From: David Greenhough on
In message <r3X9HdBbTCkLFwwo(a)spirit.demon.co.uk>, David Greenhough
<usenet0405(a)spirit.demon.co.uk> writes
>In message <7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net>, Trust No One�
><dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> writes
>>While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable for my
>>new monitor.
>>
>>Maplins wanted northwards of 30 quid for a "gold plated premium cable" and
>>around 17 quid for a standard one. I fail to see the point of coughing up
>>extra for a gold plated cable when the signal is digital. What earthly
>>difference would gold plating make to the 1s and 0s?
>>
>>I didn't even bother visiting PC World as I didn't want to suffer a heart
>>attack :)
>>
>>I popped by Tesco and they were doing a "premium" cable for just over �20.
>>Still overpriced IMHO.
>>
>>So I've returned home cable-less.
>>
>>Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?
>>
>Aldi today had 2 gold plated 2m Hdmi cables for six quid
>http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2827_13314.htm
Whoops, a week out
that's next Thursday, sorry
I picked up the flyer yesterday & just saw "Thursday"
--
David Greenhough
From: Adrian C on
On 04/03/2010 21:29, David Greenhough wrote:
>> Aldi today had 2 gold plated 2m Hdmi cables for six quid
>> http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/2827_13314.htm
> Whoops, a week out
> that's next Thursday, sorry
> I picked up the flyer yesterday & just saw "Thursday"

The time and date setting on the DeLorean is a bit of a fiddle, I get that.

--
Adrian 'Doc' Brown C
From: TJ on

"Trust No One�" <dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> wrote in message
news:7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable for my
> new monitor.
>
> Maplins wanted northwards of 30 quid for a "gold plated premium cable" and
> around 17 quid for a standard one. I fail to see the point of coughing up
> extra for a gold plated cable when the signal is digital. What earthly
> difference would gold plating make to the 1s and 0s?
>
> I didn't even bother visiting PC World as I didn't want to suffer a heart
> attack :)
>
> I popped by Tesco and they were doing a "premium" cable for just over �20.
> Still overpriced IMHO.
>
> So I've returned home cable-less.
>
> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?
>
> --
> Peter

It's to make money. If you were to go to Currys you would be lied to
by sales staff when it comes to cables. They do the same with HDMI
as they did with SCART leads. The best I heard was that thicker
HDMI leads give a better picture! They forgot it was data being carried.
I could have paid �30 each for HDMI leads but found them in Tesco
for �4. Perfectly good quality, just not a well known brand name.
You will always get companies making outrageous claims about their
products - they offer retailers a bigger mark-up so they push them more.
I remember Currys wanted �30x2 for HDMI leads and �20 for a
fibre optic link. I bought elsewhere and paid �12 in total.
It's similar to how HiFi manufacturers think of ways to target people
with more money than sense. They sell people "high quality" mains
leads for example, which are meant to improve the audio quality of
the amplifier! They do no such thing, but people with very little working
knowledge fall for marketing tricks. If you allow yourself to be conned
that's your own fault. Don't buy a DABradio thinking the audio will
be better than MW mono or FM stereo!





---
avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
Virus Database (VPS): 100305-0, 05/03/2010
Tested on: 05/03/2010 22:11:04
avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2010 ALWIL Software.
http://www.avast.com



From: Dave {��} on

"Trust No One�" <dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> wrote in message news:7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net...
> While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable for my new monitor.
>
> Maplins wanted northwards of 30 quid for a "gold plated premium cable" and around 17 quid for a
> standard one. I fail to see the point of coughing up extra for a gold plated cable when the signal
> is digital. What earthly difference would gold plating make to the 1s and 0s?
>
> I didn't even bother visiting PC World as I didn't want to suffer a heart attack :)
>
> I popped by Tesco and they were doing a "premium" cable for just over �20. Still overpriced IMHO.
>
> So I've returned home cable-less.
>
> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?
>

Gold Plated HDMI to HDMI Cable - 1.5m - Ref. 550G/1.5

�1.99 inc p&p

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=105192&source=webgains&siteid=20363


From: John Ferrier on

"TJ" <nospam(a)virgin.com> wrote in message
news:hmrvhs$83h$1(a)news.eternal-september.org...
>
> "Trust No One�" <dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> wrote in message
> news:7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net...
>> While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable for my
>> new monitor.
>>
>> Maplins wanted northwards of 30 quid for a "gold plated premium cable"
>> and around 17 quid for a standard one. I fail to see the point of
>> coughing up extra for a gold plated cable when the signal is digital.
>> What earthly difference would gold plating make to the 1s and 0s?
>>
>> I didn't even bother visiting PC World as I didn't want to suffer a heart
>> attack :)
>>
>> I popped by Tesco and they were doing a "premium" cable for just over
>> �20. Still overpriced IMHO.
>>
>> So I've returned home cable-less.
>>
>> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?
>>
>> --
>> Peter
>
> It's to make money. If you were to go to Currys you would be lied to
> by sales staff when it comes to cables. They do the same with HDMI
> as they did with SCART leads. The best I heard was that thicker
> HDMI leads give a better picture! They forgot it was data being carried.
> I could have paid �30 each for HDMI leads but found them in Tesco
> for �4. Perfectly good quality, just not a well known brand name.
> You will always get companies making outrageous claims about their
> products - they offer retailers a bigger mark-up so they push them more.
> I remember Currys wanted �30x2 for HDMI leads and �20 for a
> fibre optic link. I bought elsewhere and paid �12 in total.
> It's similar to how HiFi manufacturers think of ways to target people
> with more money than sense. They sell people "high quality" mains
> leads for example, which are meant to improve the audio quality of
> the amplifier! They do no such thing, but people with very little working
> knowledge fall for marketing tricks. If you allow yourself to be conned
> that's your own fault. Don't buy a DABradio thinking the audio will
> be better than MW mono or FM stereo!
>
>
>
>
>
> ---
> avast! Antivirus: Outbound message clean.
> Virus Database (VPS): 100305-0, 05/03/2010
> Tested on: 05/03/2010 22:11:04
> avast! - copyright (c) 1988-2010 ALWIL Software.
> http://www.avast.com
>
>

>


There is a problem here I have had SCART leads so cheap that Cross talk
between video out and in was a problem.
In my opinion DAB is slightly better than MW AM broadcast stations if only
due to less interference not as good quality as Fm though.
What happens with a HDMI lead if some of the highest frequency data is lost?
Do you loose quality or does the signal decoding stop?

John.



First  |  Prev  |  Next  |  Last
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5
Prev: New LCD monitor
Next: Distressing queueing in supermarket.