Equatech 4K HDMI Cable 2.0, 10metre £9.99 Home Bargains
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Equatech 4K HDMI Cable 2.0, 10metre £9.99 Home Bargains

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Found 31st Jul
i purchased one of these leads for the kitchen tv(1080p) and was so impressed by the quality i purchased another for the main tv(1080p). it is a lot of cable to lie behind the tv and will not suit most, but for the experimenter to see what difference cables can make it is a cheap test.
i know there is not supposed to be difference and i myself have believed such notions, but the difference is evident.
how to describe the difference? like a 60 watt lamp compared to a 100 watt lamp. the whole image become brighter. With more light, edge definition improves, i imagine because the image processing sees the edges more clearly defined, or perhaps liike an underexposed photo where edges are a little grey so become diffuse.
there are 2 metre and 5 metre cables too but the 10 metre is 8mm wide as opposed to the usual 5mm.
who knows what alchemy is at work.

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What a crock of..
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What a crock of..

hdcp 2.2 is all you currently need for hdmi cables

This is either 4 months late or 8 months early.

I’d guess your old cable was crap.

Original Poster

what i could have overlooked is the possibility of propitious atmospheric conditions.have i been tricked by circumstance?
why would i lie?

superted2008

hdcp 2.2 is all you currently need for hdmi cables


TBF I run a 7m HDMI cable from one room to another connecting my PC to Av receiver which carries 4k/60. I went through about 5 cables before I found one that could consistently handle that much data without dropping out/flickering, even though they were supposed to be 18gbps cables, so the cable can make a difference, especially over longer distances. But yeah, this post is hilarious.

psychoid

what i could have overlooked is the possibility of propitious atmospheric … what i could have overlooked is the possibility of propitious atmospheric conditions.have i been tricked by circumstance?why would i lie?


It's called a placebo. Cable either works or it doesn't, there is no difference in quality.

Original Poster

think of it as a visual ingredient, you put porcine fun on your tv and think it looks fantastic others may question your taste, but if it works for you...

Original Poster

that's peppered pig

psychoid

think of it as a visual ingredient, you put porcine fun on your tv and … think of it as a visual ingredient, you put porcine fun on your tv and think it looks fantastic others may question your taste, but if it works for you...


The ex-prime minister, a Mr D Cameron springs to mind at the mention of porcine fun !

adam081228 m ago

It's called a placebo. Cable either works or it doesn't, there is no …It's called a placebo. Cable either works or it doesn't, there is no difference in quality.


Absolutely 100% agree

psychoid

\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09i purchased one of these leads for the kitchen … \x09\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09i purchased one of these leads for the kitchen tv(1080p) and was so impressed by the quality i purchased another for the main tv(1080p). it is a lot of cable to lie behind the tv and will not suit most, but for the experimenter to see what difference cables can make it is a cheap test.i know there is not supposed to be difference and i myself have believed such notions, but the difference is evident.how to describe the difference? like a 60 watt lamp compared to a 100 watt lamp. the whole image become brighter. With more light, edge definition improves, i imagine because the image processing sees the edges more clearly defined, or perhaps liike an underexposed photo where edges are a little grey so become diffuse.there are 2 metre and 5 metre cables too but the 10 metre is 8mm wide as opposed to the usual 5mm. who knows what alchemy is at work.\x09\x09\x09\x09\x09



What on earth... No, that's not how it works. It's a digital signal meaning it either gets through perfectly or it doesn't at all and there's no in-between.

I had a similar experience to adam0812, I had a 10m passive HDMI cable that worked on its own but when the source end was a receiver passing a signal through from a chromecast, it simply wasn't enough. The chromecast lacked the power to pump into the cable (it's kinda like sucking/blowing on a hose full of water 340 million times a second, it gets harder when the hose is longer) so there was no signal at the other end to be picked up. I swapped that cable for a 15m one with active boosters at either end and it worked with no problems. If this had been an analogue signal it would have been fuzzy and crappy but present on the 10m cable but no, absolutely nothing, projector couldn't even lock onto the clock signal.

superted2008

hdcp 2.2 is all you currently need for hdmi cables


HDCP has got nothing to do with the cable. Its a form of encryption applied to the signal to prevent inteception as it travels from source to display

Impedance, inductance, capacitance, and resistance, quality of connectors, have never affected the bandwidth or cable specifications. cos it's binary aint it! So it eaver there or its not init!.
Heat added. Well found OP 10m for £10 who can complain.

Krosus

HDCP has got nothing to do with the cable. Its a form of encryption … HDCP has got nothing to do with the cable. Its a form of encryption applied to the signal to prevent inteception as it travels from source to display



Sorry, you are correct. HDMI 2.0 I meant to say.

Original Poster

i know all of the "there is no difference arguments", when my friend painted the inside of his CD player green i too thought mockingly... it's heresy isn't it? "who shall speak out against orthodox thinking! follow the line and think like us!"
yep, £10 for 10 metres i too thought it a good deal to run from the sky box.
i posted it because the result was better than expected and there are still cables out there costing considerably more than this one.
there is no obligation to buy.

Original Poster

alternatively
the poor must live with lies
only the rich shall see the truth

what a load of garbage i only buy StarTech 6 Feet High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet - HDMI to HDMI Micro - M/M. they're only £12,345.00 great price considering the resolution is almost life like, when watching tv i get absorbed into it and lose sense of reality

Original Poster

what i find interesting about these exchanges is the writers tend to believe what other sites inform them of rather than choosing to seek alternative perspectives via Hotdeals. effectively denigrating the Hotdeals site because the opinions contained within it are considered less worthy than those which say cheap is best, quality has no value. i dare say you visit the whathifi site when considering a new tv and the assumption they review a £1K tv with a lead from the poundshop is misplaced.
i like the vociferous responses, they make me laugh.

psychoid2 h, 31 m ago

what i find interesting about these exchanges is the writers tend to …what i find interesting about these exchanges is the writers tend to believe what other sites inform them of rather than choosing to seek alternative perspectives via Hotdeals. effectively denigrating the Hotdeals site because the opinions contained within it are considered less worthy than those which say cheap is best, quality has no value. i dare say you visit the whathifi site when considering a new tv and the assumption they review a £1K tv with a lead from the poundshop is misplaced.i like the vociferous responses, they make me laugh.



Interesting that you mention WhatHiFi. One of their tests on HDMI cables stated that a particular cable really accentuated the bass and clarity of the audio in their test screenings. I am amazed that a length of copper could distinguish which of the many bytes flowing through it were audio and give them this special treatment.

As a journal I wouldn't wipe the seventh planet from the sun with it.

Hangon - I have poor qualty HDMI cables and have had issues, as you say its binary - sometimes it doesn't actually work (yep cheap crap) ends break, other bits break - and the picture flickers (as the signal is off)

if it is a good 10m cable for £10, that sounds good to me...

That said - I have sold 2m HDMI cables for £50 when I worked in Comet, and every single time I hated myself slightly, as they really were the same as the £5 ones...

Original Poster

i do find it interesting how belief works and what we choose to believe, some believe that one Gibson les paul sounds different to another, i mean it's just wood and some wire, that one bluray player is different to another because it counts the numbers differently, i mean how can you count 1's and 0's differently, "you spent £150 on your bluray player why not buy one for £35 from the supermarket?" how can decoding one signal type be so different from decoding another signal type they are just signals...right? i mean why bother with mary berrys cake when you can buy one in a box for a quid it's just eggs flour butter sugar, how can it be different?
yep, how is difference possible?

Original Poster

as a final word on zeroes and ones, on and off performing as they should " machine counting proves no difference" "why do particles behave differently when observed?"
when you think your partner is observing you you are on your best behaviour, and when not...

Original Poster

try audioholics.com audio-video-cables/hdmi-cable-speed and article called
HDMI Cable Speed & Features Explained by Kurte Denke
weirdness in wire
paragraph 2

Original Poster

and if you follow the audioholics trail to
The truth Vs hype about expensive HDMI cables
you'll see a $10 cable i.e. £10 cable compared to a $100 cable
not a $1.00 cable.
Edited by: "psychoid" 6th Aug

Original Poster

perhaps it was a crap cable? could be, it was the one sky supplied, one with a pink end.
Edited by: "psychoid" 9th Aug

Original Poster

when you want to watch sky in another room the authorised sky connector costs more than this and then you have to buy wire on top.
sky tv link eye £16.99 at argos, plus cable 10 metre at 50p per metre, plus connectors £23.00 and 10 quid is a bad deal?
Edited by: "psychoid" 9th Aug

Original Poster

when google was younger it was interested in things, if you asked it a question it would be interested in finding the answers and would provide some interesting ideas, these days when asked a question it says "let's go via the shops" and then gets lost in consumer products "ooo! look what money can buy, money, money, i find that an interesting subject let's talk about what interests me your question is not as good as what i have found" and so distracted forgets the original question.

Original Poster

when you see all of the negative comments and negative results on hotdeals it's not because the deal is bad in itself, it is jerkbook bots sent out to discredit the opposition. not long now 'til we find the jerkbook deals page.
jerkbook, the consumers wikipedia(with ad's). your chance to win jerkbook shares coming soon. jerkbooks official fan club awards you 100,000 followers.

Original Poster

sorry, i forgot the reason i came. i plugged it into the PS4 and wanted to ask
" who turned up the colour?!"

Original Poster

went into the £1 shop and found a book "The matter of vision" by Peter Wyeth, now i'm still reading the foreword so i don't know if i'll agree or disagree but we're off to an agreeable start
he writes "Logocentrism, in the sense it has here, places a greatly exaggerated value on the Word, creating a status for it far above its real capacities. gloryfing it whilst at the same time viciously denigrating potential opponents, in particular its oldest adversary, Vision"
now i may be taking mr. wyeths words out of context, we'll have to wait and see, but we rely on opinions for our buying choices whether film or HDMI cable. we rely on what someone else has seen and how they report it
if jane doe says it is good, we boo, if cnet, for example, says it is good, we cheer.
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