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Good length cable
on 26 February 2010
There has been a lot of debate as to whether the expensive HDMI cables make any difference to picture/audio quality compared to the cheaper alternatives, and whether the fact that it's digital means that the issue of cable quality is redundant.
I would suspect that the truth lies somewhere between the two arguments. However, this should not put you off opting for the cheaper end of the scale.
I was able to test this cable with my laptop and my PS3 connected to my 2 year old HD TV, and compare this with a much more expensive cable I have (that was bundled with the TV). The difference between the two was... well none as far as I can tell. Video quality appeared to be exactly the same, and there was no audible difference in the sound quality. I'm not a video or audiophile and I'm sure there are those out there who may say they can tell the difference, but for your average consumer there will be no difference at all, other than a saving of £70 or more.
Another point to note is that at 2 metres, the cable length is sensible but bear in mind that these cables are rigid and difficult to bend so make sure the distance between devices is 1.5 metres or less. I wouldn't count on it reaching between two devices which are 2 metres apart.