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    are the poundland hdmi cables any good?

    Need a HDMi cable to connect my macbook to a monitor, i'm using a apple adaptor this one:
    apple.com/uk/…ter

    Will the ones sold at poundland work fine?

    thank you

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    They are normal HDMI cables in poundland so they will work just fine!

    Yes

    yip

    No they're really cheap & you'll get ghosting & tinny audio if you don't use Monster £99 ones at the minimum.



    Joke, they're absolutely fine I've got a load running to/from my AV amp, sky box, xbox, 2 TVs & BluRay player they just work

    Original Poster

    Rich44

    No they're really cheap & you'll get ghosting & tinny audio if you don't … No they're really cheap & you'll get ghosting & tinny audio if you don't use Monster £99 ones at the minimum. :{Joke, they're absolutely fine I've got a load running to/from my AV amp, sky box, xbox, 2 TVs & BluRay player they just work


    Thank you mate. I was thinking of this:
    amazon.co.uk/HDM…8E4 haha
    Edited by: "WestMidlands" 18th Dec 2016

    Your probably get away with the HDMI ones if you plug them in and leave them but I would almost stay away from any USB micro USB Data and Cable charging leads they really are cheap rubbish, the pins can easiely damage your expensive phone / mobile ports after time.

    HDMI cables either work or they don't. You don't get signal degradation issues with cheap cables like you do for analog cables.

    digital signal so should be fine
    Edited by: "andrewlaw9" 18th Dec 2016

    wolf359

    HDMI cables either work or they don't. You don't get signal degradation … HDMI cables either work or they don't. You don't get signal degradation issues with cheap cables like you do for analog cables.


    Physical strength is another consideration in addition to signal degradation, but not aware of PL cables having a reputation for internal wire breakages or connectors falling off!

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    AndyRoyd

    Physical strength is another consideration in addition to signal … Physical strength is another consideration in addition to signal degradation, but not aware of PL cables having a reputation for internal wire breakages or connectors falling off!


    I'm thinking about that. I'll be constantly removing it and connecting it. Any thing you can recommend? Nothing silly priced

    WestMidlands

    I'm thinking about that. I'll be constantly removing it and connecting … I'm thinking about that. I'll be constantly removing it and connecting it. Any thing you can recommend? Nothing silly priced



    You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. The socket will be manufactured to last a specific number of connection cycles. You run an increased risk of damaging the equipment itself if you are constantly plugging and unplugging

    It should be ok. Despite what people say there are differences between cables, but £10 should be your maximum price. Try and find a shielded cable.

    WestMidlands

    I'm thinking about that. I'll be constantly removing it and connecting … I'm thinking about that. I'll be constantly removing it and connecting it. Any thing you can recommend? Nothing silly priced


    Will repeat that I'm not aware of PL cables being notably weaker than others, so am inclined to suggest buy two PL cables and if you find that one fails after so many re-connects, you know approximately how long you have to buy a physically stronger cable before the "spare" second one fails. All for an investment of £2.

    wolf359

    You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. … You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. The socket will be manufactured to last a specific number of connection cycles. You run an increased risk of damaging the equipment itself if you are constantly plugging and unplugging


    Simple workaround for that is to use sacrificial cables / extensions.

    AndyRoyd

    Simple workaround for that is to use sacrificial cables / extensions.



    Exactly.

    Original Poster

    wolf359

    You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. … You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. The socket will be manufactured to last a specific number of connection cycles. You run an increased risk of damaging the equipment itself if you are constantly plugging and unplugging


    It will be used for an adaptor so it'll be inevitable. On one end at least.

    Original Poster

    Sambat

    It should be ok. Despite what people say there are differences between … It should be ok. Despite what people say there are differences between cables, but £10 should be your maximum price. Try and find a shielded cable.


    can you eocmmend one?

    WestMidlands

    can you eocmmend one?


    I personally like Neet cables.
    I used to buy from Amazon but no longer due to their declining customer service.
    ebay.co.uk/itm…618?hash=item1c31588712:g:EwAAAOxyicJSHLTK

    Edited by: "Sambat" 18th Dec 2016

    AndyRoyd

    Will repeat that I'm not aware of PL cables being notably weaker than … Will repeat that I'm not aware of PL cables being notably weaker than others, so am inclined to suggest buy two PL cables and if you find that one fails after so many re-connects, you know approximately how long you have to buy a physically stronger cable before the "spare" second one fails. All for an investment of £2.



    ​Hdmi switcher only costs 5-6 pounds

    wolf359

    You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. … You should never be constantly plugging and unplugging ANY hdmi cable. The socket will be manufactured to last a specific number of connection cycles. You run an increased risk of damaging the equipment itself if you are constantly plugging and unplugging



    ​Buy an extender like this amazon.co.uk/gp/…1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1482082662&sr=8-8π=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=hdmi+extender I work in several different locations and often take my console with so I have one of these plugged into the console and one the TV so any wear occurs on this rather than the appliance.

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    chrisfloyd82

    ​Buy an extender like this h … ​Buy an extender like this https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B01464G036/ref=mp_s_a_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1482082662&sr=8-8&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_FMwebp_QL65&keywords=hdmi+extender I work in several different locations and often take my console with so I have one of these plugged into the console and one the TV so any wear occurs on this rather than the appliance.



    Hi. I don't care about the plugging in to the monitors I use, they aren't mine. But I think i'll get that for my mac's adapter,

    Kmcmahail

    ​Hdmi switcher only costs 5-6 pounds


    HDMI switcher no benefit when the client is used in different locations e.g. carting a console round to your mates' gaff.

    WestMidlands

    Thank you mate. I was thinking of … Thank you mate. I was thinking of this:https://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMIDIA01-AudioQuest-Diamond-HDMI-1m/dp/B003CT08E4 haha


    Did you read the reviews?
    -"First the good:

    My television is capable of displaying 480p, and I have a 2.1 surround sound system.

    So you can imagine my astonishment after I plugged this into my system - and suddenly my television was rendering at 2160p, and I had full 7.1 surround!

    Now the bad:

    If you have an older HDMI-capable system, this cable is simply too fast. By which I mean that it transports electrons at a rate faster than your system can handle. This has a strange warping effect - and ends up showing you content from the future. A friend of mine got this on my recommendation, and ever since he connected it to his cable box and television, he has been receiving programming approximately 93 seconds ahead of the rest of the world."

    -"I purchased this cable and it cured my cancer."

    -"I plugged this cord into the TV from my VCR, and it instantly cured my erectile dysfunction and gave me AIDS. While one of them I like, I'm not too sure about the other. I'll update this review after I get the full effect."
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