Signalex HDMI Cable 1m - £1 at Poundland
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Signalex HDMI Cable 1m - £1 at Poundland

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Found 18th Oct 2010Made hot 18th Oct 2010
Signalex HDMI Cable 1m - £1 at Poundland - Back in Stock

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my god this is a bargain will look in loughborough branch tuesday thankyou great find

Much better to spend a bit more and get a decent picture


dayman76

Much better to spend a bit more and get a decent picture



It makes no difference, its a digital signal!

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Here we go...

Ha

I have used one before and cannot tell the difference from a more expensive one.

Original Poster

I have a £80 monster HDMI cable and this £1 - jobbie - but produce exactly the same result - cant go wrong for a quid IMO.
Edited by: "Sphinx" 18th Oct 2010

ned_solanki

I have used one before and cannot tell the difference from a more … I have used one before and cannot tell the difference from a more expensive one.



This... not that I've bought one for £80 to compare it with, but all my HDMI cables have come from Poundland and as far as I can tell, they are doing a proper job for my Xbox and SkyHD boxes.

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great, i just bought a new tv and need one of these. PCworld tried to get me to buy one for £35! Thanks X)

There IS a difference though.... put them side by side...

dayman76

Much better to spend a bit more and get a decent picture

this cable is only 1m long, hardly enough to cause issues.

yes its true same picture as expensive ones !

MarzBarz

There IS a difference though.... put them side by side...



I have done in the past with a £50 monster cable and a £2.50 one only difference was £47.50 in the price

I'm using poundland £1 cable for the last two years and it's as good as my £20 one. I'd never spend more than that from now on.

any in coalville branch ??

I'll agree that technically there should be no difference in signal quality between this and a more expensive cable.
Where some of these fall down however (*puts flame suit on*) may be in build quality. I can't speak for the Signalex HDMI cables specifically, but having gone into Poundland last week to get a few USB A to Mini B tables (needing them urgently), I was dismayed to find that only 3 of 5 actually worked! The faulty two could both supply power to the 2.5" hard drives that I was using, although no data signals seemed to be getting through, likely due to a faulty connection. Replaced the cables the next day with alternatives, and all hard drives are now working fine :-).

Edited by: "FatalSaviour" 18th Oct 2010

i agree with the above comment build quality in more expensive one bound to be better but same pic quality

Gotta agree, with the above, if the signal makes to the end of the cable it will produce exactly the same picture as an £80 cable.

Quite how a cable is supposed to decode the signal, "improve the colours" and then re-encode i don't know.

these are always there in poundland (of course for a pound) I have seen many of these in NewBury and Staines

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dayman76

Much better to spend a bit more and get a decent picture


Even more better not to listen to people who know nowt oO

These are great for a quid i have had an issue with one where if you knocked it the signal would go but who cares for a quid. The first cable i bought was £8 as far as i can see it's exactly the same so heat added.

photo anyone?

ive bought a few of these and picture is fine.

only thing is that they are a bit flimsy as ive broken 2 but for a quid u cant complain

I have never managed to find them when I look in my local Poundland so had to pay £1.18 for my last one off Amazon.

LOUGHBORO GUY

yes its true same picture as expensive ones !



gilf

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Jacom700

I have never managed to find them when I look in my local Poundland so … I have never managed to find them when I look in my local Poundland so had to pay £1.18 for my last one off Amazon.



Aye but you're just a spendthrift, innit.

Ive used these with no problems. I agree as long as the construction of the cable is ok and the tranmit is OK there should be no difference. Check this months PC PRO magazine for a test lab, they reckon after testing theyd go for the cheaper cable instead of the £140 they tested. Its Just 1's and 0's. Lol.

http://i52.tinypic.com/2r44nkg.jpg

Pluun

Even more better not to listen to people who know nowt oO



More expensive cables often have better RF screening which CAN definitely result in better picture & sound when run in close proximity to several mains cables - don't knock it until you've personally experimented eh? Does'nt mean you need to chuck away silly money either, I got a better result using a Linx Platinum cable @ £11.99, and maybe others would too if they actually did an A/B comparison with a Poundland Special.
Edited by: "WigBilly" 18th Oct 2010

You simply can't go wrong at this price. As previous posters have stated, picture quality doesn't exactly vary (going by a £30 one I had in the past and a £5 one I use now).

Heat added.

agree with the comments about no difference there really is NO difference. heat added.

If theres too much RF interference and it doesnt work then of course a screened cable is better..

For 99% of buyers though.. it will look identical. Its digital. Its either there.. or not.

If someone could knock out some 0.3m ones for a quid they would make loads as for projectors from ceiling that's about the best length and they go for about a fiver on ebay!
Edited by: "sambartle_theone" 18th Oct 2010

I love this old chestnut...
The analogy I always use when discussing this with anyone who maintains there's definitely a 'better picture' to be had from a monster-type £80+ HDMI cable is as follows.
If the same salesman in Currys who persuaded you to part with your £80 for the HDMI cable then tried to sell you a £50 super high quality USB cable for your printer on the grounds that it would result in print-outs with "richer colours and deeper blacks..." - what would you say to that?
I know I'd garotte him with the cable...

There is NO DIFFERENCE between these HDMI cables and £80 ones. It is all digital and so just 1's and 0's are transferred down the wires, hence NO difference in picture quality. Salesmen in Comet will probably tell you otherwise, but most of those guys are on commission, and will tell you anything to sell you an expensive cable with your brand new TV!

heat added!

I was actually looking for one of these in Telford yesterday and they had none, ended up getting a £5 75cm one from Argos, gutted.
Edited by: "Quoasis" 18th Oct 2010

none in my local today will look tomoz

nearly always in stock in norwich...... has it already been a month since this was last posted?

heat added anyway as it is still a good deal

The pictures look twice as vivid with my £80 Monster cable, connected up to my Techwood 19inch TV.

always use these its the same quality as the expensive ones i have bought and broken

A pound to much for me only 99p in 99p Stores
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