ThatCable HDMI review

Brilliant way to spend £5 – this cable will improve both pictures and sound Tested at £5.00

What Hi-Fi? Verdict

An ideal upgrade for a budget system, and a brilliant way to spend a fiver


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    Better pictures and sound than delivered by free cables


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    Nothing for the price

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OK, so some people still need convincing of the worth of decent cables.

If you're one of them, and you're still using the bit of HDMI cable that came free with one of the components you recently bought, here's our advice: go to and purchase this HDMI cable for a fiver.

If that doesn't set you on the path of improving your cables, we don't know what will.

Compare the ThatCable HDMI to the free stuff, and you'll immediately see – and hear – a big improvement.

Pictures are more stable and motion more assured, while even colours are a little more vivid and exact. Sound has more scale and detail, too.

This will give rivals up to about £20 something to think about.

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