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Only Connect: Avoid overpaying for HDMI cables

BBC Watchdog on HDMI cables overpricedWelcome to another post in the series by Nick Locke, of Nicab Ltd, who has over 15 years experience in the electronics manufacturing industry specialising in interconnection cable assembly.

We have always said that some HDMI cables can be over priced and the latest BBC Watchdog programme has confirmed what we have been saying!

While normally you would expect things like gold plated contacts and more heavy duty cables to produce a better image quality, with HDMI being digital these things make very little difference. Either the cables work or they will not work!

This is why a £5 HDMI Cable will work just as well as a £70 cable. The only real difference is if you are using the cable in harsh environments or you expect to be unplugging the cable many times.

When you are next looking at AV Cables speak to the experts that you can trust to give you fair and honest advice.

You can see the full details of the Watchdog Report »

It is understandable that people want the very best cables for expensive TV’s and DVD players, so we always recommend speaking to the expert cable assembly companies for unbiased honest information.

We have produced a simple guide to HDMI Cables »

I hope you have found this helpful.

Nick Locke, Nicab Ltd

 

Tags: hdmi, HDMI Cables, Nick Locke, Only Connect

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1 Comment

  1. June 14, 2014 07:16

    I have been checking out HDMI cables and their is no significant changes interms of quality for HDMI cables. Gold plated are for corrosion.

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