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Old 29-09-2013, 14:54
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Poundland sell 1m HDMI cables for...a pound, funnily enough, but the cheapest 2m cable I can see is for 10 in Wilkos.

Does anywhere on the high street sell them for nearer a fiver or so?
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Old 29-09-2013, 17:45
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Try here if you have a branch near
http://www.sainsburys.co.uk/sol/shop...dmi-cable.html
but ebay is a better bet - from around 1.60 and free dellivery
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Old 29-09-2013, 19:48
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You could alwys get a couple from poundland and order one of these from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HDMI-Femal...item3a77c70aa7
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Old 29-09-2013, 20:27
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2 regular male cables + a coupler like in the link will work, just be aware that the plugs may tend to fall out of the coupler if that part the cable is hanging vertical (weight), though this depends on the precise build of the components. But its easy to fix, just wrap some strong insulation tape round the outside.
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Old 29-09-2013, 20:27
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If that's the cheapest you can find on the high street then so what? The rest of your kit must have cost much more so it's a pretty small percentage on top.
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Old 29-09-2013, 21:10
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If that's the cheapest you can find on the high street then so what? The rest of your kit must have cost much more so it's a pretty small percentage on top.
Why waste money. It's to connect a 100 (second hand) netbook to a 120 telly, so a small % but not insignifcant.
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:14
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Order from ebay....Pointless wasting money on HDMI cables....
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Old 29-09-2013, 22:20
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You could alwys get a couple from poundland and order one of these from ebay http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HDMI-Femal...item3a77c70aa7
Why bother?
The coupler is 1.99 + 2 leads from Poundland at a 1 each = 3.99
but
as I suggested in post 2 a 2M lead on ebay is only 1.60
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Old 30-09-2013, 01:20
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An HDMI cable shouldn't cost much more than a couple of quid. Anybody paying silly prices for so-called better ones is an idiot.
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Old 30-09-2013, 08:27
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An HDMI cable shouldn't cost much more than a couple of quid. Anybody paying silly prices for so-called better ones is an idiot.
We all know that you shouldn't pay too much for one, there are regularly threads on here of people boasting how little they have paid as if it boosts their manhood. On the other hand you have to ask if it's worth the effort to save a few small amount of pounds in getting the cheapest possible when if you want to save money there is much more to be saved elsewhere.
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Old 30-09-2013, 18:45
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We all know that you shouldn't pay too much for one, there are regularly threads on here of people boasting how little they have paid as if it boosts their manhood. On the other hand you have to ask if it's worth the effort to save a few small amount of pounds in getting the cheapest possible when if you want to save money there is much more to be saved elsewhere.
It's not a case of saving money it's a case of not being ripped off...Simple...
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Old 30-09-2013, 19:01
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It's not a case of saving money it's a case of not being ripped off...Simple...
Exactly, and it's the extent of the rip off too.and my local Sainsbury had sold out of the 6.49 ones. I'm buggered if I'm paying a tenner for something that should cost a fifth of that.

If Wilkos had 2m cables for a fiver, I wouldn't go to the hassle of buying online. As it is, ebay here I come.
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:03
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There's a 3m cable available for 4.49 from Curry's/PC World.
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-...59620-pdt.html
Not sure if it is normally stocked in store, but it does say that it can but ordered online and collected in store.
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Old 01-10-2013, 12:57
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I see that the 3m is cheaper than the 2m or the 1m in their essentials range!
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Old 01-10-2013, 13:20
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I see that the 3m is cheaper than the 2m or the 1m in their essentials range!
Confusing, but no.
The 3M cable priced at 4.49 is the C003MHD13 Product code 049914
and the 1M cable at 3.49 is C001MHD13 Product code 033910

whereas the other 1M cable priced at 5.99 is product code 423180
Similar difference with the 2M and the appearance is slightly different too

They all do the same job so more than that I don't know
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-...-criteria.html
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Old 01-10-2013, 15:19
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Amazon too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics...ref=pd_cp_ce_3
http://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMIKing-HDM...ref=pd_cp_ce_1
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wired-up-Pla...ref=pd_cp_ce_0
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Old 01-10-2013, 18:10
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An HDMI cable shouldn't cost much more than a couple of quid. Anybody paying silly prices for so-called better ones is an idiot.
Exactly. The thing is some people are still brain washed and just won't have it that all HDMI cables are pretty much the same. Someone I know still won't exept it and says that someone in Currys proved it to them by showing the difference in picture with 4 different cables.
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Old 02-10-2013, 00:06
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Confusing, but no.
The 3M cable priced at 4.49 is the C003MHD13 Product code 049914
and the 1M cable at 3.49 is C001MHD13 Product code 033910

whereas the other 1M cable priced at 5.99 is product code 423180
Similar difference with the 2M and the appearance is slightly different too

They all do the same job so more than that I don't know
http://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/tv-dvd-...-criteria.html
Sorry - I didn't look too closely at Curry's web page. And I'm not going to now either! I've never seen these cheap cables in the stores - only the 40 + ones for obvious reasons.
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Old 02-10-2013, 07:50
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search for "BlueRigger High speed HDMI Cable" on Amazon uk.
Best for the money.
I've bought about 8 of them from 2 Meters(6.49) up to 10 Meters(10.99)
No loss of quality in picture/audio on the 10 meter cable.
Of course you can get cheaper but these are worth the extra couple of quid.
They even do a Twin pack , 2 x 6.6 feet for 5.49.
Just don't go spending stupid money on HDMI cables , not worth it.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:32
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Exactly. The thing is some people are still brain washed and just won't have it that all HDMI cables are pretty much the same. Someone I know still won't exept it and says that someone in Currys proved it to them by showing the difference in picture with 4 different cables.
Sounds like this person is the sort who would fall for the BS spouted by the likes of Wireworld and Audioquest for their ridiculously overpriced cables
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:51
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Just look on ebay. I did read a report recently on various types of cables/connectors and the cheap ones did the same job as the expensive ones.
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:45
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Sounds like this person is the sort who would fall for the BS spouted by the likes of Wireworld and Audioquest for their ridiculously overpriced cables
Probably. Gee I was looking at some Wireworld and Audioquest cables. Some HDMI cables are over 1,000! You really would have to be a mug to pay that!
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Old 03-10-2013, 14:17
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I bought two of the poundland ones not too long ago, They do the job but one of the pair is failing so I ordered a slightly more expensive (2.99) one from elsewhere which seems to have slightly better build quality.
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Old 03-10-2013, 23:19
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Probably. Gee I was looking at some Wireworld and Audioquest cables. Some HDMI cables are over 1,000! You really would have to be a mug to pay that!
This is the most expensive HDMI cable I have ever seen AudioQuest Diamond HDMI Cable 16m, which costs 11,629.00

I would love to know how many of these types of cables they sell and who to.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:31
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This is the most expensive HDMI cable I have ever seen AudioQuest Diamond HDMI Cable 16m, which costs 11,629.00

I would love to know how many of these types of cables they sell and who to.
Probably made to order for Russian billionaires with more money than sense.
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