Synn HDMI 1.3b Professional-Quality Cable 5 Metres £9.99 @ Play.com
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Synn HDMI 1.3b Professional-Quality Cable 5 Metres £9.99 @ Play.com

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Found 10th Dec 2008Made hot 11th Dec 2008
YES IT'S 5 METRES!!!!

* Compatible with the latest HDMI v1.3 standard for ultimate performance
* Supports full 1080p definition, as well all other standards
* HDCP-compliant
* 24K gold-plated connectors for optimum signal clarity
* 99.99% oxygen-free cable for minimal signal degradation
* Fully shielded cord to prevent signal interference
* Silver soldering to ensure perfect connection

77 Comments

great price for 5 metre cable...voted hot

Fantastic price for a 5 metre, paid double this for a 3 metre thanks voted hot

ineed, voted hot, great price for a 5m cable

nice one, cheers

RRP: £49.99

I've got my last few from ebay for cheaper but it's a decent price from a decent on-line retailer.

Original Poster

j_o_h_n;3725363

RRP: £49.99



Yes I lol'd over that too, but considering I paid £9 for a 1m cable in march this price @ free delivery was a snatch.

I got one in a BOC of boffer the other week :-D

nice price indeed op, well done
out of interest lads what need is there for a 5m cable, not being cheeky just wondered incase i should be buying 1 for myself

cheers

has there been a good deal for a shorter length cable recently. does the size of the cable matter in terms of picture quality?

Original Poster

I've tested HDMI cables in the past and I've never seen a difference in performance of cables less than 20 metres.
Also you can get the 3 metre equivalent of this but it's the same price.

beesknees;3725473

has there been a good deal for a shorter length cable recently. does the … has there been a good deal for a shorter length cable recently. does the size of the cable matter in terms of picture quality?




£3.98 for 2m delivered @ Ebuyer
ebuyer.com/pro…508

You can also get 5m for £8.54 Delivered (select super saver delivery option)
ebuyer.com/pro…511

I have seen this at £60,00 somewhere voted hot for 5m HDMI cable

Original Poster

Nice find sionyboy didn't think to check on ebuyer cause they charge delivery I usually use them as order fillers

sionyboy;3725527

£3.98 for 2m delivered @ Ebuyerhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/130508You … £3.98 for 2m delivered @ Ebuyerhttp://www.ebuyer.com/product/130508You can also get 5m for £8.54 Delivered (select super saver delivery option)http://www.ebuyer.com/product/130511



whoa £3.98 for a 2m HDMI delivered. thats a pretty gd price

I think the smaller cables at ebuyer are free delivery when you select Super Saver (2m and below). Pretty good on delivery too, ordered myself a 2m HDMI cable a few months ago and it was here within 3 days (not bad for when its advertised as 5 days +)

beesknees;3725593

whoa £3.98 for a 2m HDMI delivered. thats a pretty gd price



the plexus cables from ebuyer were £2.99 inc free delivery back in the summer, great value for money, quality is spot on, bought 5 back then, just to stock up for future needs :thumbsup:

smiffy1888;3725446

nice price indeed op, well doneout of interest lads what need is there … nice price indeed op, well doneout of interest lads what need is there for a 5m cable, not being cheeky just wondered incase i should be buying 1 for myselfcheers



I needed 5 meter as my plasma is wall mounted and my sky HD box and AV set up is further away.

I got a 5m last week from eBay for £4.50 delivered... arrived next day.

smiffy1888

nice price indeed op, well doneout of interest lads what need is there … nice price indeed op, well doneout of interest lads what need is there for a 5m cable, not being cheeky just wondered incase i should be buying 1 for myself



I have a ceiling mounted projector and a non ceiling mounted PS3!

[email protected];3727641

I got a 5m last week from eBay for £4.50 delivered... arrived next day.I … I got a 5m last week from eBay for £4.50 delivered... arrived next day.I have a ceiling mounted projector and a non ceiling mounted PS3!



just think about that for a second, a ceiling mounted PS3, that'd look awesome......just be incredibly impractical ;-)

Got 1.5m ver of this and can veriy its well made and good quality.

I have the 1.5m version of this cable, and it's a quality cable.

you won't loose ANY picture quality over long distances.....and this cable will produce the same results as £100 cables.


HDMI signals are digital, and any signal loss is irrelevant.....its either ON, of its OFF.....its either 4.6v or 0V.

cold.

half the price through very legitimate UK based sellers on ebay

A bit iffy i think, 5m is the distance where the "cliff effect" begins to kick in on cheaper HDMI cables. Then again, for a tenner maybe worth the risk?

k13 wjd;3728324

you won't loose ANY picture quality over long distances.....and this … you won't loose ANY picture quality over long distances.....and this cable will produce the same results as £100 cables.HDMI signals are digital, and any signal loss is irrelevant.....its either ON, of its OFF.....its either 4.6v or 0V.



Not true, try taking your GCSE science elsewhere ;-)

Digital signals degrade just like every other type of signal, the thing that makes them different is that they are easily corrected due to them either being rounded up to "ON" or down to "OFF". If the signals degrade enough then something that should be "ON" can become "OFF". You see it all the time on Freeview and Sky when there's a storm, the picture becomes blocky. In the case of HDMI the base drop off (where there are enough errors for it to be noticeable in the picture) is 5m. Using better quality components can extend this.

satchef1;3728333

A bit iffy i think, 5m is the distance where the "cliff effect" begins to … A bit iffy i think, 5m is the distance where the "cliff effect" begins to kick in on cheaper HDMI cables. Then again, for a tenner maybe worth the risk?



What is that? ...I ask, as I am tempted by this deal

Length of the cable does not matter, its a digital signal which can be run over a very long length, good price for 5mtr, dont get roped into buying £60+ cables, they wont make the picutre any better regardless of what the shop tells you (oxygen free nonsense etc.)

I got these from [url]www.blue-room.org.uk[/url]

...i hope it helps

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"We have recently purchased a laptop with a HDMI port, and I want to play video we have captured with our HD camera to our HD projector. I am about to purchase this 20m HDMI cable lindy.co.uk/20m…tml

Has anybody had any problems with running HDMI cable 20m? I dont want to lose quality an wish to send full 1080p video across the cable.

Im wondering if it would be nesissary to purchase two 10m premium cables lindy.co.uk/10m…tml and use a coupler.

Thanks in advance.

****"

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"Hi ****, you are extremely unlikely to be able to get a 1080p image down 20m of copper cable. I would advise checking Lindy's returns policy before buying. You are more likely to get a result with 2 10m cables and an active coupler. If you use a passive female to female gender bender, the result will be worse than with a single 20m cable. Pretty much the only way that you can gurantee getting 1080p over 20m is by using fibre optic cables. Even this is not without some drawbacks - especially expense.

Forgive me if I am telling you something that you know, but unscientifically speaking ...

Digital signals such as HDMI, DVI, SDI, and HD/SDI suffer from a phenomena called "The Cliff Effect" Unlike analogue signals which slowly degrade over a length of cable, digital signals are either present, or not. Unwanted effects such as "jitter" increase over the cable length till the digital signal collapses and cannot be recovered. An active coupler basically "re-clocks" the video removing "jitter" and spits out the signal again the other side. The active coupler needs to be placed before the "cliff point" in order to be able to function.

Not all source devices are equal. Some introduce more jitter than others into a signal. What is almost always the case, is that by lowering the resolution that you are working with, you are more likely to get a signal. So if you start with 1080p and you don't get a signal you could go down to 720p or 1080i, and probably get a signal.

Something else worth talking about is a visible effect called "sparklies" This is the appearance, usually, of white dots on a displayed image. This effect is also caused by jitter, and occurs just before the "Cliff point"

For ordinary Sky, is there any benefit having this over an ordinary Scart lead?

Luke warm. For one lead with free carriage, it's ok but the lead itself is very overpriced.

Take a look at CPC - if my search results don't work on your machine go to cpc.co.uk and search for "hdmi lead"

cpc.farnell.com/jsp…257

There are two things regarding digital signal.

Over a longer stretch there is the possibility of signal degrading enough so that the data stream is interupted, this results in a broken or pixaled image.
However if the signal is unbroken there is no picture difference between a £5 and £100 cable is it is just the transport for the digital signal. You cannot improve the picture at all.

As satchef1says over 5m you might need something better to unsure the signal reaches the end in tact but it will still look the same. You will NOT get deeper blacks and better colours from one cable to the next.

Remember cables are the new extended warranties, thats all you need to know when you go into Dixons etc.

satchef1;3728333

A bit iffy i think, 5m is the distance where the "cliff effect" begins to … A bit iffy i think, 5m is the distance where the "cliff effect" begins to kick in on cheaper HDMI cables. Then again, for a tenner maybe worth the risk?Not true, try taking your GCSE science elsewhere ;-).



Firstly, i didnt take ANY GCSE's. Nor any O' Levels.

I do however, have more than sufficent qualifications to comment on the subject.

I put that into laymens terms, as most people don't really understand "digital" like they guy in currys who tried to sell me "digital" headphones.


anyhow, i was merely commenting on the quality of the cable....and stating that a 5m cable at £10, and a 5m cable at £100 will show very much the same results.

Am i not correct in thinking the sony ps3 HDMI cables at ebuyer are only around a fiver ???

and as for whoever mentioned v 1.3 cables....thats just another way for you to be fleeced...its not the cable that is v1.3 but its the device which you plug into !!!!! the cables are the same !

ayeway, if anyone wants some further reading on the subject. looky looky

boardsus.playstation.com/pla…e=1

:thumbsup:

google.co.uk/url…BZQ

That explains it pretty well. It's long-winded and not all on the Cliff Effect (it covers the whole of HDMI) but it's well worded and thorough.

You should be OK on 720p signals, but 1080p is pushing it a little, especially if you start using features like x.v Deep Colour in the future. At £10 it might be worth a try.

k13 wjd;3728530

anyhow, i was merely commenting on the quality of the cable....and … anyhow, i was merely commenting on the quality of the cable....and stating that a 5m cable at £10, and a 5m cable at £100 will show very much the same results.



Except they won't. It depends how much data you put down them, the more data the more errors that will show up on the £10 cable. If those errors go beyond a certain point you start to notice it in the picture. A little further and you end up with no picture at all.

The same will happen with the £100 cable, but not as quickly (assuming it's a good £100 cable).

At the end of the day, HDMI is a digital interface, so basically as long as the cable you buy is basically working, of the same standard / revision that you need, then no amount of money, gold, silver, braided cable, diamond fittings etc etc etc etc etc is gonna do much for the performance of the cable.


what i`m trying to say is that a £100 pound monster hdmi lead , will pretty much be the same as a £5.99 budget one.


when i see people getting blagged into buying really expensive leads from the likes of comet, currys, pcworld, dixons etc etc etc , on the say so of someone who hasnt got a clue what there going on about makes me laugh, well get mad should i say.

WOW! A post in bold! He must be right!

All HDMI cables being the same is a myth. Cheap ones are good, i use an unbranded 1m cable to connect my 360 to my TV with no problems, but they aren't perfect. There actually are applications where better cables are necessary and where length exceeds 5m is one of these.

agreed.

Thats like me buying "pure" air for my house, so my wireless network will be better.

there is no increase in picture quality as the price of a cable goes up. not when applied to short lengths anyway.

(using his laptop, on a 42 inch lcd, via a sony str dg820....and a £13 10m hdmi cable.........picture looks damn good to me !)

satchef1;3728630

WOW! A post in bold! He must be right!All HDMI cables being the same is a … WOW! A post in bold! He must be right!All HDMI cables being the same is a myth. Cheap ones are good, i use an unbranded 1m cable to connect my 360 to my TV with no problems, but they aren't perfect. There actually are applications where better cables are necessary and where length exceeds 5m is one of these.




it was more of a generalisation.........

any audiophiles in here........


out of interest.

-frosty-;3728458

For ordinary Sky, is there any benefit having this over an ordinary Scart … For ordinary Sky, is there any benefit having this over an ordinary Scart lead?

Do you mean SD content over hdmi on the SkyHD box? If so, then yes there is some improvement compared to fully wired RGB scart and significant improvement compared to PAL scart (if RGB SCART isn't supported by the television).

Robert

thanks op, heat added just ordered 3.

k13 wjd;3728324

you won't loose ANY picture quality over long distances.....and this … you won't loose ANY picture quality over long distances.....and this cable will produce the same results as £100 cables.HDMI signals are digital, and any signal loss is irrelevant.....its either ON, of its OFF.....its either 4.6v or 0V.



I wondered how long it'd be before the clueless crawl out of the woodwork.

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