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Have i made a mistake buying HDMI cables?

1k memory

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Hi,

I've just brought a 1m, 2m and thinking of getting a 10m HDMI cable from audio visual online, but having read the posts here i think ive made a mistake!

I paid about £30 each for the 1m and 2m (QED Perfomance 1.4) thinking that they will work brilliantly with my new Onkyo 609 + D8000 TV.

So after reading your posts would i have been better off buying the following from tvcables.co.uk and saving a fortune and not loose out on any pic quality or features as long as i get the High speed cables?
I will need the cables to pass 3D and use ARC.

1m

2m

If this is true then i will be able to afford the 10m for future use in the ceiling void.
For the 10m cables i did notice 1 for £12 and the others for around £40. Will the £12 one be ok? Will be used for a projector in the future, but want to put the cable in the ceiling ready until i can afford a projector while im doing the building work.
 

andy1249

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I paid about £30 each for the 1m and 2m (QED Perfomance 1.4)
Yes you paid too much , there are no picture and sound differences from HDMI cables , thats impossible , and at 1 or 2 meters any HDMI cable will do.

The £12 10 meter cable will most likely be fine.
 

Joe Fernand

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You could definitely have saved a fair bit on the short HDMI cables - any High Speed cable will cover you for 3D and ARC.

Installed HDMI cables have a habit of getting damaged - a careless drill or saw during the build/renovation process, rough handling of the connector or simply a connector to cable interface failure.

If you can run your cable in a conduit that protects it against damage thats always a good option and always run a spare cable, a tested draw wire and or a couple of lengths of CAT6 as your long term backup.

Joe
 

1k memory

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Thanks Guys,

Ordered them the other day so hopefully can cancel them before shipping, if not the return cost of posting them will be nothing compared to the saving.

I have Cat5 running to my Amp/Tv/HTPC but don't think i would need one run in the ceiling as well as a HDMI as it will be just for the Projector if i ever have one in the future, but thanks for the advice ref putting the lead in conduit, never really thought about that!
 

Joe Fernand

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Keep in mind many projectors will have an RJ45 socket to enable Firmware updates over your wired Network – you will also likely see a move to integrated web browsing/media playback.

Joe
 

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