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Signalex HDMI Cable for Home Entertainment £1 @ Poundland
Signalex HDMI Cable for Home Entertainment £1 @ Poundland

Signalex HDMI Cable for Home Entertainment £1 @ Poundland

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Surely I should spend much more than one pound?

Worth a reminder at this time of year as alot of people will be buying new TV's / Games Consoles etc that will need a HDMI on christmas day.

worthinger

Surely I should spend much more than one pound?



If you want to spend more you could try THIS one
Edited by: "no1john" 3rd Dec 2010

The 3 stores I go to regularly are always out of stock. Even my friends have been looking for it for me - so for that reason I had to vote cold. I have given up.

worthinger

Surely I should spend much more than one pound?


It depends on who you ask.

If you are an audio/videophile then this is the devil's work and must be avoided. If you're normal then it will be fine

Anyone in doubt should search HDUK for some HDMI cable threads. If not in doubt, then for amusement from the pro-£80 cable brigade

no1john

If you want to spend more you could try THIS one

But why stop there, when you could get yourself a couple of these.

Banned

I'd personally rather spend an extra £2 and get a nice braided cable with good shielding and superior build quality.

slamdunkin

I'd personally rather spend an extra £2 and get a nice braided cable with … I'd personally rather spend an extra £2 and get a nice braided cable with good shielding and superior build quality.



200% more?! You go splash that cash! X)

I'm waiting for the high-end brigade to turn up and justify their expensive cables....

Quietus

But why stop there, when you could get yourself a couple of these.



You'd have to be a flush technophobe to buy those!!

The signal that is passed via HDMI is digital - it either works or it doesnt - so if the cable gives you a picture without any odd sparkles over the screen then spending more on it will not give you a better picture. The likes of dixons and currys sell you expensive cables that make NO difference!

a £ cable if it works will be fine...

Does anyone know any Central or North London stores with these in stock?

Cheers

Haven't seen stock of this for at least 6 months, they have a toslink though.

Tried a few of the stores in the Midlands while on my travels and all out of stock


Edited by: "bbevan" 3rd Dec 2010

A digital signal is 0s and 1s, doesn't matter what cable you buy. Bloody bargain this is

Which? did a report recently saying that any cable will work just fine.

slamdunkin

I'd personally rather spend an extra £2 and get a nice braided cable with … I'd personally rather spend an extra £2 and get a nice braided cable with good shielding and superior build quality.

How do you know it will have any better "shielding" and "build quality" than this one?

baldybouncer

The signal that is passed via HDMI is digital - it either works or it … The signal that is passed via HDMI is digital - it either works or it doesnt - so if the cable gives you a picture without any odd sparkles over the screen then spending more on it will not give you a better picture. The likes of dixons and currys sell you expensive cables that make NO difference!a £ cable if it works will be fine...



That's not strictly true - cheaper cables has poorer shielding from nearby interference (other cables round the back of the tv, radio waves from aerial etc) - this CAN affect the image on your TV. From a far you'll see the image but looking closely you'll see digital noise and therefore less clean image.

Having said that - those who are not too bothered, £1 HDMI cables are fine.

There are different versions of the HDMI cable out there. In most cases £1 cables will do the job for us. Have a read here Wiki. My father was conned out of £30 in Curry's when he got his HD TV! Clearly a basic cable was ll that was needed.

Quietus

But why stop there, when you could get yourself a couple of these.



I like the way that one says "You Save: £239.99 (10%)" Whoopee :-)

Any pointers for braided cables with decent mechanical properties on the connectors? No interest in the signal quality (which will be fine) but the very cheap ones do seem a bit loose / delicate sometimes.

georgetsang

From a far you'll see the image but looking closely you'll see digital … From a far you'll see the image but looking closely you'll see digital noise and therefore less clean image.Having said that - those who are not too bothered, £1 HDMI cables are fine.

No - if there are bit errors they will be obvious and you will see them. It is not a case of certain people being inherently superior to the unwashed masses and having the gift of special superpowers to notice these things. That's merely good old-fashioned hifi snobbery.

If you're really worried about quality there's some useful products HERE


Edited by: "Tillboy" 3rd Dec 2010

The poundland ones that I've seen and the one I bought are all 1 metre long but quality is fine. 1 metre won't suit all setups. £5 should really be your maximum price for a hdmi cable unless you need a really long cable in which case you will probably need higher quality too so the price will jump accordingly.

Hi this is greaqt for £1 but is a bit short

so if this is what you need then its great for the price

can be hard to find in stock at times

thanks for the post

scooter

I love this old chestnut...
georgetsang - if you bought a new printer in PC World and the salesman tried to flog you a £30 gold plated USB cable on the grounds that it would result in 'truer colours, deeper blacks and less interference on your print-outs', what would you say to him?

That's a nice analogy, but a false one. USB is two-way communications system and bit errors will result in a retry or a completely failed printout. HDMI is a "fire and forget" sort of thing - the video will keep coming however many errors at the receive end and the monitor will keep trying to display the picture.

I very much agree with the sentiment though.

What is particularly ironic is that no-one seems to care about the "build quality" and "shielding" of DVI monitor cables, which are essentially the same thing as HDMI. Methinks the marketing teams have missed a trick there.

Edited by: "pibpob" 3rd Dec 2010

Couple of pound on ebay getsyou a decent cable (1.2m, 2m etc) although I am sure that this one will do for most if you can find any stock (I never have in Andover and look fairly regularly).

pibpob

That's a nice analogy, but a false one. USB is two-way communications … That's a nice analogy, but a false one. USB is two-way communications system and bit errors will result in a retry or a completely failed printout. HDMI is a "fire and forget" sort of thing - the video will keep coming however many errors at the receive end and the monitor will keep trying to display the picture.I very much agree with the sentiment though.What is particularly ironic is that no-one seems to care about the "build quality" and "shielding" of DVI monitor cables, which are essentially the same thing as HDMI. Methinks the marketing teams have missed a trick there.



Agree 100%, but I've given up arguing in the face of so much 'digital signals are magic and will go down any cable' type comments. It is possible to make an HDMI cable so crap it doesn't work properly; but I've give these a go, hardly a major commitment at a quid a pop.

a bargain and ideal for set up in the bedroom ie smaller tv

They've never had these in my local poundland

Hot deal if you can find them

What people really fail to realise is that is pointless arguing about the quality of your HDMI if you aren't running all your equipment on these mains cables and instead using the cheap nasty cables that come with the gear. This mains cable combined with monster HDMI cables results in blacks so black that it sucks all the other light out of your room.

Tillboy

If you're really worried about quality there's some useful products HERE8)



Martin - what a legend - cool guy. Of course he is not that cool these days seeing that he has permanently buggered off to Crete!

They werent in the Edinburgh store (St James Mall) when i checked last week

Edited by: "witnessmenow" 3rd Dec 2010

The only problem I have with cheap cables is the mechanical connectors which can be wobbly and makes me worry about their long term usefulness. As stated above HDMI is digital, if the cable doesn't work you will see it straight away, it's not a little bit of fuzziness in the background it's huge great dropouts. I spent a little bit more and bought these from Amazon Cable loveliness they are £12 now (I only paid £8 ). But they are superb quality, braided and all the buzz-words!
Edited by: "Divvy" 3rd Dec 2010

baldybouncer

The signal that is passed via HDMI is digital - it either works or it … The signal that is passed via HDMI is digital - it either works or it doesnt - so if the cable gives you a picture without any odd sparkles over the screen then spending more on it will not give you a better picture. The likes of dixons and currys sell you expensive cables that make NO difference!a £ cable if it works will be fine...



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publicnme

What people really fail to realise is that is pointless arguing about the … What people really fail to realise is that is pointless arguing about the quality of your HDMI if you aren't running all your equipment on these mains cables and instead using the cheap nasty cables that come with the gear. This mains cable combined with monster HDMI cables results in blacks so black that it sucks all the other light out of your room.



They only have these premium mains cables in the 'Earthed double screen shielding' variety. I was hoping a quad screen shielded cable woud be available for that extra bit of protection.

I got a free one with Curry's and their printed voucher scheme. 130-odd quid saved!
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