PLATINUM SERIES HDMI 1.5M 10.5Gbps £2.99 @ Richer sounds instore
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PLATINUM SERIES HDMI 1.5M 10.5Gbps £2.99 @ Richer sounds instore

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Found 11th Aug 2017
On clearance as being replaced by 4k capable cable, rrp was £39.95.

The Platinum Series HDMI 1.5m gives you top quality picture and




sound from all your digital sources, including 1080p, at a superb price.


An HD TV essential

With




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sound and picture over a standard lead.

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Featuring




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HDMI is more revealing than lower quality lads. It also benefits from




triple-layer shielding for maximum noise resistance. Equally, the plugs




offer 24K gold-plated connections and part metal bodies for a top




quality contact and excellent durability.

For a sure way to improve your system's sound and picture, the Platinum Series HDMI 1.5m is a pure no-brainer at this price!
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Yes the things that vendors will say to sell you something that will not be any better than much cheaper options is laughable.

If your existing cable works then this will not improve the quality.
"the Platinum Series HDMI is more revealing than lower quality lads"


sul51 m ago

people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as …people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as there setup usually consists of some cheap dvd player, sky box to tv etc in which case a 99p cable is perfectly fine. however, when you have some serious gear which goes through an AV receiver and you have multiple equipment then thats where you notice a quality cable. picture quality stays the same of course but you use a quality cable to eliminate handshake issues and interference etc something which many laymans would never experience


That is not true.

It will be the quality of your equipment (and firmware) that determines the quality of the data that is processed.

The cable just sends the data.

0's and 1's.

Nothing else. There is no processing done by the cable.
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From what I remember, this is all b****ks and this is about the right price for it. Not voted either way.
Yes the things that vendors will say to sell you something that will not be any better than much cheaper options is laughable.

If your existing cable works then this will not improve the quality.
If it's rated at under 11Gbps, then it's going to run into issues with UHD content if you're using a UHD BD player, you really need a 18Gbps cable or a Certified Premium cable (they're not that expensive). I'm sure this will be fine as it's a high speed Cat 2 cable anyway and at 1.5m you're not going to be hiding it in walls (and the shorter length helps with bandwidth). But it's something to be aware of. If you just want to upgrade your cheap cables with pretty ones for your HD devices, then these will do nicely.
"the Platinum Series HDMI is more revealing than lower quality lads"


LesD34 m ago

"the Platinum Series HDMI is more revealing than lower quality lads" …"the Platinum Series HDMI is more revealing than lower quality lads"



It's worth avoiding those lower quality lads.
people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as there setup usually consists of some cheap dvd player, sky box to tv etc in which case a 99p cable is perfectly fine. however, when you have some serious gear which goes through an AV receiver and you have multiple equipment then thats where you notice a quality cable. picture quality stays the same of course but you use a quality cable to eliminate handshake issues and interference etc something which many laymans would never experience
Edited by: "sul" 11th Aug 2017
Doesn't the hdmi version affect things? For example my tv is 4k and HDR, so wouldn't it need a newer cable?
sul51 m ago

people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as …people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as there setup usually consists of some cheap dvd player, sky box to tv etc in which case a 99p cable is perfectly fine. however, when you have some serious gear which goes through an AV receiver and you have multiple equipment then thats where you notice a quality cable. picture quality stays the same of course but you use a quality cable to eliminate handshake issues and interference etc something which many laymans would never experience


That is not true.

It will be the quality of your equipment (and firmware) that determines the quality of the data that is processed.

The cable just sends the data.

0's and 1's.

Nothing else. There is no processing done by the cable.
This is presumably HDMI 1.3/1.3a or 1.4 given OP's comment about clearance in favour of 4k capable cables. For your 4k and HDR setup you want HDMI 2.0a or 2.0b (HDMI 1.4 does support 4k, but only at 24Hz/25Hz/30Hz, not at 60Hz, and HDMI 2.0 doesn't have as much support for different HDR formats). HDMI 2.1 has been announced but not available at the moment, it supports up to 10k at 120Hz.
sul1 h, 21 m ago

people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as …people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as there setup usually consists of some cheap dvd player, sky box to tv etc in which case a 99p cable is perfectly fine. however, when you have some serious gear which goes through an AV receiver and you have multiple equipment then thats where you notice a quality cable. picture quality stays the same of course but you use a quality cable to eliminate handshake issues and interference etc something which many laymans would never experience



This is always one of those contentious issues raised.
When it was Analogue it 100% made a difference. I could see it every time, especialy between DVD and CRT TV.

As for HDMI the signal still makes it through without corruption.
However I can always see a case for bandwidth being degraded, slowing things down.
If that didn't happen why do 1s and 0s get impacted when networking? Why does a poorly installed Cat6 cable perform worse than a well installed, shielded cable?

Retailers do take the wee and tell greatly exaggerated 'truths' but there is probably a small amount of substance. If it was all 100% lies I'm sure some class action lawsuit in America would have been launched by now.
reddit46 m ago

That is not true.It will be the quality of your equipment (and firmware) …That is not true.It will be the quality of your equipment (and firmware) that determines the quality of the data that is processed.The cable just sends the data.0's and 1's.Nothing else. There is no processing done by the cable.


Technically the current passing through the cable has an alternating DC voltage representing a 1 for high voltage and a 0 for low voltage. This is often referred to as the "eye pattern".

I'm sure you know this but just adding some information that even though it's digital it actually experiences interference/distortion which can lead to errors.
sul1 h, 51 m ago

people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as …people who say quality cable makes no difference are right somewhat as there setup usually consists of some cheap dvd player, sky box to tv etc in which case a 99p cable is perfectly fine. however, when you have some serious gear which goes through an AV receiver and you have multiple equipment then thats where you notice a quality cable. picture quality stays the same of course but you use a quality cable to eliminate handshake issues and interference etc something which many laymans would never experience


Shame your use of English lacks 'quality'.
Gormond29 m ago

Technically the current passing through the cable has an alternating DC …Technically the current passing through the cable has an alternating DC voltage representing a 1 for high voltage and a 0 for low voltage. This is often referred to as the "eye pattern".I'm sure you know this but just adding some information that even though it's digital it actually experiences interference/distortion which can lead to errors.



Thats what I was thinking. Surely cables can have superior / inferior shielding that affects the quality of the signal they transmit. I'm saying this as someone who wouldn't consider spending more that a fiver on an HDMI cable but there must be some out there that are genuinely better than others (not as comment either way on this particular one)
MrT23 h, 15 m ago

This is presumably HDMI 1.3/1.3a or 1.4 given OP's comment about clearance …This is presumably HDMI 1.3/1.3a or 1.4 given OP's comment about clearance in favour of 4k capable cables. For your 4k and HDR setup you want HDMI 2.0a or 2.0b (HDMI 1.4 does support 4k, but only at 24Hz/25Hz/30Hz, not at 60Hz, and HDMI 2.0 doesn't have as much support for different HDR formats). HDMI 2.1 has been announced but not available at the moment, it supports up to 10k at 120Hz.


No, HDMI versions refer to the equipment not the cables.
Edited by: "Ricky302" 12th Aug 2017
Ricky3024 h, 8 m ago

No, HDMI versions refer to the equipment not the cables.


Til you get to HDMI 2.1 and want the extra features it offers. Not that it matters right now though.
Edited by: "rev6" 12th Aug 2017
i bought a contentious cable the other week, nearly everybody who couldn't see the picture said it was rubbish.
i bought a second-hand 2TB sky box the other day the 500 was too often almost full of all those interesting snippets from NHK tv, any how, i sat and gawped (that's the expression found on usain bolts face when he won so convincingly) with surprise at how much "better" the picture was.
Q. how many of us have gathered together half a dozen different leads to see for ourselves whether difference exists and how many of us rely on information based on the opinions of opinion forming websites.
it becomes common sense to believe what we are told. it only takes a few loud voices to shout rubbish and the meek bow down.
psychoid1 h, 39 m ago

i bought a contentious cable the other week, nearly everybody who couldn't …i bought a contentious cable the other week, nearly everybody who couldn't see the picture said it was rubbish.i bought a second-hand 2TB sky box the other day the 500 was too often almost full of all those interesting snippets from NHK tv, any how, i sat and gawped (that's the expression found on usain bolts face when he won so convincingly) with surprise at how much "better" the picture was.Q. how many of us have gathered together half a dozen different leads to see for ourselves whether difference exists and how many of us rely on information based on the opinions of opinion forming websites.it becomes common sense to believe what we are told. it only takes a few loud voices to shout rubbish and the meek bow down.



what cable did you buy and how much
psychoid1 h, 41 m ago

i bought a contentious cable the other week, nearly everybody who couldn't …i bought a contentious cable the other week, nearly everybody who couldn't see the picture said it was rubbish.i bought a second-hand 2TB sky box the other day the 500 was too often almost full of all those interesting snippets from NHK tv, any how, i sat and gawped (that's the expression found on usain bolts face when he won so convincingly) with surprise at how much "better" the picture was.Q. how many of us have gathered together half a dozen different leads to see for ourselves whether difference exists and how many of us rely on information based on the opinions of opinion forming websites.it becomes common sense to believe what we are told. it only takes a few loud voices to shout rubbish and the meek bow down.

The gadget show gatherered multiple cables a run tests and they found expensive cables were exactly the same as cheap cables.
A salesman in Currys convinced my elderly father in law to buy two, £40 HDMI cables with his new tv to give him the best picture quality........they went straight back that afternoon.
I agree, a poor quality cable will impact on the picture quality, I have had some odd problems caused by a poor HDMI cable. However it is really snake oil if your paying a lot for a cable. Agree that UHD will need better quality cables as they are moving and the word is moving a lot more data hence the need for a cable that can handle it. Nothing wrong with having one or two decent cables about that you trust to help with fault finding..... :-)
There's always confusion with HDMI cables, for most of us there are two Categories (1&2) and two types - standard speed with/without Ethernet and high speed with/without Ethernet. The standard speed cables are rated up to 1080i, but many of them can handle 1080p, the high speed cables can usually handle pretty much anything but they're not guaranteed to cope with the extra bandwidth of UHD BDs higher bitrates. So your short cable might work fine, but anything longer may struggle, so if you're running cables through walls or have extra long lengths you'll want to look for premium high speed and like the other cables they're available with and without Ethernet.

There is a 48GB cable, but the ones listed above are fine for the average consumer, there isn't any need to pay vast sums for cables, especially if they're certified as there will be zero difference in picture quality, but some cables with have a better build quality, which is useful for long runs, flexibility and if you're unplugging them frequently. The rule of thumb is try your current cable first if you have a UHD BD player or 4k device, but if you're going through walls invest in a certified cable for peace of mind. You don't want to be going back in if you're cables can't handle the bandwidth.

There are no HDMI 1.4, 2.0, 2.1 cables, the numbers refer to the connections on your television and devices
Edited by: "cheapskate25" 12th Aug 2017
cheapskate2512th Aug

There's always confusion with HDMI cables, for most of us there are two …There's always confusion with HDMI cables, for most of us there are two Categories (1&2) and two types - standard speed with/without Ethernet and high speed with/without Ethernet. The standard speed cables are rated up to 1080i, but many of them can handle 1080p, the high speed cables can usually handle pretty much anything but they're not guaranteed to cope with the extra bandwidth of UHD BDs higher bitrates. So your short cable might work fine, but anything longer may struggle, so if you're running cables through walls or have extra long lengths you'll want to look for premium high speed and like the other cables they're available with and without Ethernet.There is a 48GB cable, but the ones listed above are fine for the average consumer, there isn't any need to pay vast sums for cables, especially if they're certified as there will be zero difference in picture quality, but some cables with have a better build quality, which is useful for long runs, flexibility and if you're unplugging them frequently. The rule of thumb is try your current cable first if you have a UHD BD player or 4k device, but if you're going through walls invest in a certified cable for peace of mind. You don't want to be going back in if you're cables can't handle the bandwidth.There are no HDMI 1.4, 2.0, 2.1 cables, the numbers refer to the connections on your television and devices



Aren't 48G cables technically HDMI 2.1 cables? They're not required for basic usage, but they're needed for the higher end specification it offers. The connector specification isn't changing though you're right there.
Edited by: "rev6" 13th Aug 2017
The cables themselves are called 48G, they're designed to accommodate all the extra bandwidth of the higher resolutions and Dynamic HDR. The connectors (or rather what can travel to and from them) on devices that can handle that bandwidth are HDMI 2.1, not the cables. Whilst typically they're designed for HDMI 2.1,they're not labelled as such. It may seem pedantic, but one of the big drawbacks of consumers getting confused over cables and connectors is that cable manufactures rush to label cables with the new HDMI upgrade version and charge a premium for that label. It's unlikely they will be widespread confusion with the 48G cables, as most of us won't need them for a while, but you can bet that once HDMI 2.1 is common with devices the cable manufacturers will begin to sell HDMI 2.1 cables!
Edited by: "cheapskate25" 14th Aug 2017
it was an Equatech 10metre £10 cable from Home Bargains the cable was an 8mm version, not the more usual 5mm, i posted the deal because i definitely saw a difference when i plugged it into the sky box and also the PS4 and samsung 6500, though not true in the technics freeview HDD. my cables were Philips or Belkin £4 cables and have stuck with them because i believed no difference would be found. what is strange is how we all become so fixed in an interpretation of what we consider to be the truth. when i posted the deal offering a first hand description of what i found it was not liked because it goes against common and "proper" knowledge.
I do not discount john bentleys interpretation, that may have been true of what they found, it does not mean that all cables will always be the same forever.
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