HDMI 2m cable £1 at Poundland
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HDMI 2m cable £1 at Poundland

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Found 8th Mar 2014
Seems like a decent HDMI cable for those in need of one. Should be national.
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Hardly a deal as they've been in pound land for years. They're ok cables to get you through but can get a lot better on amazon for £4

I've never seen 2m ones in Poundland, only ever seen the Signalex 1m cables. (Excluding some special offers of old Belkin stock although I don't recall seeing any normal HDMI cables there either.)

2 Metre ones! I have some Poundland 1 metre HDMI cables and they are excellent.
Heat.

heat added, I just got 3 from Haverfordwest, plenty still available.

Thanks

Nice, I've only ever seen the one metre ones so will look out for these. Heated.

How to Double your money

Buy 1000 of these..... go CEX and trade them for £2000 (They buy @ £2) -- Sell that voucher for someone to £1800....... Nearly Double. :P

I bought mine from poundland two years ago still working fine. why fork out more when the poundland one does just a good a job. heat added.

HDMI cables are all the same no matter what the brand unless your into 4K and have all the hardware costing thousands..heat added

Bought one - didn't work.

I overheard a Curry's sales man once telling someone that if they bought the £70 HDMI cable they could watch any Sky channel in 3D.

£70 is quite cheap for a magic cable that can achieve the impossible. So as this cable can't make any channel 3D I must vote cold.

Not as good as Monster I hear...

lamboo

HDMI cables are all the same no matter what the brand unless your into … HDMI cables are all the same no matter what the brand unless your into 4K and have all the hardware costing thousands..heat added



Unless nothing.

Thanks OP, cheapest 2m HDMI I have come across. Worth getting even if simply to use as a back up. Have some heat.

evil_dave

I overheard a Curry's sales man once telling someone that if they bought … I overheard a Curry's sales man once telling someone that if they bought the £70 HDMI cable they could watch any Sky channel in 3D. £70 is quite cheap for a magic cable that can achieve the impossible. So as this cable can't make any channel 3D I must vote cold.

you mean you miss those expensively trained staff who knew what they were talking about left because of the punters who lap up all the technical advice and had a good look on display shelves and then bought from Amazon!

Edited by: "splender" 9th Mar 2014

HDMI cable is a HDMI cable. It either works or it doesn`t.
Voted hot as 99p Stores don`t have any.
Cheapest one in Argos is over £4.

McNabFish

Not as good as Monster I hear...


Right you, stop misbehaving and go and stand in the corner of the forum until you calm down.

tyrano

HDMI cable is a HDMI cable. It either works or it doesn`t.Voted hot as … HDMI cable is a HDMI cable. It either works or it doesn`t.Voted hot as 99p Stores don`t have any.Cheapest one in Argos is over £4.

Good theory, however I have settled on HDMI cables which cost £2-£3 for 1-2m runs though I do have a couple about £5 which can be used for reference in case of issues.There are ones where the connector at both end are well sized and fit nicer in appliance sockets.
Edited by: "splender" 9th Mar 2014

For anyone who doubts whether a £1 HDMI cable is as good as one cost ££££££.......this article may be of interest

expertreviews.co.uk/hom…oof

After saying for years that every HDMI cable is exactly the same.. I recently had to eat my words. They're not.
It's nothing to do with the connectors.. it's all about the shielding on the cable.

I was having issues with a freeview box not being able to pick up the new com7 HD channels. It turned out that the 99p HDMI cable I used was picking up interference from other sources (the RF cable usually). I switched to a shielded one.. problem solved.

The shielded one was only a fiver from Amazon (cable feels like woven thread rather than plastic) but it's deffo a 'better' HDMI cable than a poundland one.
The £50 ones in Currys etc are still a complete rip-off

Obviously these posts always get filled with 'all HDMI cables are the same' responses, but it just reminded: A friend recently went to buy a TV from Currys, and the salesman tried to flog him a 30 quid HDMI cable. My friend is generally glued up, and said to the guy there's obviously no difference in picture quality etc, but the guy still stuck to his guns and belittled my friend. Is there no regulator that has clamped down on this type of behaviour? They clearly must be getting this training from somewhere. Or is it just that they know what the deal is, but get some sort of commission? To use a tired cliche, it's daylight robbery. It doesn't affect me, but it annoys me to think they take advantage of people who aren't so technology-savvy - my older family for example.

richohone

Obviously these posts always get filled with 'all HDMI cables are the … Obviously these posts always get filled with 'all HDMI cables are the same' responses, but it just reminded: A friend recently went to buy a TV from Currys, and the salesman tried to flog him a 30 quid HDMI cable. My friend is generally glued up, and said to the guy there's obviously no difference in picture quality etc, but the guy still stuck to his guns and belittled my friend. Is there no regulator that has clamped down on this type of behaviour? They clearly must be getting this training from somewhere. Or is it just that they know what the deal is, but get some sort of commission? To use a tired cliche, it's daylight robbery. It doesn't affect me, but it annoys me to think they take advantage of people who aren't so technology-savvy - my older family for example.


If there was some legal body that could deal with misrepresenting items for sale you think they'd have done something by now.

oh hang on, what's that? Trading Standards?

I think they're too busy dealing with crooked car dealerships, scam builders, dodgy fake goods etc.

dam i have brought 5 or 6 over the last year this would of saved me a fair bit

spannerzone

[quote=richohone] Is there no regulator that has clamped down on this … [quote=richohone] Is there no regulator that has clamped down on this type of behaviour?

Ermm.. may be remind you how effective regulators are with pensions, mortgage, PPI, interest rate swap loans, Mid-Staffs NHS, Hillborough, Libor, sub-prime mortgage..., yes, regulators are effective but they have their limitations and bigger money projects to do than for an HDMI cable, hey, this is not a nanny state, caveat emptor, learn some real useful stuff instead of watching X-Factor and spend all your time on Facebook. Ah, this reminds me thus, at school, during Physics do you remember the teacher made you hold 3 fingers at right angles to each other with your left and right hand? This is useful to explain why some cables are better than others but short runs of cable most would be OK with cheap cables.
..........
Well, time to spend your time swatting up some science and maths so that you wouldn't get bamboozled with government statistics or salesman pitches. Actually they are not the worst examples: you know when tradesmen come to repair your car, boiler, cooker, fridge, washing machine, plumbing, fix taps, cistern, and wondered why your bill is so large with so many things wrong at once? And during repair the tradesman discovered another worn out part or dangerous part! Without technical knowledge you are bamboozled into paying out much more money than getting ripped off by Currys. Just go to eBAY and see how many boiler, cooker, washing machine, dish washer, fridge....brand new spares, never been used but with sometimes ripped boxes, are for sale with no shop guarantee.. Well, a lot of them are parts bought, charged to bamboozled or unwitting customers, and then sold on eBAY.

davidclack

For anyone who doubts whether a £1 HDMI cable is as good as one cost … For anyone who doubts whether a £1 HDMI cable is as good as one cost ££££££.......this article may be of interesthttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/home-entertainment/1292371/expensive-hdmi-cables-make-no-difference-the-absolute-proof

Lindy cable used in the test was a quality cable. Lindy brand is quality and reliability, made to specification and where required cable is shielded and with balum. What the test did was to show that after about £5 for a cable the law of diminishing return kicks in and then one is paying money for other reasons other than quality of data transfer. If all HDMI cables were the same in data transfer ability then no one even be employed in HDMI Licensing.
Edited by: "splender" 9th Mar 2014

Are these Signalex brand, which is £land's "own brand"? Poundland gear is usually worth £1. That's why it's called Poundland. Some cables are better than others - quality of construction and shielding being variants. Blueriggers on amazon are excellent value.

Has anyone who's got one of these used it for 3D via a PS3 or PS4?

Splender that was kind of my point, but now my ears are bleeding after reading your posts

I bought a £1 one online and it still works perfectly connecting my PS3 to TV.

Great price - I wouldn't pay any more for them.

philbean

After saying for years that every HDMI cable is exactly the same.. I … After saying for years that every HDMI cable is exactly the same.. I recently had to eat my words. They're not.It's nothing to do with the connectors.. it's all about the shielding on the cable.I was having issues with a freeview box not being able to pick up the new com7 HD channels. It turned out that the 99p HDMI cable I used was picking up interference from other sources (the RF cable usually). I switched to a shielded one.. problem solved.The shielded one was only a fiver from Amazon (cable feels like woven thread rather than plastic) but it's deffo a 'better' HDMI cable than a poundland one.The £50 ones in Currys etc are still a complete rip-off



But in that instance you knew something was wrong so you replaced it. It's the idea that you can get a slightly better picture from digital that is wrong.

Cheap ones aren't going to be well shielded or well made. But that won't be an issue for 90% of people.

splender

Lindy cable used in the test was a quality cable. Lindy brand is quality … Lindy cable used in the test was a quality cable. Lindy brand is quality and reliability, made to specification and where required cable is shielded and with balum. What the test did was to show that after about £5 for a cable the law of diminishing return kicks in and then one is paying money for other reasons other than quality of data transfer. If all HDMI cables were the same in data transfer ability then no one even be employed in HDMI Licensing.


The Lindy cable used in the tests was a 10 metre cable which cost £5. Lindy HDMI cables are manufactured in China.

The following is an extract from the Techradar article titled 'Why you don't need to spend more than £2 on an HDMI cable'

Sources in the industry tell us that an HDMI cable manufacturer has to pay a fee of over £3,000 to the HDMI Organisation to have a new, or even a subtly re-designed or re-packaged incarnation of, an HDMI cable officially tested and sanctioned. It's only then that the HDMI logo can be used. Meanwhile, logo-less versions of HDMI cables are coming out of the same Chinese factories and appearing on eBay for a few quid.

When What HiFi tested a 2 metre Lindy cable, this is what they found.....

http://www.whathifi.com/review/hdmi-cable-2m

So, What HiFi think that the £4 Lindy cable is pretty poor and no better than the free cable you get with some Blu-ray players.

My own opinion is that there probably wasn't any difference between the two cables for the reasons shown in the article I originally linked to.
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