639°
EXPIRED
HDMI KING 1.8M HDMI CABLE GOLD PLATED WAS 49.99 NOW 2.99 @ AMAZON
HDMI KING 1.8M HDMI CABLE GOLD PLATED WAS 49.99 NOW 2.99 @ AMAZON

HDMI KING 1.8M HDMI CABLE GOLD PLATED WAS 49.99 NOW 2.99 @ AMAZON

Banned
Buy forBuy forBuy for£2.99
GETGet dealVisit site and get deal
The Imperial Series HDMI Cables; The Ultimate In Performance, The Ultimate In Value. -Compatibility is guaranteed with all HDMI devices and brands such as PS3s Blu-Rays and Xbox360s/ 110% Money Back Guarantee!! Version 1.3c Category 2 Certified - Compatible with all the latest HDMI specs such as Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master AudioTM and future codecs. Double Insulated means no electronic interference or EMF "noise". Compatible with resolutions 480p, 720p, 1080i and 1080p, future-proof up to 1440p!!

105 Comments

hotukdeals.com/dea…983

unless you're in desperate need of a 1.8m cable id recommend buying this one which is longer and 50p cheaper

coldcoldcoldcoldcold

Original Poster Banned

how exactly is it cold when its diesgned for people who need a 1.8m? just beacuse you dont need it and the fact theres DIFFERENT cables available doesnt make this a great deal!

Banned

WOW

why is this cold? Are there any difference in hdmi cable? Went to currys the other day and they had a hdmi cable for £80, so does the cable make any difference to picture and sound quality? Esp for bluray

Original Poster Banned

The changes in quality are only small but for fast action the pictures better with a quality cable

"The changes in quality are only small but for fast action the pictures better with a quality cable" simply not true. Unlike a scart cable (analogue signal) which has a big bearing, to an extent, on the image quality , HDMI cables carry purely digital signals consisting of a series of 1's and 0's, they are either there or they are not. Your TV/Projector or whatever you are using to view with then decodes the 1's and 0's and converts them to a moving image/pictur, the HDMI cable has no bearing on the quality of the picture other than it either being connected (picture) or not (no picture). Companies like Monster are being taken to task at the moment because their advertising regarding the HDMI cables they sell are completely misleading and in many cases untrue.
Having said all that 3 quid for a 1.8m HDMI cable is a good price :-)

cool needed two thanks

cheap enough

DEALSALIKE

The changes in quality are only small but for fast action the pictures … The changes in quality are only small but for fast action the pictures better with a quality cable



Oh God, it's started again, the HDMI cable debate!! Unless you buy a £1 cable that has been made in a dust filled room by a chimp with the cheapest materials known to man, you won't get a difference.

seems good.

A good cable - normally sells for around £10, so great deal for £2.99 delivered.
Amazon could say it was £49 all they want - they live in KouKou land



i'm at a loss to understand how ANY digital cable can give a different result to any othercable of the same type as long asd it meets the basic spec? I've tried several digital interconnects of varring type and can't see or hear any difference at all.

The only bad HDMi cables are ones with poor insulation, as long as the insulation is good enough then there will be zero difference.

Seems a good price to me,but I'm no geek :-)

Banned

simmobb2

i'm at a loss to understand how ANY digital cable can give a different … i'm at a loss to understand how ANY digital cable can give a different result to any othercable of the same type as long asd it meets the basic spec? I've tried several digital interconnects of varring type and can't see or hear any difference at all.



There are 19 pins in an HDMI cable connector, so that's 38 opportunities for shoddy manufacturing of cheap cables to fail. A poorly shielded cheap cable can allow interference from near by equipment including what the cable is connected to.
Edited by: "slamdunkin" 13th Sep 2010

They work or they don't work there is no higher quality cable, pure bull

Banned

scratchy

They work or they don't work there is no higher quality cable, pure bull



So you think an unshielded cable is as good as one with quality shielding then?

Depends on the cable run, over 1.8m it doesnt make a huge difference unless your tv is next to your microwave :-)

Banned

sharpcroft

Depends on the cable run, over 1.8m it doesnt make a huge difference … Depends on the cable run, over 1.8m it doesnt make a huge difference unless your tv is next to your microwave :-)



it's not only microwave ovens you need to shield against...it's all the electrical equipment in the vicinity.

I know, that was a joke :-) but seriously digital signals are not as susceptible to interference as analogue signals are (as mentioned it only carries a stream of 1's and 0's not a full on analogue stream), the cables tend to work or they dont, if you have a problem with a cheap cable its more likely to be a defective cable than anything else, go buy another cheap cable.

1.5 or 1.8 is perfect for Plasma/LCD connection(1.0 to short)
no need for any longer for the above.Hot as this looks a very good
quality cable for£2.99 its about my max price for HDMI cables

Why does the HDMI standard include error correction if errors can't happen? The speed of data transmission becomes important at higher bitrates, badly made cables can have lower bitrates. There are loads of reasons a bad cable could cause problems, just extremely unlikely below 5m to be honest. Unless you're using video of a higher res than 1080p there isn't anything to worry about, if you are on a short cable run. To say they either work or don't though is ludicrous when you examine how they function.

Banned

sharpcroft

I know, that was a joke :-) as mentioned it only carries a stream of 1's … I know, that was a joke :-) as mentioned it only carries a stream of 1's and 0's .



It carries a bit more than that

Pins 1 through 9 carry the three TMDS data channels (Transition Minimized Differential Signaling – the technology that allows DVI and HDMI to send high-speed digital data), three pins per channel. TMDS data includes both video and audio information, and each channel has three separate lines for + values, - values, and a ground or data shield.

Pins 10 through 12 carry data for the TMDS clock channel, which helps keep the signals in synchronization. As with the TMDS data channels, there are separate lines for + values, - values, and a data shield.

Pin 13 is carries the CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) channel, used for sending command and control data between connected devices.

Pin 14 is reserved for future use.

Pins 15 and 16 are dedicated to the DDC (Display Data Channel), used for communicating EDID (Extended Display Identification Channel) information between devices.

Pin 17 is a data shield for the CEC and DDC channels.

Pin 18 carries a low-voltage (+5V) power supply.

Pin 19 is the Hot Plug Detect, dedicated to monitoring power up/down and plug/unplug events.

Was £49.99 X) X) X)

It's neither cheap nor expensive, £2.99 is all it's money.
Edited by: "simate" 13th Sep 2010

Thanks. Ordered

i still dont get why people are buying this and giving it heat when theres another cable thats CHEAPER than this? whaaaaatt? i mean if you had a hole through your wall and the cable had to be EXACTLY 1.8m to fit properly and not hang out or some other crazy stuff than fine, but to all the other people, what is your problem with getting money off and at the same time get a longer cable that might be of use in the future?

Banned

I think the other cable posted earlier is the better buy as I have one and it's very well made and chunky....the review I read about this one says it's not as chunky as the picture would have you believe.

slamdunkin

So you think an unshielded cable is as good as one with quality shielding … So you think an unshielded cable is as good as one with quality shielding then?



Picture and Sound quality-wise, all HDMI cables are identical.

Anyone who says otherwise is lying, enjoys trying to defy the laws of physics or is a Curry's employee.

have this cable been sold for £49.99 by amazon?? so they purchased it for £1.50 ish and sold it for £49.99?? does this m ake sense? or has amazon purchased it for £30-ish (trade price) and selling for £2.99 so they are making a 90%-ish loss? should not the governments fraud dept be called in???

eddyday

Picture and Sound quality-wise, all HDMI cables are identical.Anyone who … Picture and Sound quality-wise, all HDMI cables are identical.Anyone who says otherwise is lying, enjoys trying to defy the laws of physics or is a Curry's employee.



1/10 troll attempt.

thatcable is a very good and cheap cable which has excellent shielding. If your passing through HD Audio and Video through the same cable to a Surround Amp then a HDMI cable DOES make a difference, especially when audio is involved (this is FACT)

if your using an average tv then no cable will make a noticeable difference, this is only achievable with high end equipment

Thatcable is £5 del for a 2m ultra shielded cable, this is witin par of that so it is a good deal

thanks. ordered.

it always amazes me at the convo people have over a cable at the end of the day its your money buy and see for yourself lol

£50 for couple of metres of cable don't believe the bsssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss all HDMI is pretty identical

thanks, ordered!

Banned

This is not identical to a poundland cable.

I just ordered 3 of these. Def need 1 but always handy to have a solid, well built cable as backup just in case.

craigtumilty

If your passing through HD Audio and Video through the same cable to a … If your passing through HD Audio and Video through the same cable to a Surround Amp then a HDMI cable DOES make a difference, especially when audio is involved (this is FACT)if your using an average tv then no cable will make a noticeable difference, this is only achievable with high end equipment



Take the highest end equipment in the world. Take this cable, and the most expensive 1.8m cable manufactured ever. The BER from either cable will be less than 1 in 1 trillion (1x10^12) over this distance in a normal environment. How exactly will there be a noticable difference?

Don't think this is as hot as the 2.4m deal though so....
Edited by: "jah128" 13th Sep 2010

Poundland cables are cheapy. They clearly use zinc or something on the metal connectors to make it look gold when it isn't, as the packaging is often stained gold when you buy one. I don't think that these cables are worth anywhere near £49, but they are shielded, and by the look of them, they seem durable.

Maybe not even at a tenner would I buy this, but £3? Delivered? Come on, unless you can find one that glows in the dark and does your dishes for a similar price... it's not like you're going to be diving into your savings account to buy this, is it?!

all hdmi cables are the same lol at the rrp

It's a great price for me. Heat added.
Post a comment
Avatar
@
    Text