HDMI Cable

kenko

Standard Member
Hi Guys

I have just bought a Toshiba HD-E1 DVD player which should get delivered next week for £255.

However, I will need to buy a HDMI cable to go from the HD player to my HD-TV.

Can anyone recommend a decent cable at a cheap price?

Also would I use an optical cable for the sound?

Thanks for any help.
 
R

royster

Guest
You get a hdmi lead in the box with the unit. If you want digital sound you will need a digital audio lead (Toslink type). Hope this helps you.
 

kenko

Standard Member
Do you reckon the cable will be ok then? Dont really want to spend money if I dont have to.:)

Where's the best place to get a digital audio cable from?

Bit new to all this.
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Do you reckon the cable will be ok then? Dont really want to spend money if I dont have to.:)

Where's the best place to get a digital audio cable from?

Bit new to all this.

Digitial is Digital mate, over a short distance a £5 cable should perform just as well as a £30 cable.
 

Avi

Distinguished Member
My amp is a

Sony STR-DB930

so not sure if it does digital sound:confused:


I'm pretty certain this amp has optical/TOS link inputs. You can find these for ~ £10 for a 1m cable. The HDMI cable supplied with the Tosh is fine. You will notice no difference in PQ with a more expensive cable on shorter runs unless there is damage to the connectors or cable itself.

AVI
 

kenko

Standard Member
Thanks guys thats a great help.

So i need a digital optical cable now then. Hopefully no more than a tenner or something.:)
 

Indiana Jones

Moderator
Optical is digital then yeah?

All optical cables are digital?:confused: :suicide:

ISave my self £10.

Yes all optical cables support digital.

By the way you can get a 2m Optical cable for £3.99 so dont go spending £10 lol
 

TrevorS

Active Member
Do you reckon the cable will be ok then? Dont really want to spend money if I dont have to.:)

Where's the best place to get a digital audio cable from?

Bit new to all this.

As long as the length of the included HDMI cable is adequate, it will be fine -- no need to replace it.
 

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