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The Ultimate USB Cable [Pic]

Hits: 13066 | Rating: (2.1) | Category: Technology | Added by: eugenius
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8BitHero
Male, 18-29, Europe
 5426 Posts
Friday, June 01, 2012 3:37:07 AM
It's not a USB cable. It clearly states it's a HDMI cable. Even then you should only pay for £10 at most for a decent one.

mvangild
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 528 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 11:06:44 PM
Monoprice.com for teh win! I will admit, I used to buy into the whole pricier cable thing when it was for analog speaker cable. But digital cable? Really? And it's 1300 for silver cable? Gold, I could probably understand. I mean, the amount of silver needed to make about 4.5' of HDMI probably weighs in at less than $100. That means there's probably about $1,200 that you're being relieved of.

HI-haole
Male, 18-29, Western US
 546 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 5:52:22 PM
Caption fail...

eu"genius" should change his name...

sgodtfred
Male, 30-39, Europe
 47 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 10:31:14 AM
While I realize a digital signal either works or it doesn't, the hype around pricier cables is that they are guaranteed to work with higher data rates (which I suppose means higher video resolution) and are more likely to work with longer or weakened signal paths (such as if you send your signal through several cables via a HDMI splitter).

randomxnp
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1238 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 6:58:26 AM
What a load of complete bollocks. This is indistinguishable in any meaningful way from the already overpriced £10 HDMI lead available in Tesco.

mzacur
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 112 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 4:07:30 AM
oh IAB...you so dumb.

television17
Male, 13-17, Australia
 49 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:38:43 AM
The Ultimate USB Cable is an HDMI Cable?

mon360
Male, 13-17, Southern US
 742 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:02:20 AM
holy tits!

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1393 Posts
Thursday, May 31, 2012 12:16:37 AM
USB? HDMI you mean.

drgnfire
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 531 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:34:49 PM
the reviews for this on amazon are funny as hell

OldOllie
Male, 60-69, Midwest US
 14125 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 9:30:12 PM
Electrons can't tell the difference.

drips
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 893 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 8:52:24 PM
What kind of $ is that in? Maybe it's only equivalent to $40 US which puts it on a par with other amazing USB cables that are shaped like HDMI cables.

Profworm
Male, 30-39, Western US
 307 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 7:53:15 PM
I tend to have a problem with digital audio, myself. It all sounds choppy to me, no matter how lossless the codec. The alternative is $1000 speaker cables. Screw that, I'll learn to dance between chops.

Javien
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 273 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 6:38:02 PM
USB? Fail

Price? Facepalm

The cheap HDMI cables on amazon or ebay work JUST as well. My god, if anyone has bought this...I would want to just smack the hell out of them for being that stupid.

WizardofCOR
Male, 40-49, Western US
 156 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:40:06 PM
"...but this one goes to 11..."

Angilion
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11420 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:37:01 PM
As I understand it, this only mattered with analog signals, digital is either there or it isn't, there is no middle ground.


It didn't really matter with analogue signals either, not to that extent. There might well have been a detectable difference between a £1 analogue cable and a £20 analogue cable, but that's about it (unless you genuinely needed a custom-made cable for something and were paying twice as much for that).

There is one way it might matter with a digital signal - a *really* cheap cable would have crappy build quality and would probably break easily. I bought 2 £1 cables today for that reason.

The only even vaguely sensible reason to buy expensive digital cabling is to demonstrate that you have so much money that you can waste it. You may as well buy a decent (i.e. £10-20, tops) cable and throw a handful of notes down a drain - the effect will be exactly the same.

r66tramp
Male, 40-49, Canada
 678 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:22:04 PM
I only use cables made by 12 year old virgin Sherpa girls. I also get my snake oil from Nepal.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 4:06:36 PM
haha I hadn't even noticed someone thought this was a USB cable. Fail!

jadoig
Male, 30-39, Canada
 435 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:36:24 PM
*facepalm* A USB HDMI cable for all my audio video data transfer needs?
A diamond one yet that's filled with silver..

darkmagic14n
Male, 18-29, Western US
 1633 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 3:06:56 PM
the reviews are usually whats best, but here's where you can buy it online

faaaaq
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 671 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 2:34:47 PM
BostonKaiser lol, you didnt technically give a source...

Lucky2u
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 314 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 1:01:08 PM
That is some impressive "USB" cable there...

bloomi
Male, 18-29, Europe
 131 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:56:23 PM
It's not even a USB cable.

BostonKaiser
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1164 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:32:38 PM
Popular Mechanics blew the lid off of this scam several years ago. Gold/Silver plating has no effect on a digital connection. It's either connected or it isn't. I know others have said this, but thought I'd give a "credible" source.

jendrian
Male, 18-29, Canada
 2490 Posts
Wednesday, May 30, 2012 12:08:51 PM
I got my cables from Amazon for $0.99; the funniest thing is that since the signal is digital, either it works or it doesn't. "Delivers 100% of the data required" is something that's not a lie, but it's not a lie of any HDMI cable, even my 99 cent ones.

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