI into the TV and Bluray player and then swapped to a premium one (£89.99 made by Monster).... He said, SEE WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IT MADE? My response.... Dude, get some glasses, it's EXACTLY the same.



maybe you needed the glasses X)
joking, they are trying it
Edited by: "effingandjeffing" 18th Sep 2013

gazter

don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything … don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything over 2m.



Belkin cables generally have excellent shielding.

you_gotta_be_kidding

Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales … Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales rep tried to sell me a HDMI cable (as they do), I said I was happy with my £3 ones from ebay, he said they're crap and I can prove it, so he plugged in a budget HDMI into the TV and Bluray player and then swapped to a premium one (£89.99 made by Monster).... He said, SEE WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IT MADE? My response.... Dude, get some glasses, it's EXACTLY the same.



I assume you are talking about the 4K/UHD set which I find strange as when I went to Currys Luton they did not have any on demonstration as they had to be set up by Samsung and trained to demonstrate before they could get a set in. So I went to JL and the same story from them but they did have them in the distribution depot which I ordered without seeing ( As did one other person that morning ) as I was bringing it back to Spain with me, but you get the 28 day price promise with JL and 5 year warranty so it was a better deal.
Had mine set up by Remote Samsung Tech, what a brilliant idea, and it's fab and the 3D is the best I've seen didn't really want the 3D but as it's included what the hell. Now I watch all my SD football in 3D and it being up scaled to full HD it's great.

i got mine in milton keynes store

Daym dawg, hawt deal

Very good price for a longer than standard well shielded HDMI cable despite what others try to tell you in this thread.

gazter

don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything … don do it... You need good shielding for 1080p transmission on anything over 2m.



Oh god. Here we go again.

A HDMI cable has to be able to carry the signal the full length of the cable. You can insert any length you want - if it doesn't carry the signal, it's faulty and can't carry the HDMI logo / standard certification.

Shielding is irrelevant. The cable will have the correct shielding for its length. Again, if it doesn't and issues occur, it's faulty in the same way your car not starting in the morning.

Don't start on 4k unless you buy one bigger than 80 inches you wont see any difference unless you got the best eyesight in the world.

There was loadsa belkin stuff 1m, 2m & 3m Patch cables/Ethernet cables as well as the HDMI's.. Loadsa dated firewire cabling too.

00011010110011 move so much faster through a monster cable you will have no more motion blur guaranteed sarc off

00011010110011 move so much faster through a monster cable you will have no more motion blur guaranteed sarc off

Don't start on 4k unless you buy one bigger than 80 inches you wont see any difference unless you got the best eyesight in the world.

Don't start on 4k unless you buy one bigger than 80 inches you wont see any difference unless you got the best eyesight in the world.

soldierboy001

I assume you are talking about the 4K/UHD set which I find strange as … I assume you are talking about the 4K/UHD set which I find strange as when I went to Currys Luton they did not have any on demonstration as they had to be set up by Samsung and trained to demonstrate before they could get a set in. So I went to JL and the same story from them but they did have them in the distribution depot which I ordered without seeing ( As did one other person that morning ) as I was bringing it back to Spain with me, but you get the 28 day price promise with JL and 5 year warranty so it was a better deal.Had mine set up by Remote Samsung Tech, what a brilliant idea, and it's fab and the 3D is the best I've seen didn't really want the 3D but as it's included what the hell. Now I watch all my SD football in 3D and it being up scaled to full HD it's great.


could you not set it up yourself?

Banned

FAKE

dataload

could you not set it up yourself?



Much quicker and easier if they do it, lots of none standard stuff to sort out so took the easy route being as it is there.

Likely2

Training by Currys....



Piffle, i use £1 / £2 hdmi cables all the time, but shielding is important. 1080p just wont work properly over some cables. The longer cables especially. They need to be shielded on the longer lengths.
Edited by: "gazter" 19th Sep 2013

nomnomnomnom

Oh god. Here we go again.A HDMI cable has to be able to carry the signal … Oh god. Here we go again.A HDMI cable has to be able to carry the signal the full length of the cable. You can insert any length you want - if it doesn't carry the signal, it's faulty and can't carry the HDMI logo / standard certification.Shielding is irrelevant. The cable will have the correct shielding for its length. Again, if it doesn't and issues occur, it's faulty in the same way your car not starting in the morning.



Here we go again. Yes, we all know the cable sends digital zeros and ones, therefore they cant possibly be any different, except of course there is.

Two things i have encountered from numerous hdmi cables
i) sparkles
ii) Signal dropping. ie 1080p signals video flickering and not maintaining picture, problem solved by dropping to 720p.

Ive had both these problems not infrequently on cables of three metres. I now tend not to use them because of it.

I would be quiet wary of using five metre cables because of it.

you_gotta_be_kidding

Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales … Funny that, when I bought my last TV (Samsung 55" LED series F) the sales rep tried to sell me a HDMI cable (as they do), I said I was happy with my £3 ones from ebay, he said they're crap and I can prove it, so he plugged in a budget HDMI into the TV and Bluray player and then swapped to a premium one (£89.99 made by Monster).... He said, SEE WHAT A HUGE DIFFERENCE IT MADE? My response.... Dude, get some glasses, it's EXACTLY the same.



Who said anything about a better picture? They generally work or dont.

BuzzDuraband

oO I was been sarcastic!



If you concentrated on what you write rather than on your humour you might learn the difference between been and being.

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jdbigguy

If you concentrated on what you typed rather than on your humour you … If you concentrated on what you typed rather than on your humour you might learn the difference between been and being.



Fixed that for you Mr. Education.

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Gazter is correct.

Hdmi intereference causes interoperability issues.

Although no maximum length for an HDMI cable is specified, signal attenuation (dependent on the cable's construction quality and conducting materials) limits usable lengths in practice.HDMI 1.3 defines two cable categories: Category 1-certified cables, which have been tested at 74.5 MHz (which would include resolutions such as 720p60 and 1080i60), and Category 2-certified cables, which have been tested at 340 MHz (which would include resolutions such as 1080p60 and 2160p30). Category 1 HDMI cables are marketed as "Standard" and Category 2 HDMI cables as "High Speed". This labeling guideline for HDMI cables went into effect on October 17, 2008.[121][122] Category 1 and 2 cables can either meet the required parameter specifications for interpair skew, far-end crosstalk, attenuation and differential impedance, or they can meet the required nonequalized/equalized eye diagram requirements.[119] A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft) can be manufactured to Category 1 specifications easily and inexpensively by using 28 AWG (0.081 mm²) conductors.[117] With better quality construction and materials, including 24 AWG (0.205 mm²) conductors, an HDMI cable can reach lengths of up to 15 meters (49 ft).[117] Many HDMI cables under 5 meters of length that were made before the HDMI 1.3 specification can work as Category 2 cables, but only Category 2-tested cables are guaranteed to work for Category 2 purposes.[123]

As of the HDMI 1.4 specification, these are the following cable types defined for HDMI in general:[124][125]

Standard HDMI Cable – up to 1080i and 720p
Standard HDMI Cable with Ethernet
Automotive HDMI Cable
High Speed HDMI Cable – 1080p, 4K, 3D and deep color
High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet
An HDMI cable is usually composed of four shielded twisted pairs, with impedance of the order of 100 Ω, plus several separate conductors.

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fastrover

00011010110011 move so much faster through a monster cable you will have … 00011010110011 move so much faster through a monster cable you will have no more motion blur guaranteed sarc off



Ok true but say the cable is bad then you have to send that series of binary digits how many times until it gets to the destination - get the drift - if the crc is wrong the end device will keep requesting those binary octets until it has a correct crc - this is why you see glitching on cheap cables with bad shielding although simplified somewhat there are other issues that are more complex - what you say is in essence true and yet not true as it will not move faster through a monster cable but it will actually be received properly without a delay through a monster cable as it has better shielding and pure ofpc copper ensures an even smoother ride for the digital data!
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