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HDMI cable to connect laptop to TV


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#1 techphobe

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:28 AM

I want to watch video from my laptop on my TV. I have a cable already but it's not long enough.

 

Does it make any difference if I buy a cheap longer cable like https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B014I8TC4E/ref=AmazonBasics_HQP_3P?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=hero-quick-promo&pf_rd_r=Z0JA25Q1EP5NHG6PVWGC&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=1029605127&pf_rd_i=B003RIPURU

 

or a shorter cable http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-interconnects/platinum-series/hdmi-1.5m/visu-innov-hdmi-new  with a coupler  https://www.amazon.co.uk/HDMI-JOINER-COUPLER-CONNECTORS-electronics%C2%AE-Black/dp/B003RIPURU

 

Or should I get something more expensive?

 

http://www.richersounds.com/product/av-interconnects/qed/performance-graphite/qed-performance-e-3m

 

I ask because last time I was sold an expensive HDMI cable but was later told a cheap one would have been just as good.

 

Thanks.

 

 



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#2 JohnC_21

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 10:46 AM

Don't go and buy an expensive HDMI cable. I bought the cheapest I could find on Ebay from a high rated seller and it works fine.

 

For laptop to TV a HDMI 1.4 cable would work fine.

 

This is just an example.


Edited by JohnC_21, 18 August 2016 - 10:46 AM.


#3 mjd420nova

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:19 PM

I've used HDMI cables up to 25 feet . My rule is never buy the expensive ones.  Depending upon the installation, cheaper ones for permanent mounting or the moderate priced ones for those that will be plugged and un-plugged multiple times.  It's all in that slip type connector and its very small contacts.  Gold plating is just a sales gimic and is so small, it rubs off within three insertions.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 04:29 PM

I've used HDMI cables up to 25 feet . My rule is never buy the expensive ones.  Depending upon the installation, cheaper ones for permanent mounting or the moderate priced ones for those that will be plugged and un-plugged multiple times.  It's all in that slip type connector and its very small contacts.  Gold plating is just a sales gimic and is so small, it rubs off within three insertions.

 

I have never witnessed gold plating to rub off on any of my cables. Gold plating is not a sales gimmick...exactly. Analog cables suffer from corrosion which degrades the signal, so gold prevents that. They are a gimmick on digital cables, like HDMI, though.



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:25 PM

So the top one should be fine?



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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:36 PM

So the top one should be fine?


Yes, the top/first one you linked to should be fine.

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Posted 18 August 2016 - 05:39 PM

So the top one should be fine?

 

We use amazon basics HDMI cable all the time at my job and it is fine.



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Posted 19 August 2016 - 06:46 AM

I don't know if Monoprice ships to the UK, but they are my go to place for cheap cables that work.  I've got a 50 foot HDMI cable for my entertainment system projector and have no issues with it.



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Posted 21 August 2016 - 06:15 AM

Thanks all!






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