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Philips HDMI cable 3 meters. Gold connectors. 0.79p At Tesco!
Philips HDMI cable 3 meters. Gold connectors. 0.79p  At Tesco!

Philips HDMI cable 3 meters. Gold connectors. 0.79p At Tesco!

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Bargain!

Was in the local tesco (Haydock), it was like on an end shelf with some half price electrical stuff and crayons.

Couldn't belive my eyes, was about 4 times cheaper than the tecknica ones and twice as long.

Edited to say at tesco. Instore only me thinks.
Will post a reciept.

Gold-plated connectors
Gold-plated connectors establish a clean contact between the cable and connector for a reliable connection.
Bare copper shielding
Bare copper shielding protects against signal loss.
Easy grip
This non-slip grip makes connecting your components easy and ergonomically comfortable.
Plug & Play
Plug & Play gives you the ability to install or add a new component and have it work without having to perform any complex

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Original Poster

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BARGAIN !!!! :thumbsup:

How much were the crayons? If they are cheap could you pick me some up, i'll pay postage.

Hot by the way ;-)

Original Poster

Will check the crayon price for you tomorrow........

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Incase you haven't noticed from the receipt, fridge raider are 49p too. My girlfriend loves them!

Let me get the debate started...HDMI cables either work or they don't, or does a premium one make a differenece...:whistling:

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Cold, cant open the packaging

bargain price as i paid about £2 for mine and was only 2meters heat and rep added

Are they 1.3?

RedOnRed;5769946

Let me get the debate started...HDMI cables either work or they don't, or … Let me get the debate started...HDMI cables either work or they don't, or does a premium one make a differenece...:whistling:



They either work or they don't.

But if you are gonna be using it for 1080p media, i would advise getting ones which are 'High Speed'.

My PS3 has some issues with 1080p media (+1080p display) + HDMI cables & i eventually found that it's to do with my cheap (under £5) HDMI cables.

The media plays fine on a 720p TV, but blacks out momentarily when displayed on a 1080p set.

There are also other issues i get such as, static like interference momentarily when the PS3 is switching sources. eg. going from the main menu (XMB) to a Blu-ray/game.

Getting a Hi-Speed rated cable solves those issues.

Wow, nice bargain. Might have to have a look for some spares.

After cunningly putting the cables behind plasterboard, and then mounting my telly, I discovered that there are different types of HDMI cable, and the 'best' one is ver1.3.
I've been a sceptic of quality cables since forking out £50 on fancy scart cables only to see no difference at all, but my picture from PS3 blue-ray movies is certainly not as good as it should be, and my brothers similar set-up improved substantially when he got ver1.3 cables.

Course mine are behind plasterboard, so I'm stuck with 'em. Super.

ourdave;5770214

Course mine are behind plasterboard, so I'm stuck with 'em. Super.



bit of daft thing to do really :s

That's what is called a false economy. Yes, there's not much difference between "high quality" and the cheapest of the cheap hdmi cable as far as conductivity is concerned. But there certainly is one in term of build quality. So if you are going to spend £100+ and hours of your time to dig channel in your walls and replaster, this is silly to install the cheapest poundland cable. May as well spend a tenner and make sure you get quality.

Similar with ethernet cable really. If you are going to dig and pass ethernet across the house, one may as well use a decent cat6 even if it is not really needed.

ourdave;5770214

After cunningly putting the cables behind plasterboard, and then mounting … After cunningly putting the cables behind plasterboard, and then mounting my telly, I discovered that there are different types of HDMI cable, and the 'best' one is ver1.3.I've been a sceptic of quality cables since forking out £50 on fancy scart cables only to see no difference at all, but my picture from PS3 blue-ray movies is certainly not as good as it should be, and my brothers similar set-up improved substantially when he got ver1.3 cables.Course mine are behind plasterboard, so I'm stuck with 'em. Super.




Can you not just use a drawline to pull the old cable out, and a new cable in ?

RedOnRed;5769946

Let me get the debate started...HDMI cables either work or they don't, or … Let me get the debate started...HDMI cables either work or they don't, or does a premium one make a differenece...:whistling:



according to gadget show - no difference

Hey hey, before you all think I'm daft as a brush, I did spend a tenner on what I thought should be decent cables and I was reassured by those in the know saying "there's no difference, they either work or they don't". I didn't bloody realise there were different versions of cables though.

And the plasterboard is pretty tight against the cables, Ive already tried the drawline.

Looks good though, you know, telly on the wall, no cables showing. Just the actual picture that lets it down...

K1LLER HORNET;5770140

They either work or they don't.But if you are gonna be using it for 1080p … They either work or they don't.But if you are gonna be using it for 1080p media, i would advise getting ones which are 'High Speed'.My PS3 has some issues with 1080p media (+1080p display) + HDMI cables & i eventually found that it's to do with my cheap (under £5) HDMI cables.The media plays fine on a 720p TV, but blacks out momentarily when displayed on a 1080p set.There are also other issues i get such as, static like interference momentarily when the PS3 is switching sources. eg. going from the main menu (XMB) to a Blu-ray/game.Getting a Hi-Speed rated cable solves those issues.



1,3 coompliant you mean...but of course all hdmi cables are the same

ourdave;5770214

After cunningly putting the cables behind plasterboard, and then mounting … After cunningly putting the cables behind plasterboard, and then mounting my telly, I discovered that there are different types of HDMI cable, and the 'best' one is ver1.3.I've been a sceptic of quality cables since forking out £50 on fancy scart cables only to see no difference at all, but my picture from PS3 blue-ray movies is certainly not as good as it should be, and my brothers similar set-up improved substantially when he got ver1.3 cables.Course mine are behind plasterboard, so I'm stuck with 'em. Super.


thats why i bought decent cables...chord and qed.....the 5m one to the tv is approx £80 i think but i paid £8...i mainly buy dcent quality stuff at cheap prices...if you have done it properly then you should be able to get them out

shadowdogg;5771274

according to gadget show - no difference


and they are experts are they....thats like saying the sun newspaper are experts on the news...lol:roll:

royals;5771444

1,3 coompliant you mean...but of course all hdmi cables are the same



no i do NOT mean 1.3 compliant.

i mean Standard & High Speed.

Standard cables are for 720p - 1080i
High Speed cables are for 1080p and over.

"What is the difference between a “Standard” HDMI cable and a “High-Speed” HDMI cable?

Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-Speed cables.

* Standard (or “category 1”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of a 1080i signal.
* High Speed (or “category 2”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600)."


royals;5771479

and they are experts are they....thats like saying the sun newspaper are … and they are experts are they....thats like saying the sun newspaper are experts on the news...lol:roll:



well, there is no difference - many sources have said the same.
but you are welcome to spend £50-£250 on a HDMI cable if you want.

K1LLER HORNET;5770140

They either work or they don't.But if you are gonna be using it for 1080p … They either work or they don't.But if you are gonna be using it for 1080p media, i would advise getting ones which are 'High Speed'.My PS3 has some issues with 1080p media (+1080p display) + HDMI cables & i eventually found that it's to do with my cheap (under £5) HDMI cables.The media plays fine on a 720p TV, but blacks out momentarily when displayed on a 1080p set.There are also other issues i get such as, static like interference momentarily when the PS3 is switching sources. eg. going from the main menu (XMB) to a Blu-ray/game.Getting a Hi-Speed rated cable solves those issues.



I second that. It actually took me awhile to find a cable that would actually do 1080p on my ps3! Got the Sonos one from play.com with free optical cable.

K1LLER HORNET;5772020

no i do NOT mean 1.3 compliant.i mean Standard & High Speed.Standard … no i do NOT mean 1.3 compliant.i mean Standard & High Speed.Standard cables are for 720p - 1080iHigh Speed cables are for 1080p and over."What is the difference between a “Standard” HDMI cable and a “High-Speed” HDMI cable?Recently, HDMI Licensing, LLC announced that cables would be tested as Standard or High-Speed cables. * Standard (or “category 1”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 75Mhz, which is the equivalent of a 1080i signal. * High Speed (or “category 2”) cables have been tested to perform at speeds of 340Mhz, which is the highest bandwidth currently available over an HDMI cable and can successfully handle 1080p signals including those at increased color depths and/or increased refresh rates. High-Speed cables are also able to accommodate higher resolution displays, such as WQXGA cinema monitors (resolution of 2560 x 1600)."well, there is no difference - many sources have said the same.but you are welcome to spend £50-£250 on a HDMI cable if you want.



What on earth why would they try and complicate the standard even further. Surely the v1.3 has a minimum bandwidth requirement anyway. On the same HDMI page it also says previous versions managed with 1080p and the new High Speed v1.3 cables are for future developments (not a bad idea to think of the future especially with wall installations of course!) talk about differing info on their own FAQ :?

My cheap cable is a v1.2 I think and copes with 1080p from the laptop and Xbox 360 (over 3m) without any noticable problems.. (plus it's been cut in half and soldered back together)

Does any one know if this is nation wide or jus confined to one store??

Couldnt find any in one of my local stores today.
Will try the other one tonight

excellent deal will check my local store. heat added. :thumbsup:

Great deal, but I doubt it's nationwide.

HDMI cables are generally the biggest rip-off going. They cost next to b*gger all to make! (I know someone who sells them for a Taiwan manufacturer)

Never buy a cable that costs more than a few quid!

Having said that - these are hot!

Sold out in Haydock store. I saw the sign but none left.

Not a national deal, now sold out in the only store doing it - please can someone expire. As far as I can see no-one but the original poster has got one. Great deal for him but hardly top five hottest deals in the UK.
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