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General Chat Thread, Went into Maplins last night... in General; Originally Posted by pcstru The chap in RS was trying to persuade me that "colours were richer" I usually find ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pcstru View Post
    The chap in RS was trying to persuade me that "colours were richer"
    I usually find that's an issue with the TV [if we're talking DVD/Bluray/HDTV] not being set up properly.

    I had someone in [IIRC] a Sony store try to convince me to buy their most expensive TV because the "colours are better". ~5 minutes with the remote and the cheapest looked [almost] the same.

    I bought neither and convinced someone to buy the cheaper one instead of the more expensive one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CHR1S View Post
    Tell a lie, I checked my order history they were 2 15m runs and even at this length I had the degradation issues.
    Are they certified as HDMI $version compliant? ie. could you get hold of a compliance testing certicate to show that they were to spec.

    My guess would be what you actually bought were 2 cables with HDMI connectors on the end, rather than standards compliant cables.

    It also depends on what you're putting across it. Cheaper cables will display images ok at 720p and maybe 1080i but fail at 1080p, for example.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveBentley View Post
    £80? You're not trying hard enough. £2835.30
    Put it up to a 2m lead and the price goes up to £4406.70, down from £4882. What a bargain.

    You'd have to be insane.

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    Just found this article published today, which is quite relevant to the conversation.

    Is it worth splashing out on cables? - Features - Gadgets & Tech - The Independent

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    Ok perhaps a better restatement of the HDMI thing would be "If you are buying a standards compliant HDMI lead that is suitable for your application, there is no difference between a cheap and expensive cable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    The whole business of consumer grade products revolves around preying on those who don't know any better so they buy kit with useless or unnecessary features. Eventually it becomes normal to pay an absurd amount for a headset or cable.
    Ah, Apple, how we love you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk View Post
    Are they certified as HDMI $version compliant? ie. could you get hold of a compliance testing certicate to show that they were to spec.

    My guess would be what you actually bought were 2 cables with HDMI connectors on the end, rather than standards compliant cables.

    It also depends on what you're putting across it. Cheaper cables will display images ok at 720p and maybe 1080i but fail at 1080p, for example.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    KanaaN 15 m High Speed Premium HDMI Cable - 3D - Fully shielded - HDMI 1.4 - 24 Carat Gold-plated Connectors - Full HD - 1080p: Amazon.co.uk: Computers & Accessories
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    Ironically, they are MUCH cheaper almost a year later!!

    Went with the KanaaN in the end as they were better quality (and £47 each at the time... gutted)
    Last edited by CHR1S; 4th July 2013 at 11:48 AM.

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    Simple rule buying HiFi:-

    Spend your money on "Moving Parts".

    This used to mean turn-table and speakers; it now means speakers. There is no excuse for an average CD player or amp to sound poor in comparison with almost anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew_C View Post
    Simple rule buying HiFi:-

    Spend your money on "Moving Parts".

    This used to mean turn-table and speakers; it now means speakers. There is no excuse for an average CD player or amp to sound poor in comparison with almost anything.
    I'd pretty much agree with that. It also seems a little silly to me to get excited about the difference between 0.01% THD on an amp and 0.05% when the distortion of a typical pair of speakers is orders of magnitude greater. That said, the speakers do to a degree dictate the minimum specifications of an amp.

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    Doesn't a CD Player have moving parts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAM View Post
    Doesn't a CD Player have moving parts?
    Yes, but it gets rather silly to pretend they make much of a difference when the vast majority of units perform with extremely high accuracy and low error rates. Of course some ears may just be able to pick out the difference between a £37,000 Metronome Technologie Kalista Reference CD Transport and a £20 OEM unit in a brown cardboard box from PC world. In which case, treat those ones and zeros with the respect they deserve!

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    OK, I think I may have it, Nordost ODIN Power Cord
    1.25m @ £8,795.00
    2.5m @ £12,695.00
    5m @ £20,495.00
    All with free P&P, how very generous of them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hit View Post
    OK, I think I may have it, Nordost ODIN Power Cord
    1.25m @ £8,795.00
    2.5m @ £12,695.00
    5m @ £20,495.00
    All with free P&P, how very generous of them
    Well it is delivered by Odin himself so its a bargain

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    Quote Originally Posted by hit View Post
    OK, I think I may have it, Nordost ODIN Power Cord
    1.25m @ £8,795.00
    2.5m @ £12,695.00
    5m @ £20,495.00
    All with free P&P, how very generous of them
    I think I have one of those 5 metre ones on my toaster.
    Couldnt ask for better toast in the mornings.

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