From: Trust No One� on
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 <X-Files fan>


From: David K on
Trust No One� wrote:
> 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?

www.7dayshop.com ??

Have used them on quite a few occasions and have been pleased with prices &
speed of delivery.

Haven't bought any HDMI cables though.

David K



From: John Blundell on
In article <7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net>, Trust No One�
<dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> writes
>Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?

I have bought DVI, HDMI and other cables on eBay. It is worth doing a
search on there. I find I rarely need to spend much more than �2
including P&P.

--
John Blundell

From: petrolcan on
In article <7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net>, Trust No One® says...
>
> While in my local high street I was hoping to pickup an HDMI cable for my
> new monitor.
<snip>

> So I've returned home cable-less.
>
> Any recommendations as to cheaper sources for HDMI cables?

I'm pretty sure that I've bought one from either Asda or Tesco for a
fiver sometime last year.
From: musika on
In news:7v7b76Ft8iU1(a)mid.individual.net,
Trust No One <dana.scully(a)usa.xnet> typed:
> 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?

Amazon

--
Ray
UK