Philips 1.5m HDMI Cable £1.53 @ Tesco
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Philips 1.5m HDMI Cable £1.53 @ Tesco

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Found 25th Oct 2009Made hot 25th Oct 2009
Philips 1.5m HDMI Cable

In the 'clearance section' in-store Tesco (Hoover Building), bought this afternoon for £1.53 each..were £6.00 each initially...had many left too..

the link takes you to the philips website to provide exact description....
p4c.philips.com/fil…pdf

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Damn, picked up the last clearance one from Asda Walsgrave, Coventry, for £3.00 rolled back from £10, so I could have saved £1.47! :x

Have some heat anyway!

Wow! That's even cheaper than the Home Bargains one (£2.99). Just for info, the connectors on the HB ones are Gold Plated and they too are 1.5m long.

This is hot though.

Banned

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ryman1000;6686844

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Are you a stationer?:whistling:

I always go for the 24K gold plated oxygen free ones myself costing about £50 a metre. You can't beat the extra good picture quality they offer and attenuation reduction. He, he...

billybear;6685412

Damn, picked up the last clearance one from Asda Walsgrave, Coventry, for … Damn, picked up the last clearance one from Asda Walsgrave, Coventry, for £3.00 rolled back from £10, so I could have saved £1.47! :xHave some heat anyway!



Same here...
I'm not complaining at £3 though... Good cable! Does the job! :thumbsup:

Currently being used for 720p Xbox360->22" 720p TV... handles 1080p perfectly as well :-D

RedOnRed;6687543

I always go for the 24K gold plated oxygen free ones myself costing about … I always go for the 24K gold plated oxygen free ones myself costing about £50 a metre. You can't beat the extra good picture quality they offer and attenuation reduction. He, he...


No point in these at all... Not even those with the best eyesight in the world will notice much if any difference unless your using it across more than a normal length.
For long cables it may make a slight difference as there is less of a chance of signal loss but who has their HD devices across the room from their TVs???

He's joking, mate.
And I'm pretty sure having your equipment on the other side of the room makes no difference, as digital signals don't deteriorate like analogue ones. (I'm no expert, though - just repeating what I've picked up...)

Late;6688134

He's joking, mate.And I'm pretty sure having your equipment on the other … He's joking, mate.And I'm pretty sure having your equipment on the other side of the room makes no difference, as digital signals don't deteriorate like analogue ones. (I'm no expert, though - just repeating what I've picked up...)



Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so far. Wouldn't make any difference under 15 meters at least though. (normal computer routers push signals along 200 meters of network cable without issue as a comparison).

absolute bargain, wow

OrangeJuice;6688288

Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so … Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so far. Wouldn't make any difference under 15 meters at least though. (normal computer routers push signals along 200 meters of network cable without issue as a comparison).



Not quite.. 100 metres is deemed the max distance for CAT5 - beyond that you risk signal loss.

where is da clearance section at hoover building? Its my local.

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dealslover;6690587

where is da clearance section at hoover building? Its my local.



the cables are on a shelf in the Toys section..(walk in, turn left towards newspaper stand, then far end of the first toy aisle, with a few clearance toys..) There were about 30/40 cables in the box and being in the toy section I doubt if they'll get noticed..good luck!

None in mine

Just an FYI for those who spend a fortune on HDMI cables.

HDMI cables transfer digital data, not analogue, so theres no need for expensive gold plated cables, the only use gold plating has now is to help protect the connectors in the same way its always been used.

If you really wanted to you could modify a coat hanger with HDMI connectros either end and it wouldnt affect picture quality- infact i`m sure theres a website that shows you the results somewhere!

But who didnt know that? its 2009 for christ sake, not 2006!

Also, very hot deal!

The coat hanger experiment was with analog speaker wire I think.
It is a myth to say that just because it is digital that so long as it joins one end to the other it will work. But also, if you have a cable that meets the spec for it's purpose and works, replacing it with a more expensive cable will not make it any better.

Heat + Rep

Nice Find

OrangeJuice;6688288

Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so … Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so far. Wouldn't make any difference under 15 meters at least though. (normal computer routers push signals along 200 meters of network cable without issue as a comparison).



Network cables are balanced. HDMI cables are not. That's not a good comparison.

starskytheman;6690968

the cables are on a shelf in the Toys section..(walk in, turn left … the cables are on a shelf in the Toys section..(walk in, turn left towards newspaper stand, then far end of the first toy aisle, with a few clearance toys..) There were about 30/40 cables in the box and being in the toy section I doubt if they'll get noticed..good luck!



cheers got 1 today!

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got 1 of 2 left on Saturday from Tesco Extra Hampton Peterborough store price on shelf says £3.06 but scans at £1.53 used it with the technika 15 inch hd tv i got with it too hooked up xbox 360 elite to it even on 720p works a treat on fifa 10 etc

Anyone got a product code/unique ID so I can ring my local tescos to see if they have any before I have to go down?

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wackojacko99;6695905

Anyone got a product code/unique ID so I can ring my local tescos to see … Anyone got a product code/unique ID so I can ring my local tescos to see if they have any before I have to go down?



the barcode on the cable is : 8 712581 363857...

there isn't anything on my receipt (unique/product code) apart from
'Product Description : 1.5hdmicable'...
hope it helps..

phil-smith.tk;6687660

No point in these at all... Not even those with the best eyesight in the … No point in these at all... Not even those with the best eyesight in the world will notice much if any difference unless your using it across more than a normal length.For long cables it may make a slight difference as there is less of a chance of signal loss but who has their HD devices across the room from their TVs???



OrangeJuice;6688288

Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so … Depends on the power output of the device.. signal strength only goes so far. Wouldn't make any difference under 15 meters at least though. (normal computer routers push signals along 200 meters of network cable without issue as a comparison).



psykix;6689225

Not quite.. 100 metres is deemed the max distance for CAT5 - beyond that … Not quite.. 100 metres is deemed the max distance for CAT5 - beyond that you risk signal loss.



Megacamz;6691275

Just an FYI for those who spend a fortune on HDMI cables.HDMI cables … Just an FYI for those who spend a fortune on HDMI cables.HDMI cables transfer digital data, not analogue, so theres no need for expensive gold plated cables, the only use gold plating has now is to help protect the connectors in the same way its always been used.If you really wanted to you could modify a coat hanger with HDMI connectros either end and it wouldnt affect picture quality- infact i`m sure theres a website that shows you the results somewhere!But who didnt know that? its 2009 for christ sake, not 2006!Also, very hot deal!



D00nhamer;6691477

The coat hanger experiment was with analog speaker wire I think.It is a … The coat hanger experiment was with analog speaker wire I think.It is a myth to say that just because it is digital that so long as it joins one end to the other it will work. But also, if you have a cable that meets the spec for it's purpose and works, replacing it with a more expensive cable will not make it any better.



FOR GODS SAKE!!!! I'M SICK OF IT!!!! EVERY TIME SOMEONE MENTIONS HDMI IT'S THE SAME OLD ARGUMENTS!!


[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="7"]STOP IT PLEEEAAASSSEEEE!!!!!!!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

got one, A++ deal

I totally agree with the overhype of HDMI..:thumbsup:
The "Analogue Cable" fear that was all the rage with HiFi & Component Video, OFCC, Gold plating etc etc does not apply to HDMI or DVI.
A decent cable of sound manufacture will do the job just fine - although Gold contacts are preferred as the contact impedance is reduced (improved).

Wait a few months and the OFCC mains cables will be all the rage again - BEWARE!

I'll try and move it back "on topic"

There were plenty in the Leighton Buzzard store last night. They're not priced up but in the bottom of the "reduced" bits by the games.

Can this be used with an HDMI Xbox 360?

Are these actually any good? I suppose for £1.50 you can't go wrong but they also have a high speed HDMI cable for £2-something.

Might be useful if no Tesco's near by.
Credit to poster over on avforums 1.8m HDMI cable £1.82(free shipping)
Just ordered a couple of these from AAJtrading Amazon/marketplace
1.8 metre as want extra length:-D
amazon.co.uk/exe…uct

scanned at 71p each for me at Beccles. I got 4. There was about 20 left on the bargain shelf. Voted hot.
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