There are many types of Av cables around and choosing the best ones at a particular price can be a nightmare, with many companies claiming that you should buy their cables because they are the "best". This article provides you with a guide to the best priced AV cables. What can be a very daunting prospect in the shop is actually very easy to understand in reality.
What is HDMI?
HDMI stands for high definition multimedia interface. It's a medium-sized 19-pin connection that's becoming the new standard for most audio visual products. For TV cable, DVD leads and game playing, it has very quickly taken over the function of the Europe-wide Scart socket by carrying sound and pictures simultaneously. Unlike scart cables, HDMI uses digital signals throughout. It can also replace separate digital audio connections such as optical or coaxial leads. In theory, this makes your AV system simpler to link together and reduces the amount of wires cluttering up the space. It has also replaced VGA cables for PC monitors.
Best priced HDMI cables.
There is absolutely no need to spend lots of money on HDMI cables as many other websites claim that the difference between a £2 and a £30 6 foot HDMI cable is virtually nothing. This means that there are lots of places on the internet where cheap cables can be bought. Amazon.co.uk - A brilliant place to buy cheap cables, make sure that you check the conditions as these vary from dealer to dealer. These HDMI cables are from the Amazon website: Wired-up v1.3A HDMI to HDMI Gold Plated Connectors 1.8m Cable - £1.14. Amazon Basics High Speed HDMI Cable with Ethernet (6.5 Feet / 2.0 Meters) - £4.99. Amazon Basics 3M Dual-Shielded High Speed HDMI Cable (Amazon Frustration-Free Packaging) - £4.99. PREMIUM HDMI to HDMI 24K GOLD PLATED CABLE 5m 1080p Version 1.4 with Ethernet - £5.99 Philex 5m HDMI to HDMI Cable - £3.10 These prices are correct as at 17.07.11. All of these will be perfectly good HDMI cables and come with high reviews, most of which are 5 star. The best thing about HDMI cables is that it will cut the cost of having a separate audio cable and they are also the same price as a scart lead.