QED HDMI-P review

It’s all-change for the HDMI-P, in a hugely positive way. This is a great HDMI cable Tested at £50.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

It’s all-change for the HDMI-P, in a hugely positive way. This is a great HDMI cable


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    Detailed, colourful, smooth image

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    solid, bold sound


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    Nothing at the price

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The path of trying to fix a product when it isn't broken can be fraught with danger. What happens if said product takes a step backwards instead of forwards? What happens if your Award-winning pride and joy fails to recapture former glories?

Thankfully, QED doesn't have to worry about such problems.

It has managed to take its Award-winning, budget HDMI-P cable and make significant improvements. There's more copper, increasing the thickness for all cores and improving the connections between the now solid-purple cable and its new, plugs.

And it all combines to produce a cable that is undoubtedly superior to its predecessor. It produces an entertaining, colourful picture blessed with a large dose of detail. Images retain solidity in the face of tricky panning shots.

As Nic Cage's character launches himself over a row of trucks in GhostRider, there's virtually no trace of judder.

Sound gets added heft, too
There's also an improvement over the old cable when it comes to sound quality. The new HDMI-P conveys a clear, open, revealing sound.

Treble is sweet with no hint of brightness. There's a real sense of heft and solidity in the lower frequencies that helps to emphasise the explosive action scenes of Casino Royale. Dialogue sounds clear and uncluttered, too. This is a superb upgrade.

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