another hdmi cable Q.

Discussion in 'Cables & Switches' started by oldnovice, Sep 7, 2007.

  1. oldnovice

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    going to upgrade my dvd then tv
    current tv is hd ready!!
    looking to buy an hdmi cable but like most ppl dont know what 1
    been looking at :-

    1 wireworld starlight 5.2 1m cable (going 4 £100 on an auction site)

    2 bettercables 1.3 1m cable

    Q. is which should i go for
    currently useing a component cable from monster cables!!
     
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    A cheap cable will do.

    There's no difference in short 1m runs.

    I bought one from Mark Grants for £16 but i only spent that much because i was in a hurry to get one and he does next day delivery and they cost £20 or more in the shops.
     
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    Or you could try this one for £4 inc delivery
     
  5. Joe Fernand

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    Hello oldnovice

    Keep in mind an HDMI cable is pretty much transporting a Digital version of the Component signal your already viewing on your Analogue connection.

    HDMI.org say that all sub 5m cables ought to perform equally well – though that assumes they are all built to spec and to decent tolerances; which is not always the case.

    Many folk go the bargain basement route and get great results – others prefer knowing that cables are manufactured and engineered to a high specification and go with the likes of BetterCables or Octava.

    If you want a relatively low cost but well engineered cable have a look at Octava they have 1m cables available for around 12.00 GBP – see http://www.octavainc.com

    Joe
     

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