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    Recently bought a new 1080p LCD TV and looking at getting some HDMI leads to link up my Virgin + box and Blu Ray player. Anyone have any opinions with regard to which HDMI leads to get and perhaps where from?
    Would appreciate any advice, thanks

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    yep, if that tesco cable is long enough, get it.. the gadet show did some tests and came to the conclusion that the £2-3 cables are exactly the same as the £80plus cables that currys try to flog you!!

    zavvi bargain bin £3.99 2mtr gold works well not on shelf tho in the bins no online either

    I went for this cable at £7.95 - amazon.co.uk/LIN…8-2 - for my PS3.

    Just checked and my Sony 40W4000 is going to be delivered on Monday - can't wait!!!!! Got a stack of Blu-ray discs waiting to be watched :thumbsup:

    chrisharry12345;3932475

    yep, if that tesco cable is long enough, get it.. the gadet show did some … yep, if that tesco cable is long enough, get it.. the gadet show did some tests and came to the conclusion that the £2-3 cables are exactly the same as the £80plus cables that currys try to flog you!!



    i saw that show too .. can confirm the results but they didnt gave loads of cables together so
    make up your own mind ..can confirm the zavvi cheap one is ok

    Good advice, I'd advise buying a cheap one. It's a digital signal so the quality of the lead makes no difference to the picture quality :o)

    ATB. Sean.

    spryce;3932513

    Good advice, I'd advise buying a cheap one. It's a digital signal so the … Good advice, I'd advise buying a cheap one. It's a digital signal so the quality of the lead makes no difference to the picture quality :o)ATB. Sean.


    yes you are right ... but its the shielding thats important .. but if you not got lots of cabes you'll be ok the main one to watch is heavy speaker cable running nearby ..

    I bought mine from these guys - ukhdmi.com/ - the shielding is important and I have tried a couple of really cheap ones and have to say i noticed a slight difference when I upgraded. Well worth the wee bit extra, but just my opinion...

    wanderer;3932542

    yes you are right ... but its the shielding thats important .. but if you … yes you are right ... but its the shielding thats important .. but if you not got lots of cabes you'll be ok the main one to watch is heavy speaker cable running nearby ..



    I can't believe people are still beating this one out.

    HDMI is digital - if the signal doesn't reach the TV, you'll know it. The picture won't appear or will be broken up and you'll get HDMI handshaking issues. To cause this level of interference, you'd need a very long HDMI lead and a large amount of interference.

    even if you run a 2m HDMI lead alongside a mains cable you won't see any difference. Speaker cable won't be anywhere near the same wattage!

    scotsann;3932613

    I bought mine from these guys - http://ukhdmi.com/ - the shielding is … I bought mine from these guys - http://ukhdmi.com/ - the shielding is important and I have tried a couple of really cheap ones and have to say i noticed a slight difference when I upgraded. Well worth the wee bit extra, but just my opinion...



    A slight difference? It's digital (see my other post) - there will either be no difference or a massive difference. You've probably convinced yourself that the more expensive cable was worth the money.

    Poundland , Quid, Good times :thumbsup:

    Original Poster

    Thanks for the responses. I have a couple of HDMI leads that work ok with my existing LCD TVs and the V+ box /DVD players but I wouldn't want to pay such a lot for a 1080p TV and a new Blu-ray player only to compromise the picture/sound by scrimping with a cheap HDMI lead.

    Your advice is much appreciated.

    harmony999;3936996

    Thanks for the responses. I have a couple of HDMI leads that work ok with … Thanks for the responses. I have a couple of HDMI leads that work ok with my existing LCD TVs and the V+ box /DVD players but I wouldn't want to pay such a lot for a 1080p TV and a new Blu-ray player only to compromise the picture/sound by scrimping with a cheap HDMI lead. Your advice is much appreciated.



    There's no such thing as a cheap HDMI lead if you're only getting up to a 3m length. It's digital. The signal will not change one bit.
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