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Free HDMI cable for JB Hi-Fi customers

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Kogan argues that you don't need to spend AU$200 on high-end HDMI cables.
(Credit: HDMI.org)

Online retailer Kogan is offering to ship free HDMI cables to customers who have recently bought a television from JB Hi-Fi.

Not content with taking on Harvey Norman, Kogan is now going after competitor JB Hi-Fi by highlighting the cost of HDMI cables, which can cost hundreds of dollars.

According to Kogan, the offered AU$3 cable supports Ethernet Channel, which is an optional feature of HDMI version 1.4, in addition to supporting 3D at 1080p and high-end resolutions and colour spaces.

Though CNET Australia is unaware of devices that support Ethernet yet, cables like this could offer a degree of feature-proofing.

JB Hi-Fi customers interested in claiming a cable should email a proof of purchase to Kogan before 31 March 2011.

Via www.kogan.com.au



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AtheistPeace posted a comment   

The only reason retailers sell HDMI cables at such a price is to make up for the money they are losing on brand name TV's. Pretty much all brand name TV's are sold below cost. Most of the time these cables come with a lifetime warranty so if they ever break or stop working you can just get another one for free. Its fine for Kogan to sell $3 HDMI cables as they are probably making 20%+ GP on their own branded TV's, so they don't need to make the margin back on cable's and surge boards etc

 

Alextacy posted a comment   

www.radioparts.com.au

theyve been selling cheap hdmi cables for years, just not many ppl know about them.
latest 1.4 standard and they work as they sell thousands of them without failure.

 

egarrz posted a comment   

The most recent HDMI cable I bought online was $0.99 for 1.8m cable including shipping. Works all the same.

 

Martin Ng posted a comment   

a 3.5m Hdmi Cable cost $3 each
Delivery cost $5.70 for 1
$11.40 for 2
$17.10 for 3
$22.80 for 4
Basically its 8.70 each with delivery and 1 year warranty - Australia wide
The intial price is not expensive delivery is... but still not a bad deal

 

Cheap is cheap posted a reply   

They're cheaply made cables - using these little cables is like running vegetable oil in your car. it'll work, but the performance just ain't there.

 

Legendary posted a reply   

I also think that the quality isn't there so better pay more to have better quality and performance cables. They can be noticeable over time. Some cable are also better coated so it might worth to dish out some extra money on better cable. =)

 

Matt posted a reply   

HDMI is all digital - its 0's and 1's. They either get there or they don't. Gold plated, platinum plated all of that doesn't make a difference. Yes there can be cheaply made cable, but anyone who pays more the $20-$30 is being royally ripped off.

 

Matt posted a reply   

HDMI is all digital - its 0's and 1's. They either get there or they don't. Gold plated, platinum plated all of that doesn't make a difference. Yes there can be cheaply made cable, but anyone who pays more the $20-$30 is being royally ripped off.

 

hifiboy posted a comment   

Just bought 2 of these from JB's at Carindale, tested them at home, don't work lol Anyone else?

 

seriously? posted a comment   

I dont know where you guys are buying your cables but you're getting ripped off. I got my 10 mt cable for about 50 bucks and that was more than 12 months ago, gold plated and all.

 

Rich posted a comment   

I just bought a 15 meter HDMI 1.4a (with ethernet) cable from an aussie site on the web for $99 that works perfectly. Yet Monster will charge you more than that for a 3 meter cable? If you buy Monster cables, you seriously have more money than sense.


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