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QED Performance HDMI-E review

If you need ethernet the QED Performance HDMI-e feels like it's built to last Tested at £35

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

A perfectly good cable that just falls down in its pricing


  • +

    Sharp images, wide, deep sound, good colour palette, low noise


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    Motion could be better

The Performance HDMI-e, is the cheaper sibling of the ‘Superspeed’ version we tested in 2010.

It is sandwiched, pricewise, between the Superspeed and the Award-winning Profile (£25/1m).

It does about as good a job as the supremely capable Profile, although we think the cheaper cable’s motion-handling has the edge.

It does, however, have an ethernet channel, which the Profile doesn’t. If you don’t need ethernet, we’d go for the cheaper Profile, and pocket that extra tenner.

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