No one can say that Best Buy has not got a sense of humour. In the run up to Christmas it posted an advert for a $1,095.99 HDMI cable.
Consumer watchdogs have rounded on outfits for making HDMI cables at ridiculous prices backed by marketing which claims that they are really vital for HD tellies.
Best Buy posted it its advert on its website and claimed that it had been “sold out” just in case anyone really was dumb enough to buy it.
The specification says that the HDMI cable features a Dielectric-Bias System that reduces distortion and 100 per cent Perfect-Surface Silver conductors for improved signal clarity. The Direct-Silver-plated HDMI connectors provide a simple connection and durability. The HD polyethylene composition is optimised to ensure critical signal-pair geometry. After all if you going to want your signal-paired you want to make sure it is geometric. The perfect-surface Silver conductors are supposed to provide improved signal clarity and means that all signal conductors controlled for digital-audio direction. The last thing you want is for your digital-audio to go in a different direction. The Dielectric-Bias System reduces distortion, apparently.
Best Buy customers were in on the act giving the cable nearly all the stars possible in a review.
“I tried to think up how many applications this cable could truly have when it hit me! I bet I could transfer my brain into the TV and become one with the internet! I mean, it wasn’t too far of a stretch, my TV did come with Wifi support and I pay a lot for internet anyway,” one said.
“This is the best cable ever! I was so impressed by the 2160p picture and 3D sound I sold a kidney to buy a second one!” said another.
Another complained that when he saw war movies where “the Germans looked too real”. Well you get that with the high quality gear.