Found 25th Jun 2009
Our house is currently get a total re-wire and the electricians have said to my dad does he want all the tv cables to be high def ones. He has said yeah cos it looks like its all going that way over the next few years and he doesnt wana have to do this wiring again in the future

So can anybody advise what is the best value / quality HDMI 4m & 5m cables available. We also need a scart aswell the electrician said so can people recommend one of those aswell

I am clueless when it comes to this so any advice is much appreciated

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Seems a bit pointless imo paying electricians to put 5m hdmi cables in unless your equipment is in place or you know what you want and you know where you want to put it:?

Network cables maybe but hdmi?

Why would an electrician install HDMI/TV Cables?

Original Poster

cos the cables are going up behind the walls - the tv will be mounted on the wall and the cables wont be visible

really depends on your price range really.

Original Poster

h_360;5589790

really depends on your price range really.



well what is the minimum I should spend and what is over the odds?

roryk83;5589773

cos the cables are going up behind the walls - the tv will be mounted on … cos the cables are going up behind the walls - the tv will be mounted on the wall and the cables wont be visible



I'd go for a cheap hdmi and a gold plated scart.

Also ask them to run a piece of strong string along with the cables they run. Then you can tie one end of whatever cable you need in future and pull it through (with another piece of string to replace it) That's how I did my tv setup and have swapped cables a few times:)

roryk83;5589891

well what is the minimum I should spend and what is over the odds?



well for a 4 to 5m hdmi i would say a decent cheap one should cost about £5. But if your feeling like spending a bit more than there are a few good ones with lifetime guarantess for sub £25.

These should do the job:

ebuyer.com/pro…989

but some people prefer fancy looking ones which do the same job but i assume you don't mind as they'll be going behind the walls anyway.

:thumbsup:

Original Poster

h_360;5590197

well for a 4 to 5m hdmi i would say a decent cheap one should cost about … well for a 4 to 5m hdmi i would say a decent cheap one should cost about £5. But if your feeling like spending a bit more than there are a few good ones with lifetime guarantess for sub £25.These should do the job:http://www.ebuyer.com/product/158989but some people prefer fancy looking ones which do the same job but i assume you don't mind as they'll be going behind the walls anyway.:thumbsup:



Just spoke to my dad, he doesnt want "cheapo" ones cos he thinks they'll probably break/be poor quality and will have to be replaced so best ones in the £20+ price range?

roryk83;5590597

Just spoke to my dad, he doesnt want "cheapo" ones cos he thinks they'll … Just spoke to my dad, he doesnt want "cheapo" ones cos he thinks they'll probably break/be poor quality and will have to be replaced so best ones in the £20+ price range?



well mate its up to you really.
I bought a £5 hdmi from Ebuyer last year for use with my ps3 and i haven't had any troubles.

Found this one with a ten year warranty:

sapphiremailorder.com/cub…tml

roryk83;5589773

cos the cables are going up behind the walls - the tv will be mounted on … cos the cables are going up behind the walls - the tv will be mounted on the wall and the cables wont be visible



bloke i know puts a plastic tube in the wall so you can thread any cables u want trough later and replace em easy

kungfu;5592003

bloke i know puts a plastic tube in the wall so you can thread any cables … bloke i know puts a plastic tube in the wall so you can thread any cables u want trough later and replace em easy



That is the correct answer, Never have cables as a permanant fixture, you will want to replace them at some point, a lot cheaper to keep a channel to pull the cables through than keep ripping the walls out every now and then.

PS. You can spend anything from £3 to £200+ on a HDMI cable (Think most in Currys are about £40+ for 0.5M) you can do the same on scarts.
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