Found 2nd Jan 2008
Thought this might be of some interest for the community, specially those with HDMI appliances:

southernillinoisan.com/art…txt

It basically details why the cost of HDMI cables is a scam, one costing £25 is every bit as good as one costing £100.

Sorry if this is the wrong area to post in, still finding my way about....:-O

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The people who believe they should spend 99.99% of their equipment cost on cables (after reading What HIFI or something, which is relying upon the interconnect suppliers advertising in their magazine) will be along any time now

Generally I dont buy poundland or such cables as they are worse, the sound hisses on tv and a lot arent RGB enabled etc.

I buy one for about £3 which is still cheap lol

This reminds me of the days of expensive scart leads - lol.... Well done on finding this article and the main point (apart from avoiding the scam) is to make sure the cable is V1.3 compatible so you get the very latest and future proof yourself for at least the next couple of years.

I have a PS3 and it will need V1.3 for the next batch of high def games but I was lucky with the deal from play which included the said cable. I wouldn't say the cable was glossy nor any particular brand, and yes it does what it is supposed to do so far with absolutely no interference from other electrical appliances. And most of all, if you buy a package, you'll get the cheapest extra's going so they make maximum profit. So well done Play.com for supplying a cable that is ideal but not flashy........

Cheers, Keith

ryouga;1404209

Generally I dont buy poundland or such cables as they are worse, the … Generally I dont buy poundland or such cables as they are worse, the sound hisses on tv and a lot arent RGB enabled etc.I buy one for about £3 which is still cheap lol



Yeah but i'm guessing you're talking Scart. In that case the beefier the shielding the better. As for these HDMI cables, I would image a lot of the price difference comes in build quality rather than signal quality. Buy one from poundland etc and watch it disintegrate as you plug it into your TV :lol:

And why not, thats what the Scart leads tend to do PMSL.

i actually new a guy during my temp xmas job whois really into his home entertainment he's in his 30s and i think he must be on medication as he told me not to buy cheap leads etc as i pay about max a tenner on a lead i need lol this guy has some top of the range projectors n all and he says for a good lead thats faultless and max quality and preformance you can pay for a scart lead for example £60-100 now who on earth would pay that much besides that guy.

now i agree poundshop leads are normally worst but on other hand you can get ebay sellers who sell cheap leads that do the job and longer and i never find any difference between a cheap lead on ebay and an expensive lead from pcworld etc.

although not ditching the poundshop if i see a scart selector plug from lets say currys or maplin for £30 and its in the poundshop for a £1 would ya believe it ill get the one from the poundshop as although its not the best manufactured it still does the job lol
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