If the transmission line was capable of handling the entire 18Gbps envelope, there really should not be any issue, right?
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HDMI 48Gbps specification performance variables increase substantially in areas once considered noncritical.
HDM specification revisions (like tossing Rev 2.0 into 2.1) are natural, but can they also be cause for concern?
Some active optical cables (AOC) manufacturers have been unable to keep up with the power requirements necessary for these types of cables, leading to mislabeled and sometimes false claims.
When a pin hole was discovered within the ground shield of an HDMI cable, DPL Labs learned that problems may occur when running higher data rates through a cable.
DPL Labs noticed some intermittent interoperability problems in one cable provider’s active optical cable (AOC), leading the lab to dig deep to find the root cause of the problem.
There is little doubt that HDMI Cable Power will positively impact AV integration of active devices, but those wanting to take advantage of this spec need to read labels carefully.
The new specification has extended the operating envelope substantially for 8K cabling, leading to an increased number of features becoming available.
Gamers are still experiencing a number of issues when it comes to displaying 8K feeds consistently, but tech like Link Training could help solve signal integrity issues.