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QED Reference HDMI 1m High Speed v1.4 Compatible Cable BOGOF @ Divine Audio
QED Reference HDMI 1m High Speed v1.4 Compatible Cable BOGOF @ Divine Audio

QED Reference HDMI 1m High Speed v1.4 Compatible Cable BOGOF @ Divine Audio

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I don't want to start a "any HDMI cable will do" debate but this thought this HDMI cable from a well trusted company works out as very good value at £22.50 each.

Divine Audio are also doing a BOGOF on 1m HDMI cables from the Performance range for £31.50 which works out at £15.75 each if you are looking for something cheaper.

QED have re-evaluated this cable, and it is confirmed to be High Speed HDMI Version 1.4, this cable will support 3D Blu-Ray movies, and is Version 1.4 up to 5m in length.

QED Reference HDMI Cable Features:

•Certified High Speed HDMI v1.4
•Full 1080P resolution
•99.999% Silver plated Oxygen Free Copper conductors
•Individually screened pairs for improved interference immunity
•Fully shielded connectors for enhanced electrical screening
•24K gold plated connectors with integrated strain relief

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very good value at £22.50 each ? lol. You dont want to start an any hdmi cable will do, then say these are good value at £22.50 when you know fine well one at £1.99 will work just as well. You may not want to start a deal with that intention but others that dont know any better need to know to stay away from this deal. I have a 3D tv (40hx803) and I use a 99p 1.3 HDMI which works perfect, 3D is no more bandwidth than a HD feed, so 1.4 is certainly not needed for that reason.

There's no such thing as a certified HDMI 1.4 cable, the 1.4 certification has nothing at all to do with cables.

Broadsword

There's no such thing as a certified HDMI 1.4 cable, the 1.4 … There's no such thing as a certified HDMI 1.4 cable, the 1.4 certification has nothing at all to do with cables.



Of course it is, its certified to meet the 1.4 specification. Everything from 1.3a including Ethernet and audio return.

Original Poster

I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D tv, in fact you are the first to tell me otherwise. I'm sure that will be helpful for people to know.

"Certified HDMI 1.4" was the wording on the website, I copied and pasted the info like I always do when posting deal. I apologise if it's wrong!

581d

Of course it is, its certified to meet the 1.4 specification. Everything … Of course it is, its certified to meet the 1.4 specification. Everything from 1.3a including Ethernet and audio return.



Which has nothing to do with the actual cables and everything to do with the HDMI port on the device. Cables are rated by Category, CAT 1 and CAT 2.
Edited by: "Broadsword" 26th Jul 2010

581d

very good value at £22.50 each ? lol. You dont want to start an any hdmi … very good value at £22.50 each ? lol. You dont want to start an any hdmi cable will do, then say these are good value at £22.50 when you know fine well one at £1.99 will work just as well. You may not want to start a deal with that intention but others that dont know any better need to know to stay away from this deal. I have a 3D tv (40hx803) and I use a 99p 1.3 HDMI which works perfect, 3D is no more bandwidth than a HD feed, so 1.4 is certainly not needed for that reason.



all that money for a tv and connected by a 0.99p cable,,,well done,,,

jayoo

I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D … I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D tv, in fact you are the first to tell me otherwise. I'm sure that will be helpful for people to know."Certified HDMI 1.4" was the wording on the website, I copied and pasted the info like I always do when posting deal. I apologise if it's wrong!



I have no idea why the manufacturers insist on using this 1.3, 1.4 stuff when it means nothing on cables. Its most likely a marketing ploy and they have invented it themselves, the actual cable ratings have nothing to do with the HDMI spec 1.3 or 1.4. Believe it or not it is the truth.

It makes the amateur experts look all the more foolish on threads like this insisting 99p lidl 1.3 cables are just fine when there is no such thing. I guess it shows how much they actually understand what they claim to be an expert about.

Edited by: "Broadsword" 26th Jul 2010

longbowassassin

all that money for a tv and connected by a 0.99p cable,,,well done,,,



Obviously this is the kind of thread for you then. Good luck buying your QED HDMI's. Out of curiosity, what cable should I have bought ?

jayoo

I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D … I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D tv, in fact you are the first to tell me otherwise. I'm sure that will be helpful for people to know."Certified HDMI 1.4" was the wording on the website, I copied and pasted the info like I always do when posting deal. I apologise if it's wrong!



Thats cool jayoo, The only thing 1.4 adds is audo and ethernet extra over a 1.3a.

Broadsword

I have no idea why the manufacturers insist on using this 1.3, 1.4 stuff … I have no idea why the manufacturers insist on using this 1.3, 1.4 stuff when it means nothing on cables. Its most likely a marketing ploy and they have invented it themselves, the actual cable ratings have nothing to do with the HDMI spec 1.3 or 1.4. Believe it or not it is the truth.It makes the amateur experts look all the more foolish on threads like this insisting 99p lidl 1.3 cables are just fine when there is no such thing. I guess it shows how much they actually understand what they claim to be an expert about.



I'm, with ya fella!

Only difference between the so called v1.3 and v1.4 is the ethernet ability.

The good news is, I think I read somewhere that there were new advertising laws in regards to HDMI cables that would stop listing the version number and list what the cables were capable of instead... but I don't think that comes in for another year or two and by then we will surely be up to v1.8 and having the same argument again.

Broadsword

Which has nothing to do with the actual cables and everything to do with … Which has nothing to do with the actual cables and everything to do with the HDMI port on the device. Cables are rated by Category, CAT 1 and CAT 2.



Could you give me a diagram of how to connect my 2 strand speaker cable up to an HDMI port so that I can meet 1.4 spec. As its got nothing to do with the cable, It should be easy for you to let me know how to. Thanks.

Celticsun

I'm, with ya fella!Only difference between the so called v1.3 and v1.4 is … I'm, with ya fella!Only difference between the so called v1.3 and v1.4 is the ethernet ability.The good news is, I think I read somewhere that there were new advertising laws in regards to HDMI cables that would stop listing the version number and list what the cables were capable of instead... but I don't think that comes in for another year or two and by then we will surely be up to v1.8 and having the same argument again.



thats not the only difference, but nice try.

Is this "deal" going to be our air conditioning for the summer?

581d

3D is no more bandwidth than a HD feed, so 1.4 is certainly not needed … 3D is no more bandwidth than a HD feed, so 1.4 is certainly not needed for that reason.



Err yes it is, proper 3D is two 1080p frames for each eye, i.e twice the bandwidth than normal 2D 1080p. Blu ray 3D therefor needs 1.4 certified HDMI ports to force the required bandwidth out. SkyHD 3d however is two 540p frames per eye, i.e the same bandwidth as a normal HD frame.

But as 1.4 spec has nowt to do with the cable you are correct that a CAT 2 (or 1.3 cable as everyone insists on calling it) cable will do.

jayoo

I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D … I was lead to believe that you needed an 1.4 HDMI cable to work with a 3D tv, in fact you are the first to tell me otherwise. I'm sure that will be helpful for people to know."Certified HDMI 1.4" was the wording on the website, I copied and pasted the info like I always do when posting deal. I apologise if it's wrong!



HDMI 1.4 is required for industry standards of 3D TV since it provides the required bandwidth to fit the 2 images into a signle frame at 1080P. HDMI 1.3 will NOT be capable of this.

581d

Could you give me a diagram of how to connect my 2 strand speaker cable … Could you give me a diagram of how to connect my 2 strand speaker cable up to an HDMI port so that I can meet 1.4 spec. As its got nothing to do with the cable, It should be easy for you to let me know how to. Thanks.



Are you serious? It is not difficult, the HDMI ports are certified 1.3 1.4 etc, but the cables are rated CAT 1 CAT 2 etc. The two are completely different and nothing whatsoever to do with each other.

Really not difficult to grasp, well for some that is.

LMAO, you can tell the people who have been reading the 'HDMI Manufacturers' Website.

**** its nothing short of propaganda. Its like someone went round a boardroom table "Dammit we made this sweet cable charged a fortune for it but now everyones got one...Hmmm How do we get them to spend all that money again... I know call it v1.x and we are sorted, bunch of gullible ****!"

ElliottC

HDMI 1.4 is required for industry standards of 3D TV since it provides … HDMI 1.4 is required for industry standards of 3D TV since it provides the required bandwidth to fit the 2 images into a signle frame at 1080P. HDMI 1.3 will NOT be capable of this.



I watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Meo 3D HD channel on Satellite with a 1.3 hdmi. You 100% do not need 1.4

Oh dear, another HDMI cable flamewar is about to erupt. I would have thought people would know better than to post HDMI cable deals by now (unless its >£5).

There's been a study done on hdmi cables (im sure google will find it easily enough), showing cheap hdmi cables are digital bit for bit identical in data transfer
to the expensive Monster cables. Better off putting the money towards a nicer tv stand, or fancy remote...

581d

Could you give me a diagram of how to connect my 2 strand speaker cable … Could you give me a diagram of how to connect my 2 strand speaker cable up to an HDMI port so that I can meet 1.4 spec. As its got nothing to do with the cable, It should be easy for you to let me know how to. Thanks.



Why do you want 1.4 specification. Your cited earlier that 1.3 works perfect (with your 3D TV).

Original Poster

I really don't mind any mild abuse!

I've posted so that if even 1 person, who was going to buy the cable anyway or thinks it is worth the money, "saves" :-D some money then that's why I'm on here for.

I have been told in some reliable sources that a good HDMI cable will do more for sound rather than picture and because I, personally, have spent over £1000 on speakers & receivers I would be silly not to get some very decent cables. This is why I have bought them.

Broadsword

Are you serious? It is not difficult, the HDMI ports are certified 1.3 … Are you serious? It is not difficult, the HDMI ports are certified 1.3 1.4 etc, but the cables are rated CAT 1 CAT 2 etc. The two are completely different and nothing whatsoever to do with each other.Really not difficult to grasp, well for some that is.



Sorry you said the cable means nothing, its the connector. I want to connect my 2 strand speaker cable into all 19 pins wither they are reserved or not. You cannot tell me how to do this, so for that reason, I'm out.

581d

I watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Meo 3D HD channel on … I watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Meo 3D HD channel on Satellite with a 1.3 hdmi. You 100% do not need 1.4



Ah, that isn't 1080P. HDMI 1.4 is required for 2 images into a single frame at 1080P as I cited earlier.

581d

I watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Meo 3D HD channel on … I watch cloudy with a chance of meatballs and Meo 3D HD channel on Satellite with a 1.3 hdmi. You 100% do not need 1.4



Thats not full frame 3D mister, only Bluray can output full 1080p to both eyes and for that you do need a HDMI 1.4 capable blu ray player. The cable however can be a normal CAT 2 (or 1.3) cable. Its no coincidence.

jayoo

I really don't mind any mild abuse!I've posted so that if even 1 person, … I really don't mind any mild abuse!I've posted so that if even 1 person, who was going to buy the cable anyway or thinks it is worth the money, "saves" :-D some money then that's why I'm on here for.I have been told in some reliable sources that a good HDMI cable will do more for sound rather than picture and because I, personally, have spent over £1000 on speakers & receivers I would be silly not to get some very decent cables. This is why I have bought them.



But its a digital signallllllll its either there or it isn't

ElliottC

Why do you want 1.4 specification. Your cited earlier that 1.3 works … Why do you want 1.4 specification. Your cited earlier that 1.3 works perfect (with your 3D TV).



For Ethernet. When I use it, I will have to change for that purpose.

581d

Sorry you said the cable means nothing, its the connector. I want to … Sorry you said the cable means nothing, its the connector. I want to connect my 2 strand speaker cable into all 19 pins wither they are reserved or not. You cannot tell me how to do this, so for that reason, I'm out.



No I said 1.3, 1.4 has nothing to do with cables.

Its your lack of knowledge that means your out.

ElliottC

Ah, that isn't 1080P. HDMI 1.4 is required for 2 images into a single … Ah, that isn't 1080P. HDMI 1.4 is required for 2 images into a single frame at 1080P as I cited earlier.



cloudy is not 3d 1080p ?

581d

For Ethernet. When I use it, I will have to change for that purpose.



And what do you need that for exactly?

581d

cloudy is not 3d 1080p ?



Not from over the air satellite it is not. In fact sky is 1080i. not 1080p. Bluray disc is 1080p to both eyes.

581d

cloudy is not 3d 1080p ?



Not the signal transmitted by Sky.

If you Watched Cloudy through Sky then it will be 720p thats all sky broadcast at

Broadsword

Not from over the air satellite it is not. In fact sky is 1080i. not … Not from over the air satellite it is not. In fact sky is 1080i. not 1080p. Bluray disc is 1080p to both eyes.



There's an echo here!

Original Poster

Celticsun

But its a digital signallllllll its either there or it isn't



This is true but isn't that at "bit" level? Can you not lose 1s and gain 0s from interference?

Broadsword

And what do you need that for exactly?



Streaming. that ok for you, or wont I need a Tv for that lol.

ElliottC

Not the signal transmitted by Sky.



Cloudy is on blu-ray.

581d

Streaming. that ok for you, or wont I need a Tv for that lol.



What you're wanting to connect your HDMI 1.4 cable to your router now? Are you sure your router is 1.4 spec too?
Edited by: "Broadsword" 26th Jul 2010

581d

Cloudy is on blu-ray.


ElliottC

Not the signal transmitted by Sky.



At no time did I mention watching anything through Sky.

jayoo

This is true but isn't that at "bit" level? Can you not lose 1s and gain … This is true but isn't that at "bit" level? Can you not lose 1s and gain 0s from interference?



Yes 1s and 0s can be misrepresented due to attenuation. There are some who do not believe this and think digital is digital but imagine a scratched CD or DVD where the signal is digitally encoded. The scratching causes bits to be lost and fail CRC checks. Similarly, attenuation causes certain voltages not to reach the correct threshold resulting in 1s being registered as 0s. This isn't usually an issue with short cables (but it can be on rare occasions). For longer cables, it is more of a problem and will require HDMI repeaters.
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