Philips 1.5m HDMI cable only 50p each instore in Tesco
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Philips 1.5m HDMI cable only 50p each instore in Tesco

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Found 28th May 2010Made hot 28th May 2010
Not sure if this is store specific, but I would guess that it's nationwide. My local Tesco is selling Philips 1.5m HDMI cables at 50p a pop reduced from over £4. I've not seen HDMI cables this cheap before. They were in a box at the end of an aisle and not with the other electrical cables. To be on the safe side, though, I'd check the ends and the electricals section. I would have taken a photo of the SEL, but my store gets funny about people taking pics instore and the aisle end they were on was right next to the Customer Services desk!

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Original Poster

http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/1008/spa0042m.jpg

Which store?

Original Poster

Monkey nuts 2;8713609

Which store?




Lowestoft

Prufrock;8713640

Lowestoft



Thanks.

1.5m for 50p - awesome, lets wait until some plank raises quality issues with it!

All you have to say to them is, would you pay £40+ for a USB cable - then be my guest!

Banned

Why would you buy 50p cable to use with £1500 equipment?

Get a Monster, more BANG for your buck.



(Only kidding! I love HDMI threads!)

KillFelix;8713995

Why would you buy 50p cable to use with £1500 equipment?Get a Monster, … Why would you buy 50p cable to use with £1500 equipment?Get a Monster, more BANG for your buck.(Only kidding! I love HDMI threads!)



You'd be suprised by the amount of people I know who have been rinsed by DSGi in general with this crap!

50p for a HDMI cable
everybody knows you have to buy those £100 triple shielded double gold plated and a trendy colour ones from Comet etc

Well I've just spashed out £11.99 on a Linx Platinum Pro cable from Play, and it gives better pictures than a cheapo HDMI lead, so hey! :roll:

KillFelix;8713995

Why would you buy 50p cable to use with £1500 equipment?Get a Monster, … Why would you buy 50p cable to use with £1500 equipment?Get a Monster, more BANG for your buck.(Only kidding! I love HDMI threads!)



me to 50p way to cheap for a hdmi cable must be crap!!!!:-D

nice floor, lol:-D

Original Poster

07johnstona;8714320

nice floor, lol:-D



That's my cat-clawedto******y table.

I should add that I've never seen these particular cables for sale in my local. It looks like they've taken a bulk shipment to clear through at 50p a pop. I only bought two, but they had absolutely loads of them.

WigBilly;8714077

Well I've just spashed out £11.99 on a Linx Platinum Pro cable from Play, … Well I've just spashed out £11.99 on a Linx Platinum Pro cable from Play, and it gives better pictures than a cheapo HDMI lead, so hey! :roll:



lol good joke

Also just waiting on the evermore common " Not as good as my diamond encrusted plated hdmi lead " post, ohhh that one is wearing thin

Heat added, funny comments too.

Anyone found these in other stores?

WigBilly;8714077

Well I've just spashed out £11.99 on a Linx Platinum Pro cable from Play, … Well I've just spashed out £11.99 on a Linx Platinum Pro cable from Play, and it gives better pictures than a cheapo HDMI lead, so hey! :roll:



Any professional will disagree with you lol.

You need to learn about digital cables mates. :thumbsup:

There has been a famous test between a £5 HDMI and £200 and there was no difference. Google IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :whistling:

HDMI is HDMI , unless Tesco sells the non-standard version apart from version 1.3
but tbh it is no different unless large data transfer

sparkyIreland;8714525

lol good jokeAlso just waiting on the evermore common " Not as good as my … lol good jokeAlso just waiting on the evermore common " Not as good as my diamond encrusted plated hdmi lead " post, ohhh that one is wearing thin



Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a visible difference, otherwise I would'nt be saying as much.

Original Poster

WigBilly;8714845

Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a … Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a visible difference, otherwise I would'nt be saying as much.




whatconsumer.co.uk/hdm…on/

I think the problem is the lack of scientific proof. I have yet to see a scientific study on the matter (although I haven't looked much due to apathy). It's pointless saying 'lead A seems to be just as good as lead B'. We need 'lead A and B were both fed 011001010 and the output of both leads was 011001010'. Am I close to talking nonsense?

WigBilly;8714845

Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a … Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a visible difference, otherwise I would'nt be saying as much.



haha lol. Who sold you that "truth"...

WigBilly;8714845

Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a … Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a visible difference, otherwise I would'nt be saying as much.



No, it doesn't. Simple as that.

Not sure your trying to bait here or not, but for the sake of argument if anyone is reading this who does not understand how this technology works and may be suckered into wasting their hard earned cash - take it from someone who has worked as a studio engineer (including the BBC)... expensive HDMI cables make no difference what so ever. End of.

There may be a few muppets in the HiFi press that still pedal this myth, but they usually have a motive :thumbsup:

Houldey;8715207

I think the problem is the lack of scientific proof. I have yet to see a … I think the problem is the lack of scientific proof. I have yet to see a scientific study on the matter (although I haven't looked much due to apathy). It's pointless saying 'lead A seems to be just as good as lead B'. We need 'lead A and B were both fed 011001010 and the output of both leads was 011001010'. Am I close to talking nonsense?



Pretty much. There have been proper tests done on these cables. They all say the same thing, most cables perform the same over short distances. When it comes to long distances, paying a bit extra will ensure everything works as it should. But they all prove there's no reason to pay over the odds for one of these cables.

Cheaper in Poundland!!!!!!
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Oh...errrm.....:oops:

:w00t:

There are 10 kinds of people...

Those who understand Binary

...and those who buy £200 HDMI cables.

:santa:

not in bournemouth

WigBilly;8714845

Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a … Truth is that on a top-end system, a higher spec HDMI lead DOES make a visible difference, otherwise I would'nt be saying as much.



And it starts. Fight!!!

Okay HUKD flat-earthers, you clearly know best...:whistling:

WigBilly;8715645

Okay HUKD flat-earthers, you clearly know best...:whistling:



yes we do.....get your next HDMI cable from poundland:thumbsup:

Original Poster

It's this one:

p4c.philips.com/fil…pdf

Seems it was retailing for £8.99 direct from Philips.

WigBilly;8715645

Okay HUKD flat-earthers, you clearly know best...:whistling:



Care to enlighten is as to why the same digital picture signal will look better if you buy an expensive cable?

Oh wait... you cant. :whistling:

Picked one up last month at this price. Was a lucky find though.

ive seen some hdmi cables for £700 lol... I use budget £1.50 cables with my sony blu ray player and sony bravia.... looks amazing. My mate brought his £50 currys cable round and I couldnt tell any difference....

No point in spending a lot on those cables. I cant see the point in expensive ones...maybe they are useful when it comes to certain equipment like HD Projectors which project 60"...

deathtrap3000;8715710

Care to enlighten is as to why the same digital picture signal will look … Care to enlighten is as to why the same digital picture signal will look better if you buy an expensive cable?Oh wait... you cant. :whistling:



Maybe the improved shielding of more expensive cables is a factor - this new cable of mine claims to be triple-shielded, so maybe it better preserves the signal against RF interference and the close proximity of power cables and transformers than before. All I know is that I was seing a degree of judder during fast motion/pans previously, and now everything's silky smooth. :thumbsup:

The thing with HDMI cables is that in a 'low noise' environment i.e. away from mains cables, the only difference can be found using expensive measuring equipment. But as soon you start placing power cables around ANY data leads then you will start inducing noise onto your signal. The easiest way of getting over this problem is to buy 'shielded' hdmi cables. And/or loom all your power leads together to keep them away from your data cables. If they do need to cross paths try to keep them at 90 degrees at the crossing point to limit any noise disrupting the signal.

BTW 50p is a bargain!!!!!!!

From an electronics engineer

These threads get extremely old fast. Yes we get it, cheap HDMI cables are as good as expensive ones in the majority of cases.

Original Poster

I'll pop back today and see if I can get a photo of the SEL.

mehmeh;8715376

There are 10 kinds of people...Those who understand Binary...and those … There are 10 kinds of people...Those who understand Binary...and those who buy £200 HDMI cables.:santa:



Repped!

The only quality difference there would be is when it goes choppy like when freeview/sky loses a bit of signal. If the 0s & 1s are in the wrong order (ignoring error correcting) the picture will look massively different / not work.

Those who bought shielded gold plated HDMIs and say its 'sharper' are trying wildly to justify buying an expensive cable, for no reason.

Which store in Lowestoft - I take it it is the Leisure Way one.
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