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[Jaycar] HDMI V2.0 Cable, 1.5m Length $4.95ea

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Hey guys

I was over at Jaycar to buy parts to fix a dead dryer and saw a bunch of HDMI 2.0 cables at the bargain bin next to the checkout counter, 1.5m long. I was chatting with one of the guys behind the counter cos I was skeptical this is actually v2.0, he said he was too until a customer turned up with some serious testing kit to test them on the spot and confirmed it was 16gbps v2.0 compliant - said customer promptly grabbed a bunch. I also grabbed a handful at checkout. Still plenty left, at least 20-30 of them as of Saturday. Not sure if available at other Jaycar stores? This was at Gore Hill NSW. Haven't seen these price elsewhere at least not in store anyway. feel free to provide feedback. Cheers.

P.s. dryer fixed, $17 in parts… saved myself $500 replacing it :)

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  • Something cheap from jaycar?
    Shock horror

  • Can confirm Coburg Vic store has them. bought 2 last week.

  • $3.98 every day at Officeworks.

  • This is an Australia wide clearance. Its listed on there web site
    You can check store stock availability on there website.

  • Can V2.0 run 4K?

    • Any High Speed HDMI cable can play 4K content.

      It's important to remember, there's no such thing as HDMI cable "versions." There's no such thing as a "HDMI 2.0 cable." The version numbers refer to the HDMI connections in your gear. Which is to say, your TV can have HDMI 2.0 inputs, but your HDMI cable is just an HDMI cable. Any High-speed will do. So even if you bought a High-speed cable when all your gear was 1080p and HDMI 1.4, it will probably work now with 4K HDR and HDMI 2.0a gear.

      • … wut?

      • That's not entirely correct. Normal 4K @ 30fps will work and most HDR. Anything more like 60fps 4K gaming @ 4:4:4, HDR10 or Dolby Vision with extra metadata will not carry across as it needs more bandwidth. The HDMI 1.4 cables (standard speed) carry 10gb/s. 2.0 cables (high speed) have 18Gb/s. There are many older premium cables that have over 20Gb/s bandwidth made over 5 years ago. If you do have one of those then there's no need to upgrade. Basically look at the bandwidth speed of the cable, not the version type.

        • Agree with the statement regarding checking and comparing the bandwidth.

          However I disagree with you grouping 1.4 with standard speed and 2.0 with high speed. There's just no such thing as HDMI versions with regards to cables.

          You either have
          * High-speed with Ethernet (Category 2)
          * High-speed without Ethernet (Category 2)
          * Standard-speed with Ethernet (Category 1)
          * Standard-speed without Ethernet (Category 1)

          Straight from HDMI.org

          Does HDMI 2.0 require new cables?
          No, HDMI 2.0 features will work with existing HDMI cables. Higher bandwidth features, such as [email protected]/60 (2160p) video formats, will require existing High Speed HDMI cables (Category 2 cables).

          There is however a new cable recently released called Ultra High Speed HDMI Cable. This supports the 48GBps bandwidth for uncompressed HDMI 2.1 feature support.

        • @Raynes:
          You realize I'm just trying to explain the difference that everybody knows it as HDMI 1.4 or 2.0. That's why I put what speed it is in brackets! It's just a name and it functions the same whatever you call it! But all people should look for is bandwidth speed to be sure your getting the maximum. Because of this problem HDMI have branded certain cables premium certified which carry 18gbs.
          That Belkin Ultra High Speed was released about 6 months ago. It actually does make a difference, allowing PC users to watch and play at 4K 60fps 10 bit HDR @ 4:4:4 on some high end TVs and monitors which can support higher bandwidth with their connections. That requires 22.28Gb/s.
          Here's a reference for bandwidth and 4K viewing / gaming / pc use:

          4K 30fps 10bit 4:4:4 HDR- 11.14Gb/s

          4K 24fps 12bit 4:4:4 HDR- 13.37Gb/s

          4K 60fps 10bit 4:2:2 HDR- 17.82Gb/s

          4K 60fps 10bit 4:4:4 - 17.82Gb/s

          4K 24fps 12bit 4:4:4 DV- 17.82Gb/s

          4K 60fps 10bit 4:4:4 HDR- 22.28Gb/s

          You still need some overheads for Audio, HDCP 2.2, etc. So good luck and Merry Christmas.

  • +14 votes

    warning, this cable doesn't have any anti-virus protection. So use at your own risk!

    I'm waiting for BigW to get more of these back in stock

    https://web.archive.org/web/20120316225647/https://www.bigw....

    The 3rd Earth Xbox 360 Elite HDMI 2.5m mylar cable features anti-virus protection and quality steel connections plated in 24 carat gold. The Cable features hand-assembled connections for optimal signals transmission and is only compatible with Elite Xbox 360 consoles or later Arcade models that have HDMI output.

  • HDMI 2.0 cables

    There is no such thing.

  • heres an idea download the speed test app on your phone connect your hdmi adapter and check your hdmi cable speed….

    • Which app will test the video bandwidth of HDMI cables?
      You can not test the HDMI Ethernet channel as no devices support Ethernet over HDMI.

      • 'and confirmed it was 16gbps' is in the title - although my comment was intended as a joke..

  • Only HDMI 2.1 will require updated cables.
    From 1.4 to 2.0a same cables are used, the changes are ONLY on the host (socket) side.
    The protocols will be negotiated to allow the lowest denominator.

    So selling a cable as 2.0 is misleading and it can even be reported as such to the relevant authorities.

    However the price is reasonable.

  • Hdmi 2.0 or high speed cables are 18gbs not 16. It shouldn't make a difference though unless you are using it for a PC with 4:4:4 chroma and using 10 or 12 bit.

  • More reputable stores sell the same for cheaper. Just because it's cheap by Jaycar standards doesn't make it a bargain.