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    Ah, thanks, Geoff.

    Hmm, I missed macro's reply. Sorry Marco.

    Okay, both are red-thingie. I would have thought that they would be the same?

    On another note... I am wondering if my olde telly circa 2007 would be able to use it... If so, would it make a difference?





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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    This is currently the best place to get the Monoprice ones from: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...L3N7I3N7V&th=1
    Marco.
    Unfortunately they're out of stock! Hence ebay...looks like there's been an AOS rush!
    Last edited by WAD62; 11-02-2018 at 21:14.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sherwood View Post
    I disagree. I am also surprised that this forum has just discovered Redmere as it has been around for more than a decade. See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hk3tjPbUojw

    Redmere are to be credited with bringing the price down and making the tech more accessible. I bought one of the long Monoprice cables (5m) back in 2011/12 for a home theatre (projector) setup in Malawi. It was good but the UK one I bought recently is as good.
    Fair enough. You tell it as you see it. I see it differently, with the version available from Cable Depot causing images to look a little 'fuzzier' than the Monoprice, and with colours less 'solid' and well-defined [full review tomorrow on a separate thread].

    Aside from that, I prefer the plugs used on the Monoprice and the fact that the cable used (or outer sheathing) is much thinner, thus making the overall HDMI lead even easier to hide.

    I've only recently got into home-cinema, and bought a 4K flat-screen TV, and so would've had no reason until now to experiment with HDMI cables, hence why I'd not discovered the Redmere thing sooner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WAD62 View Post
    Unfortunately they're out of stock! Hence ebay...looks like there's been an AOS rush!
    Ah I see... For the moment then, the original link might be the best place to order from: https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_...mlinks-2617611

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    Fair enough. You tell it as you see it. I see it differently, with the version available from Cable Depot causing images to look a little 'fuzzier' than the Monoprice, and with colours less 'solid' and well-defined [full review tomorrow on a separate thread].

    Aside from that, I prefer the plugs used on the Monoprice and the fact that the cable used (or outer sheathing) is much thinner, thus making the overall HDMI lead even easier to hide.

    I've only recently got into home-cinema, and bought a 4K flat-screen TV, and so would've had no reason until now to experiment with HDMI cables, hence why I'd not discovered the Redmere thing sooner.

    Marco.
    I would send that cable back. You shouldn't have those problems even with a basic HDMI cable. I guess one of the downsides of the Redmere cables is that they are prone to damage precisely because the cables are so thin.

    Geoff

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    Lol - it's not damaged in any way!

    It works perfectly well (as does the other lead I bought from the Cable Depot), and is extremely effective. It's just not as effective, to my eyes, as the Monoprice one, which as outlined, simply does things a bit better. Had I not compared it with the Monoprice version, I'd have been delighted.

    Bear in mind that I'm as fussy about optimizing the picture quality on my TV, as I am the sound I hear through my speakers (and that my eyesight is as good as my hearing acuity)!

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    All cables arenít created equal...

    have hifi n stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    All cables aren’t created equal...

    True, but a lot of cables are made in the same factory and price has little to do with quality. Not convinced, check this out!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHjkb1m7Y7s&t=1062s

    Geoff

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    As in a ten quid cable (before HM Customs sinks its teeth in) beating a £500 one?
    Your absolutely right!
    (I’ve personally directly compared the two btw)

    T’was being Ironical...

    Monoprice do YouTube vids too...

    Last edited by Gazjam; 12-02-2018 at 23:02.
    have hifi n stuff

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazjam View Post
    As in a ten quid cable (before HM Customs sinks its teeth in) beating a £500 one?
    Your absolutely right!
    (I’ve personally directly compared the two btw)

    T’was being Ironical...

    Monoprice do YouTube vids too...
    https://youtu.be/hk3tjPbUojw
    Was a great find afaic and happy to have upgraded my pic for a few quid.
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