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sainsburys gold plated braided hdmi cable 2m £4.99 TO £1.00
sainsburys gold plated braided hdmi cable 2m £4.99 TO £1.00

sainsburys gold plated braided hdmi cable 2m £4.99 TO £1.00

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gold plated braided hdmi cable 2m
found in Whitby store.
from 4.99 to 1.00

they also had folding hdmi cables for a pound

28 Comments

Nice find!

Ah was gonna post. Marked as RTC which means technically store specific but sometimes they are in a lot of stores. Was in Canterbury branch today as was 3m for £2.50 & 5m for £5... But 2m for £1 was the best deal. It doesn't state any detailed properties of the cable on the packaging.

Whoops forgot to say thanks OP you beat me to it!

Original Poster

no worries pal

Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a HDMI cable to be gold plated. It's a digital signal, not analogue, so it works or it doesn't.
Even the crappest HDMI on eBay should be fine. You are basically paying for testing of cable in the factory if you pay more than £1.

They are all the same £1 should be standard no matter what hdmi cable it is

breslau

Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a … Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a HDMI cable to be gold plated. It's a digital signal, not analogue, so it works or it doesn't. Even the crappest HDMI on eBay should be fine. You are basically paying for testing of cable in the factory if you pay more than £1.



Gold plated is rust resistant and has better conductivity,
I would've voted hot if this were a HDMI 2.0,
Standard HDMI cables should be no more than a few quid anyway

breslau

Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a … Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a HDMI cable to be gold plated. It's a digital signal, not analogue, so it works or it doesn't. Even the crappest HDMI on eBay should be fine. You are basically paying for testing of cable in the factory if you pay more than £1.



Would you care to explain how a digital signal works then?

A poor HDMI cable can cause sparkles, it's a common misconception that a digital signal isn't susceptible to interference.

Nice find heat added

Spies

A poor HDMI cable can cause sparkles, it's a common misconception that a … A poor HDMI cable can cause sparkles, it's a common misconception that a digital signal isn't susceptible to interference.


Because the cable is defective - solution, buy another cable.
I'm using a cheap-sht cable right now. Picture is amazing.
Edited by: "breslau" 7th Aug 2016

Saw this in the Haywards Heath store last week, the braided ones had sold out but they had folding and standard cables for a couple pounds each.

saw this today in bolton... too short for me. so i walked on.

COLD all day long

Went back and cleared the lot out (like 15) gonna go to another tommorow and try to sell for £3 on 3Bay or £10 and emphasise the GOLD lool

breslau

Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a … Nice that they aren't charging £10 for it, but there is NO REASON for a HDMI cable to be gold plated. It's a digital signal, not analogue, so it works or it doesn't. Even the crappest HDMI on eBay should be fine. You are basically paying for testing of cable in the factory if you pay more than £1.



This is true, but, if you ever have problems, try swapping out your cheap £1 HDMI for something higher quality but not extortionate, like this. You can always get them around a fiver on say, Amazon.

We've got a Sony surround system hooked up to the TV via HDMI. I noticed the sound would cut out for a few seconds every few minutes, googled it, and replacing the £1 HDMI with a £5 HDMI has solved the problem.

Like has been said, if everything is working there's no reason to get an expensive cable. You can't get better quality, it either works properly or it doesn't. If it doesn't work properly, try a better cable.

Spies

A poor HDMI cable can cause sparkles, it's a common misconception that a … A poor HDMI cable can cause sparkles, it's a common misconception that a digital signal isn't susceptible to interference.



Nope. A defective HDMI cable can cause sparkles, in extremely rare cases. 99% of the time either the signal is perfect, or non existent. It's ones and zeros folks. Boolean. However you spin it, gold plating on digital connectors is ENTIRELY pointless. I saw a major retailer selling a gold plated optical cable. I'm not going to waste time explaining why that's hilarious. It's a con, pure and simple. If you don't believe me, believe CNET, or any one of 100s of other reputable organisations that have tested and weighed in on this issue.

cnet.com/uk/…me/

£1 is the right price for an HDMI cable. The only factor making this better than the other £1 cables is that it's braided, suggesting extra durability. On that basis, heat added.

We all know that gold, while good and lovely, is irrelevant.

rubberyduck

The only factor making this better than the other £1 cables is that it's … The only factor making this better than the other £1 cables is that it's braided, suggesting extra durability.


Only really an issue if the cable is going to be subject to friction thousands of times.

I'm really not sure about all this "all cables are the same" chitchat. I think I'll play it safe:
amazon.co.uk/Aud…6I/

I love a good cable flame-war.

le_jaeger

I'm really not sure about all this "all cables are the same" chitchat. I … I'm really not sure about all this "all cables are the same" chitchat. I think I'll play it safe:https://www.amazon.co.uk/Audio-Quest-Diamond-HDMI-Cable/dp/B003CT2A6I/


The comments on that are hilarious.

Bugz

Gold plated is rust resistant and has better conductivity, I would've … Gold plated is rust resistant and has better conductivity, I would've voted hot if this were a HDMI 2.0, Standard HDMI cables should be no more than a few quid anyway



You and your equipment will be long gone before a non gold plated cable 'rusts' in a normal home environment. So will HDMI.

There is no such thing as a HDMI 2.0 cable.

HDMI cables are no more than a quid anyway.
Edited by: "topss" 7th Aug 2016

http://i.imgur.com/TnGC6wl.jpg
Edited by: "aaronace1011" 7th Aug 2016

Banned

All this nonsense about £100 HDMI cables when £1 cables do the same job. Good spot!

topss

You and your equipment will be long gone before a non gold plated cable … You and your equipment will be long gone before a non gold plated cable 'rusts' in a normal home environment. So will HDMI.There is no such thing as a HDMI 2.0 cable.HDMI cables are no more than a quid anyway.



As someone that owns a 4K TV and I regularly hook my PC onto it, I benefit from the 60hz output with 2.0

1.4 could only run 4K at 24hz.

HDMI 2.0 is very existent and was designed for the higher bandwidth .

Bugz

As someone that owns a 4K TV and I regularly hook my PC onto it, I … As someone that owns a 4K TV and I regularly hook my PC onto it, I benefit from the 60hz output with 2.0 1.4 could only run 4K at 24hz. HDMI 2.0 is very existent and was designed for the higher bandwidth .



I never said there isn't 'HDMI 2.0', I was pointing out that (as you clearly implied) there is such a thing as a 'HDMI 2.0 cable'. There isn't.

The version number for HDMI (1.3, 1.4, 2.0) is referring to the equipment, not the cables. Any 'high' speed HDMI cable should handle 4K/60.

There are generally just two type of HDMI cables for consumers, standard and high speed. There is a new Premium Certification just out, which will be for existing high speed cable manufactures to use for certified high speed cables. These cables are the same as any bog standard high speed one, just certified.

Please stop spreading misinformation. This leads (no pun intended) to some people getting ripped of in certain high street shops.


hdmi.org/man…spx

Can existing HDMI cables support the higher bandwidths of HDMI 2.0 Specification?

Yes, existing High Speed HDMI Cables (wire only) will support the new higher bandwidths (up to 18Gbps).

HDMI 2.0 specification defined a new, more efficient signaling method, for speeds above 1.4b limits (10.2Gbps), to allow higher bandwidths (up to 18Gbps) over existing High Speed HDMI Wire Cables.

and more importantly:

Does HDMI 2.0 require new cables?

No, HDMI 2.0 features will work with existing HDMI cables. Higher bandwidth features, such as [email protected]/60 (2160p) video formats, will require existing High Speed HDMI cables (Category 2 cables).

Edited by: "topss" 7th Aug 2016

picked up the last one at fallowfield... thanks op
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