Belkin 5m HDMI to MINI HDMI cable - £1 @ Poundland (INSTORE)
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Belkin 5m HDMI to MINI HDMI cable - £1 @ Poundland (INSTORE)

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Found 4th Apr 2014
Nice, cheap, decent length cable for those wanting to get their tablet/phone/cam hooked up to their big screen telly. This is the sort of cable the likes of "Ideal World" and other shopping channels try and flog you for £12.99 etc. as an addon.

Best regards, Phsy.

"Found on my travels in a store in East Dereham, Norfolk."
- jdbigguy

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Original Poster

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wonder if nationwide, hot anyway.

Awesome deal. which store was this please?

Nice, heat added!

Original Poster

OptimusPrimeval

Awesome deal. which store was this please?



Found on my travels in a store in East Dereham, Norfolk.

Regards, Phsy.

Phsycronix

Found on my travels in a store in East Dereham, Norfolk.Regards, Phsy.



Ah local to me thanks for that.

Voted hot but remember this is MINI HDMI and NOT MICRO HDMI which is what many portable devices use if you get one make sure you're buying the right cable.

I can never remember which one it is that's near me. Memory is awful

Hot.... what are the chances of finding one though ?!

rossington

Voted hot but remember this is MINI HDMI and NOT MICRO HDMI which is what … Voted hot but remember this is MINI HDMI and NOT MICRO HDMI which is what many portable devices use if you get one make sure you're buying the right cable.



Indeed, mini-hdmi isn't used by much any more...if it ever was.

Saw in Stafford the other day as well, but they only had a few. Also saw a 10m analogue AV lead.

Well spotted op, heat from me, goes to show what an absolute rip off these leads are elsewhere

Good deal.... They work the same as the gold plated sort for £75 ... Exactly the same !!

blemma

Good deal.... They work the same as the gold plated sort for £75 ... … Good deal.... They work the same as the gold plated sort for £75 ... Exactly the same !!



You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay peanuts, get monkeys"?

This is great if you have a mini android PC stick . Most use this HDMI

deeky

You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay … You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay peanuts, get monkeys"?




you clearly know nothing about digital signal cables then it either works or it doesn't (on or off, 1 or 0) the old analogue cable depends upon quality materials and therefore you get what you pay for to an extent

deeky

You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay … You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay peanuts, get monkeys"?



What about "A fool and his money are soon parted"?

deeky

You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay … You know the old saying "you get what you pay for"? Or what about "pay peanuts, get monkeys"?



In your case how about "glass half empty" or the more obvious "you have no idea what you're talking about"

bwatts28

you clearly know nothing about digital signal cables then it either works … you clearly know nothing about digital signal cables then it either works or it doesn't (on or off, 1 or 0) the old analogue cable depends upon quality materials and therefore you get what you pay for to an extent



Kind of......

If it meets HDMI standards then it meets the standards, which is x cock ups per y pixels. Most people will never see the difference but in theory better made cables will have less transmission errors. That said the spec is so high that it is almost irrelevant, any HDMI 1.4 cable will easily surpass a normal 1080p requirement.

Personally I'd never pay more than a few quid for a cable, and I can't see any problems.

ro53ben

Indeed, mini-hdmi isn't used by much any more...if it ever was.



We've just bought a load of new Dell Latitudes laptops that have Mini-HDMI ports.

To the people saying that Mini-HDMI never took off and is antiquated, I've never ever seen a Micro-HDMI port but I have plenty of devices with Mini-HDMI ports

I'll see if I can find this in my locals (Two in Newcastle, North Shields, Royal Quays, Silverlink, Byker, Cramlington, Kingston Park).

I'm sure there's far too many Poundlands in the north-east

jdbigguy

In your case how about "glass half empty" or the more obvious "you have … In your case how about "glass half empty" or the more obvious "you have no idea what you're talking about"



merlin48

What about "A fool and his money are soon parted"?



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Edited by: "deeky" 4th Apr 2014

Banned

I would avoid this cable, because it is 5metres you will lose 100 pixels per metre on a 1080p tv, so in effect your final picture will only display 580p. You would be better off with a 1 metre cable from currys for £79.99 then you will get the full 1080p as the signal loss does not effect 1 metre lengths of cable.

Musician

I would avoid this cable, because it is 5metres you will lose 100 pixels … I would avoid this cable, because it is 5metres you will lose 100 pixels per metre on a 1080p tv, so in effect your final picture will only display 580p. You would be better off with a 1 metre cable from currys for £79.99 then you will get the full 1080p as the signal loss does not effect 1 metre lengths of cable.



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I for one think these are handy too have in as they constantly changing the hdmi sizes great find hope I can find them thanks op

bwatts28

you clearly know nothing about digital signal cables then it either works … you clearly know nothing about digital signal cables then it either works or it doesn't (on or off, 1 or 0) the old analogue cable depends upon quality materials and therefore you get what you pay for to an extent



Oh no! I've been found out! Now the whole world knows that digital signalling is incredibly simple, there is no Nyquist theory and we can all have superfast Gb+ broadband over simple copper twisted pairs. And I'll be out of a job.

androoski

Oh no! I've been found out! Now the whole world knows that digital … Oh no! I've been found out! Now the whole world knows that digital signalling is incredibly simple, there is no Nyquist theory and we can all have superfast Gb+ broadband over simple copper twisted pairs. And I'll be out of a job.




Which is all well and true in the grand scheme of things hence why my parents get crappy 2mbps broadband and I can get 14mbps. In the context of this topic being about HDMI cables that have to confirm to the standards the point still stands

bwatts28

Which is all well and true in the grand scheme of things hence why my … Which is all well and true in the grand scheme of things hence why my parents get crappy 2mbps broadband and I can get 14mbps. In the context of this topic being about HDMI cables that have to confirm to the standards the point still stands



So are you saying that HDMI is a simple serial link (e.g just 0s and 1s being transmitted serially down a wire) or could there possibly be a bit more to it?


So are you saying that HDMI is a simple serial link (e.g just 0s and 1s being transmitted serially down a wire) or could there possibly be a bit more to it?

No what I'm saying is for your hotukdeal saver is that 1 £1 hdmi cabl (Belkin who will conform to hdmi standards) from poundland will work just as well as an overinflated RRP hdmi cable on the basic visual results so its wasted money paying for something when its not needed in this context.


bwatts28

So are you saying that HDMI is a simple serial link (e.g just 0s and 1s … So are you saying that HDMI is a simple serial link (e.g just 0s and 1s being transmitted serially down a wire) or could there possibly be a bit more to it?No what I'm saying is for your hotukdeal saver is that 1 £1 hdmi cabl (Belkin who will conform to hdmi standards) from poundland will work just as well as an overinflated RRP hdmi cable on the basic visual results so its wasted money paying for something when its not needed in this context.



Oh I didn't disagree with that.

That was my point, what I said previously was the layman's version (digital on/off) of the buying a cheaper vs more expensive cable. There's is always more than meets the eye when it comes to digital signalling which you obviously know more than me about I'm not debating that point

HTH.

I have had 4 or 5 HDMI cables fail on me, all within the last 2 years

DO NOT TELL ME THAT ALL HDMI CABLES ARE THE SAME

That is total and utter rubbish!!

Most of the ebay sellers get them from china and they keep failing!!

So get a good one, get the ones from poundland, keep the receipt and if it goes wrong atleast you can take it back.

timj13

I have had 4 or 5 HDMI cables fail on me, all within the last 2 yearsDO … I have had 4 or 5 HDMI cables fail on me, all within the last 2 yearsDO NOT TELL ME THAT ALL HDMI CABLES ARE THE SAMEThat is total and utter rubbish!!Most of the ebay sellers get them from china and they keep failing!! So get a good one, get the ones from poundland, keep the receipt and if it goes wrong atleast you can take it back.



I'd never thought about it before, but I've never had a duff one. Not once, and I have done at least a dozen peoples TV/media setups for them. Where did you get yours from? Mine are mainly amazon, I don't usually use ebay.

Ive always been in the all hdmi's cables are the same etc but very recently my grandads sky picture from the hd box was showing (hard to explain really) but i can only describe as a interference looking picture? so i checked the signal from the dish 1st off and the signal was strong. So i then swapped out the hdmi cable and low and behold the picture that i terribly explained was gone. So only goes to show that the quality of cable is at least very important.

ps the cable i swapped was a previous one that was already attached to the tv (bought from a amazon seller not the amazon hdmi high speed basics, which are very good)which was then replaced by the official sky hdmi(pink and black one)

The only possible benefit from a "better" cable I've ever seen is better construction and stronger/better plugs on the end. I've had a few cheapo HDMI cables break or lose their CEC ability but carry a picture fine.

That said, I've also got another load of dirt cheap HDMI cables that have lasted for years now.

I'd much rather have 10 £1 HDMI cables than 1 £10 HDMI cable.

Cheap doesn't always mean bad construction.

Interestingly i looked at the writing on the side of the cable that was originally in and it said a standard hdmi cable but the sky cable says high speed hdmi. so i wonder what the differences are if any this means and if it was that,that affected the quality of the picture? i wonder if the slots in which the cables go into have some effect as in made to a standard to accept better hdmi cables. shoot me down by all means because im no expert on this. But have heard the saying handshake issues etc so maybe it was one of them lol


Edited by: "ollyandtom" 4th Apr 2014

tek-monkey

I'd never thought about it before, but I've never had a duff one. Not … I'd never thought about it before, but I've never had a duff one. Not once, and I have done at least a dozen peoples TV/media setups for them. Where did you get yours from? Mine are mainly amazon, I don't usually use ebay.



I think most were from ebay and the last one was direct from china, all crap

I should have learnt my lesson but getting 3-5 metre cables from the UK can be expensive. So i tried to go cheap.

Sadly alot of te UK ebay sellers are actually buying from china or are based in china but pose as a UK seller with a UK address.

I'm not saying people need to spend more money on expensive cables but i would only buy them from reputable retailers now!

josephmccowie

To the people saying that Mini-HDMI never took off and is antiquated, … To the people saying that Mini-HDMI never took off and is antiquated, I've never ever seen a Micro-HDMI port but I have plenty of devices with Mini-HDMI ports :pI'll see if I can find this in my locals (Two in Newcastle, North Shields, Royal Quays, Silverlink, Byker, Cramlington, Kingston Park).I'm sure there's far too many Poundlands in the north-east



Probably people more used to phones, I would say PCs and laptops would be mini hdmi a lot of the time. My graphics card is that anyway and I presume it is for most people as hdmi is just too big when you consider a lot of graphics cards now have 2 x DVI and 1 x mini-hdmi

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