Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable - 85p delivered from amazon.co.uk (Obozzo)
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Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable - 85p delivered from amazon.co.uk (Obozzo)

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Found 17th Mar 2013
Wired-up HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable - 85p delivered from amazon.co.uk (Obozzo)

cheaper than the one posted earlier to save you 12p!!!

84p now!
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Likely2

HDMI Cables do not have Version No.s and haven't had since January of … HDMI Cables do not have Version No.s and haven't had since January of last year.HDMI hardware (TVs, AV equipment) does, but not cables.



My cables are still showing version numbers, should I replace them with new non-specific legal cables ?
Rom

This is why smarter members invest in Monster cables and the like.



Do you own a pair of Beats headphones aswell per chance?
andrewfmills

Do you own a pair of Beats headphones aswell per chance?



Perchance. And don't be ridiculous.
Shoesize

Except I haven't. That above was what my original, very first post in … Except I haven't. That above was what my original, very first post in this thread looked like, word-for-word. It was sent from my mobile, which I then later EDITED (on a desktop) to become the well-polished, useful and smart post you see before you on page 1. I then DID NOT POST IN THIS THREAD AGAIN UNTIL THIS VERY REPLY. Why and HOW THE F this has happened, you'll have to work it out the HUKD web mechanics. Something odd is definitely afoot. But thanks for giving me the benefit of the doubt, you and the donkeykong who liked your comment.



This story is even cooler than the first 2. You be sippin' too much kool-aid.
Rom

This is why smarter members invest in Monster cables and the like.



Oh please. I needed to purchase a cassette to phono cable adapter for my car and paid three times as much as a Sony for the Monster one and the sound was terrible. The so called extra benefits of having 'gold plated' connectors was clearly marketing nonsense. Straight back to the shop it went.

Monster = boohawky.
Prosamuraiman

Oh please. I needed to purchase a cassette to phono cable adapter for my … Oh please. I needed to purchase a cassette to phono cable adapter for my car and paid three times as much as a Sony for the Monster one and the sound was terrible. The so called extra benefits of having 'gold plated' connectors was clearly marketing nonsense. Straight back to the shop it went. Monster = boohawky.



Looks like Rom has caught a tasty lookin' one here.
Couldn't believe that you be able to get HDMI cable cheaper then the pound shop. Well done OP...
84p now
nice find
Edited by: "Looking4Glitches" 18th Mar 2013
Prosamuraiman

Oh please. I needed to purchase a cassette to phono cable adapter for my … Oh please. I needed to purchase a cassette to phono cable adapter for my car and paid three times as much as a Sony for the Monster one and the sound was terrible. The so called extra benefits of having 'gold plated' connectors was clearly marketing nonsense. Straight back to the shop it went. Monster = boohawky.



We are discussing digital here. DEEGEETAL. Your argument is invalid.
Can I get the wired-down version?
Ordered 2. Heat added.
Rom

We are discussing digital here. DEEGEETAL. Your argument is invalid.



The reference was made about the Monster brand. Durrrrrrrrr
rfa

An HDMI cable is nothing more than 2 connectors attached to each other by … An HDMI cable is nothing more than 2 connectors attached to each other by a number of electrical wires. Cost pennies to manufacture, cost in a sensible profit margin, and you have there true valve. A £90 cable is marketing hype and a very large profit.


I would usually agree to this comment as we are talking about digital signal transmission - as long as it is inside the spec, data is fine. But then, I'm somebody who spend 40£ for a (10m ;)) HDMI cable! Because cheap cables sometimes do not satisfy the spec.

For the sake of spreading some knowledge wikipedia:
Wikipedia

A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft) can be manufactured to Category 1 … A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft) can be manufactured to Category 1 specifications easily and inexpensively by using 28 AWG (0.081 mm²) conductors.[114] With better quality construction and materials, including 24 AWG (0.205 mm²) conductors, an HDMI cable can reach lengths of up to 15 meters (49 ft).[114] Many HDMI cables under 5 meters of length that were made before the HDMI 1.3 specification can work as Category 2 cables, but only Category 2-tested cables are guaranteed to work.



I have tried a "cheap" 20£ 10m HDMI cable first and it did not work reliably. Digital screen corruption is easy to spot, though. The whole screen showed patterns of red pixels etc. and was pretty much unusable. I have had an excellent experience with a 10m Neet cable - they do use 24AWG for their 10m cables. Many other "premium brands" charge you more for a fancy connector and a cheaper 28AWG cable. It is very frustrating to find a proper cable, because the manufacturers don't want to tell you any specs or details so that you can compare quantitatively.
Strangely enough the quality of an HDMI cable can make a difference - I had a FLAT and thin HDMI Cable from my PC to the Monitor and every time someone flick the kitchen light on the monitor went blank for 2 seconds - switching to a thicker, rounded cable solve the problem

rfa

An HDMI cable is nothing more than 2 connectors attached to each other … An HDMI cable is nothing more than 2 connectors attached to each other by a number of electrical wires. Cost pennies to manufacture, cost in a sensible profit margin, and you have there true valve. A £90 cable is marketing hype and a very large profit.

Wikipedia

A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft) can be manufactured to Category 1 … A cable of about 5 meters (16 ft) can be manufactured to Category 1 specifications easily and inexpensively by using 28 AWG (0.081 mm²) conductors.[114] With better quality construction and materials, including 24 AWG (0.205 mm²) conductors, an HDMI cable can reach lengths of up to 15 meters (49 ft).[114] Many HDMI cables under 5 meters of length that were made before the HDMI 1.3 specification can work as Category 2 cables, but only Category 2-tested cables are guaranteed to work.



There's either a signal or there isn't its that simple there is no difference.

If there is any red pixels coming through there is something wrong with your TV/AV equipment.

Have a read lifehacker.com/550…les


goldplatedgulliblemoron

There's either a signal or there isn't its that simple there is no … There's either a signal or there isn't its that simple there is no difference.If there is any red pixels coming through there is something wrong with your TV/AV equipment.Have a read http://lifehacker.com/5506219/why-you-should-never-pay-more-than-10-for-hdmi-cables



Well... even digital signals are transmitted as analog waveforms and then digitized again. These can degrade with a bad cable. You are somewhat right in the sense that reconstructing the digital signal either works or not as there is error correction added to it. However, depending on the data encoding and decoding equipment parts of the screen might show artifacts.

An example, although not 100% comparable: if you watch digital sat TV there are digital artifacts when the weather is bad and it shows as blocking etc. It's not comparable as the encoding is designed to allow graceful degradation, whilst HDMI is probably not encoded that way.

Have a read here: hdguru.com/all…73/
Edited by: "jomay" 18th Mar 2013
[quote=spaceinvader]I remember the old HDMI flame wars, 75 pages of seething angry people ready to go to war over cheap vs expensive cables. This thread is dissapoint.

The definite answer to this growing debate was given during the 75 page thread that "spaceinvader " has refered to, perhaps if he is still following the debate he can provide us with the link!!
Edited by: "rfa" 19th Mar 2013
jomay

Well... even digital signals are transmitted as analog waveforms and then … Well... even digital signals are transmitted as analog waveforms and then digitized again. These can degrade with a bad cable. You are somewhat right in the sense that reconstructing the digital signal either works or not as there is error correction added to it. However, depending on the data encoding and decoding equipment parts of the screen might show artifacts.An example, although not 100% comparable: if you watch digital sat TV there are digital artifacts when the weather is bad and it shows as blocking etc. It's not comparable as the encoding is designed to allow graceful degradation, whilst HDMI is probably not encoded that way.Have a read here: http://hdguru.com/all-hdmi-cables-are-the-same-or-are-they-full-test/4373/



That's a very interesting article which everyone on this thread should read, and it does confirm my impressions.

Of course, cabling has always been fertile ground for snake-oil salesmen since the days of analogue hi-fi, since some things really do work and will preserve a more accurate sound from your kit while others will degrade it; a decently made cable will be demonstrably better than the crappy, unshielded freebie horrors.

Coming back to HDMI, even though Monster Cable did take that particular ball and run with it to a silly degree, (seeing as they are known to make cables which only give the appearance of exotic or super-tweaked cables but in fact are just normal, reasonably-made cables which are then presented in a showy way with boastful descriptions and for which they then try to charge 2-3 times what other cable companies with similarly-made cables ask for), there is actual worth in decent cable companies making good-quality cables which, even if they might be slight overkill for HDMI, will at least give you future-proofing and will be made well enough that they'll outlast all your actual equipment, which can only be a good thing if HDMI will be around a good few decades...

An issue that was not discussed in that article is that with the bottom-of-the-barrel cheapo cables (which were said to all work in lengths under 10ft), where every possible corner has been cut to bring you a cable at under £1, such as the one in this thread title, the connectors themselves will be made with cheap, low-quality metals, which (leaving aside the whole conductivity aspect) will often be softer, and they will almost always be much less solidly and accurately put together, i.e. there might be some play at the connector ends, all of which can lead to the basic problem that if you plug & unplug these a few times, for whatever reason (TV placement change, connecting equipment upgrades, etc), they will eventually get damaged by that simple action, however, most people will fit and forget, so everything will seem fine until it becomes a problem at a most inopportune moment, at which point they will curse their unwillingness to spend an extra £2 for a reasonably well-made cable.

One last point: the sometimes derided gold-plating is definitely a desirable thing, HOWEVER, it only costs pennies (depending on thickness of the plating), so manufacturers are not within their rights to slap on a huge price premium for this feature, but it is a good thing to have, since gold does not oxidize, unlike most other metals used for connections (brass and copper and their alloys oxidize a lot, so they must never be employed at the point of connection in an open-air environment) and that is clearly a paramount aspect whether the connection is between analog or digital devices.


Edited by: "Shoesize" 20th Mar 2013
rsmorbitsound

they must see you coming a mile off at the electrical stores...



Didn't know they had sarcasm detectors at 'electrical stores'?
Just brought one for my pc, heat added
Just brought one for my pc, heat added
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