Play.com HDMI cable...

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  1. Number 42

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    Hi everyone just a quick question. Is the HDMI cable that play are offering an official SONY one or is a 3rd party make??

    Only ask as i`m going to be purchasing a PS3 and was undecided whether to go for the £399 bundle with play.com or the £359.99 price at shopto.net.
     
  2. Moogle

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    If it's the one included with the bundle you're referring to then it's a third party generic one although that shouldn't matter. It should be just as good as the Sony one.
     
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    Though I can't tell you whether it's official or not as I'm sure others will agree it shouldn't matter if it's official or not so long as it works.
     
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    Thanks guys, only wanted to check as sony one is more expensive figured if it was in with the play deal then probably would have bought it, but seens as its a 3rd party one will be able to get a cheaper one seperately and go down the shopto route to save some cash.
     
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    I've ordered my PS3 tonight from shopto, I'll be needing a HDMI too - which one did you have your eye on?
     
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    The Lynx HDMI cable is very good for the price.. I have a couple of them, and impressed.
     
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    I bought the Play.com HDMI cable when I got my PS3 at lauch. I believe it cost £7.99 and works perfectly. My ony criticism is that the actual cable is very stiff.
     
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    If you have a Toshiba HDTV then I would avoid the Lynx cable simply because it doesnt fit, bought two myself and the connector end was too chunky so had to buy some slimmer one's elsewhere.
     
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    I do have a tosh HDTV but i decided against play.com and popped into woolworths where i picked one for up £9.99, although it wasnt under ps3 accessories it was under tv cables. They were selling one that looked very similar but with a PS3 label on it which cost £17.99!!:confused:
     
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    I have that cable and a 32WL66, and I haven't had any problems at all. It fits fine and I didn't have a problem connecting or using it
     
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    I had that cable from Play.com and had to send it back in the end as it was faulty.
     
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    This is concerning I;v ordered the Lynx one from play.com at £11.99 -- u say u ordered one for £7.99, is that then a different cable?

    I do not want a crap cable, the lil review play had up for it seemed excellent and first impressions (first couple of posts) on here seemed to say the same thing.
     
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    Dam! They have sold out at shopto.net! Will probably go for the play.com bundle now. Have u seen the gamestation bundle?!

    My setup: Toshiba wlt66, Xbox , Xbox 360 + HD DVD add on, Nintendo wii , Sony Set top box , Pioneer DVD player , Sony VCR soon a ps3 lol
     
  15. Waynej

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    I managed to get one from shopto at £359.98 dare say won't be posted til tomorrow so will have it for me by Tuesday delivered. My concern now is play... the cable was ordered Saturday night after I ordered the console - are play THAT good to get a cable to me by Tuesday assuming they post Monday (tomorrow)?
     
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    Occasionally play send things by parcelforce 24 but normally it's 3 days after posting before I see my stuff.
     
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    I wouldn't hold your breath I have ordered from them over weekends and I live in Scarborough and I would normally get items on a wednesday at the least!
     
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    I think if it's posted tomorrow then there is a good chance you will get it on Wednesday.
     
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    Boo, I may just cancel then - assuming I can as long as its not psoted yet. I only really have a Woolworths local to me that may stock it. Will see, I'm not looking to pay any more than £15 total for one though.
     
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    Maybe the inputs on the 32" are further out but on the 26" the Lynx cable was definitely too chunky.

    Either that or since February they are now stocking a slimmer Lynx cable.
     

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